User: newstrust Topic: Global Warming
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I Asked a Bunch of Scientists if Climate Change Was Affecting the Bacteria in My Gut 20.5.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Grist and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  Those of us who believe in climate change (and maybe some who don’t) jokingly blame all kinds of things on it, from flat tires to summer hailstorms. Case of the flu? Climate change. Mudslide? Climate change. (Usually, we’re right.) But I was […]
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Tracking one of the world’s most elusive cats 20.5.2018 Washington Post: World
No one knows how many snow leopards are left in the world. Researchers are trying to find out.
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A little extra global warming will mean a lot more habitat loss for plants and animals, study says 19.5.2018 LA Times: Science

What difference does half a degree Celsius of global warming make?

To many plants and animals, and especially insects, it could mean the difference between life and death, according to a new study.

In a paper published Thursday in Science, researchers report that limiting global warming to 1.5...

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Some endangered frogs may be leaping back from extinction 17.5.2018 Washington Post: World
Some endangered frogs may be leaping back from extinction
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The Energy 202: Wilbur Ross declined to endorse his own department's climate science findings 16.5.2018 Washington Post: Politics
The Commerce Secretary did not defend the work of NOAA's climate scientists.
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Models and mimics are marvels in SE Asia 2.5.2018 The Earth Times Online Newspaper - Environment News
Look at those modified wings and the bee antennae. But this is no stinger or biter. It’s a clearwing moth, and you can find similar species near your own location worldwide. It’s all about the mimic, and its model- in this case a generalised stingless bee. Trouble is, you won’t find this guy. Good luck, but he seems to be almost extinct. One of those many new species that will disappear rapidly, just like many others that have been seen just as we destroy their habitat.
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Microbes offer a lesson in biodiversity, and how to avoid killing ourselves off 2.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary
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We calculated how much money trees save for your city 28.4.2018 The Moderate Voice

For a megacity, Tokyo is rich in trees. gillyberlin/flickr, CC BY-SA Theodore Endreny, State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry Megacities are on the rise. There are currently 47 such areas around the globe, each housing more than 10 million residents. More than half the global population now lives in urban […]

The post We calculated how much money trees save for your city appeared first on The Moderate Voice.

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The Energy 202: Trump and Democrats marked Earth Day very differently 23.4.2018 Washington Post: Politics
Trump celebrated by touting his deregulatory agenda.
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The Global Crisis of Plastic Pollution 22.4.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by The New Republic and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. A young sperm whale, the largest toothed predator on Earth and an endangered species, washed up on the beach in southeastern Spain in February. Wanting to know what killed it, scientists brought the cetacean’s 13,000-pound body to a lab for […]
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Hot temperatures made these birds shrink 22.4.2018 Washington Post: World
The research by scientists in Australia adds to a growing body of evidence indicating that many species are undergoing physical and behavioral changes in response to global warming.
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The more humans spread, the smaller other mammals get. Elephants, rhinos and hippos had better watch out 20.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Thirteen thousand years ago Southern California was crawling with enormous mammals — all of which are extinct today.

There were massive mammoths three times bigger than modern-day elephants, giant ground sloths up to 20 feet in length, and strange, armadillo-like beasts known as glyptodons that...

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Global warming has changed the Great Barrier Reef 'forever,' scientists say 19.4.2018 Washington Post: World
"Unprecedented.” “Radical.” “Catastrophic.” The damage to the Great Barrier Reef is even worse than experts thought.
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Corals on Great Barrier Reef will never be the same after back-to-back heat waves, scientists say 18.4.2018 LA Times: Science

The Great Barrier Reef suffered a catastrophic die-off after two back-to-back marine heat waves in 2016 and 2017, a new study finds – and many of its reef communities have been fundamentally changed.

The grim discovery, described in the journal Nature, reveals just how vulnerable many coral species...

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The Energy 202: A key Senate Republican zeroes in on Scott Pruitt's emails 17.4.2018 Washington Post: Politics
Sen. Barrasso's letter may give other Republicans cover to criticize the EPA chief more openly.
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The planet will survive Scott Pruitt's EPA tenure. Humanity has less of a chance 4.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: Your editorial that highlights how U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt’s policies are likely to accelerate global warming at a huge economic and human cost is well taken. (“The EPA’s Scott Pruitt has to go,” editorial, March 30)

I must question the statement...

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Nations Won't Reach Paris Climate Goal Without Protecting Wildlife and Nature, Warns Report 2.4.2018 Truthout - All Articles
A sweeping new report emphasizes just how intertwined the challenges of climate change and loss of biodiversity truly are. The Paris Climate Agreement and several other United Nations (UN) pacts "all depend on the health and vitality of our natural environment in all its diversity and complexity," said Dr. Anne Larigauderie, executive secretary of the UN-backed organization behind the report. "Acting to protect and promote biodiversity is at least as important to achieving these commitments and to human well-being as is the fight against global climate change." The report comes from the efforts of more than 550 scientists in over 100 nations, corralled by an organization often dubbed "the IPCC for biodiversity." Much like the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) assesses the state of research on global warming and its impacts, the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) reviews the best-available science on biodiversity and nature's ...
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Goodall, ever hopeful: We will save the chimp 24.3.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The 83-year-old primatologist spoke to a sold-out crowd at Northrop Auditorium at the University of Minnesota.
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UN reports see a lonelier planet with fewer plants, animals 23.3.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Crucial habitat has been cut apart, alien species have invaded places, chemicals have hurt plants and animals, wetlands and mangroves that clean up pollution are disappearing, and the world's waters are overfished, one scientist says.
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UN reports see a lonelier planet with fewer plants, animals 23.3.2018 AP Top News
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Earth is losing plants, animals and clean water at a dramatic rate, according to four new United Nations scientific reports on biodiversity....
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