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Butterfly species in the American West are declining due to climate change

Fri, 05 Mar 2021 12:22:00 +0000

Butterflies, along with bees that are also in declines, are important pollinators, and scientists worry that their decline will harm crops and other plants.

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UK: National Trust maps out climate threats to historic places

Fri, 05 Mar 2021 11:50:38 +0000

The map will help to plan interventions such as tree planting and peat bog restoration.

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The story of water in Texas

Fri, 05 Mar 2021 11:11:55 +0000

The story of water in Texas is the state’s devout allegiance to the principle that mankind has dominion over nature.

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The San Francisco Bay once teemed with oysters. What happened?

Fri, 05 Mar 2021 03:21:34 +0000

Reviving indigenous Olympia oysters as a source of food isn't a major priority for scientists and activists. Bringing them back is all about restoring the...

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The tribal coalition fighting to save monarch butterflies

Fri, 05 Mar 2021 01:47:21 +0000

Habitat loss and climate change are decimating the species. What can the U.S. learn from Oklahoma tribes’ efforts to restore their migratory path?

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Critics challenge report claiming B.C. mines don't impact Alaska waters

Fri, 05 Mar 2021 00:21:27 +0000

Critics raise concerns about joint B.C.-Alaska government report that had input from industry, saying the data collection methods were flawed and stakeholders weren't adequately engaged.

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China wanted to buy airport in Lapland for North Pole climate research flights

Thu, 04 Mar 2021 23:47:25 +0000

The Finnish Defence Forces spurned an offer by the Chinese Polar Research Institute to buy or rent Kemijärvi airport over security reasons.

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Butterfly species in the American West are declining due to climate change

Thu, 04 Mar 2021 22:46:00 +0000

Hundreds of butterfly species across the American West are vanishing as the region becomes hotter, drier and more vulnerable to the effects of climate change,...

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Climate change spells trouble for baby tree swallows

Thu, 04 Mar 2021 22:25:05 +0000

As climate change worsens, spring temperatures come earlier in the year, cueing tree swallows to build their nests sooner. This leaves baby swallows vulnerable as...

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Global warming could rob liquors of their flavor

Thu, 04 Mar 2021 21:02:08 +0000

An Italian team of researchers explored the physical and biological factors that cascade through an ecosystem as glaciers retreat. The results, published in the January...

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New documentary 'meltdown' looks at Greenland's melting glaciers and the effects of climate change

Thu, 04 Mar 2021 20:43:39 +0000

A new documentary, "Meltdown," brings viewers to the shores of Greenland's melting glaciers for an exploration of natural beauty at its most vulnerable.

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How is Joe Biden handling climate change?

Thu, 04 Mar 2021 20:33:57 +0000

Over the past few years, it has become clearer that ignoring climate change ultimately will have big economic impacts in the future.

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Then and now: A 'megadrought' in California

Thu, 04 Mar 2021 11:45:05 +0000

See how extreme weather has affected an vital reservoir in California.

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When it comes to COVID, 'hot spot' isn't just a metaphor

Thu, 04 Mar 2021 11:29:37 +0000

Heat, environmental problems and the pandemic concentrate in certain neighborhoods. Here’s a new idea for what to do about it.

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New way to measure Antarctic snowfall helps predict the ice sheet’s survival

Thu, 04 Mar 2021 11:24:50 +0000

A new satellite finds a surprise: Atmospheric rivers of moisture can dump huge amounts of snow over Antarctica, and now we can track it incredibly...

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Texas farmers tally up the damage from a winter storm 'massacre'

Thu, 04 Mar 2021 10:49:30 +0000

The state’s agriculture sector has lost an estimated $600 million or more. Crop and livestock damage could mean shortages and higher prices beyond Texas.

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Bill McKibben: The shift to renewable energy can give more power to the people

Thu, 04 Mar 2021 02:38:44 +0000

We shouldn’t give up on the idea of democratizing energy ownership as much as possible.

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When Chinook salmon is off the menu, other prey will do for endangered orcas

Thu, 04 Mar 2021 01:14:36 +0000

For nearly 20 years, Robin Baird has been following killer whales, trying to figure out what they eat. At first, he would look to see...

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Antarctica is running out of wilderness

Thu, 04 Mar 2021 00:47:42 +0000

The continent is crammed with “ghost” stations—just one sign of how this empty, icy place is becoming more crowded.

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In Russian tundra tragedy, up to 80,000 reindeer might have starved to death

Thu, 04 Mar 2021 00:05:31 +0000

Herders in the Yamal Peninsula despair as thick layers of ice prevent their animals from getting access to the indispensable lichen.

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Australia confirms extinction of 13 more species, including first reptile since colonisation

Wed, 03 Mar 2021 22:45:37 +0000

The Australian government has officially acknowledged the extinction of 13 endemic species, including 12 mammals and the first reptile known to have been lost since...

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New normal for Atlantic hurricanes shows more frequent and intense storms

Wed, 03 Mar 2021 22:16:16 +0000

Recent years have seen a significant uptick in hurricane activity, both in terms of storm numbers and intensity.

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Monarch butterfly population declines due to climate change and logging

Wed, 03 Mar 2021 22:01:47 +0000

A new report from WWF and Mexico's government shows another huge decline in monarch butterflies in 2020. The reason? Deforestation and climate change.

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Mississippi’s water problems have reached a boiling point

Wed, 03 Mar 2021 20:05:32 +0000

Texas' experience of last month's deadly winter storm may have grabbed headlines, but its neighbors fared just as badly.

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Uganda forests risk depletion due to rapid population growth

Wed, 03 Mar 2021 14:30:12 +0000

Ugandan experts have revealed that the country's population is expected to rise to 75 million in the next decade, warning this could directly and negatively...

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Decarbonizing Cascadia: Will race, income inequalities trip up Cascadia’s fight against climate change?

Wed, 03 Mar 2021 14:17:14 +0000

As climate change engenders more fires, floods and other disasters that disproportionately affect communities of color, Cascadia is wrestling with how to protect these communities...

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Planting trees helps fight climate change—but we need billions more seedlings

Wed, 03 Mar 2021 11:42:08 +0000

The U.S. must more than double the production of seedlings to meet reforestation goals, researchers say.

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Invasive grass is overwhelming U.S. deserts—providing fuel for wildfires

Wed, 03 Mar 2021 11:39:48 +0000

Volunteers are yanking the dangerous grasses from public lands across the American Southwest.

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Rights vs. regulations: When it comes to septic system codes, property rights remain a big barrier

Wed, 03 Mar 2021 11:20:29 +0000

With warming temperatures, fluctuating water levels and a series of extreme storms, Lake Superior is undergoing dramatic alterations amid climate change.

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In the Atlantic Ocean, subtle shifts hints at dramatic dangers

Wed, 03 Mar 2021 10:41:28 +0000

A warming atmosphere is causing a branch of the ocean’s powerful Gulf Stream to weaken, some scientists fear.

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