User: newstrust Topic: Global Warming
Category: Impacts :: Ecosystems
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Record sea ice around Antarctica due to global warming 17.9.2014 New Scientist: Sex and Cloning
The extent of Antarctica's sea ice has hit yet another record high, and counter-intuitively global warming is ...
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Mexico: Researcher Raises Alert About Environmental Risks in Region With Highest Concentration of Wind Farms in Latin America 17.9.2014 Truthout - All Articles

2014 917 wind 6bThe wind turbines of the Biioxo Wind Farm are located on land that used to be cultivated. (Photo: Santiago Navarro F.)

Southern Mexico's Isthmus of Tehuantepec is the site of the largest concentration of wind farm projects in Latin America. In this interview, biologist Patricia Mora explains what environmental impact studies leave out: the real impacts on regional flora and fauna, and how those negative effects extend beyond Mexico to ecosystems in Central America.

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Naomi Klein: Pitting Environment Against Economy Risks Failure of Both 17.9.2014 American Prospect
This article was originally published at BillMoyers.com , the website of the television program, Moyers & Company. In her new book,  This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate , Naomi Klein argues that if we had taken action years ago when scientists first established that human activities were changing our climate, we might have been able to deal with the problem of global warming with only minimal disruption to our economic system. But as we approach a tipping point, and the consequences of climate change come into sharper focus, that time has passed, and we now have to acknowledge that preserving humans’ habitat requires a paradigm change. But Klein doesn’t just offer us a depressing litany of the damage we’ve already done. She calls on us to seriously rethink the way our economy is structured to address not only climate change, but also other longstanding social problems like persistent global poverty and rising inequality. I spoke with Klein about the fundamental challenges—and ...
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Sturgeon survives, but not for long, it seems 17.9.2014 Earth Times
The fate of sturgeons around the globe is under discussion Endangered all, they represent an important, as well as a commercial, link to our past. If we allow such large species to simply disappear, then there is no hope for any smaller animals and plants, as we plod towards a sterile and deficient landscape for all humans who appreciate life the way it is.
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A tiny lizard adapts to become faster, stronger to survive in a warmer climate 17.9.2014 Washington Post

For years, scientists have said global warming will doom most lizards. Rising temperatures in some of their habitats are already wearing them down, limiting their search for food and putting a damper on their mating, earlier studies have shown.

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The Great Avian Die-Off: Two Reports Point to Grim Future for US Birds 15.9.2014 Truthout.com

Many Americans living today cannot conceive just how innumerable the passenger pigeon was. Until the late 19th century, the species' numbers were biblical in proportions. It flew in flocks up to a billion strong, stretching for hundreds of miles and blackening the sky with its immensity. For people living at the time, the prospect of such a creature becoming extinct would probably have been equally hard to conceive.

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In A Warmer, More Acidic Ocean, Algae Is One Organism That Will Be Able To Adapt And Survive 15.9.2014 Think Progres

The algae, Emiliania huxleyi, tended to grow more quickly once it had adapted to higher ocean temperatures.

The post In A Warmer, More Acidic Ocean, Algae Is One Organism That Will Be Able To Adapt And Survive appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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Spotlight on green news & views: Cape Wind takes step forward, Bardarbunga bubbles, saving red wolf 14.9.2014 Daily Kos
Stop carbon pollution all over this earth! Meet the climate challenge now! Stop the methane monster now! Before it's too late!" World Trade Center Rescue/Recovery and Obstructive Airway Disease —by charliehall2: "The inhalation of chemicals, particulate matter (dusts and fibers), and the incomplete products of combustion during occupational and environmental disasters has long been associated with respiratory disorders. While there is substantial literature on the association between respiratory diseases and chronic environmental exposures such as air pollution and long term occupational exposure in industries such as mining, silica handling, and construction, much remains to be learned regarding the biological mechanisms that cause such disease and on the latency between acute exposure and disease onset. [...] Our research group at the Fire Department of the City of New York (FDNY), one of the Clinical Centers of Excellence in the WTC Health Program, administered by the National Institute for ...
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U.S. birds face stark future because of climate change 14.9.2014 Star Tribune: Latest
Birds will have to migrate and adapt to new habitat — or perish — because of changing climate.
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Urban wastelands worth millions for what they give us 12.9.2014 New Scientist: Health
Abandoned lots in cities may seem like a waste of space, but the ecosystem services they provide can be worth hundreds of millions of ...
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Sept. 12 Readers' letters: NFL fans have a double standard on player behavior 12.9.2014 San Jose Mercury News: Letters
Letters from Mercury News readers.
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Climate Change Gets Personal As Minnesota Faces Loss Of Its Beloved Loon 11.9.2014 Think Progres

"It's a cultural marker for us ... It is the voice of Minnesota."

The post Climate Change Gets Personal As Minnesota Faces Loss Of Its Beloved Loon appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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An Amazonian nightmare of deforestation 11.9.2014 Earth Times
The Indonesian forest, especially on 'easier' islands is disappearing fast and there seems little we can do to stop the Amazon once again disappearing as fast as it ever did, under the chainsaws and giant equipment of loggers. Murder is being used as a weapon, activists are threatened and armed men rule. We can’t rely on tribal peoples to stop potentially dangerous people from robbing them of their inheritance, but we can take joint responsibility by stopping any trade in agricultural products. Let’s plough all our effort into prevention. The need is to stop these greedy people rather than compensate for their destruction.
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Spotlight on green news & views: What comes after People's Climate March? Birds at risk 11.9.2014 Daily Kos
Moray eel has bad reputation for no good reason. Many environmentally related posts appearing at Daily Kos each week don't attract the attention they deserve. To help get more eyeballs, Spotlight on Green News & Views (previously known as the Green Diary Rescue) appears twice a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The most recent Saturday Spotlight can be seen here . So far, more than 19,210 environmentally oriented diaries have been rescued for inclusion in this weekly collection since 2006. Inclusion of a diary in the Spotlight does not necessarily indicate my agreement with or endorsement of it. The World's Most Ambitious Disaster —by Michael Brune: "I've long known how wasteful, destructive, and dangerous the process of extracting oil from tar sands is. To get one barrel of oil, you have to dig up four tons of dirt and rock. Beautiful old-growth boreal forest becomes a wasteland. And that single barrel of oil? It creates three times as much climate pollution simply to produce it as a barrel of ...
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Dark Money Corruption of Democracy Forces Climate Change Direct Action and Mass Mobilization 10.9.2014 Truthout - All Articles

Seventeen critical years after the Kyoto Protocol signing, climate activists have come to realize that when our governments are bought and sold, policy shifts must begin in the streets. Compromised politicians will not willingly act to save the ecological balance of the planet. 

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10 Birds Your Grandkids May Never See, Thanks to Climate Change 10.9.2014 Mother Jones
Long before modern times, human beings caused great extinctions of charismatic animals, including many species of birds. From the gigantic Moas of New Zealand (the Polynesians killed them off in about 100 years after arriving), to the Dodo and Passenger Pigeon, we made nature poorer, throwing away biological diversity and unique products of evolution that can never be replaced. But it looks like all of that may have been a meager preview to the consequences of climate change for the diversity of birds in our modern world. Such is the upshot of a vast new study by the Audubon Society's scientists, which overall finds that by the end of the century, more than half of all North American bird species will be "threatened" by climate change. (The study did not examine the nearly 10,000 other bird species around the world, but there's no reason to think the punchline for them would be very different.) There are currently 588 North American bird species, and the Audubon study projected that out of those, 314 ...
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How The ‘Black Fingers Of Death’ Can Help Defeat Climate Change 9.9.2014 Think Progres

The quiet push to restore Utah's Great Basin is using a few of nature’s own weapon systems and could have big implications for the fight against climate change.

The post How The ‘Black Fingers Of Death’ Can Help Defeat Climate Change appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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Almost Half Of North American Bird Species Are Threatened By Climate Change 9.9.2014 Think Progres

Iconic birds like the bald eagle and multiple state birds are among those threatened.

The post Almost Half Of North American Bird Species Are Threatened By Climate Change appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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New Maps Show Where Birds Will Fly as Earth’s Climate Changes 9.9.2014 Wired Top Stories
Audubon shared their data about how climate change might affect bird habitat with Map Lab, and we used it to make ...
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Climate change affects islands, but one snail hangs on. 9.9.2014 The Earth Times Online Newspaper - Health News
We can already detect ways in which small creatures are surviving against the odds. The humans and other larger species on islands are next in line to suffer from climate change. Can we help them or do anything at all to mitigate global warming. There is an answer, but do all of our politicians know it?
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