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Scientists seek rare species survivors in wake of Australia wildfires 19.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Australia’s unprecedented wildfire season has so far killed — by one estimate — more than a billion wild animals. Scientists fear some of the island continent’s unique and colorful species may not recover. For others, they are trying to throw lifelines.
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A New Study About the Death of 1 Million Seabirds Should Scare the Crap Out of You 16.1.2020 Mother Jones
Over just two days in early 2016, more than 6,000 penguin-like birds were found dead on the rocky beaches near Whittier, Alaska. Many of the dead birds, scientists observed, were clearly emaciated. “It was pretty horrifying,” seabird biologist David Irons told a Canadian news outlet at the time. “The live ones standing along the dead ones […]
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8 Environment and Development Stories to Watch in the New Make-or-Break Decade 16.1.2020 WRI Stories
8 Environment and Development Stories to Watch in the New Make-or-Break Decade Comments|Add Comment|PrintClimate activism movements can now be found around the world. Photo by Bebeto Matthews/AP Photo The world was not kind to the environment over the past decade, the warmest in recorded history. Superstorm Sandy caused more than $70 billion of damages in the United States. Cities like Cape Town, South Africa nearly ran out of water. Record floods killed 1,300 people in India and Pakistan.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Could abandoned agricultural lands help save the planet? 14.1.2020 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Some researchers contend there is an opportunity for ecological restoration that could help fight climate change and stem the loss of biodiversity.
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This Month in Climate Science, December 2019: Pre-term Births, Fewer Fishermen and Accelerated Arctic Melt 13.1.2020 WRI Stories
This Month in Climate Science, December 2019: Pre-term Births, Fewer Fishermen and Accelerated Arctic Melt Comments|Add Comment|PrintA new study found that rapidly warming water off the coast of New England may be leading to a decline in fishermen. Photo by Lance Cheung/USDA. 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... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Boulder County’s populations of native bird species decline in the face of development 12.1.2020 Denver Post: Local
The Northern Hemisphere lost 3 billion birds, or 29% of the overall population, in the last 50 years. While the warming climate has played a demonstrative role in this decline – and will continue to do so with ever-increasing power – ornithologists in Boulder County have pointed to urban sprawl as a more immediate threat to the survival of the area’s native bird populations, without which local ecosystems cannot properly function, adding to the affects of climate change.
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The Truth Behind That Viral “1 Billion Aussie Animals Are Dead” Stat Is Way More Complex—and Sad 11.1.2020 Mother Jones
Numbers help frame the sheer enormity and devastation of the Australian wildfires. The flames have overrun more than 32,000-square miles of landacross Australia, most acutely in the southeast states of New South Wales and Victoria. The fires have engulfed an area more than 50 times larger than California’s Mendocino Fire, the largest wildfire in the […]
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10 Big Changes for Forests Over the Last Decade 10.1.2020 WRI Stories
10 Big Changes for Forests Over the Last Decade Comments|Add Comment|PrintA lot changed for the world's forests over the 2010s, but much remains to be done. Photo by flickrfavorites/Flickr. The last decade was pivotal for the world's forests. The 2010s saw the rise of unprecedented new commitments — from governments and the private sector alike — to bring deforestation to heel. The UN REDD+ framework, the New York Declaration on Forests and the Sustainable Development Goals set out ambitious... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Letters to the Editor: Foodies, stop parroting the meat industry on plant-based burgers 9.1.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Switching to plant-based burgers isn't about eating wholesome food; it's about reducing the terrible effects of animal agriculture.

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This Month in Climate Science, October and November 2019: More Ebola, Emperor Penguins Marching Toward Extinction, and Persistent Storms 16.12.2019 WRI Stories
This Month in Climate Science, October and November 2019: More Ebola, Emperor Penguins Marching Toward Extinction, and Persistent Storms Comments|Add Comment|PrintScientists found that if warming continues unabated, emperor penguin populations will drop at least 80% by 2100. Photo by Christopher Michel/Flickr 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... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Nature's 'Brita filter' is dying and nobody knows why 7.12.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A mysterious die-off of freshwater mussels has scientists scrambling to find a cause. Freshwater mussels clean water and provide habitat to countless other species.
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From coffee to cosmetics, companies are looking for ways to protect the plants their products are made from 6.12.2019 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
As crop varieties disappear, boosting biodiversity becomes smart business.
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4 Ways Farmers Can Adapt to Climate Change and Generate Income 6.12.2019 WRI Stories
4 Ways Farmers Can Adapt to Climate Change and Generate Income Comments|Add Comment|PrintFarmers working on an integrated system in a farm in Paraiba Valley, Sao Paulo. The system combine crops (a native species similar to potato and corn) with palm trees. Photo by Bruno Calixto/WRI Brasil Climate change poses a real threat to farmers around the world. Agriculture is highly dependent on good weather, including high and low temperatures, rainfall, wind intensity, and many other variables.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Butterfly on a bomb range: How scientists have made the Endangered Species Act work 20.11.2019 LA Times: Environment

Nearly 1,500 species have been protected by the U.S. Endangered Species Act, and only 11 have gone extinct. When laws are enforced, species can be saved.

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Endangered Species Act at work in protecting butterflies at Fort Bragg’s artillery range 19.11.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
In the unlikely setting of the world’s most populated military installation, amid all the regimented chaos, you’ll find the Endangered Species Act at work.
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How US colonialism affects Indigenous peoples’ stewardship and access to food 9.11.2019 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
From ceremonies to harvesting and food storage, to political leadership, to gender relations, indigenous groups have detailed understandings of how design societal institutions to support resilience. But colonialism changed that.
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Bringing the world’s buried wetlands back from the dead 5.11.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
The ghosts are all around the gently rolling farmlands of eastern England. But you have to know where to look.
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This Month in Climate Science, September 2019: Ocean and Ice Warning; Lost Birds; Pancake Breakfast at Risk? 24.10.2019 WRI Stories
This Month in Climate Science, September 2019: Ocean and Ice Warning; Lost Birds; Pancake Breakfast at Risk? Comments|Add Comment|PrintSmall melting iceberg, Svalberg, Norway. Photo by Deborah Zabarenko/WRI 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 emissions at a quicker pace. Our blog series, This... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Owl killings spur moral questions about human intervention 15.10.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
The federal government has been trying for decades to save the northern spotted owl, a native bird that sparked an intense battle over logging across Washington, Oregon and California decades ago.
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Climate change may imperil Joshua trees; group seeks tougher California protections 15.10.2019 LA Times: Environment

An environmental group Tuesday plans to ask the California Fish and Game Commission to designate the western Joshua Tree as threatened, a push sure to set off battles with desert developers.

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