User: newstrust Topic: Global Warming
Category: Impacts :: Ecosystems
Last updated: Jun 14 2019 19:36 IST RSS 2.0
 
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This Los Angeles couple is on a mission to save the environment, starting with their own backyard 14.6.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Plant a native; help save Los Angeles. That’s Cassy and Kirk Aoyagi’s mission.

They’re not alone. All over Southern California, gardeners are removing their turf lawns and replacing them with indigenous plantings, prompted by turf removal rebates, the opportunity to combat climate change and, as...

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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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Flood risks bring warnings for those living, playing near rivers in southwestern Colorado 10.6.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Officials in southwestern Colorado are warning tourists and residents to take precautions as the melting of this winter’s record snowpack is leading to flood risks.
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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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Good girl! These dogs are helping save habitats by finding rare turtles 6.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Iowa researchers have implemented an innovative method to help conserve a species that once thrived on the state's prairies — the ornate box turtle.
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Do We Have a Right to a Livable Climate? 4.6.2019 Truthout.com
A lawsuit moving forward this week could help determine if U.S. citizens have a constitutional right to a safe climate.
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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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Climate change killing off Bering Sea puffins, say scientists 30.5.2019 Raw Story
When an unusually large number of puffin carcasses began to wash ashore on Alaska’s remote St Paul Island in the fall of 2016, the local tribal population grew alarmed. At first they suspected the seabirds might have avian flu — but labs on the mainland soon ruled out any disease, findin...
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No, we shouldn't pump water from underneath Joshua Tree to help store electricity 30.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

For years developers have tried to figure out how to repurpose Kaiser Steel’s former open-pit iron mine at Eagle Mountain in Riverside County. One idea: Use it as a massive landfill, a proposal that fortunately never came to fruition. The current owners of the site now want to convert it into an...

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Guardian Smears Morano, GOP as 'Extinction Deniers' 29.5.2019 NewsBusters
Not content solely to use the offensive “climate denier” term against dissenting views on climate change, a Guardian writer adopted the term “extinction deniers” in a tirade against skeptics on May ...
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Scientists Have More Bad News About the Oceans. They Found It by Looking in the Past. 27.5.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Wired and is shared here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  Plankton don’t get nearly the respect they deserve. These tiny organisms (phytoplankton being plant-like cells that produce much of the world’s oxygen, zooplankton being little animals) float around at the mercy of currents and form the very foundation of the […]
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In Just 160 Years, Humans Wrecked The Earth's Climate 26.5.2019 Crooks Liars
The exploitation of fossil fuels emits CO₂, the main cause of global warming. Zbynek Burival/Unsplash , CC ...
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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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Must Watch: Dem Smacks Down Climate Denier Witnesses At Hearing 24.5.2019 Crooks Liars
Representative Jared Huffman is my new hero. At a House Subcommittee hearing on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife (WOW), Democrats invited three bonafide scientists from the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services. This is the organization made up of 132 United Nations member-states which issued the alarming report on extinction and climate change earlier this month. Republicans invited a pseudo-scientist and a climate-hustler to testify. Both of them testified before Congress that climate change was not real, because they were invited by Republicans to do so. They got to sit next to UN-endorsed scientists and spew lies, because Republicans invited them to do so. Rep. Huffman noticed the ...
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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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Climate Cast LIVE with Paul Huttner 22.5.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The May edition of Climate Cast LIVE on MPR News Presents, hosted by MPR chief meteorologist Paul Huttner
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Sea Level Rise Could Displace 187 Million People in Coastal Communities 21.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
As the Earth’s climate warms, melting ice sheets are expected to lead to an increase in global sea level.
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L.A. has a plan for combating climate change. But is it realistic? 21.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

California has had a glimpse in recent years of what it can expect as the climate continues to change: wild swings from extreme drought to extreme rainfall and snowfall, a sharp increase in devastating wildfires and record temperatures.

With poor leadership on climate issues from the federal government,...

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