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Wildfires kill at least 35 people in Portugal, and 4 in Spain 16.10.2017 LA Times: Commentary

A spate of wildfires in Portugal has killed at least 35 people, including a 1-month-old infant, authorities said Monday, making this year by far the deadliest on record for forest blazes in the country.

In neighboring Spain, wildfires also killed at least four people and prompted the evacuation...

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People love to live in places that are at risk for disasters, and then destruction strikes 16.10.2017 Washington Post
People love to live in places that are at risk for disasters, and then destruction strikes
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California’s Raging Fires Have Turned Into a Public Health Crisis 14.10.2017 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by New Republic and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  “It is completely unsafe to be here at this moment,” said Jennifer Franco, a resident of Fairfield, California, on Wednesday afternoon, as massive wildfires ripped through Santa Rosa and Napa a few miles west. But she wasn’t talking about the flames—she was talking about […]
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Slow trees and climate change: Why bristlecone pine will still outlive you 13.10.2017 LA Times: Commentary

In a time of relentless change, it’s soothing to contemplate deeply rooted, long-lived trees. But now our climate of uncertainty affects even Great Basin bristlecone pine, Pinus longaeva, the species with the world’s oldest known individuals. How should we respond? With alarm, indifference or something...

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How NASA tracks carbon emissions from space to better understand — and deal with — climate change 13.10.2017 LA Times: Science

Fires, drought and warmer temperatures were to blame for excess carbon dioxide in the atmosphere during the 2015-2016 El Niño, scientists with NASA’s Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 say.

The findings, part of five papers published in the journal Science, shed light on the mechanisms through which...

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As Deadly Wildfires Rage in California, a Look at How Global Warming Fuels Decades of Forest Fires 11.10.2017 Truthout.com
In California, powerful winds and bone-dry conditions are fueling massive wildfires. A state of emergency has been declared in northern areas as the fires have left at least 17 people dead, destroying whole neighborhoods and forcing 20,000 people to evacuate their homes. The wildfires come after the US Forest Service warned last year that an unprecedented 5-year drought led to the deaths of more than 100 million trees in California, setting the stage for massive fires. Climate scientists believe human-caused global warming played a major role in the drought. We speak with Park Williams, bioclimatologist at Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory and co-author of a 2016 report showing that global warming is responsible for nearly half of the forest area burned in the western United States over the past three decades. Please check back later for full ...
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Warming to Blame for Western Wildfires? 10.10.2017 FactCheck
Q: Did climate change cause the wildfires out West? A: Scientists say a hot and dry summer — conditions more likely in a warmer world — caused widespread wildfires in ...
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The Energy 202: Here's how Trump's sage grouse fix could backfire 6.10.2017 Washington Post
The Energy 202: Here's how Trump's sage grouse fix could backfire
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Giant pythons keep attacking Indonesian people — and people might be to blame 5.10.2017 Washington Post: World
Robert Nababan was one of a group of people who tried to move the python from the middle of the road. Then it latched on.
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Trump's push to ignore climate costs generates a backlash in court, slowing some projects 4.10.2017 LA Times: Commentary

There is little question that expansion of the Bull Mountain coal mine in Montana would help nudge the Earth’s temperature upward.

Under a plan supported by the Trump administration, the mine would yield 15 million tons of coal each year, which would send potent bursts of climate-warming emissions...

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Climate Disruption Could Pose "Existential Threat" By 2050 2.10.2017 Truthout - All Articles
(Photo: Billy Wilson ; Edited: LW / TO) Human-forced global warming is unraveling Earth: We've changed the composition of the atmosphere, acidified the oceans and caused massive ice melt. As epic rains warp Earth's crust and tree-killing beetles follow warmer temperatures northwards, scientists warn of an "existential threat" to humanity as early as 2050 as planetary heating continues apace. (Photo: Billy Wilson ; Edited: LW / TO)   This story was published because of support from readers like you. If you care about maintaining a free and independent media, make a donation to Truthout! It is often painful to write these monthly dispatches, chronicling what has happened to the Earth over the previous several weeks. Every month I'm taken aback by how rapidly the changes are unfolding. Take my word for this: These pieces are as emotionally challenging for me to write as they are for you to read. Over the several years I've been producing these climate disruption dispatches, I've mostly received messages of ...
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How Many More "500-Year Storms" Will People Endure Before They Start Abandoning Coastal Cities? 1.10.2017 Truthout.com
Damaged homes and streets littered with debris are seen after Hurricane Irma passed through the area on September 13, 2017, in Ramrod Key, Florida. (Photo: Joe Raedle / Getty Images) People love living near the coast. Only two of the world's top 10 biggest cities -- Mexico City and Sáo Paulo -- are not coastal. The rest -- Tokyo, Mumbai, New York, Shanghai, Lagos, Los Angeles, Calcutta and Buenos Aires -- are. Around half of the world's 7.5 billion people live within  60 miles  of a coastline, with about 10 percent of the population living in coastal areas that are less than 10 meters (32 feet) above sea level. Coastal migration has been steadily trending upward. In the U.S. alone, coastal county populations increased by  39 percent  between 1970 to 2010. As the population skyrockets -- from 7.5 billion today to 9.8 billion by 2050, and 11.2 billion by 2100, according to a recent United Nations  report  -- the question for sustainability and development experts is, will the world's coasts bear the burden ...
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Save the Redwoods League Launches Genome Project 30.9.2017 New Kerala: World News
SAN FRANCISCO: University of California, Davis, John Hopkins University and Save the Redwoods League today announced an ambitious plan to fully sequence the coast redwood and giant sequoia genomes - for the first time - utilizing conifer genetic sequencing techniques unavailable until now.
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The Energy 202: Zinke suggests solar power may not best use of public land 29.9.2017 Washington Post
The Energy 202: Zinke suggests solar power may not best use of public land
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Climate change may spell hotter summers for southern Europe 27.9.2017 Washington Post: World
Climate researchers are warning that Europeans should prepare for the return of “Lucifer,” saying the hellishly named heat wave that hit parts of the continent this summer could become a regular occurrence due to man-made climate change.
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Virginia’s leaders have a serious case of the slows on climate change 23.9.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
The longer we take to engage with reality, the steeper our losses will be.
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Leonardo DiCaprio announces USD 20 mn environmental grants 21.9.2017 New Kerala: World News
Los Angeles [U.S.A], Sept. 21 : Leonardo DiCaprio is using his money and fame for a good cause.
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The Energy 202: Hurricanes are dominating the news. But forest fires are raging out West. 20.9.2017 Washington Post
The Energy 202: Hurricanes are dominating the news. But forest fires are raging out West.
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In a first for Punjab, site of ‘300-year-old’ banyan tree to get biodiversity heritage tag 19.9.2017 Chandigarh – The Indian Express
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The Everglades have always been hit by hurricanes. Thanks to climate change, Irma could be a different matter. 16.9.2017 Washington Post
The Everglades have always been hit by hurricanes. Thanks to climate change, Irma could be a different matter.
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