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Wildfires really are on the rise in West, Utah researchers say 18.4.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Over the past three decades, wildfires in the western United States have been getting larger and more frequent, according to new research from the University of Utah. This trend, which U. geographers documented with satellite images, could reflect the increasing temperatures and drought severity associated with climate change, according to lead author Philip Dennison. Dennison’s team examined every fire of at least 1,000 acres from central Nebraska to the Cascades between 1984 and 2011, nearly ...
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Rising activist deaths are a symptom of our global environmental crisis 16.4.2014 Guardian: Environment
It has never been more important to protect the environment but it has never been more deadly Continue reading...
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UN warns against rise in greenhouse gas emissions (Cached) 12.4.2014 New Kerala: World News
New York, Apr 12 : From farming to forestry and fisheries, agriculture greenhouse emissions have nearly doubled over the past 50 years and may increase by another 30 per cent by 2050, according to new estimates out on Friday from the UN Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO).
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What could David Beckhams BBC film say about the Brazilian Amazon? | David Hill 12.4.2014 Guardian: Environment
Documentary starring ex-footballer is an excellent opportunity to portray the reality of life in the rainforest The news of ex-footballer David Beckham going to Brazil might once have conjured images of him sprinting out across the hallowed Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro. Not this time, though, now that hes hung up his playing boots. As BBC Worldwide recently announced, the former England star travelled to the Brazilian Amazon last month to make a 90 minute documentary film to explore the isolation of the rainforest, to experience life there, and to discover the real Brazil. This is an unforgettable documentary set in the heart of the dense Amazon rainforest following David Beckham, a BBC Worldwide statement reported Helen Jackson, the Managing Director for Content, saying. Through his eyes, audiences will experience life in the jungle, something so distant from Davids life on and off the pitch and in the glare of the worlds media. The Amazon was the object of treaties, armed incursions, and roving ...
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No new wolves: Isle Royale to continue, for now, a policy of nonintervention 10.4.2014 MinnPost
CC/Flickr/Ray Dumas For Isle Royale National Park Superintendent Phyllis Green, Isle Royale's unique value lies at least partly in its "spectacular isolation" from other ecosystems and their influences. The National Park Service has decided to move Isle Royale's struggling wolf population out of the emergency room and order more tests. No "genetic rescue" or other intervention in the fate of the wolves, who now number nine, is on the table for at least the next several years, the superintendent of Isle Royale National Park , Phyllis Green, said yesterday. From the news release: The plight of these nine wolves is a compelling story, but we are charged with a larger stewardship picture that considers all factors, including prey species, habitat, and climate change, which could, in a few generations, alter the food base that supports wildlife as we know it on Isle Royale. [T]he park will respond to Isle Royale's currently low wolf population through a comprehensive planning process that considers management ...
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Minnesota, the new Nebraska for irrigated crops? 10.4.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Recent climate trends over the past two decades have brought changes in rainfall patterns across Minnesota. It's raining less often with longer dry spells in between. The term "Flash Drought" has emerged recently in Minnesota's weather lexicon. When it does rain, it's raining harder with more rapid runoff -- and fewer soaking rains.
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UN calls for Plan B on climate change due to nations' non-action on carbon emissions (Cached) 10.4.2014 New Kerala: World News
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Indian election speaks to internet, nukes and climate 8.4.2014 New Scientist: GM Organisms
Although India's main political parties place the battle against corruption at the heart of their manifestos, science also features ...
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Scientists say Australia's Tony Abbott is engineering an 'environmental train wreck' 8.4.2014 MinnPost
Even more controversially, Abbott’s government has permitted a coal port to  dredge up and dump  millions of cubic feet of sand into the iconic Great Barrier Reef Marine Park,  a decision that the Chairman of the Marine Park Authority has rigorously defended . And in another unprecedented move, the government has asked UNESCO to  remove 74,000 hectares of Tasmanian forest from its World Heritage List . A prime ministerial statement has also effectively banned the creation of new National Parks, with Prime Minister Abbott announcing that too much forest was already “locked away.” Laurance, based at James Cook University in Queensland, says Abbott’s National Parks decision had come at a “very bad time,” with some ecosystems in desperate need of protection, such as the  Mountain Ash forests in Victoria , home to the critically endangered native Leadbeater’s possum, decimated by logging and wildfires. “I come from the western US and we are hearing a very similar dialogue to the one used there by ...
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The new IPCC report shows that work to limit climate change must begin now 6.4.2014 Washington Post: Editorials
HUMANS ARE having a hard enough time coping with the natural variability in our environment, which causes disasters such as heat waves, wildfires and floods. Just wait until climate change makes all three of those problems — and many more — ...
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JG Ballard: five years on a celebration 4.4.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Disaster zones, warped modernity, fetishised sex welcome to the world of JG Ballard, who died five years ago this month. His complete works are being reissued: here seven admiring writers explore what makes particular books so memorable, and so strange To anyone who thinks of JG Ballard as a dystopian writer obsessed by images of catastrophe this book will come as a surprise. One of his least-known novels, it is also one of the most powerfully lyrical. Ballard's stories depict disaster zones: London drowned by the effects of climate change, an ultra-modern high-rise in which human beings struggle to survive, an American continent covered by desert and rainforest that a ragged band of explorers must cross. Yet the central thrust of his work is that disaster is not always an entirely negative experience. A seemingly destructive alteration in the outer world geophysical or sociopolitical may be the trigger for a process of psychological breakthrough. Instead of being destroyed, Ballard's characters are ...
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Coal fuelled China long before industrial revolution 4.4.2014 New Scientist: News
China may have been burning coal regularly as long as 3500 years ago, according to rare archaeological evidence found in the north of the ...
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Climate change: we must terminate this market madness 2.4.2014 Guardian: Environment
Arnold Schwarzenegger's financial ties to companies implicated in illegal logging shows the markets do not have the answer

"If climate change is a total downer it's going to be really hard to take action," said one of the scientists behind the UN climate panel's recent report on climate-driven threats to food, health and infrastructure.

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Koalas may disappear in areas affected by offset scheme, says foundation 2.4.2014 Guardian: Environment

Australian Koala Foundation says current scheme of 'environmental offsets' could doom koalas in some areas

Australias environmental offset system is ridiculous and must change to prevent the koala being wiped out in several areas of the country, according to the Australian Koala Foundation.

The koala has seen much of its habitat cleared for urban expansion and industry, with the marsupial also considered particularly vulnerable to climate change. It was listed as vulnerable in Queensland, New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory in 2012.

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Christine Milne to voters: 'Trust your gut instinct' on Tony Abbott 1.4.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Greens leader says prime minister is governing 'for the greedy few, the vested interests of yesteryear'

The Greens leader, Christine Milne, has asked Australians to trust their gut instinct on Tony Abbott ahead of the WA Senate election, while predicting the tide has turned on the progressive vote.

Peoples gut instinct is telling them something is not right Trust your gut instinct, fellow Australians, she said. The Abbott government is not governing for all Australians. He is governing for the greedy few, the vested interests of yesteryear, not the Australia of tomorrow.

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At 92, I was arrested for protesting against mining. I'm glad I took a stand 1.4.2014 Guardian: Comment is Free
The people worried about climate change have got to take action, because the government has completely ignored them. So Ill continue to protest I owe it to all children Yesterday, I joined about 150 others in a demonstration to occupy parts of the area being developed by Whitehaven Coal, who have set up amazing machinery to destroy the Leard State Forest. We left early in the morning in a convoy with the intention of getting into the site so we could stop work for the day. It was a rough ride to the worksite, but we survived it, and eventually were able to get in. They had a very strong contingent of security people, but we managed to occupy the site for hours. Eventually the police arrived, and starting arresting people, including me. I was taken into police custody and charged with trespassing. ...
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IPCC report: climate impacts on wildlife 31.3.2014 Guardian: Environment
Plants, animals and entire ecosystems are on the move as rising temperatures force species to seek out cooler climes

One focus of the latest report from the UN panel on climate change is the impact on Earth's ecosystems. The report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) says that in recent decades, many plant and animal species have moved their range, changed numbers or shifted their seasonal activities as a result of warmer temperatures.

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Op-Ed Contributor: Is Canada Tarring Itself? 31.3.2014 NY Times: World
Oil development is changing the country’s political life.
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National soil collection may unlock mysteries 29.3.2014 San Jose Mercury News: Breaking News
cientists say information gleaned from dirt could help farmers grow better vegetables and build a better understanding of climate change.
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Potential for climate change can affect tree species choices 29.3.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
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