User: newstrust Topic: Global Warming
Category: Impacts :: Ecosystems
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Sri Lanka to conserve climate-friendly mangroves ecosystem 26.7.2016 Washington Post: World
Sri Lanka’s government and environmentalists are working to protect tens of thousands of acres of mangrove forests — the seawater-tolerant trees that help protect and build landmasses, absorb carbon from the environment and reduce the impact of natural disasters like tsunamis.
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The Whale Guardians of San Francisco Bay 25.7.2016 Wired Top Stories
The Whale Guardians of San Francisco Bay
This time of year, humpback and blue whales come to feed on masses of krill in the San Francisco Bay. They make for an amazing research opportunity. The post The Whale Guardians of San Francisco Bay appeared first on WIRED.
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U.S., Mexico, Announce Climate Collaboration The Day After Trump Becomes GOP Nominee 23.7.2016 Think Progres

There is ample room for the North American climate relationship to evolve and be strengthened over time.

The post U.S., Mexico, Announce Climate Collaboration The Day After Trump Becomes GOP Nominee appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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New Gas Infrastructure Is Going To Completely Undermine U.S. Climate Goals 22.7.2016 Think Progres

If the United States continues with its current natural gas policy, there is no way for the country to meet its emissions reduction goals.

The post New Gas Infrastructure Is Going To Completely Undermine U.S. Climate Goals appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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How Individualist Economics Are Causing Planetary Eco-Collapse 21.7.2016 Truthout.com
Capitalist economics can offer no solution to the impending ecological collapse because the crisis is the product of the same dynamic of competition-driven production for market that generates the ever-greater accumulation of wealth and consumption that Smithian economists celebrate. A selection from the cover of Green Capitalism: The God That Failed. (Image: WEA Books) For some in the environmental movement, it has been tempting to believe that "innovation" and free market solutions could address the challenge of climate disruption. In his provocative and robustly argued book Green Capitalism: The God That Failed, Richard Smith shows why that idea is a myth. Click here to order this important book today with a donation to Truthout! The following is an abridged excerpt from the essay "How did the common good become a bad idea? The eco-suicidal economics of Adam Smith," in Green Capitalism: The God That Failed. While capitalism has brought unprecedented development, this same motor of development is now ...
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As Prominent Republicans Mock Environmental Justice, Cleveland Struggles With Pollution And Poison 20.7.2016 Think Progres

As the city plays host to the Republican National Convention, residents battle a myriad of environmental woes.

The post As Prominent Republicans Mock Environmental Justice, Cleveland Struggles With Pollution And Poison appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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New Homes for Ants: socialism in insects! 20.7.2016 The Earth Times Online Newspaper - Health News
We do need to study other organisms in order to improve our understanding of not only nature, but chemistry, sociability and simple organisation. You would think that a colonising ant would have little to show, but the way in which individuals are empowered, despite that despotic Black Queen, are very revealing !
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Another Australian reef is in big trouble 16.7.2016 Daily Kos
The effect of warmer waters on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is cause for serious concern and may be an ominous sign of what’s in store for the world’s oceans as global temperatures rise. But running along Australia’s southern coast is a lesser-known wonder: the Great Southern Reef. Spanning hundreds of miles between Australia and Antarctica, it is a diverse ecosystem defined by some of the richest kelp forests in the world. But those grand marine forests down under are  in big trouble : Over the next few years, La Niña kept temperatures high as Wernberg and his colleagues conducted a detailed ecological survey of the Great Southern Reef. Overall, the two year heat wave triggered kelp forest die-backs across 2,300 square kilometers of reef and “functional extinction” along the northernmost 100 kilometers. Rather than recovering after the ocean cooled off, this dead kelp forest was replaced with seaweed mats and an odd assortment of invasive subtropical species. It’s the most rapid and catastrophic kelp ...
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What's the dollar value of ocean resources? 15.7.2016 LA Times: Commentary

The open ocean around San Diego, Hawaii and Peru generates at least $17-billion worth of resources each year, according to a study by San Diego researchers.

Published in the journal Frontiers in Marine Science, the study calculated values for items sold on the market, such as fish, but also quantified...

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The diversity of life across much of Earth plunges below ‘safe’ levels 15.7.2016 Washington Post
More than 10 percent of species abundance has been lost across the globe, according to an ambitious study described as the “most comprehensive quantification of global biodiversity change to date.”
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Climate Impacts 15.7.2016 Think Progres

Climatologists are increasingly certain that humans are dramatically altering the Earth's climate

The post Climate Impacts appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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With Industry Help, Oil Train Regulations May Fall Short Of Protecting Public Safety 13.7.2016 Think Progres

When the oil and railroad industries help set the rules, can oil trains ever be safe?

The post With Industry Help, Oil Train Regulations May Fall Short Of Protecting Public Safety appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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Koomal - predictions for survival in the Australian bush. 12.7.2016 The Earth Times Online Newspaper - Health News
This elusive Australian creature faces an uncertain future in a very limited environment. New systems of research will be able to inform on its conservation and that of many other species, given the hard spadework involved in carrying out the analysis.
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Congress Won’t Help Fight Zika, But Some Furry Flying Friends Can Help 8.7.2016 Think Progres

Congress wants more pesticides, but what if there was another way to combat mosquitoes?

The post Congress Won’t Help Fight Zika, But Some Furry Flying Friends Can Help appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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Spotlight on green news & views: 450th edition 7.7.2016 Daily Kos
Spotlight on Green News & Views (previously known as the Green Diary Rescue) appears twice a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays.  Here is the most recent previous Green Spotlight .  This is the 450th edition of this feature at Daily Kos. More than 25,400 environmentally oriented stories have been rescued to appear in this series since 2006. Inclusion of a story in the Spotlight does not necessarily indicate my agreement with or endorsement of it. OUTSTANDING STORIES  www dcfightsback org writes— ACTION: Going after poachers on one year anniversary of "Cecil the Lion" murder : “A year ago last week the world rallied against poaching when ‘Cecil the Lion,’ a well-known African lion living in Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park, was slaughtered by an American dentist who reportedly paid $50,000 to a professional hunter for the privilege. The incident came nearly a year after another high profile poaching tragedy captured the world’s attention when Green Mile Safari, an outfit owned by one of the United Arab ...
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Climate Denier Marco Rubio Tries To Tackle Toxic Florida Algae, Is Baffled By Cause 6.7.2016 Think Progres

"I’m in favor of answers. I want this problem to be solved."

The post Climate Denier Marco Rubio Tries To Tackle Toxic Florida Algae, Is Baffled By Cause appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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Can Kelp Save The Pacific Ocean? 6.7.2016 Think Progres

A new program in Washington state is testing to see whether kelp can help slow ocean acidification.

The post Can Kelp Save The Pacific Ocean? appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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Spotlight on green news & views: Jet stream Equator claim debunked; Scott shifts blame on algae 3.7.2016 Daily Kos
Spotlight on Green News & Views (previously known as the Green Diary Rescue) appears twice a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays.  Here is the most recent previous Green Spotlight.  More than 25,3xx environmentally oriented stories have been rescued to appear in this series since 2006. Inclusion of a story in the Spotlight does not necessarily indicate my agreement with or endorsement of it. OUTSTANDING GREEN STORIES  FishOutofWater writes— "Jet Stream Crosses Equator" Not Unprecedented, not a Climate Emergency, Hell Freezes Over : “‘Unprecedented’: Scientists declare ‘global climate emergency’ after jet stream crosses equator” screams the headline at  Raw Story . Now here’s the hell freezes over part. The first post that shows up on Google accurately debunking this weather nonsense is by Anthony Watts, the well known “climate change skeptic”.  The original source for the Raw Story article was a blog post by  robertscribbler  which was amplified in a youtube video by Paul Beckwith that is included in the ...
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Midday open thread: Scientists try to budge Congress on climate; DNA test can't say if you're Apache 1.7.2016 Daily Kos
• Study: Impact on global warming from permafrost thawing depends on how wet or dry soil conditions become . • Meanwhile leaders of 31 scientific organizations sent a letter reminding Congress of the urgent need for climate action : There was nothing in the letter that lawmakers with at least half a brain shouldn’t already know. “The severity of climate change impacts is increasing and is expected to increase substantially in the coming decades,” it stated. “To reduce the risk of the most severe impacts of climate change, greenhouse gas emissions must be substantially reduced. In addition, adaptation is necessary to address unavoidable consequences for human health and safety, food security, water availability, and national security, among others.” That response you hear from Republicans in Congress: la-la-la-la-la. • Testing the world’s most powerful rocket booster, including video : In the future, two boosters exactly like this one will provide around 80 percent of the lift that NASA’s  Space Launch ...
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2,500 Scientists To Australia: If You Want To Save The Great Barrier Reef, Stop Supporting Coal 27.6.2016 Think Progres

Coral reefs around the world are in a dire predicament.

The post 2,500 Scientists To Australia: If You Want To Save The Great Barrier Reef, Stop Supporting Coal appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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