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California’s Wild Climate Will Only Get More Volatile As Temperatures Rise

To understand how climate change is creating a world of extremes, look to California, where the reality of severe drought coupled with intense precipitation threatens millions of residents, a rich ecosystem and the dated infrastructure designed to protect them… The record rains soaking the most populous U.S. state this winter seemed an impossible reprieve: Following the […]

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Poisoned Montana Town Is Now At The Mercy Of The GOP Health Care Plan

WASHINGTON — Jim Devlin has fond memories of growing up in the picturesque Rocky Mountain town of Libby, Montana, playing baseball and scampering across piles of shimmering ore mined from a nearby mountaintop… But that harmless childhood fun ― the simple act of breathing Libby’s air ― has left him with an incurable, potentially fatal […]

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These Students Are Adopting The Climate Goals That Trump Dismisses

Two days after President Donald Trump’s stunning election victory in November, about 80 high school students crammed into the classroom of a suburban Seattle science teacher for an emergency meeting… The students from Tesla STEM High School were worried that Trump, an occasional climate change denier, would follow through on his campaign promise to abandon […]

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Poachers Have All But Emptied This ‘Sanctuary’ Of Forest Elephants

Poachers in just a decade slaughtered roughly 25,000 forest elephants in Africa’s Minkébé National Park ― as much as 81 percent of the population in what has been an important sanctuary for the species, according to a new study… The park’s population of elephants fell by at least 78 percent from 2004 to 2014, according […]

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Man Points Camera At Ice, Then Captures The Unimaginable On Film

Photographer James Balog and his team were examining a glacier when their cameras caught something out of the ordinary… The incident took place in Greenland, where James and his mates were gathering images from cameras that had been deployed around the Arctic Circle over the years… James and his crew were looking for some good […]

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Scientists Agree: It’s Time To End The War On Wildlife

Killing large predators to reduce livestock conflicts or benefit game populations has long been thought to be ineffective — and devastating for ecosystems — and a growing body of scientific literature criticizing the widespread practice is confirming those fears… Most recently, this month, the Journal of Mammalogy — a highly respected international scientific journal and […]

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What would happen to Florida if the EPA really did go away?

For years the Environmental Protection Agency has been depicted as a jackbooted thug, a humorless generator of red tape, even the nefarious villain in such films as The Simpsons Movie and the original Ghostbusters… Now the agency started by a Republican president, Richard Nixon, faces an uncertain future. The new president who once pledged to […]

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A Tiny Forest On The Tip Of The World

Every year, travellers head to Patagonia to marvel at the vast glaciers, huge open skies and soaring mountains. But at Omora Ethnobotanical Park on Tierra del Fuego, visitors are encouraged to think small… Tierra del Fuego, a remote, windswept archipelago at the bottom of South America, might offer little in terms of animals and trees, […]

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State Of Emergency Declared In Chile Due To Wildfires

Chile has declared a state of emergency as the country battles historic wildfires… President Michelle Bachelet called for international help combating the almost 40 wildfires plaguing the country. Unusually hot temperatures and an ongoing eight-year drought are complicating efforts to bring the fires under control. So far, almost 300,000 acres of woodland have been torched.
https://news.vice.com/story/state-of-emergency-declared-as-chile-battles-wildfires

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Japan’s Largest Coral Reef Is Dying

Japan’s largest coral reef is under severe stress, according to a recent survey conducted by the country’s Environment Ministry. More than 90 percent of the corals in Sekiseishoko reef, located in the Ryukyu Islands near Okinawa, were discovered to be at least partially bleached when surveyed in November and December. About 70 percent of the […]

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Badlands National Park Defies Trump With Climate Change Facts

The National Parks system has another rogue tweeter, and they’re not afraid to get real about climate change… The official Twitter account of Badlands National Park in South Dakota fired off a series of since-deleted tweets Tuesday afternoon listing facts about the planet’s rising carbon dioxide levels, just one day after sources inside the Environmental […]

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Project Aims To Grow A ‘City Of Trees’

A project aims to plant three million trees – one for every man, woman and child – in Greater Manchester over the next 25 years… Those behind City of Trees hopes the effort will not only green the region but improve our understanding of the benefits trees provide to society… These include reducing stress, improve […]

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Another National Park Tweets Some Inconvenient Truths On Climate Change

Another national park is apparently going off-message on social media, tweeting about climate change a day after Badlands National Park deleted its own scientifically accurate tweets on global warming… On Wednesday, Redwood National and State Parks in Northern California said the region’s famous trees could help fight climate change:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/redwood-national-park-climate-change-twitter_us_588967a4e4b0737fd5cb8780?vr4t3ysfx4oyldi

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Larsen Ice Crack Continues To Open Up

The rift in the Larsen C Ice Shelf has grown a further 10km since 1 January… If the fissure propagates just 20km more, it will free a tabular berg one-quarter the size of Wales… That would make it one of the biggest icebergs ever recorded, according to researchers at Swansea and Aberystwyth universities, and the […]

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27 Images That Prove The End Is Near

Sometimes every word is superfluous. These pictures say more than a thousand words.
http://www.anonews.co/photos-end-near/

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Obama Says Hawaii—and Mom—Shaped Love of Nature

In an interview on Midway Atoll, he (Obama) says his mother’s influence and memories of Hawaii help inspire focus on marine life and climate change… During the interview, Obama bounced across the ages. He spoke of his mother and of the nights when she shook him awake to gaze at a brilliant sky, as well […]

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Obama’s ‘historic’ conservation legacy beats Teddy Roosevelt By Charlie Northcott

One of the lesser known legacies of the US president is his record as a conservationist… During his eight years in office, he has placed 548 million acres of habitat under protection. This spans Arctic tundra, mountain woodland, and coral reefs with as much biodiversity as rainforests. The outgoing president created the two largest marine […]

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Warming World Harming Insects’ Reproduction

A warming world harms insects’ ability to reproduce, which could have long-term consequences, scientists warn… UK researchers also found that insects in northern latitudes were more vulnerable than their southern-dwelling cousins… The team added that many insects were unable to move great distances while they are juveniles. Therefore, they are at risk from a warming […]

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100 Short Stories, At The Hippodrome Cinema |Cinema Verde

Cinema Verde 2017:  February 9 – 12 @ The Hippodrome Cinema
(Canada, 68 min) Directed by Neal Livingston – A collage ranging from the serious to the humorous. This original and engaging documentary tackles opinions regarding governance, public policy, and questions what are sound ideas socially, environmentally. and culturally in today’s society. It’s about predatory capitalism, renewable […]

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Free Glaciology And Marine Programs For Girls Seek Applications

Inspiring Girls Expeditions is accepting applications through January 31, 2017 for free summer science and wilderness expeditions in Alaska and Washington for girls ages 16 to 17… Three teams of up to nine teenage girls and three instructors will spend 12 days exploring and learning about mountain glaciers or fjords with tidewater glaciers. They’ll conduct scientific […]

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