User: newstrust Topic: Global Warming
Category: Impacts :: Species
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Environmentalist in Klobuchar’s Home State Says She’s “Owned by Big Agriculture” 22.2.2020 Truthout.com
Environmentalist in Klobuchar’s Home State Says She’s “Owned by Big Agriculture”
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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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How warming winters are affecting everything 19.2.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Winters are warming faster than summers in many places, and colder parts of the U.S. are warming faster than hotter ones. The warming winter climate has year-round consequences across the country.
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Climate Change Driving “Rapid and Widespread” Decline of Bumblebees 15.2.2020 Truthout.com
Bumblebees also face threats from habitat loss and exposure to pesticides. Rapid warming could be “the final ...
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Climate crisis could cause a third of plant and animal species to disappear within 50 years: Study 15.2.2020 Raw Story
“Successful implementation of the Paris agreement targets could help reduce extinctions considerably, possibly to 16% or less by 2070,” according to lead author Cristian Román-Palacios. The human-caused climate crisis could cause the extinction of 30% of the world’s plant and animal species by 2070, even accounting for species’ abilities to disperse and shift their niches […]
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Sanders and AOC’s Fracking Ban Angers Centrists and Their Fossil Fuel Backers 13.2.2020 Truthout.com
Democrats unveiled their own climate bills this week, but only the fracking ban would stop the fossil fuel ...
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Monaco's Prince Albert II: Oceans are a 'family heritage,' with little time to save them 13.2.2020 LA Times: Nation

Grace Kelly's son is hopeful the U.S. will rejoin efforts to address climate change and protect oceans. But, he said, 'the window is closing.'

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Half-a-million insect species face extinction: scientists 11.2.2020 Raw Story
Half of the one million animal and plant species on Earth facing extinction are insects, and their disappearance could be catastrophic for humankind, scientists have said in a “warning to humanity”. “The current insect extinction crisis is deeply worrying,” said Pedro Cardoso, a biologist at the Finnish Museum of Natural History and lead author of […]
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Boulder County’s native bee species thrive in disturbed environments 9.2.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Because different species of bees specialize in pollinating specific plants, its widely accepted that a diverse bee population translates to a diverse plant population, which increases an areas resiliency to climate change, but what Davis’ study suggests that in order to maintain these diverse communities there must be a diverse array of habitat, often created by disturbances like fire and beetle kill.
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Bumble bee numbers tumble with climate change: study 8.2.2020 Raw Story
Climate change has contributed to a sharp drop in bumble bee populations across North America and Europe in recent decades, scientists said Friday. Compared to the period 1900-1974, bumble bee numbers across dozens of distinct species dropped, on average, 46 percent during the first 15 years of the 21st century in Canada and the United […]
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Bumblebees are disappearing because of extreme heat 7.2.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
New research shows that climate change and habitat loss are causing widespread decline among bumblebees in North America and Europe — and putting ecosystems that depend on these pollinators at risk.
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Multiple eco-crises could trigger ‘systemic collapse’: scientists 6.2.2020 Raw Story
Overlapping environmental crises could tip the planet into “global systemic collapse,” more than 200 top scientists warned Wednesday. Climate change, extreme weather events from hurricanes to heatwaves, the decline of life-sustaining ecosystems, food security and dwindling stores of fresh water — each poses a monumental challenge to humanity in the 21st century. Out of 30 […]
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The Green New Deal Could Revolutionize Theater 2.2.2020 Truthout.com
The Green New Deal Could Revolutionize Theater
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Native Species or Invasive? The Distinction Blurs as the World Warms 1.2.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in Yale Environment 360 and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. Across the warming globe, a mass exodus of tens of thousands of species is transforming the distribution of biodiversity—and challenging fundamental tenets in conservation policy and science. Are policymakers, land managers, and conservationists prepared? In recent years, […]
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In a changing climate, the work of botanical artists takes on new meaning 16.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
A botanical art exhibit opening at the James J. Hill House in St. Paul captures the Minnesota tree species most vulnerable to climate change.
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A New Study About the Death of 1 Million Seabirds Should Scare the Crap Out of You 16.1.2020 Mother Jones
Over just two days in early 2016, more than 6,000 penguin-like birds were found dead on the rocky beaches near Whittier, Alaska. Many of the dead birds, scientists observed, were clearly emaciated. “It was pretty horrifying,” seabird biologist David Irons told a Canadian news outlet at the time. “The live ones standing along the dead ones […]
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Australia’s Bushfires Expose an Extinction Crisis Decades in the Making 15.1.2020 Truthout.com
The extinction crisis is acutely felt in Australia, where more than 1,800 species are federally listed as ...
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Boulder County’s populations of native bird species decline in the face of development 12.1.2020 Denver Post: Local
The Northern Hemisphere lost 3 billion birds, or 29% of the overall population, in the last 50 years. While the warming climate has played a demonstrative role in this decline – and will continue to do so with ever-increasing power – ornithologists in Boulder County have pointed to urban sprawl as a more immediate threat to the survival of the area’s native bird populations, without which local ecosystems cannot properly function, adding to the affects of climate change.
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A season in hell: Australia bushfires push at least 20 threatened species closer to extinction 8.1.2020 Raw Story
Images of desperate, singed koalas in blackened landscapes have come to symbolise the damage to nature this bushfire season. Such imagery has catalysed global concern, but the toll on biodiversity is much more pervasive. Until the fires stop burning, we won’t know the full extent of the environmental damage. But these fires have significantly increased […]
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‘Because insects are key to our own survival’: 73 scientists unveil global roadmap to battle bugpocalypse 7.1.2020 Raw Story
Highlighting the “strong scientific consensus that the decline of insects, other arthropods, and biodiversity as a whole, is a very real and serious threat that society must urgently address,” 73 international scientists on Monday published a roadmap to battle the world’s “bugpocalypse.” “Most importantly, we hope that end-users and land managers now can use this […]
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