User: newstrust Topic: Global Warming
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The Trump Administration's Attacks on Public Lands and Waters Will Cause Irreparable Harm 18.1.2018 Truthout.com
The designation of a national monument protects the land from drilling, fracking, mining, logging -- protection not afforded to the majority of public land, says Randi Spivak of the Center for Biological Diversity. Spivak discusses why the largest delisting of protected federal lands in US history will harm species, waters and exacerbate climate change. Who are the powerful funders behind Truthout? Our readers! Help us publish more stories like this one by making a tax-deductible donation. In December, Trump  announced  that he would shrink Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments in Utah by 85 percent and 46 percent respectively. The announcement came after Trump had ordered Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke in April to review 27 national monuments created since 1996 that were 100,000 acres or larger, and Zinke subsequently recommended that these and other monuments be reduced. Trump's move represents the  largest  delisting of protected federal lands in US history, removing 2 ...
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Climate scientists say they may be able to rule out the worst-case scenarios — and the best ones 18.1.2018 Washington Post
Climate scientists say they may be able to rule out the worst-case scenarios — and the best ones
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U.S. says snow-loving lynx no longer need special protection 12.1.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said it will begin drafting a rule to revoke the lynx's threatened species status. But some scientists warn climate change could reduce the animals' habitat.
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An unlikely climate crusade in Trump country 12.1.2018 Washington Post: Op-Eds
An unlikely climate crusade in Trump country
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We know which parts of California are prone to mudslides and fires. It's time for residents to abandon them. 11.1.2018 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: Climate change may be lengthening the Southern California fire season, but heavy rains that follow fires that then result in mudslides are a longtime fact of our geography. (“Sudden, unstoppable and deadly: Mudslides bring destruction with nowhere to hide,” Jan. 10)

The New Yorker...

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How to save the ‘tropical rainforests’ of the ocean 10.1.2018 Washington Post: Op-Eds
How to save the ‘tropical rainforests’ of the ocean
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The Interior Department Has Cleared the Way for Energy Developers to Destroy Natural Habitats 6.1.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by High Country News and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Just before Christmas, the Interior Department quietly rescinded an array of policies designed to elevate climate change and conservation in decisions on managing public lands, waters and wildlife. Order 3360, signed by Deputy Secretary David Bernhardt, explains […]
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These 16 Major Environmental Protections Were Cut in 2017 31.12.2017 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by High Country News and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. President Donald Trump has spent the past year steadily undoing Obama-era environmental protections, especially rules designed to fight climate change. By law, agencies must go through a lengthy process to rescind or rewrite many rules, but executive orders and […]
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Scientists set out to explore the Arctic’s fabled waters. But they could also alter its future. 22.12.2017 Washington Post
The researchers examining the icy waters of the Northwest Passage faced a dilemma: By mapping the region that’s only now becoming navigable because of climate change, they are helping to eventually facilitate more tourism and shipping, which could damage the pristine environment.
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Interior Secretary Zinke reportedly dressed down Joshua Tree superintendent over climate change tweets 16.12.2017 LA Times: Commentary

How’s this for a chilling effect in an era of global warming?

Last month, rangers at Joshua Tree National Park posted some Tweets about climate change and its impact on the desert. It was pretty basic stuff.

“Park scientists know that climate change will effect the desert ecosystem, but they don’t...

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A Century of Fire Suppression Is Why California Is in Flames 12.12.2017 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by High Country News and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The acrid smell of charred wood still permeates the air as Sasha Berleman, a fire ecologist, and I walk along a dirt path up through the middle of a canyon in the Bouverie nature preserve in […]
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‘We stood there crying’: The story behind the emotional video of a starving polar bear 9.12.2017 Washington Post: World
A video of a starving polar bear shot by a nature photographer has kick started a discussion about climate change.
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The mud that could save the world 9.12.2017 Washington Post
The mud that could save the world
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A nudge for climate capital 9.12.2017 Columns – The Indian Express
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Too late for the extinct or critically-endangered on Earth. 8.12.2017 The Earth Times Online Newspaper - Health News
IUCN must be listened to, unless you are one of those who disregards any science on the grounds that it could be fake. Acting is the opposite to disinterest, but what can we do to counter the actions of great industries or the governments of large populations of people? The answer seems bland, but it proves individuals are always important.
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These indigenous communities are models for how to adapt to climate change 7.12.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
These indigenous communities are models for how to adapt to climate change
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Fires, droughts and hurricanes: What's the link between climate change and natural disasters? 6.12.2017 LA Times: Science
Hurricanes, wildfires and other natural disasters seem to be getting more severe. Here's how they may be linked with climate change.
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Don’t worry about climate change — it will all be fine if you can just wait a few million years! 27.11.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Don’t worry about climate change — it will all be fine if you can just wait a few million years!
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The Energy 202: The other corner of Alaska the GOP wants to open up 27.11.2017 Washington Post
The Energy 202: The other corner of Alaska the GOP wants to open up
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Sea life beneath Antarctic ice shelf is changing, and warming may be why 26.11.2017 Washington Post
Sea life beneath Antarctic ice shelf is changing, and warming may be why
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