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Category: Impacts :: Ecosystems
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California’s coast is disappearing, and the debate over what to do about it is in full swing 12.7.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Even as quakes, wildfires and drought have taken up most of our focus, the slow-moving disaster of rising seas has paralyzed Californians, and left us with “both too much and not enough time” to act, as environment reporter Rosanna Xia wrote in a special report examining sea level rise and the...

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Putin: Is he right about wind turbines and bird deaths? 10.7.2019 BBC: Front Page
The Russian president has warned against too much reliance on wind power.
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David Attenborough Says He Is Sorry the U.S. And Australia Have Climate Change Deniers in Power: 'One Hopes That the Electorate Will Respond' 10.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Attenborough said he was encouraged by the action of young people around the world who are publicly fighting for climate justice.
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Butterfly Death: Ohio Butterflies Are Dying As Monarchs, Rare Species, Decline by a Third in Two Decades 9.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Scientists looked at over 24,000 surveys on the insects by citizen researchers.
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Global Warming Could Make Microbes Living in Alaskan Tundra Release More Greenhouse Gases, Scientists Warn 9.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"We saw that microbial communities respond quite rapidly—within four or five years—to even modest levels of warming," said an author of the study.
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Trees could reduce carbon in the atmosphere to levels not seen in nearly 100 years 4.7.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green
The Earth could support enough additional trees to eliminate about two-thirds of the carbon that's in the atmosphere today as a result of human activities.
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Family planning is our only hope for healing a wounded world 27.6.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

To the editor: It was a welcome surprise to see The Times giving space to the issue of family planning, although the cautious solutions advanced by Potts and Graves (“Foreign aid for family planning works. So why don’t we do more of it?” Opinion, June 23) stop far short of matching the existential...

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Should we resurrect the American chestnut tree with genetic engineering? 25.6.2019 LA Times: Science
Genetic engineering could help save chestnuts and other trees threatened by pests, disease and climate change. But how much we should intervene in nature?
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A run through Colorado’s Yampa whitewater reveals the wildness that remains. But will the West’s rivers survive urban demands? 23.6.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
The rafts carried water-policy professionals who, as governments worldwide increasingly manipulate rivers to get water for growing populations, wanted a natural reference point. Their five-day foray last month was designed to connect them with the wildness that remains and also to forge a meeting of minds as the competition for water among western states increases.
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'Friendly' bacteria could help save frogs from disease 22.6.2019 BBC News - Science & Environment
A discovery by UK scientists could help save species such as the European common frog from extinction
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Fake Meat: Big Food’s Attempt to Further Industrialize What We Eat 21.6.2019 ConsortiumNews.com
We need to decolonize our food cultures and our minds of food imperialism, writes Vandana Shiva. By Vandana Shiva Independent Science News Food is not a commodity, it is not “stuff” put together mechanically and artificially in labs and factories.…Read more →
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Scientists are borrowing from dystopian sci-fi in a last-ditch effort to save coral reefs 19.6.2019 LA Times: Commentary

The Great Barrier Reef is bleached and dying. Because oceans are heating so quickly, nearly all of the world’s corals are projected to be dead by 2050.

Now, however, a handful of entrepreneurial scientists, many of whom have spent their careers studying the reefs that are dying before their eyes,...

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Hungry and exhausted polar bear wanders into Russian city 19.6.2019 BBC: World
The female bear is spotted in the city of Norilsk - hundreds of kilometres from its natural habitat.
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Sea Otters 'At Risk' From Low Genetic Diversity: 'This Is a Warning Sign, a Red Flag' 18.6.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Sea otter populations crashed during the fur trade, with as few as 1,000 remaining worldwide.
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Why tiny microbes may be a big factor in how climate change unfolds 18.6.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Climate change is about big things: melting ice sheets, rising seas, the feverish temperature of the planet.

But scientists say it’s also about little things — namely, microbes.

Everywhere you look on Earth, you’ll find these single-celled organisms making a living. And in the process, they produce...

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We Risk the Fate of Humanity by Ignoring How Important Microbes Are to Climate Change, Scientists Warn 18.6.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The microscopic life forms live everywhere on Earth, from our digestive systems to the air and the Earth's subsurface.
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Climate Change Is Choking the Atlantic Ocean to Death: 'It's Losing the Oxygen That Is Vital to Life' 18.6.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
An international team of scientists is about to embark on a four-year-long study on the Earth's second biggest ocean.
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Two scientists on impact of climate change in Minnesota 18.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Scientists Lee Frelich and Gayle Schueller discuss the impact of climate change, particularly in Minnesota.
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Atlantic Ocean 'running out of breath' 18.6.2019 BBC: Science
Edinburgh University leads an international research programme to assess the health of the Atlantic.
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This Los Angeles couple is on a mission to save the environment, starting with their own backyard 14.6.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Plant a native; help save Los Angeles. That’s Cassy and Kirk Aoyagi’s mission.

They’re not alone. All over Southern California, gardeners are removing their turf lawns and replacing them with indigenous plantings, prompted by turf removal rebates, the opportunity to combat climate change and, as...

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