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Earth Day special: Paul Hawken, Andrew Revkin, Sally Jewell and George Shultz 22.4.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: Science
From the Commonwealth Club's "Climate One" series: Petrospective: Former secretary of state George Shultz and former CIA director James Woolsey speak about the necessity of moving toward clean energy. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell speaks about balancing conservation and jobs. Authors Paul Hawken and Andrew Revkin speak about ways to move beyond blame in the debate about climate change.
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Let’s Rename Earth Day 22.4.2014 Think Progres

Affection for our planet is misdirected and unrequited. We need to focus on saving ourselves.

The post Let’s Rename Earth Day appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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Spotlight on Green News & Views: Blue tortoise v. Bundy, solar summit, Keystone XL decision delayed 20.4.2014 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
Many of the dozens of environmentally related posts that appear at Daily Kos each week don't attract the attention they deserve. So, more than seven years ago, a new feature was launched to highlight those diaries. Initially called Eco-Diary Rescue, the name was changed to Green Diary Rescue after a couple of years. Now, after nearly 17,000 green diaries have been rescued, the name is changing again. From now on, because of the growing number of diaries being posted at the site, "Spotlight on Green News & Views" will appear twice a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The Wednesday April 16 Spotlight can be found here . As has all along been true, inclusion of a diary in the Spotlight does not necessarily indicate my agreement with or endorsement of it. Bundy vs the tortoise —by Blue Tortoise: "There is a bigger story behind the recent standoff between the BLM and rancher Clive Bundy. The confrontation is part of a long battle over Federal land management practices after the Mojave Desert Tortoise was ...
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No-coral campaign leads to faux coral jewelry 19.4.2014 LA Times: Top News
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Spotlight on Green News & Views: Keeping fossil fuel in the ground, this land is not your land 17.4.2014 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
Moorhen and babies . Many of the dozens of environmentally related posts that appear at Daily Kos each week don't attract the attention they deserve. So, more than seven years ago, a new feature was launched to highlight those diaries. Initially called Eco-Diary Rescue, the name was change to Green Diary Rescue after a couple of years. Now, after nearly 17,000 green diaries have been rescued, the name is changing again. From now on, because of the growing number of diaries being posted at the site, Spotlight on Green News & Views will appear twice a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays. As has all along been true, inclusion of a diary in the Spotlight does not necessarily indicate my agreement with or endorsement of it. Choose Wisely —by Michael Brune: "The Climate Action Plan that President Obama announced last year is full of good ideas, and his administration has already done more to address carbon pollution than any other has. New fuel-economy standards will double the efficiency of our cars and trucks. ...
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Could Australia Use Plants To Pull CO2 Out Of The Air And Store It Underground? 17.4.2014 Think Progres

bio-energy with carbon capture and storage involves burning biomass -- trees, plants, crop materials, woodchips -- to generate electricity, then capturing the carbon that is released and pumping it underground in geologic reservoirs.

The post Could Australia Use Plants To Pull CO2 Out Of The Air And Store It Underground? appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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Carbon destroys ocean life as well as our climate 15.4.2014 The Earth Times Online Newspaper - Health News
Air pollution is rarely linked to water pollution, but the strong links will soon be obvious, just as the surface air movement is influenced by the ocean currents and the temperatures of both. While scientific models can tell us what is going to happen as the earth warms, climate change will also be influenced by small so far neglected fluctuations in chemistry such as these pH changes in our oceans, affecting billions of creatures, and of course, us.
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Ocean Acidification Could Make Fish Lose Their Fear Of Predators, Study Finds 14.4.2014 Think Progres

The finding has serious implications for the health of the ocean ecosystem.

The post Ocean Acidification Could Make Fish Lose Their Fear Of Predators, Study Finds appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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Global warming's 'evil twin': acid oceans 14.4.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: Science
Carbon raises acid levels and threatens the food chain.
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CLIMATE IMPACT ON CREATURES STUDIED 10.4.2014 Headlines: All Headlines
As temperatures climb across the Southwest, researchers have found that some species will win, but others stand to lose — and lose big.
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Superintendent: No wolves to be brought to Isle Royale for now, despite population decline 10.4.2014 Star Tribune: Local
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Despite population crisis, no wolves to be brought to Isle Royale for now 10.4.2014 Twincities.com: News

No additional gray wolves will be transplanted to Isle Royale National Park for now, the Michigan park's top manager said Wednesday, despite concerns that the Lake Superior island chain's dwindling and inbred population might not survive much longer.

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Tiny Australian crayfish is brand new species 9.4.2014 Earth Times
How can we make sure that tiny new species with newly-discovered populations are not predated by novel predators, run over by bulldozers or simply forgotten about during developments? The answer needs to be found from the Amazon to central Asia, Africa and Australia. And who can say that we don't all need to check the other wild places, even near our cities and waste sites?
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Butterfly Becomes Fastest Of Its Kind To Adapt To Climate Change 7.4.2014 Think Progres

The butterfly has changed both its diet and habitat in a matter of years. But many other species have not been as lucky.

The post Butterfly Becomes Fastest Of Its Kind To Adapt To Climate Change appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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The new IPCC report shows that work to limit climate change must begin now 6.4.2014 Washington Post: Editorials
HUMANS ARE having a hard enough time coping with the natural variability in our environment, which causes disasters such as heat waves, wildfires and floods. Just wait until climate change makes all three of those problems — and many more — ...
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Green diary rescue: Climate and the fifth assessment, despite ruling, Japan not done whaling 6.4.2014 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
Every week Daily Kos diarists write dozens of environmentally related posts. Many don't get the readership they deserve. Helping improve the odds is the motivation behind the Green Diary Rescue. In the past seven years, there have been 269 of these spotlighting more than 16,603 eco-diaries. Below are categorized links and excerpts to 67 more that appeared in the past seven days. That makes for lots of good reading during the spare moments of your weekend. [Disclaimer: Inclusion of a diary in the rescue does not necessarily indicate my agreement with or endorsement of it.] Daily Bucket-A Walk Along the Mangroves —by Lenny Flank: "Photos from my recent walk along a mangrove shore in St Pete FL. [...]Fiddler Crabs. They live a short distance away from the high-tide line, in burrows that reach the water table to allow them to wet their gills when needed." Meditations on planting a garden. —by Grey Fedora: "I am one generation removed from the farm. My grandparents were farmers, but my parents joined the 20th ...
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Stop Nicaragua's canal and save thousands of species 1.4.2014 New Scientist: Opinion
Stop Nicaragua's canal and save thousands of species
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Climate change will damage Australia's coastal infrastructure, says IPCC 31.3.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

New report predicts species loss, a degraded Great Barrier Reef, and more dangerously hot days Live coverage

Australia is set to suffer a loss of native species, significant damage to coastal infrastructure and a profoundly altered Great Barrier Reef due to climate change, an exhaustive UN report has found.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report, delivered to the worlds governments in Japan on Monday, states there is significant change in community composition and structure of coral reefs and montane ecosystems and risk of loss of some native species in Australia as a result of warming temperatures and ocean acidification.

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Conservative Climate Panel Warns World Faces ‘Breakdown Of Food Systems’ And More Violent Conflict 31.3.2014 Think Progres

As with every recent IPCC report, it is super-cautious to a fault and yet still incredibly alarming.

The post Conservative Climate Panel Warns World Faces ‘Breakdown Of Food Systems’ And More Violent Conflict appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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Green diary rescue: Ecocitizen World Map Project, GOP thumbs nose at Teddy Roosevelt 30.3.2014 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
Every week Daily Kos diarists write dozens of environmentally related posts. Many don't get the readership they deserve. Helping improve the odds is the motivation behind the Green Diary Rescue. In the past seven years, there have been 268 of these spotlighting more than 16,534 eco-diaries. Below are categorized links and excerpts to 69 more that appeared in the past seven days. That makes for lots of good reading during the spare moments of your weekend. [ Disclaimer: Inclusion of a diary in the rescue does not necessarily indicate my agreement with or endorsement of it.] Columbia lily You can find more rescued green diaries below the sustainable squiggle. ...
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