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Category: Impacts :: Forest
Last updated: Jun 19 2016 22:41 IST RSS 2.0
 
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California to fire up burners to battle dead tree epidemic 19.6.2016 AP National
CRESSMAN, Calif. (AP) -- California's drought and a bark beetle epidemic have caused the largest die-off of Sierra Nevada forests in modern history, raising fears that trees could come crashing down on people or fuel deadly wildfires that could wipe out mountain communities....
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2016 on pace to be hottest on record 19.6.2016 CNN: Top Stories
The American Southwest isn't the only place feeling the heat.
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In Russia, Ban spotlights leadership and shared input in advancing global commitments 17.6.2016 New Kerala: World News
New York, June 17 : Participating in the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon highlighted the importance of translating the various landmark agreements made by the international community during the past year into action as soon as possible.
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Even Indoor Kids Should Worry About California’s 30 Million Dead Trees 15.6.2016 Wired Top Stories
Even Indoor Kids Should Worry About California’s 30 Million Dead Trees
Drought, sudden oak death, and bark beetle are turning the Golden State's forests into kindling. The post Even Indoor Kids Should Worry About California's 30 Million Dead Trees appeared first on WIRED.
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Alaska's huge climate mystery — and its global consequences 4.6.2016 Washington Post
A report raises questions about what the carbon consequences of the state's ongoing warming will be. The answer might implicate carbon stores across Canada and Siberia.
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A walk in the dead woods 1.6.2016 Seattle Times: Opinion

Last year, more than 10 million acres burned in the United States — a record, consuming an area larger than Maryland. But Republicans like Donald Trump couldn’t seem to care less.
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No peace for Greenpeace 1.6.2016 Washington Post: Op-Eds
No peace for Greenpeace
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Democrats crowd race for Washington public lands commissioner 29.5.2016 Seattle Times: Local

With Commissioner of Public Lands Peter Goldmark not seeking re-election, the field is crowded for the state job, which influences fishing, timber and agriculture in Washington, as well as efforts to fight wildfires. The primary is Aug. 2.
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World Heritage Sites, including Statue of Liberty, threatened by climate change, UNESCO says 27.5.2016 Washington Post
World Heritage Sites, including Statue of Liberty, threatened by climate change, UNESCO says
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These animals relied on each other for 100 million years. Now climate change is killing them both. 26.5.2016 Washington Post
These animals relied on each other for 100 million years. Now climate change is killing them both.
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Colorado coal industry collapse leaving mining towns unsure 25.5.2016 Durango Herald
SOMERSET – Coal miner Eric Sanchez bolted a grate across the top of a tunnel, 1,000 feet beneath a forest and seven miles deep into Arch Coal’s West Elk Mine.Shiny black rocks fell past his helmet as he secured the tunnel, doing a job that is fast disappearing in Colorado: taking coal from deep inside Earth and sending it...
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Anohni's 'Hopelessness' And The Power Of Speaking Out 24.5.2016 NPR: All Things Considered
The former Antony And The Johnsons singer's first solo album combines dance beats with a stark look at global strife. "Raising your voice is the antidote to a sense of powerlessness," she says.
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In India's Sundarbans, People And Tigers Try To Coexist In A Shrinking Space 20.5.2016 NPR News
The vast patchwork of islands on a delta where three rivers meet is home to hundreds of tigers and 4 million people. As climate change squeezes the land they share, is increased conflict inevitable?
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The Death and Birth of the American Dam - WIRED 19.5.2016 dam - Google News
The Death and Birth of the American Dam WIRED In two very different parts of North America, two rivers are being transformed. Over the past six years, engineers have steadily corralled the Reventazón River in eastern Costa Rica behind a 130-meter-high dam, completed as of the end of March. Once it ...
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Canadian wildfire soot may accelerate Greenland ice melt 19.5.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Canada fires may accelerate Greenland ice melt this summer.
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Salt-Resistant Rice Offers Hope For Farmers Clinging To Disappearing Islands 18.5.2016 NPR Health Science
Climate change is reshaping land and lives in India's Sundarbans region, where paddies are being overrun by saltwater. But resilient varieties of rice may let vulnerable families stay a while longer.
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Wildfire could be bad in California in 2016 18.5.2016 Durango Herald
California could face a dangerous and difficult wildfire season in 2016 despite a relatively wet winter, federal officials warned Tuesday.Most of the rest of the nation is expected to see an average summer, but even that means thousands of wildfires, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said after a briefing from the U.S. Forest...
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Imported forest pests cause $2 billion in damage annually 17.5.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — When Gary Lovett was studying the effect of acid rain in New York’s Catskill Mountains 20 years ago, he ended the experiment early because so many trees in the test plots were dying — not from acid rain, but from insect attacks. “I consider air pollution and climate change to be […]
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Climate change demands an electrifying solution 16.5.2016 Seattle Times: Opinion

Recent forest fires are yet another reminder of the effects of climate change and the need to reduce greenhouse gases through, among other steps, better transportation systems.
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Travel and its effects on the environment 15.5.2016 LA Times: Commentary

So now we should embrace global warming as a benefit to travel? What's next: iceberg melting tours; watch the polar bear demise package deal; Iceland and its disappearing glacier cruise? We should be concerned more about our carbon footprint and the legacy we are leaving generations to come.

​Gina...

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