User: newstrust Topic: Global Warming
Category: Impacts :: Ecosystems
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Spotlight on green news & views: Shooting a black rhino for fun; extreme rainfall; protesting Shell 28.5.2015 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
Check out OceanDiver'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) normally appears twice a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The most recent Saturday Spotlight can be seen here . More than 22,650 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 - Suspect Apprehended and Brought to Justice —by foresterbob: "I have mentioned in previous conversations that a large snake has been living in my basement. The snake itself had eluded observation, but there were plenty of pieces of shed skins to convince me that my basement had a nonpaying guest. All this would be fine, except that said guest is not potty trained, and sometimes the basement reeks of snake ...
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French bill seeks to boost renewable energy, cut nuclear use 26.5.2015 AP Business
PARIS (AP) -- France's lower house of parliament is to vote on a bill aimed at boosting renewable energy and reducing the country's reliance on nuclear power, among other environment-friendly measures....
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Catholics organize to promote pope's climate change message 24.5.2015 AP National
NEW YORK (AP) -- There will be prayer vigils and pilgrimages, policy briefings and seminars, and sermons in parishes from the U.S. to the Philippines....
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Shot and Gassed: Thousands of Protected Birds Killed Annually 24.5.2015 Truthout.com
Sandhill cranes are among more than 300 species of migratory birds that have been killed legally across the US since 2011 to protect a wide range of business activities and public facilities under what's called the "depredation permit" program. (Photo: Tom Knudson/Reveal) This story was originally published by Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting . Every spring, bird-watchers from across America gather in Nebraska for one of the continent’s great avian spectacles – the mass migration of sandhill cranes through an hourglass-like passage along the Platte River. The birds rarely disappoint: With enormous wingspans, they circle like hang gliders over the river valley, filling the air with raucous revelry. And according to fossil records, they’ve been carrying on like that for quite some time: 9 million years, in fact, making them North America’s oldest bird species. But some several hundred miles northeast in Wisconsin and Michigan, sandhill cranes are met with a different reception: They are ...
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Climate Change Means Widespread Mortality For Old, Tall Trees 20.5.2015 Think Progres

A new study looks at what kind of vegetation will survive and die due to climate change.

The post Climate Change Means Widespread Mortality For Old, Tall Trees appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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Plan bee: White House unveils strategy to protect pollinators 19.5.2015 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The White House strategy aims to reduce honeybee colony losses during the winter to no more than 15 percent within 10 years. It's also concerned with the monarch butterfly, another species in decline.
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Spotlight on green news & views: Arctic drilling okayed; Lomborg loses; FBI spies on eco-activists 17.5.2015 Daily Kos
Otto Braided Hair of the Northern Cheyenne speaks at a press conference against coal exports in the Pacific Northwest. See Mary Anne Hitt's post . Photo courtesy of Pyramid Communications. 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) normally appears twice a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The most recent Saturday Spotlight can be seen here . More than 22,510 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. New Studies: Bees Addicted to Neonicotinoids, and New Evidence of Toxicity —by ZhenRen: "Two new studies, both published by the journal Nature, are once again indicting the pesticide group, neonicotinoids, as having adverse affects on bee populations. Washington Post: A ...
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Exact map of salmon journeys drawn from strontium in their ears 15.5.2015 New Scientists HIV
A small chunk of calcium carbonate known as an otolith in the ears of fish holds the key to tracing where they came from – and may be a boon for ...
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'Antarctic Edge' follows scientists grappling with climate change 15.5.2015 LA Times: Top News
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Australia lobbies Unesco to stop it from listing Great Barrier Reef as 'in danger' 15.5.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
Frantic efforts to avoid adverse status for reef which could foil government plans to open up vast region in Queensland for new coal mines Read more: The financial case against Australia’s largest coal mine The Australian government is undertaking frantic diplomatic efforts to avoid the Great Barrier Reef being listed as “in danger” by the UN, amid rising international concern over the opening up of a vast region in the state of Queensland for gigantic new coal mines ...
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Spotlight on green news & views: No $4mn for Lomborg, Virginia AG okays local bans on fracking 10.5.2015 Daily Kos
See gregladen'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) normally appears twice a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The most recent Wednesday Spotlight can be seen here . More than 22,465 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. In reversal, Virginia AG says localities may ban fracking —by Ivy Main: "Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring issued an official advisory opinion on May 5 holding that Virginia localities have the right to prohibit hydraulic fracturing (or “fracking”) as part of their power to regulate land use within their boundaries. The letter reverses a two-year-old opinion by former Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli. Herring’s opinion cites ...
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Walleye worries dart just below the surface on eve of fishing opener 9.5.2015 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
Walleyes remain the prized catch of Minnesota anglers. But concerns over invasive species and the fishery's long-term health are clouding this year's fishing season, which opens Saturday.
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Robert Jay Lifton on How Climate Change Joins Nuclear War in Threatening Human Survival 8.5.2015 Truthout - All Articles
After advocating against nuclear weapons for decades, the leading American psychiatrist Robert Jay Lifton has recently focused on the global threat posed by climate change. Last year he wrote a piece in the New York Times comparing the nuclear freeze movement of the 1980s to the climate justice movement of today. "People came to feel that it was deeply wrong, perhaps evil, to engage in nuclear war, and are coming to an awareness that it is deeply wrong, perhaps evil, to destroy our habitat and create a legacy of suffering for our children and grandchildren," Lifton said. One of the nation's best known psychiatrists, Lifton joins us to discuss the parallels between the threats of nuclear weapons and global warming, and the growing public awareness to meet the challenges they pose. TRANSCRIPT: This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. NERMEEN SHAIKH: Welcome to all our listeners and viewers around the country and around the world. As new evidence emerges over the pivotal role of ...
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Global warming figures are becoming even worse 8.5.2015 Earth Times
What are we going to do about energy production, while the Paris Summit on carbon emissions looms in December? While we twiddle our thumbs, global warming is worsening at a faster and faster pace. Each individual on earth needs to act like his personal government and environmental agent, to gain a fuller appreciation of how technology and 'new' thinking can prevent such vast amounts of emissions. Many solutions are being found, but they have to appear this year. Otherwise, the winter in Paris could be uncomfortable in so many different ways.
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Could climate change lead to extinction of one-sixth of species? 7.5.2015 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The lead author of the new study joined this week's Climate Cast discussion.
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If not this California delta plan, then what? 7.5.2015 LA Times: Top News
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Arctic ice melting faster and earlier as scientists demand action 6.5.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

Arctic returns to warm period with trend over the decades continuing to show temperatures getting hotter and ice melting faster, scientists say

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Climate Change Is Behind Russia's Shrinking Lake Baikal, Experts Say 4.5.2015 Global Voices
Baikal is the world’s largest freshwater lake and appears on the UNESCO World Heritage list. It has suffered a catastrophic drop in its water level.
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Coal's Collateral Damage 4.5.2015 Truthout - All Articles
Mountaintop Decapitation. (Cartoon: Khalil Bendib / OtherWords ) The industry is still wrecking the Appalachians as it withers. Coal's  death throes  are drawing closer, especially in Appalachia. Nearly three-quarters of the coal extracted from West Virginia, Virginia, and Kentucky these days is being  mined at a loss . The number of coal companies declaring bankruptcy or  edging toward it  is mounting. That's good for people and the planet. Burning coal fuels climate change, causes cancer, and spreads asthma. And yanking coal out of the ground  wrecks the places  where it's found. You might figure that low prices and declining demand would make  mountaintop removal mining  — one of the worst  crimes against nature and humanity  big business has ever committed — less of a threat to surrounding communities. That would be nice. As it turns out, the people who live on the frontlines aren't catching a break yet. If you're unfamiliar with the mechanics, picture this: Thick forests of trees growing on peaks ...
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Rainforest fragments and species that need them! 4.5.2015 The Earth Times Online Newspaper - Health News
The future is talked about, the climate is changing, but when will we finally stop the rot. Forests are essential but from Japanese furniture to cardboard and toilet paper, they are still being used illogically and incomprehensibly by people who all know better. The time has come to prevent the disappearance of these trees and all the animals that live in, on and around them. This is a desperate time for us and all the other species around forests.
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