User: newstrust Topic: Global Warming
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What the Wilderness Act has taught us 2.9.2014 LA Times: Commentary
Fifty years ago Wednesday, Lyndon Johnson strolled out to the Rose Garden, pressed a fountain pen between the fingers of his hefty right hand and signed into law the highest level of protection ever afforded the American landscape. "If future generations are to remember us with gratitude rather...
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Climate study examines fate of pupfish in Nevada cavern; 'Life in Fishbowl' yields dire news 1.9.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
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Spotlight on green news & views: Solar project in WV, high dam removed in WA, offshore fracking 31.8.2014 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
Mary Anne Hitt helping with the solar-panel ribbon-cutting at Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church in West Virginia. 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 Wednesday Spotlight can be seen here . So far, more than 19,140 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. Labor of Love: How My Small WV Town Launched a Game-Changing New Model to Go Solar —by Mary Anne Hitt: "This week, my small town in West Virginia cut the ribbon on a solar project that isn't just the largest crowd-funded solar project in the state, but also launches a new model making it possible for any WV community organization to go solar. On a ...
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Spotlight on green news & views: Climate report grim, more on Icelandic volcano, wind power costs 28.8.2014 Daily Kos
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 . [Please note that the lack of a Wednesday Spotlight this week was a one-time schedule change.] So far, more than 19,170 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 Urban Metabolism: Understanding Your City by Understanding its Flow —by citisven: "As part of my work with the Ecocitizen World Map project (EWM) I'm currently learning about Urban Metabolism Information Systems (UMIS), a whole systems analysis that measures everything flowing into and out of a city over time and space. Created by the Consensus Institute's ...
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Feds protect 20 species of coral as threatened 28.8.2014 AP National
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The federal government is protecting 20 types of colorful coral by putting them on the list of threatened species, partly because of climate change....
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Climate Crisis Connects Us, Climate Justice Requires Unity 27.8.2014 Truthout - All Articles
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Irreversible damage from climate change seen in leaked U.N. paper 27.8.2014 Star Tribune: World
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Irreversible damage from climate change seen in leaked UN paper 27.8.2014 Chicago Tribune: Nation
LONDON — Humans risk causing irreversible and widespread damage to the planet unless there's faster action to limit the fossil fuel emissions that cause climate change, according to a leaked draft United Nations ...
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Commentary: A raw deal for one of the Rockies’ fiercest citizens 26.8.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Fierce, cunning and built for survival on unforgiving mountain landscapes, wolverines can rip apart frozen carcasses and have been known to chase away grizzlies. But wolverines are caught up in a fight even they may not walk away from. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service last week overruled the recommendations of its own scientists and withdrew a proposal to protect them under the Endangered Species Act. The decision stands to have tragic consequences for one of the rarest mammals in the lower 48...
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Media Jumps To Conclusions On Ebola And Climate Change 22.8.2014 Think Progres

Prematurely reporting on this link is harmful, scientists said, because it undermines good research that is being done on the growing link between global warming and other types of infectious diseases.

The post Media Jumps To Conclusions On Ebola And Climate Change appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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Primary forests-the action and the policy 19.8.2014 Earth Times
The animals and plants of the primary forests are those we are desperately trying to save. Their habitats are the primary forest, whether taiga or tropical. To conserve those myriad habitats, these policies and actions are recommended for immediate use by you, the people who can turn the tide and keep the last 5% of the once-great green forest.
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"Peak Water," Methane Blowholes and Ice-Free Arctic Cruises: The Climate Crisis Deepens 18.8.2014 Truthout - All Articles
(Image: Anthropogenic climate disruption via Shutterstock) We begin this month's climate disruption dispatch with comments from NASA's Earth Observatory about the extreme juxtaposition of temperatures we are experiencing in North America this summer. "If you live in the northern hemisphere, the past few weeks have been strange," NASA states. "In places where it should be seasonably hot - the eastern and southern United States and western Europe - it's just been warm. In places where weather is usually mild in the summer - northern Europe, the Pacific coast of North America - it has been ridiculously ...
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The Longest River In The U.S. Is Being Altered By Climate Change 18.8.2014 Think Progres

The river provides crucial resources to agriculture, tourism and water supplies along its route.

The post The Longest River In The U.S. Is Being Altered By Climate Change appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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Aug. 17 Readers' letters: Water bond deserves Californians' support 16.8.2014 San Jose Mercury News: Letters
Letters from Mercury News readers.
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Trees lose out to climate change 15.8.2014 The Earth Times Online Newspaper - Health News
There aren't many large forest animals in Europe, but the lack of forest is the main reason for that. Is it possible that more forest losses will take place because of the great storms cause d by climate change, the wildfires caused by global warming or the increased infection of many species by fungi?
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Spotlight on green news & views: Drilling in the Arctic, Murdoch spouts climate 'skepticism' 14.8.2014 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
The inaugural World Elephant Day took place August 12 with the intent of drawing more attention to the plight of the Asian and African elephant. Says Graydon Carter, editor of Vanity Fair: "We admire elephants in part because they demonstrate what we consider the finest human traits: empathy, self-awareness, and social intelligence. But the way we treat them puts on display the very worst of human behavior.” 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 19,050 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. Climate Change: Professor Chanton's Message to ...
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U.S. Denies Wolverine Protection From Climate Change Because ‘We Just Don’t Know’ 13.8.2014 Think Progres

While wolverines may currently be caught up in a partisan bureaucratic hubbub, the real long-term threat is that from human activities -- especially those that cause greenhouse gas emissions.

The post U.S. Denies Wolverine Protection From Climate Change Because ‘We Just Don’t Know’ appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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Relicts are natural ecological laboratories 13.8.2014 The Earth Times Online Newspaper - Environment News
Is it crazy to expect tiny pockets of natural communities to hold evidence of past climate change? The evidence is building that they do indeed have genomes full of information on their ancestry.
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Fish and Wildlife drops proposal to list wolverine as threatened 13.8.2014 LA Times: Environment
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Tuesday withdrew its proposal to list the wolverine as a threatened species in the contiguous United States. The agency said its earlier research, which concluded that climate change was destroying the snow-loving mammal's alpine habitat, had been...
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Wolverine threatened species listing turned down by U.S. wildlife 12.8.2014 Denver Post: News: Local
Federal authorities said Tuesday they will not list the wolverines as a threatened species.
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