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Woolsey fire devastation gives 2020 contender Jay Inslee a climate-centered backdrop 12.3.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Democratic presidential contender Jay Inslee on Monday toured the scorched remnants of homes destroyed in November’s Woolsey fire, portraying the devastation as emblematic of the risks posed by climate change.

The Washington governor, who jumped into the 2020 fray this month, is running a single-issue...

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It's 2050 and this is how we stopped climate change 11.3.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Let's imagine that we've ended global warming. Humans no longer are releasing greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. Here's what life is like in a zero-carbon world.
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Colorado locked into losing approach of suppressing wildfires rather than boosting forest health, experts say 10.3.2019 Denver Post: Local
Colorado still is locked into what state and federal foresters call a long-term losing approach of trying to suppress wildfires instead of boosting forest health. And lawmakers have yet to propose the bold action many say is needed -- other than the impossible task of reversing the impacts of global climate change.
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Why our trees are like climate change fighting superheroes 6.3.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
One of the most powerful climate change solutions might be right outside your window.
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Heatwaves Are Sweeping Across the Oceans “Like Wildfires That Take out Huge Areas of Forest” 5.3.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by the Guardian. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The number of heatwaves affecting the planet’s oceans has increased sharply, scientists have revealed, killing swathes of sea-life like “wildfires that take out huge areas of forest.”  The damage caused in these hotspots is also harmful for humanity, which relies […]
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Los Angeles needs to reclaim what we used to consider ‘wastewater’ 5.3.2019 LA Times: Commentary

The city of Los Angeles’ Hyperion Water Reclamation Plant has long symbolized the absurdity of water policy in the American West. Although the plant generates a volume of water equal to the seventh largest river in the United States, until recently, the city of Los Angeles dumped every drop into...

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Climate change: California wildfires 'can now happen in any year' 5.3.2019 BBC News - Science & Environment
Wet winters are no longer a guide to the severity of wildfires in California, a new study suggests.
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Why are there UK wildfires in February? 27.2.2019 BBC: Science
What is causing the multiple February wildfires and is this the new normal?
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Why California should turn down Trump’s offer to raise Shasta Dam 21.2.2019 LA Times: Commentary

If the Trump administration wanted to increase California’s water supply by the most cost-effective means possible, it would immediately drop its attempt to raise Shasta Dam by 18.5 feet.

It would instead put $1.5 billion — the cost of the proposed Shasta enlargement, in 2019 dollars — toward a...

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Cultured lab meat may make climate change worse 19.2.2019 BBC: Science
Growing meat in the laboratory may damage the climate more in the long run, than meat from cattle.
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The Twin Cities will feel like Kansas in one generation 13.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
While the underlying science isn't new, the publication of new "climatic analogs" for 540 urban areas in North America aims to illustrate for the general public how significantly altered the climate will be without significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.
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China and India help make planet leafier 12.2.2019 BBC News - Science & Environment
There are now more than 2 million sq miles of extra leaf area per year, compared with the early 2000s.
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In Haiti, Climate Aid Comes With Strings Attached 9.2.2019 Truthout.com
Perhaps no people know better than Haitians just how dangerous, destructive and destabilizing climate change can be.

The post In Haiti, Climate Aid Comes With Strings Attached appeared first on Truthout.

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Climate change: UK carbon capture project begins 8.2.2019 BBC: Science
A controversial new scheme is capturing CO2 emissions from wood burning.
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Climate change: 'Future proofing' forests to protect orangutans 7.2.2019 BBC News - Science & Environment
A study has identified trees and plants that are resilient to climate change and support orangutans.
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2018 was one of the hottest years on record — and this year could be even hotter 6.2.2019 LA Times: Science

All five of the hottest years on record have occurred in the last five years, according to global temperature data released Wednesday by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

While 2018 was slightly cooler than the three prior years, Earth still had its fourth-warmest year...

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As the Climate Collapses, We Ask: “How, Then, Shall We Live?” 4.2.2019 Truthout.com
Perhaps the wisdom we need most is already right before our eyes.

The post As the Climate Collapses, We Ask: “How, Then, Shall We Live?” appeared first on Truthout.

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Climate Change in 2019: What Have We Learned From 2018? 3.2.2019 Truthout.com
The effects of climate change are unpredictable and will only get worse unless we act now.

The post Climate Change in 2019: What Have We Learned From 2018? appeared first on Truthout.

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Massive starfish die-off is tied to global warming 31.1.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Sea stars along the Pacific Coast are dying in the largest disease epidemic ever documented in a wild marine species. New research suggests warmer water is making the disease even more deadly.
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Plastic or paper: Which bag is greener? 28.1.2019 BBC: Front Page
Morrisons will introduce paper bags, so are they better for the environment?
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