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Category: Impacts :: Ecosystems
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5 Australian Fire Failures: Lessons for the World from a Climate Catastrophe 18.1.2020 Mother Jones
In August, 2018, when Scott Morrison became Australia’s 6th prime minister in 10 years, he presented himself as a responsible steward poised to bring continuity after a decade of leadership hiccups. To emphasize his willingness to take on the country’s most pressing issues, he evoked Bono: “When the history books are written, our age will […]
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Sir David Attenborough warns of climate 'crisis moment' 16.1.2020 BBC News - Science & Environment
We're at a pivotal point in efforts to tackle climate change, the naturalist and broadcaster warns.
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A New Study About the Death of 1 Million Seabirds Should Scare the Crap Out of You 16.1.2020 Mother Jones
Over just two days in early 2016, more than 6,000 penguin-like birds were found dead on the rocky beaches near Whittier, Alaska. Many of the dead birds, scientists observed, were clearly emaciated. “It was pretty horrifying,” seabird biologist David Irons told a Canadian news outlet at the time. “The live ones standing along the dead ones […]
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What caused die-off of Pacific seabirds in 2015? A warm 'blob' disrupted their food web 16.1.2020 LA Times: Science

A new study suggests that a 'blob' of warm ocean water in 2015 disrupted the food web of the Pacific, triggering the starvation and deaths of thousands and thousands of sea birds, including the common murre.

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Australia’s Bushfires Expose an Extinction Crisis Decades in the Making 15.1.2020 Truthout.com
The extinction crisis is acutely felt in Australia, where more than 1,800 species are federally listed as ...
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An Australia in flames tries to cope with an 'animal apocalypse'; California could be next 14.1.2020 LA Times: Environment

Wildfires in Australia are overrunning vast ecosystems and their wildlife. Nearly half of Kangaroo Island has burned.

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Boulder County’s populations of native bird species decline in the face of development 12.1.2020 Denver Post: Local
The Northern Hemisphere lost 3 billion birds, or 29% of the overall population, in the last 50 years. While the warming climate has played a demonstrative role in this decline – and will continue to do so with ever-increasing power – ornithologists in Boulder County have pointed to urban sprawl as a more immediate threat to the survival of the area’s native bird populations, without which local ecosystems cannot properly function, adding to the affects of climate change.
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A 3-decade-long water dispute heads to the Supreme Court 7.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Georgia and Florida have been waging a decades-long legal battle over water resources. It's a problem likely to intensify in other areas as the climate warms.
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To Survive Climate Catastrophe, Look to Queer and Disabled Folks 4.1.2020 Truthout.com
To Survive Climate Catastrophe, Look to Queer and Disabled Folks
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Letters to the Editor: Building solar power plants that trample desert habitat isn't progress 4.1.2020 LA Times: Opinion

The future of sustainable energy is rooftop solar and microgrids, not utility-scale renewable energy projects in the desert.

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A New Trump Rule Would Fast-Track Oil Pipelines Without Consideration of Climate Change 4.1.2020 Mother Jones
The Trump administration will soon make it easier for projects like oil pipelines and highways to get federal approval regardless of their environmental risks and effects on climate change, according to the New York Times. The administration is expected to gut the 50-year-old National Environmental Policy Act by making more projects exempt from the environmental reviews […]
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Extinction: A million species at risk, so what is saved? 28.12.2019 BBC News - Science & Environment
With around one million species at risk, how do conservationists decide what species to save?
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Why We Can’t Just #PlantATree 27.12.2019 Truthout.com
Tree planting must follow the vital work of protecting existing trees and reducing emissions through direct action.
Tree planting must follow the vital work of protecting existing trees and reducing emissions through direct action.
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Climate change: Migrant species do well in warm and wet UK in 2019 27.12.2019 BBC: Science
The National Trust says it's been a good year for migrant butterflies but not for water voles.
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Letters to the Editor: Save the Ballona wetlands by stopping the state's 'restoration' plan 25.12.2019 LA Times: Opinion

The state's restoration plan for the Ballona wetlands would increase the human footprint there. It must be rejected.

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'Coastal Disneyland project'? Groups debate plan to restore Ballona wetlands 23.12.2019 LA Times: Environment

A long-awaited restoration plan has inflamed the historic feud over the fate of the Ballona wetlands, a 600-acre preserve just north of LAX.

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Soon We May All Be Suffering from Climate Whiplash 22.12.2019 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in Yale Environment 360 and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. From 2011 to 2016, California experienced five years of extreme drought, during which numerous high temperature records were broken. These hot, dry years were followed by the extremely wet winter of 2016-2017, when, from October to March, […]
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Climate Crisis Threatens a Third of Plant Species, Endangering Food Supply 20.12.2019 Truthout.com
A pair of dry feet in sandals stand on the dusty earth of a drought-blighted farm
More than a third of the world’s plants are so rare they face extinction.
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How the scramble for sand is destroying the Mekong 19.12.2019 BBC: World
The Mekong river is being damaged by sand extraction, adding to calls for limits on sand usage.
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Rwanda climate change: Kigali homes built near wetlands are destroyed 16.12.2019 BBC: World
Kigali residents demand compensation as hundreds of houses vulnerable to flooding are knocked down.
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