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Climate change: No day at the beach 27.4.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

Regarding the recent article on global warming, let us hope that as we get off the couch we also go to the polls to elect people who will fight for a fee on carbon, as proposed by the nonpartisan group Citizens’ Climate Lobby, a sensible way to slow the heat wave. I am not worried […]
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Status of forests is 'dire' as world marks 2017 Earth Day 21.4.2017 LA Times: Commentary

They cover a third of the world’s landmass, help to regulate the atmosphere, and offer shelter, sustenance and survival to millions of people, plants and animals.

But despite some progress, the planet’s woodlands continue to disappear on a dramatic scale.

Since 1990 the world has lost the equivalent...

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Climate change: An arboreal love song 18.4.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

I am still reveling in the sheer gorgeousness of Lynda Mapes’ April 16 arboreal love song [“Seeing the forest for the trees: What one oak tells us about climate change,” Pacific NW Magazine.] Her year of intimately observing one tree — of plucking “a slim wand of time” from its core; of capturing its wildlife […]
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What scientists do in Colorado’s federally backed climate science facilities 14.4.2017 Denver Post: All Political News
Scientists at federally funded facilities in Colorado conduct basic research aimed at understanding climate-change impacts — from worsening wildfires to uncertain water supplies — so that people can adapt.
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Seeing the forest for the trees: What one oak tells us about climate change 13.4.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

A reporter and a lone 100-year-old oak bear witness to our changing world.
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How mangrove forest conversion is killing Earth 11.4.2017 New Kerala: World News
How mangrove forest conversion is killing Earth
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Thinning of forests aims to reduce fire risk in Central Cascades 4.4.2017 Seattle Times: Local

The Nature Conservancy is selectively logging dry forests as part of a long-term plan to make privately owned forestland more resilient to fire, disease and climate change.
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Thinning forests aims to reduce fire risk 3.4.2017 AP Washington
CLE ELUM, Wash. (AP) -- To restore a forest and reduce the risk of severe wildfires, a conservation group is cutting down trees....
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Sci-fi forest tracks carbon impact 3.4.2017 BBC: Technology
Scientists dose trees with atmosphere of the future to see how much they can swallow.
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Catching air: Scientists trek high into the Rockies to measure Earth’s rising greenhouse gases 3.4.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
Climate researchers say the the weekly climb to gather air samples to measure heat-trapping greenhouse gases has become more of a mission than a job.
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A grim search for the missing in Colombia: 'Under the mud, I am sure there are many more' 3.4.2017 LA Times: Commentary

People in a small city in southern Colombia searched desperately Sunday for loved ones after heavy rains sent floodwaters, mud and debris surging through homes, killing at least 207 and leaving many injured or missing.

The streets of Mocoa were covered in thick sand, mud and tree limbs from the...

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More trees, less global warming? Not exactly 31.3.2017 New Kerala: World News
More trees, less global warming? Not exactly
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Greener energy for a third of the world bodes well for all, says UN on International Forest Day 22.3.2017 New Kerala: World News
Greener energy for a third of the world bodes well for all, says UN on International Forest Day
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Phone and forest 19.3.2017 BBC: Technology
How a remote community in Guyana is using cutting-edge software and equipment against deforestation.
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A beneficial way to dispose of the Sierra's lost trees: Use them for energy 17.3.2017 LA Times: Commentary

When the Forest Service announced its calculation last November that the Sierra Nevada contained 102 million dead trees, it conveyed the immensity of a tragedy that is unprecedented in California’s history. It also challenged planners and innovators to find a beneficial use for at least some of...

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Amazon deforestation, once tamed, comes roaring back 14.3.2017 Seattle Times: Local

A decade after the “Save the Rainforest” movement forced changes that dramatically slowed deforestation across the Amazon basin, activity is roaring back in some of the biggest expanses of forests in the world. A growing appetite for soybeans might be the culprit.
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Safe havens for species mapped in 3 Northwest states 13.3.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

The Nature Conservancy is mapping and protecting areas in Washington, Oregon and Idaho that are most likely to sustain native species amid climate change.
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Conservation group maps land protection strategy in 3 states 12.3.2017 AP Washington
BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- A conservation group has created maps identifying key landscapes in three Western states most likely to sustain native species amid climate change and is distributing money to protect private lands in those areas through use-limiting easements or outright purchases....
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Environment Minister attends World Wildlife Day celebrations at National Zoological Park 3.3.2017 New Kerala: World News
Environment Minister attends World Wildlife Day celebrations at National Zoological Park
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Study finds peculiar tie between warm climate, slow snowmelt 28.2.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
Global warming could mean that mountain snow melts at a slower pace, researchers said Monday, a peculiar finding that might be bad news for the West and other regions that depend on snow for water.
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