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Category: Impacts :: Ecosystems
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Coral gardeners bring back Jamaica’s reefs, piece by piece 18.9.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Everton Simpson squints at the Caribbean from his motorboat, scanning the dazzling bands of color for hints of what lies beneath. Emerald green indicates sandy bottoms. Sapphire blue lies above seagrass meadows. And deep indigo marks coral reefs. That's where he's headed.
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Minnesota oil pipeline fight highlights Democratic dilemmas 9.9.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
A divisive fight over the future of a crude-oil pipeline across Minnesota is pinning presidential candidates between environmentalists and trade unions in a 2020 battleground state, testing their campaign promises to ease away from fossil fuels.
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Will Lake Tahoe's invasive shrimp become the next mass-market health supplement? 7.9.2019 LA Times: Environment

UC Davis researchers have devised a new strategy to "Keep Tahoe Blue." They want to rid the lake of tiny invasive shrimp, but many question if the plan will work.

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Wisconsin tribe joins groups opposed to Superior gas plant 7.9.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa is worried that the Nemadji Trail Energy Center would damage local wetlands, contribute to climate change and promote hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.
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A giant mass of warm water off the Pacific Coast could rival 'the blob' of 2014-15 6.9.2019 LA Times: Science

Since June scientists have been monitoring a troubling mass of warm water off the Pacific Coast.

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National Wildlife Day: Most Endangered Species and How You Can Help 4.9.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
A landmark U.N. report recently warned that one million species around the world are at risk of extinction due to human pressures and climate change.
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Democrats release climate plans ahead of town hall spotlight 4.9.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Democratic presidential candidates are releasing their plans to address climate change ahead of a series of town halls on the issue as the party's base increasingly demands aggressive action.
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Wild geese change routes to cope with climate change 2.9.2019 BBC News - Science & Environment
Migratory patterns have changed in the last 25 years according to a new study by Scots researchers.
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Climate change 'has affected a third of UK bird species' 2.9.2019 BBC News - Science & Environment
The number of cuckoos plummets but buzzards soar in warmer weather, ornithologists say.
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Great Barrier Reef Is Becoming a 'Theme Park' With Underwater Hotels and Attractions As Its Beauty Fades, Tour Operator Warns 2.9.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"The tourism industry, desperate to maintain tourist numbers, is looking beyond the natural beauty of the reef because it's not quite what it was," said dive operator Tony Fontes.
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The Great Barrier Reef Is Dying: New Report Cites 'Very Poor' Outlook 31.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"The window of opportunity to improve the reef's long-term future is now," the report urged.
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Great Barrier Reef outlook very poor, Australia says 30.8.2019 BBC: World
A report downgrades the reef's long-term health from poor to very poor due to climate change.
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EPA moves to revoke rules on oil industry methane leaks 30.8.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
The Trump administration moved Thursday to revoke regulations on methane leaks from oil facilities, a proposal environmental advocates said would renounce key federal authority to regulate the climate-damaging gas.
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First 'Extreme Corals' at Great Barrier Reef Mangrove Lagoons Discovered, Could Be 'Hot Spots' of Resilience 29.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"The presence of corals in these extreme mangrove habitats challenges our understanding of the conditions some corals are capable of living in," researcher Emma Camp said.
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Trump to Lift Logging Restrictions in America's Largest National Forest: A Climate Change Threat 'Like the Fires Burning in the Amazon,' Warns Expert 29.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The latest moves could potentially open up more than half of Alaska's Tongass National Forest to logging, mining and energy projects.
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What Is Happening to the Animals in the Amazon? 29.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Experts say the fires are effectively endangering and eliminating the animals of the Amazon.
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Greta Thunberg: Why are young climate activists facing so much hate? 28.8.2019 BBC: Front Page
In the fractious climate debate, criticism of young activists has sometimes spiralled into abuse.
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Scientists studying effects of climate change, invasives in Minnesota -- plant by plant 27.8.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is establishing about 600 long-term monitoring sites in forests and prairies across the state. The goal is to monitor decades of landscape changes.
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Monster Hybrid Tumbleweed Species Is Taking Over California, Scientists Warn 27.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Scientists say the invasive species Salsola ryanii may spread even further as a result of climate change.
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Bones pulled from the La Brea Tar Pits show the perils of being a picky eater 27.8.2019 LA Times: Science

Coyotes survived in Southern California as saber-toothed cats died out. Bones from the La Brea Tar Pits reveal that coyotes were better at adapting their diets.

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