User: newstrust Topic: Global Warming
Category: Impacts :: Species
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We Can’t Let COVID-19 Drive Us Into Authoritarianism 21.3.2020 Truthout.com
We Can’t Let COVID-19 Drive Us Into Authoritarianism
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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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GMA Guilt-Trips, 'Do the Right Thing' on Climate or No More Baby Seals 11.3.2020 NewsBusters
ABC’s Good Morning America continued its weekly tribute to environmentalism, Wednesday morning, in their series with National Geographic leading up to Earth Day. This week, correspondent T.J. Holmes traveled to Quebec's Magdalen Islands to cuddle with some baby seals and scare viewers that if they’re not “doing the right thing” by following the climate change agenda, these adorable animals will die ...
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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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From allergies to declining business, warming winters affect everyday life 26.2.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
For many parts of the United States this winter has been one of the warmest on record. People around the country are feeling the effects of it.
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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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