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Forests: Birds of Paradise Threatened, Tracking Deforestation, and More!

KEEPING CARBON STORED: FORESTS UPDATE Forests: the cheapest way to store carbon Papua New Guinea is home to many species of Birds of Paradise that are found no where else: as those forests disappear, so do they. via Cornell Lab … Continue reading

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Fossil Fuel Follies, Islands of Wildlife, and More!

WHAT DOESN’T WORK Fossil Fuel Follies: OO Shell Agrees To Pay $83 Million For Devastating Nigerian Oil Spill – The original offer was as low as $6,000. OO A First: Scientists Prove Fracking Caused A Sizeable Earthquake – enough to … Continue reading

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Rising Climate Change Risks: Yucky Shrimp, Floods, Droughts, and More!

WHY WE SHOULD ACT NOW: RISING RISKS Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Jan 4, 2015 How unusual has the weather been? No one event is “caused” by climate change, but global warming, which is predicted to increase … Continue reading

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Storing Carbon: The Deforestation Cookie Connection, and More!

KEEPING CARBON STORED: FORESTS UPDATE Forests: the cheapest way to store carbon Harrison Ford checks products for palm oil. He won’t buy any containing it, because producing palm oil is causing major deforestation. Will you do the same? OO Connecting … Continue reading

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Rising Risks: Rising Food Insecurity, Worsening Storms, and More!

WHY WE SHOULD ACT NOW: RISING RISKS Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Dec 22, 2014 How unusual has the weather been? No one event is “caused” by climate change, but global warming, which is predicted to increase … Continue reading

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Since 1970: As Humans Have Doubled, Wildlife Has Declined By HALF!

WHAT DOESN’T WORK Fossil Fuel Follies: OO Burning Coal To Blame For US Rising Carbon Emissions in 2013 OO MIT: Global Energy Use, Co2 May Double By 2100 Clueless Leadership: OO A Complete Guide To Politicians Who Plead Ignorance And … Continue reading

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The New Arctic Climate Change Canaries: Walruses!

USGS OO The Latest Climate Refugees: 35,000+ Walrus Mass on Beach as their homes, sea ice, have melted away. OO Largest Massing Ever a Sign of Warming Arctic Wikipedia Why Does This Threaten Walruses? Walruses are built for sea ice … Continue reading

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Micro Chameleons Are Cute — and Threatened: Want to Help Them?

I’ve just published this at the Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mary-ellen-harte/micro-chameleons-are-cute_b_1311949.html Here is the reprinted text (but the links only work when you read it at the huff link): Have you seen those newly described micro Brookesia chameleons from Madagascar? They are … Continue reading

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Canadian Warm Winter Threatens Cold-Adapted Wildlife

The mild tennis-playing temperatures of December and January in Toronto is stressing wildlife adapted to frigid temperatures, reports Mary Ormsby at the Toronto Star. “We don’t need statistics to tell us something odd is happening,” says Ryan Ness, manager of … Continue reading

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