User: newstrust Topic: Global Warming
Category: Impacts :: Ecosystems
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Editorial: Climate change is wiping out California's Joshua trees. Of course we should protect them 17.10.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Scientists have repeatedly warned that hotter, drier conditions being fueled by climate change are causing mature western Joshua trees to die off, and fewer younger ones are able to grow to replace the dwindling population.

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Opinion: California's clear-cutting project in the Rim fire area is setting up the region for another tragedy 14.10.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Gov. Newsom's clear-cutting project in the Rim fire region increases the risk of fire and threatens California's climate and communities.

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What Did Hurricane Dorian Do to the Bahamas’ Coral Reefs? 13.10.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by the HuffPost and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. As the people of the Bahamas struggle to recover from Hurricane Dorian, the strongest storm in the nation’s history, a team of scientists is setting out to assess the damage to the vibrant coral reefs that are […]
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Want to Know What Climate Change Feels Like? Ask an Alaskan. 13.10.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Grist and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Adrienne Titus was heading back to her parents’ village on a sweltering afternoon in early July when she saw the dead salmon. She had been fishing upstream with her mother on the banks of the gorgeous Unalakleet River, […]
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Study predicts ‘frightening future’ for North American birds, with two-thirds of species extinct by 2100 if earth warms more than 1.5 degrees 12.10.2019 Raw Story
“There’s hope in this report, but first, it’ll break your heart if you care about birds and what they tell us about the ecosystems we share with them. It’s a bird emergency.” In a new study published Thursday by the National Audubon Society, scientists say that saving hundreds of bird species from extinction by the […]
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Opinion: As a birder, I see the effects of climate change every day. Now, Audubon has quantified the threat 10.10.2019 LA Times: Opinion

A new Audubon report sounds the alarm on the effects of climate change on birds

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Pacific Northwest tribes face climate change with agricultural ancient practice 9.10.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Washington state's Swinomish Tribe is building a clam garden in hopes of protecting their reservation from sea level rise. This aquatic garden will also provide a home for disappearing native clams.
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Over half of Europe’s endemic trees risk extinction: experts 27.9.2019 Raw Story
More than half of Europe’s endemic tree species, including the horse-chestnut, risk extinction, conservationists warned Friday, blaming invasive species, unsustainable logging and urban development for their decline. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) said out of the 454 tree species native to Europe, 42 percent could disappear from the continent. And a full […]
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The oceans are taking a beating under climate change, U.N. report warns 25.9.2019 LA Times: Environment

The planet is literally in hot water and that will have dire consequences for humanity, warns a new IPCC report on the state of the world's oceans and ice.

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Jellyfish thrive in the man-made disruption of the oceans 24.9.2019 Raw Story
Thousands of them plague our beaches to the horror of holidaymakers who dread their sting, but thanks to man’s disruption of the oceans, jellyfish are thriving. Jellyfish have been on Earth longer than we have — they are believed to have roamed the oceans for nearly 600 million years. But human activity, from over-fishing to […]
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Intrepid scientists are tracking the final years of Venezuela's last glacier 24.9.2019 LA Times: Nation

As their country falls apart, a team of scientists in Venezuela is determined to record what happens as the last glacier in Venezuela vanishes.

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Greta Thunberg vows that if U.N. doesn’t tackle climate change “we will never forgive you” 23.9.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Teenage climate change activist Greta Thunberg had one question for the global leaders assembled at the United Nations: "How dare you?"
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‘Largest polar expedition in history’ to probe Arctic climate 20.9.2019 Raw Story
A team of scientists from 19 countries will set off for the Arctic on Friday, aiming to freeze their ship into the polar ice for a year to research the changing climate. Aboard the massive icebreaker Polarstern, belonging to Germany’s Alfred Wegener polar and marine research institute, researchers hope to glean new understanding of the […]
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Coral gardeners bring back Jamaica’s reefs, piece by piece 18.9.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Everton Simpson squints at the Caribbean from his motorboat, scanning the dazzling bands of color for hints of what lies beneath. Emerald green indicates sandy bottoms. Sapphire blue lies above seagrass meadows. And deep indigo marks coral reefs. That's where he's headed.
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National Wildlife Day: Most Endangered Species and How You Can Help 4.9.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
A landmark U.N. report recently warned that one million species around the world are at risk of extinction due to human pressures and climate change.
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Billionaires are prepping for an apocalyptic ‘event’ — but what happens to the rest of us? 3.9.2019 Raw Story
The Earth is in the midst of an environmental disaster. Humankind may not survive the Anthropocene. Climatologists and other scientists are warning that if the Earth’s temperature rises more than 2 degrees Celsius that the human race may have reached a point of no return in terms of stopping global warming and the catastrophes it will cause. Global warming […]
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The Great Barrier Reef outlook is ‘very poor’. We have one last chance to save it 3.9.2019 Raw Story
It’s official. The outlook for the Great Barrier Reef has been downgraded from “poor” to “very poor” by the Australian government’s own experts. That’s the conclusion of the latest five-yearly report from the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, released on Friday. The report assessed literally hundreds of scientific studies published on the reef’s declining […]
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Great Barrier Reef Is Becoming a 'Theme Park' With Underwater Hotels and Attractions As Its Beauty Fades, Tour Operator Warns 2.9.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"The tourism industry, desperate to maintain tourist numbers, is looking beyond the natural beauty of the reef because it's not quite what it was," said dive operator Tony Fontes.
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The Great Barrier Reef Is Dying: New Report Cites 'Very Poor' Outlook 31.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"The window of opportunity to improve the reef's long-term future is now," the report urged.
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Australia downgrades outlook for Great Barrier Reef to ‘very poor’ 30.8.2019 Raw Story
Australia downgraded the Great Barrier Reef’s long-term outlook to “very poor” for the first time Friday, as the world heritage site struggles with “escalating” climate change. In its latest five-yearly report on the health of the world’s largest coral reef system, the government’s Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority singled out rising sea temperatures as […]
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