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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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Climate Change 2016: The Year the Future Arrived 29.12.2016 Truthout.com
It is very obvious in 2016 that we have entered the nonlinear phase of climate change, where impacts happen faster, are more extreme and widespread. New advances in climate science offer technologies that can help minimize future impacts, but first we must resolve to take global warming seriously. The collapse of the Delaware-size Larsen C Ice Shelf in Antarctica has begun. Caused by warming and similar to the demise of the Larsen B and Larsen A in 2003 and 1995, the Larsen ice shelves hold back upland ice on the Antarctic Peninsula. The Larsen B disintegrated in 40 days. Next in line to collapse are the Ross and Ronne Ice Shelves. These California-sized ice shelves hold back the entire West Antarctic Ice Sheet. (NASA photograph by John Sonntag) Independent media will be an essential lifeline next year. Make sure we're there to bring you the truth about 2017: Make a tax-deductible donation to Truthout today! Our planet's systems have a tremendous capacity to absorb punishment before they begin to show ...
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Should there be carbon penalties for 'no growth' communities? 27.12.2016 LA Times: Business

Imagine having to plant a few hundred trees near the Oregon border or handing over all the money in your wallet next time your city council votes down a housing project. 

That is one of the ideas coming out of a new report from the California Apartment Assn., which represents residential property...

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... frogs, too 26.12.2016 CNN: Top Stories
The "blue jeans" frog is practically screaming to be noticed. Its head is blood red, and its legs are denim blue. It looks like it's wearing jeggings. But this little critter, also known as the strawberry poison dart frog, is only about the size of a fingernail. It spends most of its time either high up in the trees in this Central American rainforest or rooting around in the gooey "leaf litter" of the forest floor.
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In this 'weird, lost corner of America,' the beach of your dreams awaits in the remotest national park 26.12.2016 LA Times: Commentary
In this 'weird, lost corner of America,' the beach of your dreams awaits in the remotest national park By Christopher Reynolds Dec. 26, 2016 Reporting from National Park of American Samoa Ofu Lagoon, on Ofu Island, is perhaps the most scenic spot in the National Park of American Samoa. (Christopher...
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Climate change, rural growth are priorities for new Washington lands commissioner 26.12.2016 Seattle Times: Local

Hilary Franz won 53 percent of the statewide vote in November but carried only eight counties — all west of the Cascades. She lost by a landslide in some Eastern Washington counties, where she now hopes to build relationships.
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New lands commissioner: Address climate change, rural growth 25.12.2016 AP Washington
SEATTLE (AP) -- The state's newly elected lands commissioner says her top priorities will be to find ways to strengthen local rural economies and to prepare state lands and communities to deal with climate change....
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Achieving Sustainable Development Goals: Combating Antimicrobial Resistance 24.12.2016 New Kerala: Health News
Achieving Sustainable Development Goals: Combating Antimicrobial Resistance
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With an Enemy Like Trump, Climate Activists Should Look Beyond the Paris Accord 22.12.2016 Truthout - All Articles
Trump's announcement that he intends to withdraw the US from the Paris Agreement has generated outrage worldwide. But many climate activists who find such carbon-trading-dependent agreements woefully insufficient believe it's time for people worldwide to take the climate fight local, like at Standing Rock. President Obama, center right, joining other leaders for a photo at the UN climate change conference in Le Bourget, near Paris, on Novvember 30, 2015. (Photo: Stephen Crowley / The New York Times) The first local environmental campaign I ever got involved in was against Donald Trump. I was living in Aberdeen, Scotland, when, in March 2006 Trump announced his plans to convert one of my favorite nature sites north of Aberdeen into a golf course, hotel and housing complex. Menie Estate, which he had acquired, lay at the heart of a landscape and ecosystem unique within Scotland : a large expanse of shifting sand dunes, home to a diverse community of plants found only on acidic, sandy soils, and well known ...
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U.S. Forest Service grants Colorado exception to roadless rule, again, for expansion of coal mining 19.12.2016 Denver Post: Local
The U.S. Forest Service has finalized an exception for Colorado in the nation's rule for protecting last-remaining roadless forests: allowing expansion of a coal mine that cuts beneath pristine woods near Paonia in the North Fork Valley.
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Inslee proposes carbon tax to raise money for schools 17.12.2016 AP Washington
SEATTLE (AP) -- Gov. Jay Inslee will try to convince lawmakers in the upcoming session to do something voters wouldn't last month - approve a new tax on carbon emissions from fossil fuels....
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