Tag Archives: biodiversity

Obstacles to Climate Action: Politics, Oil Boom, and More!

WHAT DOESN’T WORK OO North Dakota, Texas Send U.S. Oil Boom Skyrocketing – enabling more global warming and climate change. OO Politicians Trying To Fund Overseas Coal Projects Via ‘Eliminating Bureaucracy’ OO Nine States Join Climate Denier’s Lawsuit To Dismantle EPA Carbon Rule OO 2,500 … Continue reading

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Forest Update: Indonesia Leads in Deforestation, and More!

KEEPING CARBON STORED: FOREST UPDATE OO Sustainable Forests And Healthy Livelihoods Go Hand In Hand OO UN: Forest Policy Must Focus On Human Benefits OO Illegal Logging Finances Militias And Terrorist Groups – report. Forests are the jewelboxes of beautiful biodiversity, even as they … Continue reading

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Forests Update: Establishing Trust, Making Conservation Pay, and More

click on the OO’s for the stories behind the headlines… OO US Govt Funds REDD+ Forest Carbon Conservation Projects OO How To Save The World’s Forests? Develop Trust OO Next Forest Conservation Idea? Making Community Protection Economically Viable Forests store precious carbon, and … Continue reading

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Maintaining Rich Urban Biodiversity Fights Climate Change, and More

Maintaining rich urban biodiversity fights climate change, food and water scarcity, says a new UN analysis, reports the UN Enivronmental Programme, and can greatly improve global sustainable development. This first global assessment on the relationship between  urbanization and biodiversity loss, … Continue reading

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Climate Change Impacts Might Be Worse in Tropics

An ecologist at Wake Forest University who has studied how tropical Peruvian forests are adapting to climate change, Miles Silman, and many other ecologists, have come to believe that climate change is likely to have an equal, indeed probably even … Continue reading

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Marine Ecosystems Will Deteriorate Soon From Carbon Dioxide – Studies

If carbon dioxide emissions don’t decrease soon, the complex fabric of marine ecosystems will begin fraying — and eventually unravel completely, two new studies conclude, reports Janet Raloff at ScienceNews.  As the acidity of ocean water increases in response to … Continue reading

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Climate Change Reduces Genetic Diversity in Wildlife – Study

Global warming has forced alpine chipmunks in California to higher ground, prompting a startling decline in the species’ genetic diversity, researchers say, reports United Press International at UPI science news. Scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, say their study … Continue reading

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Warming Oceans Threaten Australian Seaweeds and Sea Life – Study

A recent study indicates that the warming ocean climate will cause one-quarter of Australia’s temperate seaweed species to face extinction by 2070, reports United Press International and Discovery News. Researchers found that temperate seaweed communities have become increasingly subtropical over … Continue reading

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Summer in November — in England

Nature is being fooled into flowering in a ‘second spring’ in November, reports Juliette Jowit at the London Guardian. Fruit, frogs, birds, insects, plants: they are all enjoying a warm autumn as the seasons go topsy-turvy. Ecologists are observing a … Continue reading

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