User: newstrust Topic: Global Warming
Category: Impacts :: Ecosystems
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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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The insect apocalypse is coming: Here are five lessons we must learn 15.8.2019 Raw Story
In a recent report, scientists warn of a precipitous drop in the world’s insect population. We need to pay close attention, as over time, this could be just as catastrophic to humans as it is to insects. Special attention must be paid to the principal drivers of this insect decline, because while climate change is adding to […]
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The Trump Administration Is Pushing Wildlife to the Brink of Extinction | Opinion 15.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
President Donald Trump has eviscerated the Endangered Species Act at the worst possible time for wildlife and the planet. And humans will ultimately pay the price.
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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 9% Lie: Industrial Food & Climate Change 14.8.2019 ConsortiumNews.com
Ronnie Cummins challenges the widely used official estimate of greenhouse gas emissions from U.S. agriculture. By Ronnie Cummins Independent Science News for Food and Agriculture The Climate Emergency is finally getting the attention of the media and the U.S. (and…Read more →
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US Agriculture Needs 21st-Century New Deal 14.8.2019 ConsortiumNews.com
Three scholars look at what can be done for U.S. farms, where bankruptcies were already at a 10-year high before the floods this past spring.  Jeff Jorgenson looks over a partially flooded field he farms near Shenandoah, Iowa, May 29,…Read more →
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Editorial: Trump guts the Endangered Species Act. Polar bears and bald eagles, take notice 13.8.2019 LA Times: Opinion

The Trump administration's revisions to the Endangered Species Act are an unconscionable assault on the environment and the species that we should be protecting, not destroying.

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How Much Are Polar Bears Worth? Trump Admin Limits Endangered Species Act With Cost-Benefit Analysis 13.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"Secretary Bernhardt has worked his entire career to weaken wildlife protections for the sake of more drilling and mining."
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The Trump Administration Just Gutted One of the Most Powerful Environmental Laws on the Books 13.8.2019 Mother Jones
The Trump administration unveiled final regulations that weaken the Endangered Species Act (ESA) on Monday, just three months after the United Nations warned of the “unprecedented” decline in biodiversity around the world. “We are in the midst of an unprecedented extinction crisis, yet the Trump Administration is steamrolling our most effective wildlife protection law,” said […]
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Trump administration to weaken endangered species protections in favor of fossil fuels 12.8.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
The Trump administration’s Interior Department announced on Monday its official proposal to significantly weaken the nation’s Endangered Species Act. The move would make it easier for new mining, oil, and gas development to take place in areas critical to protected species. The widely popular conservation law, passed in 1973, has been heralded worldwide for its […]
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To slow global warming, U.N. warns agriculture must change 8.8.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The way we produce food and manage land must change radically if humans hope to avoid catastrophic global temperature rise, according to a new report by the United Nations panel on climate change.
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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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Indigenous Lands Have Highest Biodiversity: 'We Must Manage a Larger Fraction of World's Area in Ways That Protect Species' 5.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The Earth is in the grips of what scientists have dubbed the "Sixth Mass Extinction" with the global rate of species extinction at least "tens to hundreds of times higher" than the average over the past 10 million years.
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Humanity’s next test: feed 10 billion without ruining Earth 2.8.2019 Raw Story
Experts Friday began negotiating the most comprehensive scientific assessment ever of the role the land we live off plays in climate change, expected to highlight the stark choices humanity faces to feed 10 billion people while preserving Nature. The Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC) special report on land use is expected to warn how […]
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California farmers are planting solar panels as water supplies dry up 31.7.2019 LA Times: Environment

Clean energy projects in the Central Valley could help California hit its climate change goals.

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Fed land managers reviewing Colorado’s protest letter over Trump admin’s plan for public lands, sage grouse 30.7.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Federal land managers say they're reviewing a protest letter from the Colorado Department of Natural Resources over the Trump administration's management plan for public lands in the southwest corner of the state.
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Birds are trying to adapt to climate change — but is it too little, too late? 26.7.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
By breeding and migrating earlier, some birds are adapting to climate change. But it's probably not happening fast enough for some species to survive, according to new research.
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On the North Shore, many hands work to help a dying forest 25.7.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A host of factors are laying waste to Minnesota’s northeastern forests. Today, many people are working to rebuild a forest that’s resilient to climate change, and resembling the famous features Minnesotans know and love.
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Only Enlightened Collectivism Can Save Us 24.7.2019 ConsortiumNews.com
We are witnessing a mass extinction and no amount of rugged individualism is going to solve it, writes Caitlin Johnstone. By Caitlin Johnstone CaitlinJohnstone.com Individualism cannot save humanity from the crises it faces. It’s not the right tool. There is a widespread…Read more →
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