User: newstrust Topic: Global Warming
Category: Impacts :: Ecosystems
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One million species risk extinction due to humans: draft UN report 23.4.2019 Raw Story

Up to one million species face extinction due to human influence, according to a draft UN report obtained by AFP that painstakingly catalogues how humanity has undermined the natural resources upon which its very survival depends. The accelerating loss of clean air, drinkable water, CO2-absorbing fo...

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To solve climate change and biodiversity loss, we need a Global Deal for Nature 22.4.2019 Raw Story

Earth’s cornucopia of life has evolved over 550 million years. Along the way, five mass extinction events have caused serious setbacks to life on our planet. The fifth, which was caused by a gargantuan meteorite impact along Mexico’s Yucatan coast, changed Earth’s climate, took out the dinosaurs and...

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Protecting Sea Creatures Could Help Slow Climate Change 21.4.2019 Truthout.com
Marine conservation should be part of climate change mitigation strategies.

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A professor of astrophysics explains why humans are on the path to self-destruction: ‘Not the first time there’s been a civilization in the universe’ 21.4.2019 Raw Story

The planet is transitioning under our onslaught to a new era called the Anthropocene. This era is the product of violent conquest, warfare, slavery, genocide and the Industrial Revolution, which began about 200 years ago and saw humans start to burn a hundred million years of sunlight stored in the ...

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This Is How to Save the Earth’s Biodiversity 19.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The Global Deal for Nature is an ambitious plan that aims to help ensure climate targets are met while conserving the world's species, thus avoiding any worsening of the sixth mass extinction crisis.
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Climate Change Stripping Cloud Forests of Their Clouds 17.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Cloud forests are among the world's most biodiverse ecosystems.
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Mexico’s Monarch Butterflies Are in Grave Danger. Scientists Are Moving an Entire Forest to Save Them. 17.4.2019 Mother Jones
Welcome to Recharge, a weekly newsletter full of stories that will energize your inner hellraiser. See more editions and sign up here.  Tree by tree, Mexican scientists are planting the first stages of a new forest in the mountains of the country’s central Michoacan state. They’re taking saplings from oyamel fir trees further down the mountain […]
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To Survive in Texas, Black Bears Need an Open Border 14.4.2019 Truthout.com
Experts fear that a border wall between the United States and Mexico would end the recovery of black bears in Texas.

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Pace of Bering Sea changes startle scientists 14.4.2019 Denver Post: Local
The Yupik Eskimo village of Kotlik on Alaska's northwest coast relies on a cold, hard blanket of sea ice to protect homes from vicious winter Bering Sea storms.
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Recovery From Mass Extinction May Take 10 Million Years 8.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
“Humanity is undeniably causing elevated rates of biodiversity loss through climate change," scientists warned.
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The New Governor of Florida Is Not the Environmental Disaster Everyone Thought He’d Be 8.4.2019 Mother Jones
On paper, Ron DeSantis looked like an environmental disaster waiting to happen. During his 2018 campaign to be Florida’s next governor, the Republican candidate dodged questions about whether humans are causing climate change and he became a clear favorite of President Donald Trump. He also offered a less-than-stellar history on environmental issues as a former member of the […]
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The Insect Apocalypse Is Coming: Here Are Five Lessons We Must Learn 7.4.2019 Truthout.com
Insects are undergoing a massive decline and that spells trouble for humanity.

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Logging Is the Leading Driver of Carbon Emissions From US Forests 6.4.2019 Truthout.com
To effectively mitigate climate change, we must stop burning carbon for fuel and greatly increase forest protection.

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Wheeler pledges help for Miami’s water woes but ignores climate change 5.4.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler pledged his support for tackling water issues in Miami-Dade County, Florida, during a Friday appearance with local officials. But Wheeler’s remarks omitted the key driving force behind the area’s water problems — climate change.   Miami and its surrounding areas have been labeled “ground zero” for climate change in no […]
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Tick, tock: The countdown to peak tick season is here 3.4.2019 Raw Story

With spring comes glorious sunshine, warmer weather — and ticks. Ticks and some insect pests can carry bacteria, viruses and parasites that may cause disease in humans. One in particular, the blacklegged deer tick Ixodes scapularis, is well-known for its ability to transmit the Lyme disease-causing ...

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Bleaching hits world’s southernmost coral reef: scientists 3.4.2019 Raw Story

The world’s southernmost coral reef has been hit by bleaching this summer, Australian scientists said Wednesday, as they warned rising sea temperatures from climate change were affecting even the most isolated ecosystems. The corals off Lord Howe Island — some 600 kilometres (370 miles) ...

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Thawing Permafrost Linked to Spike in Arctic Landslides 2.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The landslides have released greenhouse gases by thawing and exposing organic materials which then rot. 
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Climate Change Forced Neanderthals Into Cannibalism 2.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Researchers studied the remains of Neanderthals found in a cave in Southeastern France.
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America Has Forgotten About Its Urban Trees 1.4.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by CityLab and is shared here as part of the ClimateDesk collaboration.  Forested areas in cities may seem best left untouched, but it’s a common misconception that they can take care of themselves, according to Sarah Charlop-Powers, executive director of New York City’s Natural Areas Conservancy. “We need to undo […]
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NBC Laments ‘Greedy and Lazy’ Humans, Predicts ‘Climate Change Refugees’ 30.3.2019 NewsBusters
Throughout Friday’s Today show, NBC hosts and anchors engaged in climate change hysteria. Humans were condemned for being “greedy and lazy,” accused of making the planet “a tougher place to live.” In addition, dire warnings were issued about Alaska experiencing “an environmental disaster,” with residents being “the first climate change refugees in our ...
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