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7 questions on 2 degrees 25.4.2015 CNN: Top Stories
We're 2 degrees from a different world.
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US ag secretary announces voluntary efforts to reduce emissions from farms, ranches, forests 24.4.2015 Star Tribune: Nation
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With just three remaining, wolves of Isle Royale approach their vanishing point 23.4.2015 MinnPost
It’s that time of year when we await fresh images of wolves in the vast whiteness of Isle Royale, photographed as part of the annual aerial survey that documents their population health. Or, this year, their virtual demise. The three you see above are quite likely the last survivors in a decline that has brought the island’s wolves just about to the vanishing point. Because the two larger animals have not been identified by scat-sample DNA, it isn’t known whether they are from the same pack or even of the same sex, nor whether they produced the smaller wolf – probably a 9-month-old pup – that trails behind them. But even from an aircraft, researchers write, the straggler’s deformity and other problems are plain: Its tail was only about half or two-thirds the length of a normal tail, and the end of the tail was marked with two dark bands. ... Even as a pup, this wolf appeared smaller than average. In images taken on February 15th, this wolf was also characterized by a thin waist line (the other two wolves ...
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Earth Day 2015: Regenerating the Soil and Reversing Global Warming 23.4.2015 Truthout.com
"The elimination of fossil fuels for all but the most limited and essential purposes is necessary but not sufficient to allow our descendants a fair chance for a healthy and prosperous future. Enhancing carbon biosequestration in terrestrial ecosystems is also essential."  - Wayne A. White, Biosequestration and Ecological Diversity p.118 (CRC Press 2013) The standard gloom and doom discourse surrounding global warming and climate change has infected the body politic with a severe case of depression and disempowerment. So starting April 22, embracing what the United Nations has designated as the "Year of the Soil," let's look at our planetary crisis from an entirely different, and more hopeful perspective. The good news is that the global grassroots, farmers and consumers united, can reverse our suicidal "business as usual" food, farming, energy, and land use practices. Harnessing the awesome power of Regenerative Organic Agriculture and reforestation, we can literally suck down enough excess (50-100 ppm ...
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US ag secretary to announce voluntary efforts to reduce emissions from farms, ranches, forests 23.4.2015 Star Tribune: Business
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Using Satellites To Stop Forest Destruction in its Tracks 22.4.2015 Wired Top Stories
Environmentalists are turning to artificial intelligence and satellites to combat forest destruction in real time---that is, in time to stop ...
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The Big Question: Why Does Hair Grow in Some Places But Not Others? 21.4.2015 Wired Top Stories
To evolutionary biologists, humans are amazing not because they have so much hair but because they have so ...
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Palm Oil Plantations Are Blamed For Many Evils. But Change Is Coming 21.4.2015 NPR: Morning Edition
In Indonesia, efforts are underway to grow palms in a sustainable way. But that's putting a squeeze on small farmers.
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Permaculture in Malawi: use food forests to prevent floods and hunger 20.4.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

Permaculture projects in Malawi are developing sustainable food systems. It is time the development sector took this ‘marginal hippy movement’ seriously

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Will BRICS Carbon Traders Bailout Bankers' Climate Strategy? 19.4.2015 Truthout.com
The hope for our collective survival in the face of a likely climate catastrophe has been vested in a combination of multilateral emissions rearrangements and national regulation. But the premise behind the core strategy must be debated. Pirapora, Brazil. (Photo: guilherme/Flickr ) Truthout can only survive through reader support. Click here to make a tax-deductible donation and help publish journalism with real integrity and independence! The hope for our collective survival in the face of a likely climate catastrophe has been vested in a combination of multilateral emissions rearrangements and national regulation. But the premise behind the core strategy—the 1997 Kyoto Protocol—must be debated. Assuming a degree of state subsidization and increasingly stringent caps on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, Kyoto posited that market-centric strategies such as emissions trading schemes and offsets can allocate costs and benefits appropriately so as to shift the burden of mitigation and carbon sequestration ...
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11 wildlife experiences that could vanish in your lifetime 18.4.2015 CNN: Top Stories
Earth is in the grip of the "sixth great extinction crisis," say some scientists, with up to 2,000 species dying out each year.
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Florida, Wisconsin try to ban 'climate change' 16.4.2015 Chicago Tribune: Opinion
Florida, Wisconsin try to ban 'climate change'
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Apple invests in China solar project, US forest conservation 16.4.2015 AP Business
PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) -- Apple is expanding its environmental efforts by investing in a new Chinese solar power project and preserving 36,000 acres of "sustainable" timberland in Maine and North Carolina....
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Apple expands environmental projects to include solar power in China, sustainable timber in US 16.4.2015 Star Tribune: Nation
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DNR seeks more money to meet Minnesota forest threats 15.4.2015 Minnesota Public Radio: News
State natural resources officials want the Legislature to spend another $4 million in the next two years to manage the state's forests. It's not clear if they'll get it.
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Mum's the word on global warming at Wisconsin land agency 14.4.2015 Chicago Tribune: Opinion
If you've ever been to northern Wisconsin, you may have noticed it has trees. Lots of trees. Giant forests, in fact. They even have a name: the ...
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Global Warming Is Already Clobbering the Amazon 14.4.2015 Wired Top Stories
Studying global warming in the Amazon will fill a critical gap in the research, but it isn't ...
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Gupta: What Obama told me about climate change 11.4.2015 CNN: Top Stories
President Barack Obama took part in a roundtable discussion this week on climate change, refocusing on the issue from a public health vantage point.
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Alaska yellow cedar closer to Endangered Species Act protection 11.4.2015 LA Times: Environment
The Alaska yellow cedar edged one step closer to being listed as a threatened or endangered species after the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that the tree may warrant such protection because of the ravages of climate change.
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"Cowspiracy": As California Faces Drought, Film Links Meat Industry to Water Scarcity and Climate Change 8.4.2015 Truthout - All Articles
As California experiences a massive drought, we examine the overlooked link between water shortages, climate change and meat consumption. With some 98 percent of the state suffering from a water crisis, California Gov. Jerry Brown ordered residents and businesses to cut water use by 25 percent. It is the first mandatory statewide reduction in California’s history. One group not facing restrictions is big agriculture, which uses about 80 percent of California’s water. According to The Pacific Institute, 47 percent of a Californians’ water footprint is in meat and dairy products. We are joined by Kip Andersen and Keegan Kuhn, directors of the documentary, Cowspiracy: the Sustainability Secret. The film contends livestock is the leading cause of deforestation, water consumption and pollution despite many environmental organizations’ relative silence on the issue. TRANSCRIPT: AARON MATÉ: One of the worst droughts in decades continues to ravage California. Some 98 percent of the state is now suffering from a ...
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