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Most wood energy schemes are a 'disaster' for climate change 23.2.2017 BBC: Business
A new report says that using wood pellets to generate low-carbon electricity is a highly flawed policy.
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Business-as-usual not an option with future global food security in jeopardy, cautions UN agency 23.2.2017 New Kerala: World News
Business-as-usual not an option with future global food security in jeopardy, cautions UN agency
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Viewing Trump's Extreme Climate Denial From a Small Island Nation in Peril 20.2.2017 Truthout.com
The Rock Islands of Palau. Palau is on the front lines of the impacts of runaway anthropogenic climate disruption (ACD). (Photo: August Rode / Flickr ) Global temperatures rose 0.4°C in the last three years and the impacts are evident on the small island nation of Palau in the Western Pacific. As vehement climate deniers took over the US government, the "Doomsday Clock" moved the closest it's been to midnight since the height of the Cold War. The Rock Islands of Palau. Palau is on the front lines of the impacts of runaway anthropogenic climate disruption (ACD). (Photo: August Rode / Flickr ) Babeldaob Island, Palau -- The Gaia principle, formulated by chemist James Lovelock, proposes that Earth is essentially a synergistic self-regulating complex system that actively perpetuates the conditions for life on the planet. The Republic of Palau, a small island nation of roughly 22,000 people in Micronesia, in the far Western Pacific, is what I would refer to as an altar of Gaia. Here, diving into the waters, ...
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Can trees 'talk' to each other? 7.2.2017 CNN: Top Stories
Can trees 'talk' to each other? Research suggests that trees don't just compete for survival, but also cooperate and share resources.
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The mural that rain's already washed away 4.2.2017 CNN: Top Stories
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Mayans Have Farmed The Same Way For Millennia. Climate Change Means They Can't 3.2.2017 NPR News
Climate change has brought erratic rainfall and poor harvests to Mexico's Yucatán peninsula, forcing local Mayan farmers to modernize their centuries-old farming practices.
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Running Out of Time: 60 Percent of Primates Sliding Toward Extinction 24.1.2017 Truthout - All Articles
An assessment of 504 primate species found that 60 percent are on track toward extinction, and the numbers of 75 percent are going down. There are roughly 900 remaining mountain gorillas (pictured) on Earth. (Photo: SharonGraySalmons / Flickr ) Gorillas, chimpanzees, orangutans -- our great ape cousins teeter on the precipice of extinction. And it's not much of a secret that we humans have had a lot to do with putting them there. But what about the other primates? The news isn't much better, it turns out. According to a new study, 60 percent of primates -- including drills and gibbons, lemurs and tarsiers, bush babies and spider monkeys -- face the threat of extinction. Even those not in immediate danger of dying out are at risk, as the numbers of three-quarters of all primate species are trending downward. "The figures suggest that we may be reaching a tipping point or perhaps we are already there," said Alejandro Estrada, lead author of the study and a senior research scientist at the National ...
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'The Bear and the Nightingale' is a rich winter's tale 22.1.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Katherine Arden's new novel deftly weaves Russian fairy tales with tactile details to create a gorgeously wintry tale of magic, marred slightly by a clunky ending that's clearly setting up sequels.
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Audit finds Denver sustainability office lacks plan to reach 2020 goals for environment-friendly city 20.1.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
A city audit of Mayor Michael Hancock's sustainability office has found it has no plan for measuring progress and achieving Denver's 2020 environmental goals. And no plan means no accountability for city officials tasked with ensuring goals are met.
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Steamboat briefs: Fire, wildlife, habitat talk to be held at library Thursday 19.1.2017 Steamboat Pilot
Bud Werner Memorial Library, Yampatika and the Routt National Forest present “Fire, Wildlife & Habitat: An exploration of fire and its influence in the West,” an evening with U.S. Forest Service Wildlife Biologist Missy Dressen at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in Library Hall. During this free talk, Dressen will explore the history of fire in the U.S. and work through a timeline to how fire is managed. Historically, fire patterns were altered across the West with fire suppression, but today’s conditions have changed with a buildup of fuels, homes in the urban interface and climate change. With these changes, wildlife habitats are likely experiencing changes beyond their historical range of variability. In some areas, habitats have remained for decades in a late successional phase, which may alter the wildlife dynamics, distribution and species composition. In other places, wildfire is changing Western landscapes, and fire’s role can have positive and negative effects on wildlife. A local case study will explore ...
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Fire, wildlife and habitat talk scheduled at library 9.1.2017 Steamboat Pilot
Bud Werner Memorial Library, Yampatika and the Routt National Forest present "Fire, Wildlife & Habitat: An exploration of fire and its influence in the West," an evening with U.S. Forest Service Wildlife Biologist Missy Dressen at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, in Library Hall. During this free talk, Dressen will explore the history of fire in the U.S. and work through a timeline on how fire is managed today. Historically, fire patterns were altered across the West with fire suppression, but today's conditions have changed with a buildup of fuels, homes in the urban interface and climate change. With these changes, wildlife habitats are likely experiencing changes beyond their historical range of variability. In some areas, habitats have remained for decades in a late successional phase, which may alter the wildlife dynamics, distribution and species composition. In other places, wildfire is changing Western landscapes, and fire's role can have positive and negative effects on wildlife. In one management ...
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Global buzzwords that will keep on buzzing in 2017 8.1.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: News
From "airpocalypse" to "UAVs," we decipher the trending terms of global health and development. And we even use them in a sentence!
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Global Buzzwords That Will Keep On Buzzing In 2017 8.1.2017 NPR News
From airpocalypse to UAVs, we decipher the trending terms of global health and development. And we even use them in a sentence!
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Obama's Climate Legacy Will Be Harder to Undo Than Trump Thinks 7.1.2017 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by High Country News and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Eight years ago, President-elect Barack Obama wanted Colorado Sen. Ken Salazar to be his Interior secretary. David Hayes, who was leading Obama's transition team for Interior and other agencies, remembers trekking to Salazar's office on Capitol Hill at least twice to make the case for the Cabinet post. He had the perfect bait. Three years earlier, Sen. Salazar had led a successful effort to require the Bureau of Land Management to authorize renewable energy projects on public land. The agency was supposed to approve 10,000 megawatts of solar, wind and geothermal electricity by 2015, but under then-President George W. Bush, its congressional mandate went nowhere. Hayes, seeing a rare opportunity, told Salazar that as Interior secretary, he'd have the chance to make renewables on public land a signature issue. "We talked about renewable energy and how the Interior Department could ...
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Study documents tree species' decline due to climate warming 6.1.2017 AP Washington
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- A type of tree that thrives in soggy soil from Alaska to Northern California and is valued for its commercial and cultural uses could become a noticeable casualty of climate warming over the next 50 years, an independent study has concluded....
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Study documents tree species’ decline due to climate warming 6.1.2017 Seattle Times: Local

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A type of tree that thrives in soggy soil from Alaska to Northern California and is valued for its commercial and cultural uses could become a noticeable casualty of climate warming over the next 50 years, an independent study has concluded. Yellow cedar, named for its distinctive yellow wood, already is […]
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Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher will have a joint funeral 2.1.2017 LA Times: Commentary
Today in Entertainment: Welcome to 2017 Dec. 30, 2016, 5:29 p.m. Here's what's new and interesting in the world of entertainment and the arts today: December's biggest entertainment stories Entertainment 2016: The year in review If politics made 2016 a reality show, then get ready for Season 2...
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Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher will have joint funeral and be buried together 31.12.2016 LA Times: Commentary

Debbie Reynolds' son said Friday his mother and sister, actress Carrie Fisher, will have a joint funeral and will be buried together.

Todd Fisher said the actresses will be interred at Forest Lawn-Hollywood Hills, the final resting place of numerous celebrities, including Lucille Ball, Dick Van...

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Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher to be buried together 31.12.2016 LA Times: Commentary

Debbie Reynolds' son says his mother and sister, actress Carrie Fisher, will have a joint funeral and will be buried together.

Todd Fisher says the actresses will be buried together at Forest Lawn Memorial Park Hollywood Hills, which is the final resting place of many celebrities.

He says a date...

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The US isn't the only big country at risk of backsliding on climate change 29.12.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Environmental advocates are worried that President-elect Donald Trump will try to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate agreement - and a recent scientific analysis says that if he does and other major countries follow suit, the consequence could be dire, tipping the world toward a dangerous level of global warming. But what other countries might also fail to keep their promises to the world under that agreement? Recently, concerns have grown about the seventh-largest emitter, Brazil...
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