User: newstrust Topic: Global Warming
Category: Impacts :: Ecosystems
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The Energy 202: Why Scott Pruitt's decision on burning wood is so high stakes 24.4.2018 Washington Post: Politics
The notion that biomass is carbon neutral is contentious among scientists.
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On Earth Day: Environmenal Activism is Spreading 23.4.2018 ConsortiumNews.com
Across America environmental activism is growing, and government and the fossil fuel industry are taking notice, say Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers Tree-sits are growing in West Virginia where people are putting their bodies on the…Read more →
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Hot temperatures made these birds shrink 22.4.2018 Washington Post: World
The research by scientists in Australia adds to a growing body of evidence indicating that many species are undergoing physical and behavioral changes in response to global warming.
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The more humans spread, the smaller other mammals get. Elephants, rhinos and hippos had better watch out 20.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Thirteen thousand years ago Southern California was crawling with enormous mammals — all of which are extinct today.

There were massive mammoths three times bigger than modern-day elephants, giant ground sloths up to 20 feet in length, and strange, armadillo-like beasts known as glyptodons that...

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Lyft invests millions of dollars to offset its effect on climate change 19.4.2018 TechCrunch
Lyft, recognizing the impact of its ride-hailing platform on the environment, is making a “multi-million” dollar investment in carbon offsets. Within the first year of this effort, Lyft says it expects to be able to offset about one million metric tons of carbon. “The stark reality is that transportation is one of the largest sources of […]
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Global warming has changed the Great Barrier Reef 'forever,' scientists say 19.4.2018 Washington Post: World
"Unprecedented.” “Radical.” “Catastrophic.” The damage to the Great Barrier Reef is even worse than experts thought.
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Corals on Great Barrier Reef will never be the same after back-to-back heat waves, scientists say 18.4.2018 LA Times: Science

The Great Barrier Reef suffered a catastrophic die-off after two back-to-back marine heat waves in 2016 and 2017, a new study finds – and many of its reef communities have been fundamentally changed.

The grim discovery, described in the journal Nature, reveals just how vulnerable many coral species...

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How ignoring climate change is like letting malignant cancer go untreated 17.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: Op-ed article author Bill McKibben is a climate champion. He’s like a physician telling his patient, “I know you feel pretty good right now, but unless we treat the malignancy soon….” (“Jerry Brown’s work to seal his climate legacy is only half done,” Opinion, April 11)

The sound...

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There’s still hope on global warming — if the world gets to work 9.4.2018 Washington Post: Editorials
If the U.S. rejoined the Paris climate agreement, it could leverage American progress to inspire greater emission reduction worldwide.
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The planet will survive Scott Pruitt's EPA tenure. Humanity has less of a chance 4.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: Your editorial that highlights how U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt’s policies are likely to accelerate global warming at a huge economic and human cost is well taken. (“The EPA’s Scott Pruitt has to go,” editorial, March 30)

I must question the statement...

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Nations Won't Reach Paris Climate Goal Without Protecting Wildlife and Nature, Warns Report 2.4.2018 Truthout - All Articles
A sweeping new report emphasizes just how intertwined the challenges of climate change and loss of biodiversity truly are. The Paris Climate Agreement and several other United Nations (UN) pacts "all depend on the health and vitality of our natural environment in all its diversity and complexity," said Dr. Anne Larigauderie, executive secretary of the UN-backed organization behind the report. "Acting to protect and promote biodiversity is at least as important to achieving these commitments and to human well-being as is the fight against global climate change." The report comes from the efforts of more than 550 scientists in over 100 nations, corralled by an organization often dubbed "the IPCC for biodiversity." Much like the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) assesses the state of research on global warming and its impacts, the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) reviews the best-available science on biodiversity and nature's ...
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Meet a 63-Year-Old, 7,800-Acre, Living Laboratory 26.3.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Atlas Obscura and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  Nestled in the White Mountains of New Hampshire is a forest. It sits in its own little valley, full of wispy birch trees, beeches, and grand sugar maples. The skies are a cobalt blue and cold, clear streams run down into […]
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Being a Bird Was Once a Simple Affair. Flying. Eating. Mating. But Now Their Habitats Are Under Siege 21.3.2018 Mother Jones
Every year, millions of bird watchers flock to national parks searching for numerous avian species. But in the coming decades, some of the birds they identify may be newcomers. The effects of climate change have already shifted habitats for many birds, and new research reveals how national parks will increasingly serve as crucial refuges.   The new study, published Wednesday in […]
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The Energy 202: Wyoming considers grizzly hunt after Trump team took bear off endangered list 20.3.2018 Washington Post: Politics
The prospect of a new hunting season for grizzlies has long been a source of controversy.
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NASA powers on new Sun tracking instrument aboard ISS 19.3.2018 Technology – The Indian Express
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Fading wolf population to be restored at Isle Royale 17.3.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Federal officials announced a tentative plan Friday to relocate 20-30 gray wolves to Isle Royale National Park in Michigan over three years to replenish a population that has nearly died out because of inbreeding and disease.
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California salmon will have places to chill with dam removal 9.3.2018 AP National
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A $100 million project removing some dams and helping fish route around others is returning a badly endangered salmon to spring-fed waters in northernmost California, giving cold-loving native fish a life-saving place to chill as scientists say climate change, drought and human diversions warm the waters....
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Groups want in on case of Washington state coal terminal 1.3.2018 AP Washington
SEATTLE (AP) -- BNSF Railway and five environmental groups are seeking to intervene on opposing sides of a lawsuit brought against Washington state by developers of a blocked export terminal that would send U.S. coal to Asian markets....
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More casualties of rapid climate change: saltwater marshes and coastal tourism spots 28.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: Except for environmentalists who understand their value, most of us, in our ignorance, would probably welcome the rising sea covering over those messy salt marshes. (“Salt marshes will vanish in less than a century if seas keep rising and California keeps building, study finds,”...

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Climate change threatens most king penguin habitat 27.2.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The researchers say the problem is that the animals' primary source of food is moving farther away from places where they can breed. They're likely going to have to swim farther for their dinner.
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