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Scientists: Desert turtle endangered, 100 left in Arizona 24.9.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

WASHINGTON (AP) — It may not be surprising that an “aquatic desert” turtle faces long odds in life, but environmentalists and biologists still welcomed this week’s endangered species designation for the Sonoyta mud turtle. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced the designation Wednesday, citing threats from climate change to loss of habitat for the […]
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Leonardo DiCaprio announces USD 20 mn environmental grants 21.9.2017 New Kerala: World News
Los Angeles [U.S.A], Sept. 21 : Leonardo DiCaprio is using his money and fame for a good cause.
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Jellyfish clogging Italy’s warming seas. Can’t beat ’em? eat ’em 18.9.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

The jellyfish invasion has now reached the point where there may be little to do but find a way to live with huge numbers of them, scientists say. One researcher thinks the answer is to eat them, as Japanese and Chinese diners do.
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Long-endangered snow leopard upgraded to ‘vulnerable’ status 15.9.2017 Washington Post: World
The elusive snow leopard — long considered endangered — has been upgraded to “vulnerable,” though conservations warned the new classification does not mean they are safe.
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Massachusetts study: Climate change threatens birds 13.9.2017 Seattle Times: Local

LINCOLN, Mass. (AP) — A new report warns that more than 40 percent of the most common breeding species of birds in Massachusetts are considered “highly vulnerable” to climate change. The Mass Audubon State of the Birds report released this week says many of the 143 species of birds in the study could decline further […]
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The Energy 202: Here's what solar energy research is going to look like under Trump 13.9.2017 Washington Post: Politics
Hint: it doesn't involve solar panels on the president's border wall.
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Coffee, bees and climate change are linked in ways you may not have expected 12.9.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A new study projects that by 2050, climate change could reduce the amount of ground usable to grow coffee in Latin America by up to 88 percent. Bees play a key role in increasing coffee yields.
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The Military’s Warning on Global Warming 12.9.2017 ConsortiumNews.com
The U.S. military, which gets called on to cope with unrest tied to global warming, is taking the climate threat seriously as opposed to civilian politicians who are pandering to special interests, says ethicist Daniel C. Maguire. By Daniel C.…Read more →
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Coffee, Bees and Climate Change Are Linked In Ways You May Not Have Expected 12.9.2017 NPR Health Science
A new study projects that by 2050, climate change could reduce the amount of ground usable to grow coffee in Latin America by up to 88 percent. Bees play a key role in increasing coffee yields.
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Scientists study Alaska geese to track climate change impact 11.9.2017 Seattle Times: Local

BETHEL, Alaska (AP) — An international team of scientists is measuring the impact of climate change on arctic wildlife by tracking vulnerable plant and animal species like Alaska’s migratory geese. KYUK-AM reports (http://bit.ly/2fdBUAk ) the Arctic Council Working Group on Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna wrapped up its meeting on the topic last week […]
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Seeding the future? 'Ark' preserves rare, threatened plants 10.9.2017 AP National
FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (AP) -- An ordinary-looking freezer in a sturdy cinderblock shed at a suburban Boston botanical garden holds what might be New England's most important seed catalog....
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Seeding the future? ‘Ark’ preserves rare, threatened plants 10.9.2017 Seattle Times: Local

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (AP) — An ordinary-looking freezer in a sturdy cinderblock shed at a suburban Boston botanical garden holds what might be New England’s most important seed catalog. Inside the freezer in Framingham are tightly sealed packages containing an estimated 6 million seeds from hundreds of plant species, bearing obscure or hard-to-pronounce names like potentilla […]
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Forests west of the Cascades will see more fires, bigger fires with climate change 9.9.2017 Seattle Times: Local

A fire in the Columbia River Gorge shows how west-side forests in the Pacific Northwest can blaze in spectacular fashion. As climate change warms our summers, scientists expect they will burn more often.
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How Some African Farmers Are Responding to Climate Change -- and What We Can Learn From Them 2.9.2017 Truthout.com
As sub-Saharan Africa's climate changes, small-scale farmers are increasingly looking to innovative ways of dealing with agricultural challenges. And in some instances, the techniques they adopt are helping to combat climate change, too. Alternative animal feed, climate-friendly grasses and the use of fodder trees are among the examples providing farmers resilience and leading to benefits such as more productive livestock and new business opportunities -- all while reducing greenhouse gas emissions and building healthy soils. As unpredictable weather and natural disasters hamper food security across the globe, innovation will be paramount for the world's food producers, from smallholder farmers to industrial operations. Here are three novel ways African farmers are using adaptive strategies to thrive. Brachiaria Grass In sub-Saharan Africa, some farmers are adapting to climate change by seeding pastures with brachiaria grass. Some varieties of this forage can survive harsh conditions, such as drought and ...
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Vanishing kelp: Warm ocean takes toll on undersea forests 22.8.2017 AP National
APPLEDORE ISLAND, Maine (AP) -- When diving in the Gulf of Maine a few years back, Jennifer Dijkstra expected to be swimming through a flowing kelp forest that had long served as a nursery and food for juvenile fish and lobster....
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Where’s the kelp? Warm ocean takes toll on undersea forests 22.8.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

APPLEDORE ISLAND, Maine (AP) — When diving in the Gulf of Maine a few years back, Jennifer Dijkstra expected to be swimming through a flowing kelp forest that had long served as a nursery and food for juvenile fish and lobster. But Dijkstra, a University of New Hampshire marine biologist, saw only a patchy seafloor […]
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Let forest fires burn? A black-backed woodpecker would applaud 12.8.2017 Seattle Times: Local

The black-backed woodpecker, which lives in burned-out forests, is one of the rarest birds in California, and lately it has become something more: a symbol of a huge scientific and political debate over the future of fire in U.S. forests.
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When Oceans Give You Jellyfish Blooms, Turn Them Into Tasty Chips 9.8.2017 NPR Health Science
Scientists think human pressures on oceans could cause more jellyfish blooms. What to do? Eat them, says a Danish gastrophysicist who's cracked the science of making them palatable.
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Deforestation and Climate Disruption Are Degrading the Amazon, Endangering Our Survival 7.8.2017 Truthout.com
The Amazon Rainforest, the most biologically diverse place on Earth, is threatened by deforestation and anthropogenic climate disruption. (Photo: CIAT ; Edited: LW / TO) As human beings, our survival depends upon respecting the complexity of the Earth's ecosystems and protecting them, say the experts in Brazil tasked with protecting the Amazon rainforest from the effects of human-caused climate disruption. The Amazon is one of the most important and biodiverse ecosystems, and it is being deforested at an astonishing rate. The Amazon Rainforest, the most biologically diverse place on Earth, is threatened by deforestation and anthropogenic climate disruption. (Photo: CIAT ; Edited: LW / TO) Sao Paolo and Brasilia, Brazil -- Warwick Manfrinato, the director of Brazil's Department of Protected Areas, has a deep understanding of biological interdependence, as well as its importance. "If we are of utter service to nature, then we provide the benefits to all other living things on the planet," Manfrinato told ...
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Planting Resilience to Climate Change 6.8.2017 Truthout - All Articles
Aurelia Arzú inspects the cocoplum patch and reaches in to pluck the ripest fruits. It’s early in the year, and the season is just beginning, so the bush is loaded with edible, plum-sized fruit ripening from yellow to pink in the unrelenting afternoon sun. Arzú bites into the cocoplum, quite literally eating the fruits of her labor. Together with other local Garifuna women, she planted cocoplum, seagrape, and other native coastal plants on and around the sand dunes in an effort to halt their advance and prevent further displacement of Santa Rosa de Aguán community residents. Aurelia Arzú inspects a cocoplum bush planted by local Garifuna women, selecting the ripest fruit to eat. (Photo: Sandra Cuffe) "It fills me with pride to see this and to know that the women helped protect our community," says Arzú, looking out at the burgeoning vegetation. Arzú's footprints crisscross the sandy expanse, tracing a path from the Caribbean Sea lapping at the northern coast of Honduras to the dunes now dotted with ...
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