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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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As salinity grows and toxic dust spreads, patience wears thin at Salton Sea 17.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Assemblyman Eduardo Garcia watched with ill-disguised frustration as a hearing aimed at expediting state projects to restore habitat and control dust storms at the shrinking Salton Sea instead dissolved into discussion of why the efforts were falling further behind schedule.

“We have a plan, we...

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This nature-loving sect in India dragged one of the world's biggest movie stars to court — and won 17.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary
The Bishnois of northwestern India, devotees of wildlife and a 15th century Hindu guru, fought for 20 years to get Bollywood icon Salman Khan imprisoned for killing two rare antelope.
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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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Trump officials faulted climate panel for having only ‘one member from industry’ 16.5.2018 Washington Post
An exchange among Commerce Department officials, which was released in response to a lawsuit by an advocacy group, sheds light on the demise of a committee aimed at helping policymakers and the private sector incorporate the government’s climate science into long-term planning.
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We’re Running Out of Clean Water. Bats Know Where to Find It. 12.5.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Undark and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Desert life depends on reliable access to water. In Namibia’s stark Namib Desert, where I spent 18 months doing research for my Ph.D., wildlife concentrates around natural springs. Increasingly, animals there also rely on man-made ponds intended for livestock. But water can […]
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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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Owens Lake: Former toxic dust bowl transformed into environmental success 29.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Fearsome gusts of desert wind routinely kicked up swirling clouds of choking dust over Owens Lake on the east side of the Sierra Nevada after 1913, when its treasured snowmelt and spring water was first diverted into the Los Angeles Aqueduct.

It was not until 2001, and under a court order, that...

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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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At 95, Mexican food expert Diana Kennedy is growing her own coffee and making her own tortillas 27.4.2018 L.A. Times - Food & Dining
Cookbook author Diana Kennedy considers a lifetime of writing, cooking and researching Mexican food and considers the future, both hers and that of the world.
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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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H.B. wildlife center reports positive results with new incubators and aviary for threatened shorebirds 20.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

The Wetlands & Wildlife Care Center in Huntington Beach is seeing positive results with new equipment for a program designed to nurse abandoned western snowy plover eggs and release the birds into nature once hatched, officials say.

The center bought two new Grumbach egg incubators and an outdoor...

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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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