User: newstrust Topic: Global Warming
Category: Impacts :: Ecosystems
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Despite scientific warnings, rare optimism going into next round of UN climate talks in Lima 29.11.2014 Star Tribune: World
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The world as it was, 2.6 million years ago, and will be again! 29.11.2014 Earth Times
How do we know how the oceans and winds will deliver when global warming destroys or present climate systems? The answer will depend on how this new information on Arctic sea-ice fits with various modelling experiments. We need to have information on these unexpected floods, violent hurricanes and killer droughts if we are to have any chance of preventing their worst excesses.
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Mama Mia Mantis 27.11.2014 The Earth Times Online Newspaper - Environment News
Will global warming bring more butterflies to northern Europe; can more species now live in the Arctic and Antarctic. We have to allow for changing habitat and even habitat preferences, if we are going to face the true character of global warming, drying environments or melting ice.
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Loss of Arctic sea ice to doom polar bears by 2075 27.11.2014 New Scientist: Health
Starving adult bears could struggle to raise any cubs by the end of this century in their current stronghold in the Canadian ...
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Denver scientists publish research on Snowmastodon Project 25.11.2014 Headlines: All Headlines
Four years of excavation and research in a Colorado reservoir have led to the publication of the Snowmastodon Project Science Volume in an international science journal this month.
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Edelman TransCanada Leak: Aggressive PR for Keystone Alternative 21.11.2014 Truthout.com
Leaked documents expose a plan by Edelman for TransCanada to launch an "aggressive" American-style policy/politics PR campaign to persuade Canadians to support a Canada-based alternative to the stalled Keystone XL pipeline to get controversial tar sands oil to refineries in eastern Canada for export. But, according to the documents, this Canada-centric campaign would actually be run out of an office in Washington, DC. And the digital campaign is being led by a rightwing American political operative employed by the world's largest public relations firm. The documents were obtained by Greenpeace . Ian Austen of The New York Times published some excerpts from the planning documents on November 17 that show how a new PR operation is in the works to persuade skeptical Canadians the "Energy East Pipeline" from Alberta to Quebec and to New Brunswick is a good idea. The proposed pipeline conversion from gas to oil and the expansion of the line would allow TransCanada's corporate partners to sell more tar sands ...
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Why are starfish “melting” from viral wasting disease? Maybe it's our fault. 21.11.2014 Boing Boing
This photo released by the Rocky Intertidal Lab at the University of California-Santa Cruz shows a starfish suffering from 'sea star wasting disease.' (Laura Anderson / Rocky Intertidal Lab UC Santa Cruz) Marine biology researchers investigating the virus linked to the “wasting” deaths of countless starfish are looking at what role environmental causes might play in the massive die-off. Read the ...
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Spotlight on green news & views: Keystone XL blocked until new year, Shell loses on Arctic drilling 20.11.2014 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
See OceanDiver's post about these swans . 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 20,000 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. Shell Oil loses big. U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals throws out pre-emptive lawsuit —by Pakalolo: "Poor Shell Oil can't get any relief in their quest to destroy the Arctic Ocean for shareholder profit. EcoWatch has reported that Shell Oil's preemptive lawsuit against environmentalists to block any potential lawsuits against groups who oppose its drilling operations was thrown out of court. Two years ago, Shell filed ...
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Over 1,400 Endangered Species Are Threatened By Climate Change, Says New ‘Red List’ 18.11.2014 Think Progres

Over 1,400 endangered species, from sea otters to wombats to pink slugs, face direct threats from global warming.

The post Over 1,400 Endangered Species Are Threatened By Climate Change, Says New ‘Red List’ appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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Terror at the Top of the World: Is Climate Change Leading to More Attacks by Polar Bears in Arctic? 17.11.2014 Truthout - All Articles

We look at a new investigation by the Pulitzer Prize-winning website, InsideClimate News, titled “Meltdown: Terror at the Top of the World." It tells the story of seven American hikers who went on a wilderness adventure into polar bear country in Canada’s Arctic tundra — and faced a harrowing attack. But despite taking proper steps to protect themselves, a polar bear came to their camp in the middle of the night and pulled one of the hikers out of his tent. Scientists say that climate change is greatly impacting polar bear habitat, which may be the cause of increased polar bear attacks on humans. We speak to Rich Gross, a Sierra Club guide on the trip, and Sabrina Shankman, a reporter with InsideClimate News and author of the new ebook.

Please check back later for full transcript.

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Chevrolet first company to join project that protects grasslands, reduces carbon pollution 17.11.2014 Star Tribune: Business
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Chevrolet supports grassland preservation program 17.11.2014 AP Business
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) -- Chevrolet has become the first corporate participant in a public-private initiative that pays farmers not to convert natural prairie to large-scale crop production, which would release gases that are warming the planet, officials said Monday....
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Are electric cars greener? Depends on where you live 17.11.2014 LA Times: Opinion
Long thought a thing of the future, electric cars are becoming mainstream. Sales in the United States of plug-in, electric vehicles nearly doubled last year. Credible forecasts see the number rising within a decade to half a million vehicles per year, which would easily exceed sales of the...
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King Sol Rules and Scores Well Too. 16.11.2014 The Earth Times Online Newspaper - Environment News
Out of adversity, such as the horrific loss of groundwater and other supplies in California, came this convenient checklist for your solar panel, whether you have some, want some, or may feel in the solar mood when the sun next shines.
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Australia left to cringe once again at a leader's awkward moment 16.11.2014 L.A. Times - World News
The adolescent country. The bit player. The shrimp of the schoolyard.
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The ultimate rainforest tree thrived in Sundaland. 16.11.2014 Earth Times
From Thailand to the southeast of China and then throughout the Sunda shelf much of which is now underwater, the rainforest was supreme. It was delineated by the presence of many species of dipterocarp, entwined with rattans and delicious fruiting trees, all set off with the huge biodiversity of tigers and elephant, Orang-utan and civets. It still remains, but it desperately cries out for conservation – all of that which is left!
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El Salvador Restores Biodiversity in the Face of Climate Change 15.11.2014 Truthout.com
Barra de Santiago, El Salvador - Carlos Menjívar has been ferrying people in his boat for 20 years in this fishing village in western El Salvador surrounded by ocean, mangroves and wetlands, which is suffering the effects of environmental degradation. Siltation in the main channel leading to the town has hurt his income, because the buildup of sediment has reduced the depth and sometimes it is so shallow that it is unnavigable. "This channel used to be deep, but it isn't anymore," Menjívar told Tierramérica, standing next to his boat, La Princesa, anchored at the town's jetty. "On the bottom is all the mud that comes from upstream, from the highlands...sometimes we can't even work." Barra de Santiago, a town of 3,000 located 98 km west of San Salvador, can be reached by dirt road. But some tourists prefer to get there by boat across the estuary, through the lush mangrove forest. Despite the natural beauty of the area, the mangroves run the risk of drying up along some stretches, because the siltation ...
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Obama, in latest climate move, pledges $3 billion for global fund 15.11.2014 Chicago Tribune: Nation
President Barack Obama on Friday pledged a $3 billion U.S. contribution to an international fund to help poor countries cope with the effects of climate change, putting the issue front and center of the G20 Leaders Summit in ...
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Use biodiversity to combat climate change! 14.11.2014 The Earth Times Online Newspaper - Environment News
The influences of ecology are subtle. So far, few have realised that biodiversity, as noted in South Korea, is key to climate change in many situations. Maintaining our ecosystems should be key in these changing times, but our climate changes continue because we have not resolved the pollution or the degradation issues that we have caused. New ideas and new solutions are essential to combating our climate problems, as Norway (and many others) state categorically.
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‘A Glimmer Of Hope’: How Scientists Are Reacting To Obama’s Climate Deal With China 13.11.2014 Think Progres

Much of the reaction thus far has come from politicians and advocates, but it is also important to note the reactions of the people who actually measure climate change and predict how it will impact humans in the future. What do they think about the deal?

The post ‘A Glimmer Of Hope’: How Scientists Are Reacting To Obama’s Climate Deal With China appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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