User: newstrust Topic: Global Warming
Category: Impacts :: Forest
Last updated: Jun 18 2019 12:10 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Two scientists on impact of climate change in Minnesota 18.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Scientists Lee Frelich and Gayle Schueller discuss the impact of climate change, particularly in Minnesota.
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United Nations Agency Criticizes Carbon Offsets 15.6.2019 Truthout.com
The UN Environment Programme is now criticizing a strategy it had supported for two decades.
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Forest Service seeks to exempt some logging and mining from environmental review rules 13.6.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

The U.S. Forest Service on Wednesday announced plans to narrow the scope of a major environmental law, allowing the agency to fast-track activity throughout the national forest system without undergoing environmental review.

The proposed changes could potentially make it easier for logging, road...

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Climate change on track to reduce ocean wildife by 17% 13.6.2019 Raw Story
Climate change is set to empty the ocean of nearly a fifth of all living creatures, measured by mass, by the end of the century, researchers have calculated. In a world that heats up three to four degrees Celsius compared to pre-industrial levels, 17 percent of marine biomass — from minuscule plankton to 100-tonne whales […]
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Climate change alters what’s possible in restoring Florida’s Everglades 10.6.2019 Raw Story
The Everglades are a vast network of subtropical freshwater wetland and estuarine ecosystems that once spanned the length and breadth of south Florida. Fifty years of dredging and diking, starting in 1948, greatly reduced their extent, altering water flow patterns and causing widespread ecological damage. For the past 20 years, scientists and engineers have been […]
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Arctic Is Thawing So Fast Scientists Are Losing Their Measuring Tools 3.6.2019 Truthout.com
Methane and CO2 released from the thawing permafrost will further accelerate the rate of global warming.
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CU Boulder’s Mountain Research Station home to some of the most important ongoing research in climate change 3.6.2019 Denver Post: Local
The University of Colorado Boulder’s Mountain Research Station, within the Arapaho-Roosevelt National Forest and situated just a few miles west off of Colo. 72, is the jumping-off point for some of the most important ongoing research into the nuanced and changing dynamics of alpine ecology going on anywhere in North America.
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Military service member from Colorado Springs’ Peterson Air Force Base found dead in Arizona 3.6.2019 Denver Post: Local
Authorities say a military service member assigned to the Southwest Border Support Mission has died in southern Arizona.
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End This Hidden Risk to Military Families 27.5.2019 Truthout.com
When our family members sign up, they sign away some of their rights — and ours.
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Carbon Credits for Forest Preservation May Be Worse Than Nothing 25.5.2019 Truthout.com
There's no evidence that carbon credts have — or will — deliver the climate benefit they promise.
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California may let polluters offset carbon by preserving rain forests. Here are the pitfalls 23.5.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

California, a global leader on climate change, is poised to take the lead once again as it considers expanding its carbon offset program to allow polluting companies to compensate for their excess emissions by paying to preserve the Amazon rainforest.

That sounds like a winning proposition: The...

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Forest Lake school recognized for environmental sustainability 23.5.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Green Ribbon status is evidence that a school is working to reduce its environmental impact and educate its students about sustainability.
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Why carbon credits for forest preservation may be worse than nothing 23.5.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The hunger for these offsets is blinding us to the mounting pile of evidence that they haven't -- and won't -- deliver the climate benefit they promise.
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Man-eating Tigers Could Hunt down More Humans Due to Climate Change 17.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The way that we live on Earth is causing an unprecedented acceleration in species extinction.
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Endangered Species Day: List of Most Threatened Animals in the World 17.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
There are 18 animals on the WWF's critically endangered list.
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Review: ‘The Serengeti Rules’ is a nature documentary with a hopeful message 16.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Many nature documentaries seem to take one of two opposing approaches: They either blithely ignore the negative effects of human population growth and climate change on animals or they present the state of the natural world as so dire as to be irreparable. “The Serengeti Rules” sets itself apart...

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First Map Created of Global Underground Network Connecting Trees and Fungi 16.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
This subterranean "wood wide web" underpins much of life on Earth and could play a crucial role in limiting climate change.
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Climate change could bring the bubonic plague back to Los Angeles 16.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

The steamship caused the last global outbreak of bubonic plague. Climate change could cause the next one.

Longer, hotter weather patterns are extending the breeding season of rats and rodents, leading to a steep increase in their numbers in places like Los Angeles, New York and Houston. Over the...

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China, Japan and South Korea, while vowing to go green at home, promote coal abroad 13.5.2019 L.A. Times - World News

In the last-ditch global battle against climate change, China, Japan and South Korea have joined other industrialized nations in promising to reduce their use of fossil fuels.

Yet even as they take steps to promote renewable energy at home, these three countries are facing growing scrutiny for...

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Koalas 'Functionally Extinct' in Australia with Just 80,000 Remaining 13.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Once a koala population falls below a critical point it can no longer produce the next generation, leading to extinction.
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