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A long simmering factor in Iran protests: climate change 18.1.2018 L.A. Times - World News

In the mountains of western Iran, the province of Chaharmahal Bakhtiari is known for mile-high lagoons, flowing rivers and wetlands that attract thousands of species of migratory birds.

But years of diminishing rainfall have shriveled water sources. Conditions worsened, residents say, after Iranian...

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Study: Decline of salmon also impacts salmon genetics 12.1.2018 AP Washington
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- As Chinook salmon populations declined across the Pacific Northwest, scientists suspected the fish lost a great deal of genetic diversity, too....
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California Is Preparing to Defend Its Waters From Trump Order 12.1.2018 Truthout - All Articles
In its first act to shield California from the Trump administration's repeal of regulations, the state's water board has prepared its own rules protecting wetlands and other waters. The proposed new rules could insulate the state from President Donald Trump's executive order to roll back the reach of the Clean Water Act. Landscapes from Point Reyes National Seashore, a stretch of federally protected Pacific Ocean coastline, on July 6, 2017, outside of the town of Inverness, California. (Photo: Andrew Lichtenstein / Corbis via Getty Images)   Ready to make a difference? Help Truthout provide a platform for exposing injustice and inspiring action. Click here to make a one-time or monthly donation. This story was originally published by Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting, a nonprofit news organization based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Learn more at  revealnews.org  and subscribe to the Reveal podcast, produced with PRX, at  revealnews.org/podcast . In its first act to shield California ...
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U.S. says snow-loving lynx no longer need special protection 12.1.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said it will begin drafting a rule to revoke the lynx's threatened species status. But some scientists warn climate change could reduce the animals' habitat.
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How to save the ‘tropical rainforests’ of the ocean 10.1.2018 Washington Post: Op-Eds
How to save the ‘tropical rainforests’ of the ocean
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Birds develop PTSD-like stress from oil and gas noise pollution, CU-Boulder study shows 9.1.2018 Denver Post: Local
Birds near industrial noise from oil and gas operations develop PTSD-like stress, University of Colorado study says.
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It's so hot in Australia that bats' brains are frying 9.1.2018 Washington Post: World
At least 500 flying fox pups died because of the extreme weather.
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Soon the Only Coral Reefs We See Will Be on the Nature Channel 7.1.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Grist and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. For decades, marine scientists have been warning of the demise of coral reefs in a warming world. But now, those warning calls have reached a full-scale alarm, leaving researchers at a loss for exactly how best to save the reefs. […]
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The Interior Department Has Cleared the Way for Energy Developers to Destroy Natural Habitats 6.1.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by High Country News and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Just before Christmas, the Interior Department quietly rescinded an array of policies designed to elevate climate change and conservation in decisions on managing public lands, waters and wildlife. Order 3360, signed by Deputy Secretary David Bernhardt, explains […]
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My dear fellow deshbhakts 1.1.2018 Opinion – The Indian Express
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In Case You Missed Them, Here Are Some Cool Environmental Stories from 2017 30.12.2017 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by The Guardian and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. It was a tempestuous year—politically and literally. Donald Trump’s June announcement of an exit from the Paris climate accord confirmed the fears around the world of scientists and politicians about the US’s repositioning on climate change. From Scott Pruitt’s Environmental Protection Agency, […]
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Scientists search for survivors after the Thomas fire scorches a condor sanctuary 30.12.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Pushed by instinct and age, a fledgling California condor had been expected to step to the edge of its cliff-side cave sometime in December and, with black-and-white wings flapping hard, make its first flight over the scrubby terrain of the Los Padres Sespe Condor Sanctuary.

But then the Thomas...

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Drilling in the Arctic refuge to give tax cuts to the rich is dangerously stupid 29.12.2017 LA Times: Commentary

The Republican tax bill that President Trump signed into law last week contains enough noxious items to attract the scrutiny of the Environmental Protection Agency (if it still investigated toxic things). Experts are still working to understand all the repercussions, because the GOP rushed it through...

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How a Culture of Fear Helped Propel Trump Into the White House 24.12.2017 Truthout - All Articles
It's impossible to imagine Trump's presidency outside of the pervasive culture of fear and anxiety that has been cultivated in the US by the news media and corporations that stand to make money off people's anxieties, says Sasha Abramsky, author of Jumping at Shadows. Optimistic, hopeful people have no reason to elect a demagogue. Melissa Gerber (L) and Sandra Serralde (R) comfort each other beside 58 white crosses for the victims of the mass shooting on the south end of the Las Vegas Strip, October 6, 2017, in Las Vegas, Nevada. "Why don't we develop a strategy to reduce gun violence, which is exponentially more deadly than terrorism in the United States?" asks author Sasha Abramsky. "What makes our fears irrational?" (Photo: Robyn Beck / AFP / Getty Images) Fear, throughout history, has shaped politics and culture. It is the stimulus for forming virulent stereotypes and ludicrous conspiracy theories. In Jumping at Shadows, author Sasha Abramsky explores the forces that make fear such a potent force in ...
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Scientists set out to explore the Arctic’s fabled waters. But they could also alter its future. 22.12.2017 Washington Post
The researchers examining the icy waters of the Northwest Passage faced a dilemma: By mapping the region that’s only now becoming navigable because of climate change, they are helping to eventually facilitate more tourism and shipping, which could damage the pristine environment.
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Study shows Isle Royale moose shrinking while their population booms 20.12.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Over 40 years of study, the size of the Isle Royale moose skulls had shrunk by 16 percent, even as the moose population on the Lake Superior island flourished.
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The Energy 202: The Pentagon takes climate change very seriously. This government watchdog says that's not enough. 13.12.2017 Washington Post: Politics
GAO says talk is not sufficient.
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Promising to ‘Make Our Planet Great Again,’ Macron lures 13 U.S. climate scientists to France with grants 12.12.2017 Washington Post
The awarding of the research grants comes as the Trump administration has proposed slashing federal science budgets and has dropped out of the Paris climate accord.
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Mysterious disease wastes South Florida's corals, and scientists are racing to find a cure 10.12.2017 LA Times: Commentary

A mysterious epidemic continues to sweep South Florida’s reefs, transforming corals into lifeless skeletons and threatening undersea structures that support tourism, provide hurricane protection and serve as homes to a vast range of marine life.

Called white plague, white blotch and other names,...

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Adapt or burn 9.12.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Adapt or burn
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