User: newstrust Topic: Global Warming
Category: Impacts :: Ecosystems
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‘Incredibly reckless’: Trump moves to expand fossil fuel drilling in Alaska’s western Arctic region 26.6.2020 Raw Story
“At a time when oil prices are cratering, prioritizing expanding oil and gas drilling anywhere—let alone the Arctic—is ridiculous.” The Trump administration was lambasted Thursday for a proposal to open up most of Alaska’s Western Arctic reserve for fossil fuel drilling—a move conservation groups say would be a “disaster” for the climate and wildlife as […]
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Plastic ‘has entered’ Antarctic terrestrial food chain 25.6.2020 Raw Story
Scientists have found bits of polystyrene in the guts of tiny, soil-dwelling organisms in the Antarctic, raising concern that microplastics pollution has already “deeply” entered the world’s most remote land-based food systems. While the infiltration of microplastics throughout the oceans is well-known, researchers said their findings provided the first evidence of contamination in the Antarctic […]
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Big money bought the forests. Small logging communities are paying the price. 11.6.2020 Raw Story
This article was produced in partnership with OPB and The Oregonian/OregonLive. OPB is a member of the ProPublica Local Reporting Network. ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to receive our biggest stories as soon as they’re published. A few hundred feet past this Oregon timber town, a curtain of Douglas fir trees opens to an […]
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Deforestation and Monoculture Farming Spread COVID-19 and Other Diseases 12.5.2020 Truthout.com
Scientists say the current pandemic is part of a larger pattern linking infectious diseases to habitat ...
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How climate change is contributing to skyrocketing rates of infectious disease 7.5.2020 Raw Story
A catastrophic loss in biodiversity, reckless destruction of wildland and warming temperatures have allowed disease to explode. Ignoring the connection between climate change and pandemics would be “dangerous delusion,” one scientist said. The scientists who study how diseases emerge in a changing environment knew this moment was coming. Climate change is making outbreaks of disease […]
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Wildfires Can Reduce Biodiversity. Can Biodiversity Be Used to Reduce Wildfires? 26.4.2020 Truthout.com
A biodiversity experiment in Australia showed animal species can help reduce flammable leaf litter by 24 ...
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This Appalachian Collective Has Launched Its Own “Green Stimulus” 25.4.2020 Truthout.com
This Appalachian Collective Has Launched Its Own “Green Stimulus”
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CBS, NBC Hope Lockdown Leads to ‘Major Reset,’ ‘Permanent’ Changes for Climate 22.4.2020 NewsBusters
All three networks Wednesday morning shamelessly used the coronavirus pandemic to push more stringent environmental regulations. Celebrating Earth Day, ABC, NBC and CBS each gave lengthy reports touting how the nationwide lockdown’s “silver lining” was that there was less pollution and more wild animals reclaiming their habitats. But they didn’t just point out changes to our environment; they turned into climate activists, actually encouraging us to keep certain pandemic lifestyle changes, such as not driving cars, to make these climate benefits ...
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Climate Change Multiplies the Threats of Infectious Diseases 19.4.2020 Truthout.com
Global warming can lead to compromised immune systems, which in turn makes individuals more susceptible to ...
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Global warming to cause ‘catastrophic’ species loss: study 9.4.2020 Raw Story
Global warming will cause “catastrophic” biodiversity loss across the world if greenhouse gas emissions aren’t curbed, with some ecosystems liable to collapse as soon as 2030, according to new research into where and when die-offs may occur. Earth has never in human history warmed so quickly or uniformly as currently, but a variety of factors […]
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Column: 3 billion birds have vanished from our skies. Can we ever bring them back? 18.3.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Steve Holmer heads the American Bird Conservancy, whose motto is "Bringing back the birds." Can it be done, and how?

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Australia's fire-ravaged forests are recovering. Ecologists hope it lasts 15.3.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
After devastating fires, there are signs of regrowth across much of eastern Australia. But there's also concern that a changing climate may alter some of the country's unique landscapes forever.
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6 Ways the Trump Administration Has Botched Responses to the Coronavirus and Climate Change 14.3.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. Here in Washington state, a spokesman for the nursing home that is the epicenter of a coronavirus outbreak said on Sunday that he and his colleagues “had seen some residents go from no symptoms to death in just […]
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UN: Last year was second-warmest and decade was hottest ever 11.3.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The U.N. weather agency says last year was the second warmest on record and the past decade was the hottest in human history. And it says January was the warmest January since 1850.
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Close to tipping point, Amazon could collapse in 50 years 11.3.2020 Raw Story
The Amazon rainforest is nearing a threshold which, once crossed, would see one of the world’s largest and richest ecosystems morph into arid savannah within half-a-century, scientists said Tuesday. Another major ecosystem, Caribbean coral reefs, could die off in only 15 years were it to pass its own point-of-no-return, the scientists reported in the journal […]
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The Disappearing Songs of Hawaii’s Endangered Native Birds 29.2.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in Undark and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. The sounds of Kauai’s forests are changing. Thirty years ago, David Kuhn could hear a dawn chorus and identify the many different birds that lived on the Hawaiian island. But more recently, Kuhn, a wildlife recordist based on […]
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Editorial: No, a trillion more trees and baby-step oil company reforms won't fix global warming 24.2.2020 LA Times: Opinion

The trillion trees initiative to reduce global warming is like someone trying to lose a lot of weight by taking daily walks without changing the daily diet.

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‘On a knife edge’: Experts warn Great Barrier Reef could soon see third mass coral bleaching in five years 21.2.2020 Raw Story
The concerns follow new research suggesting that the climate crisis could completely wipe out all of the world’s coral reef habitats by 2100. Australian scientists and conservationists warned in the Guardian Thursday that the Great Barrier Reef could soon endure a third major coral bleaching event in just five years, highlighting how the human-caused climate […]
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A military perspective on climate change could bridge the gap between believers and doubters 19.2.2020 Raw Story
As experts warn that the world is running out of time to head off severe climate change, discussions of what the U.S. should do about it are split into opposing camps. The scientific-environmental perspective says global warming will cause the planet severe harm without action to slow fossil fuel burning. Those who reject mainstream climate […]
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Trump’s Plan to Plant a Trillion Saplings Misses the Forest for the Trees 19.2.2020 Mother Jones
Donald Trump, it turns out, is a fan of trees. A big fan. Such a fan, in fact, that at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, late last month, the president announced that the United States will join the One Trillion Tree Initiative, an international plan to plant and restore a trillion trees globally […]
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