User: newstrust Topic: Global Warming
Category: Impacts :: Ecosystems
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From disease to habitat loss, researchers lay out Minnesota's bleak climate realities 18.1.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Minnesota lawmakers considering new legislation for reducing greenhouse gas emissions got their second crash course Thursday. This time, it was on all the ways climate change is already harming the state.
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Oceans had their hottest year on record in 2018 as global warming accelerates 17.1.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Earth’s oceans had their warmest year on record in 2018, a stark indication of the enormous amount of heat being absorbed by the sea as greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise, scientists reported Wednesday.

The analysis by an international team of scientists confirms the oceans are heating up...

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A Planet in Crisis: The Heat’s on Us 15.1.2019 Truthout.com
We have a finite amount of time left to coexist with significant parts of the biosphere.

The post A Planet in Crisis: The Heat’s on Us appeared first on Truthout.

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To Take Down Fossil Fuels, We Must Abandon Capitalism 15.1.2019 Truthout.com
Dahr Jamail's latest book bears witness to the destruction of our natural world due to climate change.

The post To Take Down Fossil Fuels, We Must Abandon Capitalism appeared first on Truthout.

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The Biggest Issues for Wildlife and Endangered Species in 2019 13.1.2019 Truthout.com
Experts warn that the opportunity to make a difference on conservation is already running short.

The post The Biggest Issues for Wildlife and Endangered Species in 2019 appeared first on Truthout.

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The Shutdown Has Halted Important Scientific Research 12.1.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by High Country News. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. In Southern Utah, there is a patch of desert heated by infrared lamps. The lamps hang just above the plants and soil crusts commonly found in this desert surrounding Moab. These lamps help scientists study how temperature increases impact plants […]
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Ryan Zinke’s Real Legacy Is Rolling Back Environmental Protections and Cozying Up to Big Oil 2.1.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by HuffPost. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The question was about climate change—the man-made global crisis that Ryan Zinke, as a Montana state senator, once urged President Barack Obama to take action on, but in recent years has become willfully blasé about. “It appears that the world is laughing at […]
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Exploding Ants, Rainbow Slugs, and Tiny Seahorses: 11 New Species Discovered This Year 30.12.2018 Mother Jones
Considering there are nearly eight billion people on Earth, and that more and more species are being pushed into extinction by climate change, habitat destruction, and pollution, it may seem like there would be few species left for humans to discover. In fact, there could be up to a trillion species on the planet, 99.999 percent of which have yet to […]
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How Worried Should We Be About Declining Insect Populations? 28.12.2018 Truthout.com
The real story of an “insect Armageddon" is nuanced, but unsettling.

The post How Worried Should We Be About Declining Insect Populations? appeared first on Truthout.

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Ten Grim Climate Scenarios If Global Temperatures Rise Above 1.5 Degrees Celsius 28.12.2018 Truthout.com
Here’s a peek into our climate-addled future.

The post Ten Grim Climate Scenarios If Global Temperatures Rise Above 1.5 Degrees Celsius appeared first on Truthout.

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Listening to nature: How sound can help us understand environmental change 28.12.2018 The Moderate Voice

Imagine this with a sound track – sunset near Turtle Rock, Joshua Tree National Park. NPS / Hannah Schwalbe Garth Paine, Arizona State University Our hearing tells us of a car approaching from behind, unseen, or a bird in a distant forest. Everything vibrates, and sound passes through and around us all the time. Sound […]

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We Need to Talk About Palm Oil 27.12.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by HuffPost. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. We wash our hair with it, brush our teeth with it, smother our skin in it and use it to powder our cheeks, plump our lashes and color our lips. We clean our houses with it, fuel our cars with it and […]
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Ten Ways 2018 Brought Us Closer to Climate Apocalypse 27.12.2018 Truthout.com
From an insect apocalypse to a failing global food system, 2018 was a year of record-breaking tragedies.

The post Ten Ways 2018 Brought Us Closer to Climate Apocalypse appeared first on Truthout.

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Scientists Are Using Penguin Poop to Understand How Climate Change Is Affecting the Arctic 18.12.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Wired. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Satellites watch many things as they orbit the Earth: hurricanes brewing in the Caribbean, tropical forests burning in the Amazon, even North Korean soldiers building missile launchers. But some researchers have found a new way to use satellites to figure out what penguins eat by capturing images of […]
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Seagrass could stall climate change -- if climate change doesn't kill it first 17.12.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Scientists have identified a giant bed of deep sea grass in Australia's Great Barrier Reef that may be absorbing millions of tons of carbon. But these so-called blue carbon sinks need protecting, too.
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Arctic’s record warming driving ‘broad change’ in environment: study 12.12.2018 Raw Story

Global warming is heating the Arctic at a record pace, driving broad environmental changes across the planet, including extreme storms in the United States and Europe, a major US scientific report said Tuesday. Persistent heat records have assaulted the fragile Arctic for each of the past five years...

The post Arctic’s record warming driving ‘broad change’ in environment: study appeared first on Raw Story.

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From Insects to Starfish, We’re Edging Toward Biological Annihilation 11.12.2018 Truthout.com
To save life itself would require a genuine reevaluation of modern life and its institutions.

The post From Insects to Starfish, We’re Edging Toward Biological Annihilation appeared first on Truthout.

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Surviving bleached Barrier Reef coral ‘more resilient to heat’ 11.12.2018 Raw Story

Corals on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef that survived bleaching from rising sea temperatures were more resistant to another bout of hot conditions the following year, scientists said Tuesday, a “silver lining” for the embattled ecosystem. The 2,300-kilometre (1,400-mile) long UNES...

The post Surviving bleached Barrier Reef coral ‘more resilient to heat’ appeared first on Raw Story.

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Shark Fishing Tournaments Devalue Ocean Wildlife and Harm Conservation 9.12.2018 Truthout.com
Fishing sharks for prize money shows disrespect for nature and further endangers our marine ecosystem.

The post Shark Fishing Tournaments Devalue Ocean Wildlife and Harm Conservation appeared first on Truthout.

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Trump’s Great American Forest Liquidation Sale 8.12.2018 Truthout.com
The Trump administration wants to eliminate rules protecting 50 million acres of forests from logging and roadbuilding.

The post Trump’s Great American Forest Liquidation Sale appeared first on Truthout.

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