User: newstrust Topic: Global Warming
Category: Impacts :: Ecosystems
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International cooperation can create recovery from the Aral Sea disaster 30.10.2014 Earth Times
The conference we mentioned last week has produced very hopeful “green shoots” of hope for financial, agricultural and hydrological solutions to the problems facing the peoples around the Aral Sea. The environmental catastrophe of toxic dust, total loss of species and livelihoods and currently high levels of cancers and TB have finally stirred up increased international cooperation from a multitude of partners and donors such as Asian and Islamic banks. First, we have some heartening eco-news:
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Families in the Legal Ecosystem: Thinking Globally, How Do We Act Locally? 30.10.2014 Balkinization
Families in the Legal Ecosystem: Thinking Globally, How Do We Act Locally?
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Spotlight on green news & views: Reframing 'infrastructure,' 10 billion people, tribe bans fracking 30.10.2014 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
Atlantic Stingray. See more in this post . 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 19,910 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. Unstoppable Human Population Growth to about 10 Billion Will Cause Ecosystem Decline or Collapse —by FishOutofWater: "Biologists, experienced in modeling wildlife populations, found that human population growth will expand to 10 billion people even if large mortality events, similar to the 1918 influenza outbreak, kill half a billion people. Human population growth has so much momentum that it's almost impossible to ...
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U.N. climate change report sees risk of 'irreversible' damage 26.10.2014 Chicago Tribune: Nation
Climate change may have "serious, pervasive and irreversible" impacts on human society and nature, according to a draft U.N. report due for approval this week that says governments still have time to avert the ...
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Climate Change Is Causing Mountain Goats To Shrink 24.10.2014 Think Progres

But goats aren't the only animals to experience a change in body size due to climate change.

The post Climate Change Is Causing Mountain Goats To Shrink appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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Spotlight on green news & views: Preparing for Paris climate talks, saying goodbye to whistleblower 23.10.2014 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 . So far, more than 19,830 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. UN climate talks to resume in Bonn —by TierneySmith: "Hot on the heels of the People's Climate March and the UN Secretary General’s Climate Summit, government negotiators are back in session in Bonn next week (20 Oct) to continue their vital work on a new global climate agreement. In a record-breaking mobilisation for climate action, last month, almost 700,000 people took to the streets in New York and across the world to call on governments to put climate ...
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As Planet Warms, Scientists Predict Changes For Autumn Leaf Season 21.10.2014 Think Progres

"The fall foliage displays that our grandchildren will see at the end of this century will not be the ones we see today."

The post As Planet Warms, Scientists Predict Changes For Autumn Leaf Season appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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Federal Watchdog: U.S. Government Not Doing Enough To Stop Oceans From Turning Acidic 16.10.2014 Think Progres

Ocean acidification is one of the biggest and least talked about effects of global warming.

The post Federal Watchdog: U.S. Government Not Doing Enough To Stop Oceans From Turning Acidic appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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Spotlight on green news & views: Hell-on-wheels in the Bakken, seeing CO2, Paul Ryan still denying 16.10.2014 Daily Kos
Atlantic sunrise off Florida. See matching mole's post . 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 19,760 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. Adrift in Oil Country —by Laura Gottesdiener via TomDispatch: "I hadn’t driven nearly 2,000 miles from Brooklyn to work as a cocktail waitress in a strip club. (That only happened after I ran out of money.) I had set off with the intention of reporting on the domestic oil boom that was reshaping North Dakota’s prairie towns as well as the balance of both global power and the earth’s atmosphere. This ...
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Must Environmentalists and Labor Activists Find Themselves at Odds With Each Other? 13.10.2014 American Prospect
“I think the American people right now have been so focused, and will continue to be focused, on our economy and jobs and growth, that if the message is somehow we’re going to ignore jobs and growth simply to address climate change, I don’t think anybody is going to go for that. I won’t go for that.” --President Barack Obama, November 14, 2012, two weeks after Hurricane Sandy   It has been a tough couple of years in the effort to unite labor, community, and environmental groups, an alliance that has always been strained. The extractive energy sector—coal, gas, oil—has historically had strong union representation and well-paying jobs. Tensions rose in 2011 after the Sierra Club escalated their campaign to close coal plants and 350.org, the climate protection group led by activist Bill McKibben, called for a halt to the Keystone XL Pipeline project.  Even Obama’s relatively mild order this past June on reducing pollution from power plants was opposed by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers ...
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Must Environmentalists and Labor Activists Find Themselves at Odds? 13.10.2014 American Prospect
“I think the American people right now have been so focused, and will continue to be focused, on our economy and jobs and growth, that if the message is somehow we’re going to ignore jobs and growth simply to address climate change, I don’t think anybody is going to go for that. I won’t go for that.” --President Barack Obama, November 14, 2012, two weeks after Hurricane Sandy   It has been a tough couple of years in the effort to unite labor, community, and environmental groups, an alliance that has always been strained. The extractive energy sector—coal, gas, oil—has historically had strong union representation and well-paying jobs. Tensions rose in 2011 after the Sierra Club escalated their campaign to close coal plants and 350.org, the climate protection group led by activist Bill McKibben, called for a halt to the Keystone XL Pipeline project.  Even Obama’s relatively mild order this past June on reducing pollution from power plants was opposed by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers ...
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Quagga mussels invade your waterways! 13.10.2014 The Earth Times Online Newspaper - Health News
The UK is about to receive a visit from the infamous quagga mussel. It’s a rock star you won’t like, living in hard substrates and a softie too! Many species such as freshwater fish could be affected, as well as poisoned, while the blockages caused by the high population levels often bring power station or other water inlets to a full stop.
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Some parts of state more vulnerable to health effects of climate change 13.10.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
High heat and flooding are the obvious dangers, but Minnesota's changing climate has also helped expand habitat for disease-carrying mosquitoes and ticks, and extended the pollen season.
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We’re mad about Madagascar. 11.10.2014 Earth Times
How much research flows out of Madagascar, on the lemurs, chameleons and frogs alone. We have to preserve this island and sustain its people in their struggles with nature, including climate change. The age of introspection is over. This is one planet and we all are one with it – just investigate the biodiversity and the climate change conferences mushrooming in response to popular demands.
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Hundreds Of Hunting And Fishing Groups Voice Their Support For Action On Climate Change 10.10.2014 Think Progres

Sportsmen's groups want President Obama to act on climate change, and they think the administration's recent power plant rule is a pretty good way to do it.

The post Hundreds Of Hunting And Fishing Groups Voice Their Support For Action On Climate Change appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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‘The Other CO2 Problem’: How Acidic Oceans Will Cost Our Economy Billions 9.10.2014 Think Progres

The most important takeaways from the U.N. Convention on Biological Diversity's comprehensive report on ocean acidification and how it's harming the economy.

The post ‘The Other CO2 Problem’: How Acidic Oceans Will Cost Our Economy Billions appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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Spotlight on green news & views: Fossil fuel divestment, ALEC pummeled by 80 groups, German solar 9.10.2014 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 . So far, more than 19,680 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 Daily Bucket: Turtle Release —by matching mole: "This was a birding trip but it was also a sea turtle release trip. The trip was run by the Marine Science Center based in Ponce Inlet Florida. Among other things they do both turtle and sea bird rehabilitation. Also along on the trip were two young women who are employees of the Georgia Sea Turtle Center based on Jekyll Island in the middle of the Georgia coastline. The marine science center had a couple of ...
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Acid damage to coral reefs could cost $1 trillion 8.10.2014 New Scientists HIV
Lost revenue from tourism and other industries help make the economic case for governments to start acting to stop ocean ...
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Spotlight on green news & views: A real climate 'movement,' marching for rhinos and elephants today 5.10.2014 Daily Kos
See Lenny Flank's " Daily Bucket: A Bird Fight " diary below the orange squiggle. 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 19,625 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. Because of the relatively small number of diaries today (after Wednesday's record of 103), category titles have been removed for this Spotlight only. As the Globe Warms, So Does the Climate Movement —by Todd Gitlin: via  TomDispatch: "Less than two weeks have passed and yet it isn’t too early to say it: the People’s Climate March changed the social map—many maps, in fact, since ...
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Empty Nests of the North: "Massive Chick Deaths" in Seabird Colonies; Climate, Oceanic Changes Blamed 2.10.2014 Truthout - All Articles
Flatey Island, Iceland – When the days grew long, seabirds flocked to this hamlet on the edge of the Arctic to rear their chicks under the midnight sun. “Kria,” shrieked the terns, calling summer up from the slumbering ground. Black cliffs were transformed into snowbanks of white kittiwakes. Puffins whirred between land and sea. Murres plied the shoreline, fulmars patrolled the skies. Everywhere sounded their vibrant chorus. These days, a scatter of stubborn holdovers streaks the sky and paddles the bay, but the legions are gone. The chicks have perished, their bereft parents have returned to sea. Half of Iceland’s seabirds nest on this low-lying volcanic outcropping and its neighboring islands in the deep west coast gash called Breidafjordur Bay. Flatey Island used to be covered with chicks snuggled inside rocky hillside burrows, under tall meadow grass, in nests strewn across headlands and shores. “There were thousands! You could hear them,” says Olina Jonsdottir, who has lived on this island with her ...
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