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25-year experiment suggests climate change in the Rockies will lead common Colorado wildflower to extinction 22.2.2018 Denver Post: Local
Creamy jasmine wildflowers once common in the Colorado high country may be vanishing as climate change brings warmer and drier conditions.
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How to strap a bodycam to a polar bear 12.2.2018 Washington Post
How to strap a bodycam to a polar bear
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Despite burst of January snow, Colorado mountain snowpack stays grim — with record low levels at some sites 7.2.2018 Denver Post: Local
Colorado mountain snowpack bounced back a bit in January but remains exceptionally low, with the overall statewide average at 59 percent of the norm, and water suppliers say they’re increasingly anxious about prospects for drought.
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The Energy 202: Democratic senators demand Pruitt recuse himself from rewriting Clean Power Plan 7.2.2018 Washington Post
The Energy 202: Democratic senators demand Pruitt recuse himself from rewriting Clean Power Plan
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These Animals Are Tougher Than We Thought 4.2.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by High Country News and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  The West is a challenging place to live these days, with fires and mudslides, droughts and heat waves—to say nothing of the political climate. But the West’s residents are nothing if not resilient, and that includes the nonhumans. High Country […]
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Study: Mammals May Be Better Equipped to Adapt to Climate Change 3.2.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Project Earth/Fusion and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  The story of the tortoise and the hare teaches us that slow and steady wins the race. But when it comes to adapting to changing environmental conditions, Aesop (the ancient Greek storyteller credited with the fable) isn’t quite on the money. […]
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Climate have you feeling anxious, depressed? You're not alone 30.1.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
"I don't think there's a single person who doesn't have climate anxiety of some degree," said Dr. Lise Van Susteren, a psychiatrist know for her work on the psychological effects of climate change.
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2017 Was the Warmest Year on Record for Oceans 23.1.2018 Truthout - All Articles
As human-caused climate disruption continues apace, last year clocked in as the second warmest year recorded for the atmosphere. But it was the warmest year on record for Earth's oceans. Without the oceans to absorb human-generated heat, global temperatures would be 97 degrees Fahrenheit warmer. (Photo: Manuel Breva Colmeiro / Moment / Getty Images) Truthout is your go-to source for news about the most critical issues of our time. If you want to see more stories like this one, make a tax-deductible donation today! It is well known now that 2017 was the second-warmest year ever recorded, after 2016. In fact, the five hottest years ever recorded have occurred since just 2010,  according to NASA . What hasn't received as much attention is the fact that 2017 was the warmest year ever recorded for the planet's oceans. The previous warmest year for the oceans was 2015. In fact, when it comes to the overall impacts of human-caused global warming, the oceans have taken most of the hit: They have  absorbed 93 ...
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The Trump Administration's Attacks on Public Lands and Waters Will Cause Irreparable Harm 18.1.2018 Truthout.com
The designation of a national monument protects the land from drilling, fracking, mining, logging -- protection not afforded to the majority of public land, says Randi Spivak of the Center for Biological Diversity. Spivak discusses why the largest delisting of protected federal lands in US history will harm species, waters and exacerbate climate change. Who are the powerful funders behind Truthout? Our readers! Help us publish more stories like this one by making a tax-deductible donation. In December, Trump  announced  that he would shrink Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments in Utah by 85 percent and 46 percent respectively. The announcement came after Trump had ordered Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke in April to review 27 national monuments created since 1996 that were 100,000 acres or larger, and Zinke subsequently recommended that these and other monuments be reduced. Trump's move represents the  largest  delisting of protected federal lands in US history, removing 2 ...
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A long simmering factor in Iran protests: climate change 18.1.2018 L.A. Times - World News

In the mountains of western Iran, the province of Chaharmahal Bakhtiari is known for mile-high lagoons, flowing rivers and wetlands that attract thousands of species of migratory birds.

But years of diminishing rainfall have shriveled water sources. Conditions worsened, residents say, after Iranian...

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U.S. says snow-loving lynx no longer need special protection 12.1.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said it will begin drafting a rule to revoke the lynx's threatened species status. But some scientists warn climate change could reduce the animals' habitat.
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How to save the ‘tropical rainforests’ of the ocean 10.1.2018 Washington Post: Op-Eds
How to save the ‘tropical rainforests’ of the ocean
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It's so hot in Australia that bats' brains are frying 9.1.2018 Washington Post: World
At least 500 flying fox pups died because of the extreme weather.
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The Interior Department Has Cleared the Way for Energy Developers to Destroy Natural Habitats 6.1.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by High Country News and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Just before Christmas, the Interior Department quietly rescinded an array of policies designed to elevate climate change and conservation in decisions on managing public lands, waters and wildlife. Order 3360, signed by Deputy Secretary David Bernhardt, explains […]
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How a Culture of Fear Helped Propel Trump Into the White House 24.12.2017 Truthout - All Articles
It's impossible to imagine Trump's presidency outside of the pervasive culture of fear and anxiety that has been cultivated in the US by the news media and corporations that stand to make money off people's anxieties, says Sasha Abramsky, author of Jumping at Shadows. Optimistic, hopeful people have no reason to elect a demagogue. Melissa Gerber (L) and Sandra Serralde (R) comfort each other beside 58 white crosses for the victims of the mass shooting on the south end of the Las Vegas Strip, October 6, 2017, in Las Vegas, Nevada. "Why don't we develop a strategy to reduce gun violence, which is exponentially more deadly than terrorism in the United States?" asks author Sasha Abramsky. "What makes our fears irrational?" (Photo: Robyn Beck / AFP / Getty Images) Fear, throughout history, has shaped politics and culture. It is the stimulus for forming virulent stereotypes and ludicrous conspiracy theories. In Jumping at Shadows, author Sasha Abramsky explores the forces that make fear such a potent force in ...
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Scientists set out to explore the Arctic’s fabled waters. But they could also alter its future. 22.12.2017 Washington Post
The researchers examining the icy waters of the Northwest Passage faced a dilemma: By mapping the region that’s only now becoming navigable because of climate change, they are helping to eventually facilitate more tourism and shipping, which could damage the pristine environment.
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Study shows Isle Royale moose shrinking while their population booms 20.12.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Over 40 years of study, the size of the Isle Royale moose skulls had shrunk by 16 percent, even as the moose population on the Lake Superior island flourished.
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The Energy 202: The Pentagon takes climate change very seriously. This government watchdog says that's not enough. 13.12.2017 Washington Post: Politics
GAO says talk is not sufficient.
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Promising to ‘Make Our Planet Great Again,’ Macron lures 13 U.S. climate scientists to France with grants 12.12.2017 Washington Post
The awarding of the research grants comes as the Trump administration has proposed slashing federal science budgets and has dropped out of the Paris climate accord.
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Adapt or burn 9.12.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Adapt or burn
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