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Clues to an ancient, warmer Earth 27.11.2014 Durango Herald
DENVER – A trove of ancient bones from gigantic animals discovered in the Colorado mountains is providing scientists with a fascinating look at what happened about 120,000 years ago when the Earth got as warm as it is today.Evidence left behind by mastodons, mammoths, giant sloths and huge bison – along with insects,...
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Colorado mastodon bones show ancient warmer Earth 27.11.2014 AP National
DENVER (AP) -- A trove of ancient bones from gigantic animals discovered in the Colorado mountains is providing scientists with a fascinating look at what happened about 120,000 years ago when the Earth got as warm as it is today....
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Colorado mastodon bones show ancient warmer Earth 27.11.2014 Headlines: All Headlines
DENVER (AP) — A trove of ancient bones from gigantic animals discovered in the Colorado mountains is providing scientists with a fascinating look at what happened about 120,000 years ago when the Earth got as warm as it is today.
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Researchers: Mastodon bones and sediment from Colorado site shows what warmer world was like 27.11.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
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Total white out: Snowshoe hares vs global warming 24.11.2014 New Scientist: Focus on America
Removing their white winter coat once kept snowshoe hares hidden in spring, but as the snows melt earlier, they are increasingly exposed. Can they fight back? (full text available to ...
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Latin America Moves Towards Decarbonizing the Economy 21.11.2014 Truthout - All Articles
The Brazilian Amazon basin in the Rondonia State, April 27, 2012. Environmental groups say the construction of the Jirau and Santo Antônio Dams in Rondônia State displaces indigenous peoples and causes flooding, potentially releasing large quantities of methane gas. (Noah Friedman-Rudovsky/The New York Times). Rio de Janeiro - When the advances made towards curbing global warming are analysed in the first 12 days of December in Lima, during the 20th climate conference, Latin America will present some achievements, as well as the many challenges it faces in “decarbonising development”. Experts consulted by IPS said that during the 20th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP20) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) the region will be able to point to progress in reducing deforestation in the Amazon jungle, especially in the Brazilian portion where forest loss was reduced 80 percent in the last decade, according to official sources. But they say Latin America’s focus ...
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On Eve of Climate Talks in Lima, Assassinations of Indigenous Leaders Loom Large 19.11.2014 Star Tribune: World
Edwin Chota at a meeting discussing the practices of sustainable timber harvesting. Photo: Emory Richey Diana Rios Rengifo looked determined as she stood in New York City in front of more than 100 environmental and human rights activists, her face painted red in the custom of her people, the Asháninka of the Amazon. "They may have killed my father and his friends, but I am still here," she said. "I will continue to fight for the rights to our territories and for the rights of the other indigenous peoples of Peru." It's a fight that cost the life of her father, indigenous leader Edwin Chota, who was murdered by loggers in early September, along with his colleagues, Leoncio Quincima Melendez, Jorge Rios Perez, and Francisco Pineda. They were murdered because they defended the forest, and they're not alone. Advocacy group Global Witness says at least 53 other people like Chota, making a total of 57 "defenders of the environment," have been killed in Peru since 2002 in disputes over mining, logging, and land ...
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How the Kalahari bushmen and other tribespeople are being evicted to make way for wilderness 16.11.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Racist governments are forcing native people from their land, supposedly to benefit wildlife and environment, according to a report When Botswanas president, Ian Khama, opened a giant $4.9bn diamond mine in the heart of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve in September, there were some notable absentees among the invited guests: the 700 bushmen whose hunter-gatherer families had been the traditional inhabitants of the desert, but who have been exiled to impoverished settlements on the edge of the park and are forbidden to hunt the wildlife. According to a Survival International report, launched at the World Parks Congress in Sydney, the worlds biggest conservation meeting, the San of the Kalahari are just one among hundreds of tribal peoples who have been evicted or are under threat of expulsion from the worlds 6,000 national parks and 100,000 protected conservation areas, which together are thought to cover nearly 13% of the Earths land ...
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El Salvador Restores Biodiversity in the Face of Climate Change 15.11.2014 Truthout.com
Barra de Santiago, El Salvador - Carlos Menjívar has been ferrying people in his boat for 20 years in this fishing village in western El Salvador surrounded by ocean, mangroves and wetlands, which is suffering the effects of environmental degradation. Siltation in the main channel leading to the town has hurt his income, because the buildup of sediment has reduced the depth and sometimes it is so shallow that it is unnavigable. "This channel used to be deep, but it isn't anymore," Menjívar told Tierramérica, standing next to his boat, La Princesa, anchored at the town's jetty. "On the bottom is all the mud that comes from upstream, from the highlands...sometimes we can't even work." Barra de Santiago, a town of 3,000 located 98 km west of San Salvador, can be reached by dirt road. But some tourists prefer to get there by boat across the estuary, through the lush mangrove forest. Despite the natural beauty of the area, the mangroves run the risk of drying up along some stretches, because the siltation ...
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Guest: How to fight climate change by harvesting wood 14.11.2014 Seattle Times: Opinion
Don’t just knock on wood; use it to fight global warming, writes guest columnist Bruce Lippke.
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Peru's forests store more CO2 than US emits in a year, research shows 12.11.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Carbon mapping by the Carnegie Institute for Science reveals nearly seven billion tonnes of carbon stored in Perus rainforests, in a technique that could help preserve such stores to reduce carbon emissions

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Paper from illegally logged rainforest 'could be on sale in Australia' 12.11.2014 Guardian: Environment

World Parks Congress gathers to discuss way to reach goal of formal protection for 17% of land and 10% of oceans by 2020

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National Grids £500m plan to move biggest and ugliest pylons underground 9.11.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Shortlisted sites include national parks and areas of outstanding natural beauty; £24m fund set aside for measures in other areas

The biggest and ugliest electricity pylons slicing through some of the nations most treasured beauty spots are set to be torn down.

National Grid has shortlisted eight of the countrys most beautiful rural areas blighted by pylons and will investigate ways to remove them and put them underground.

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Brazil environment minister calls on rich nations to commit to reducing carbon emissions 6.11.2014 Star Tribune: World
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Urgent warning on climate change 2.11.2014 CNN: Top Stories
"If left unchecked, climate change will increase the likelihood of severe, pervasive and irreversible impacts for people and ecosystems," the report said.
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38 federal agencies reveal their vulnerabilities to climate change — and what they’re doing about it 31.10.2014 Ezra Klein
The Obama administration on Friday plans to publish a small library's worth of climate change documents, outlining 38 federal agencies' vulnerabilities to global warming and how they will address them -- as well as a separate and even larger set of new government-wide plans to cut down on greenhouse gas emissions and achieve new targets for sustainability. In ...
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Regreening program to restore one-sixth of Ethiopia's land 30.10.2014 Guardian: Environment

Tree and shrub-planting program has transformed degraded and deforested land across Africa, with Ethiopia planning to restore a further 15m hectares by 2030

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WorldViews: India launches its own Air Quality Index. Can its numbers be trusted? 17.10.2014 Washington Post: World
After years of facing flak from global health experts for not doing enough to tackle worsening air pollution, India now says it will launch its own national air quality index in the next five years. The index will rank 66 Indian cities and provide associated health risks in a color-coded manner that can be understood by everyone. The move, officials say, could raise public awareness of an issue that many Indians often overlook, but also push them to demand higher quality standards and ...
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Why a carbon tax is good for you 3.10.2014 CNN: Top Stories
Critics of climate action like to say that helping our environment would hurt our economy. Climate-change denier Sen. Jim Inhofe has written that "manmade catastrophic global warming was the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people" and that cap-and-trade legislation could cause the loss of over 4 million jobs.
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Forests are emerging out from the shadow of fossil fuels in climate debate 2.10.2014 Guardian: Environment

Letting people living in forests become natures guardian is bringing both development and saving ecosystems

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