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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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APNewsBreak: Feds reverse course on wolverines 12.8.2014 Twincities.com: Nation
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Federal wildlife officials plan to withdraw proposed protections for the snow-loving wolverine Tuesday, in a course reversal that highlights lingering uncertainties over what a warming climate means for some temperature-sensitive species.
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APNewsBreak: Feds reverse course on wolverines 12.8.2014 AP National
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- Federal wildlife officials plan to withdraw proposed protections for the snow-loving wolverine Tuesday, in a course reversal that highlights lingering uncertainties over what a warming climate means for some temperature-sensitive species....
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Southeast could become an overdeveloped ‘megalopolis’ in the next half century 10.8.2014 Washington Post

Giant urban sprawl could pave over thousands of acres of forest and agriculture, connecting Raleigh to Atlanta by 2060, if growth continues at its current pace, according to a newly released research paper from the U.S. Geological Survey.

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Spotlight on green news & views: Methane burps, fossil fools in Illinois, treated toilet water 10.8.2014 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 Wednesday Spotlight can be seen here . So far, more than 19,000 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. Who Are The Top Five Fossil Fools in Illinois Politics? —by Willinois: "Illinois may be more famous for imprisoned Governors, but as a coal state struggling with its energy future, some of our politicians have wacky things to say about fossil fuels. With the threatened start of fracking plus backlash to EPA proposing new rules on carbon emissions, you can expect more foolishness to come. Since election season is upon us, it's a good time to review the top ...
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Protect penguins from habitat loss 8.8.2014 The Earth Times Online Newspaper - Health News
The Antarctic is, or was, the unspoilt continent. To preserve some of its pristine condition, it should be quite easy to keep the oil, the mining the fishing and, most of all, the greed at arm’s length. For the sake of penguins and healthy, sustainable fish stocks, we have to start this difficult process.
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Climate Change: Point of No Return 7.8.2014 Truthout.com
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Mount Rainier's climate change butterfly effect 6.8.2014 AP Washington
MOUNT RAINIER NATIONAL PARK, Wash. (AP) -- With a pirouette and swoosh of his net, John McLaughlin is after his quarry....
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Local people preserve the environment better than governments 3.8.2014 New Scientist: Being Human
Conventional wisdom says governments are best placed to protect forests and wildlife, but the evidence shows that local communities can outdo ...
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The Politics of Going Green 1.8.2014 Truthout - All Articles
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The Politics of Going Green 1.8.2014 Truthout - All Articles
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