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Amazon Rainforest Fires: What Could the Long-term Damage Be As Deforestation Edges Closer to 'Tipping Point From Which There Is No Return' 23.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"When forest land is cleared by fire for agricultural production, we lose it forever," said Meg Symington of the World Wide Fund for Nature.
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Muslims on Mecca Hajj Pilgrimage Set to Face 'Extreme Danger' From Climate Change in Coming Decades 22.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Scientists have predicted which years could be the most dangerous for worshippers.
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This Month in Climate Science, July 2019: Raccoon Explosions, Climate-friendly Elephants and More 100-Degree Days 19.8.2019 WRI Stories
This Month in Climate Science, July 2019: Raccoon Explosions, Climate-friendly Elephants and More 100-Degree Days Comments|Add Comment|PrintA new study found that elephants are important for forests’ carbon-storage potential. Photo by Richard Ruggiero/USFWS Every month, climate scientists make new discoveries that advance our understanding of climate change's causes and impacts. The research gives a clearer picture of the threats we already face and explores what's to come if we don't reduce... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Anti-Immigration White Supremacy Has Deep Roots in the Environmental Movement 19.8.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by the Guardian and is shared here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The environmentalist, white nationalist, and influential anti-immigration activist John Tanton died less than three weeks before the El Paso shooting. Tanton lived to see his movement shape much of modern US immigration policy, but not this latest […]
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How much hotter are the oceans? The answer begins with a bucket 19.8.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Scientists need to track the history of sea temperatures precisely to model climate change. A newly discovered clue in measurements taken by sailors in the 1930s could have far-reaching implications.
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Study finds invasive insects are a big contributor to climate change 19.8.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Invasive insects like the gypsy moth and emerald ash borer — which are steadily marching across Minnesota and the rest of the country, feasting on trees and ultimately killing them — are also contributing to climate change, according to a newly released study.
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Editorial: California's Joshua trees are threatened and the Trump administration is refusing to admit it 16.8.2019 LA Times: Opinion

The Trump administration declined to grant "threatened" status to Joshua trees, despite scientific studies detailing the dangers to its limited desert habitat that could decimate the species by century's end.

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U.S. Media Gives Way Too Much Air Time to Climate Change Deniers Who Don't Know What They're Talking About, Study Finds 15.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"They are not in the same league with top scientists," Professor LeRoy Westerling said. "They aren't even in the league of the average career climate scientist."
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Alaska's Governor Is Sabotaging a Crucial Tool in the Fight Against Climate Change | Opinion 15.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
We cannot allow oil-soaked politicians and anti-science plutocrats to target our flagship research universities simply because they don't like their findings.
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New Poll Shows Vast Majority of Louisiana Voters Concerned About Coastal Land Loss, Climate Change 14.8.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
New Poll Shows Vast Majority of Louisiana Voters Concerned About Coastal Land Loss, Climate Change
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Global Vegetation Growth Has Stalled for the Last 20 Years and Scientists May Now Know Why 14.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The latest results could have significant implications for our understanding of how the planet will adapt to climate change.
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The Other Brazilian Rainforest: Why Restoring the Atlantic Forest Can Help Tackle Climate Change 14.8.2019 WRI Stories
The Other Brazilian Rainforest: Why Restoring the Atlantic Forest Can Help Tackle Climate Change Comments|Add Comment|PrintChrist the Redeemer statue in Tijuca National park, part of Brazil's Atlantic rainforest. Photo by Chico Mendes Conservation Institute. Everyone knows how important the Amazon rainforest is. The region is often in the international news, sometimes because of its diverse species, but most of the time because of deforestation and fires. However, the Amazon is not the only... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Fracking in U.S. And Canada Linked to Worldwide Atmospheric Methane Spike 14.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"The commercialization of shale gas and oil in the 21st century has dramatically increased global methane emissions", said the scientist behind the study.
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Increasing Air Pollution Causes Lung Disease Equivalent to Smoking Pack of Cigarettes a Day for 29 Years 14.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The researchers' conclusions are based on an 18-year study which involved over 7,000 subjects across six metropolitan areas in the United States.
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Plants Will Get Boost From Rising CO2 Emissions but Only for Another 80 Years, Scientists Warn 12.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Forests "aren't, and won't be, a substitute for the first order of business—cutting fossil fuel emissions," the co-author of the study told Newsweek.
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3 startups hacking food to crack the climate crisis 12.8.2019 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Miyoko’s and other plant-based entrepreneurs are using food to fight the climate crisis.
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Planting Trees Is Good. Eliminating Deforestation is Better. 9.8.2019 Mother Jones
Every year, an estimated 15 billion trees are chopped down across the planet to make room for agricultural and urban lands and other uses. We’ve cut down so many, in fact, that what’s left is about half of the number of trees that the Earth supported before the rise of human civilization, and scientists warn […]
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How Effective Is Land At Removing Carbon Pollution? The IPCC Weighs In 8.8.2019 WRI Stories
How Effective Is Land At Removing Carbon Pollution? The IPCC Weighs In Comments|Add Comment|Print If solving the climate change problem seems hard now, just think about how hard it would be without the tremendous carbon sink that lands provide. Trees and other vegetation suck up carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, sequestering nearly a third of global emissions. Given how quickly the world has been blowing through its carbon budget—the amount of greenhouse gases we can emit while still keeping... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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To rein in global warming, healthy forests and sustainable diets are key, U.N. says 8.8.2019 LA Times: Science

The land beneath our feet can be a powerful tool for combating global warming, but only if it's used wisely. A new U.N. report considers the options.

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Climate Change Could Expose More Humans to Mercury in Seafood 7.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The findings could have implications for the three billion people who eat seafood worldwide.
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