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Selective logging is causing long-term change
s to tropical forests in Africa by facilitating the growth of weeds and vines, which reduces plant diversity and diminishes carbon storage, reports a new paper published in the journal Ecological ...
Christopher Columbus explored the New World during wildly tempestuous seafaring times. In the summer of 1502, during his final American voyage, for example, Columbus commanded his fleet to the shelter of an island, now home to Haiti, as a ...
Thousands of antifracking activists took to Oakland's streets Saturday to call for Gov. Jerry Brown to change
his stance and ban the controversial practice, which uses large amounts of a pressurized water mixture to crack subterranean rocks and ...
As we watch the new GOP-controlled Congress clash over the Keystone XL pipeline, it’s rather depressing to realize that this is just the beginning of the pitched, drag-out battles to come over climate change
in the next two years.
The Keystone XL oil pipeline cleared two hurdles on Friday, setting up a showdown between Congress and President Barack Obama who has raised new questions about the project after more than six years of review.
Following months of ...
As our planet warms, scientists and the general public are increasingly asking if human-caused climate change
influences the extreme weather events we see all around us. Until recently, the answer was always “we don’t know yet.” Today, the answer ...
Natural patterns, not human-caused climate change
, produced one of California's worst droughts, researchers have concluded.
An atmospheric ridge over the North Pacific, which limited rain and snowfall over the past three years, was "due ...
Mines, palm oil plantations, large farms and mining projects are contributing to an alarming pace of forest destruction, a new report has found, hampering efforts to curb global warming.
Satellite imagery indicates that more than 30,000 ...
Greenpeace global chief Kumi Naidoo said Sunday increasingly violent storms hitting the Philippines showed the world had to act on climate change
, as Typhoon Hagupit barrelled across the country.
Naidoo was in the Philippines to "bear ...
New study faults adaptive 'Novel Ecosystems' concept with ignoring true values of biodiversity, restoration
Over the past few years a new conservation approach known as the "novel ecosystems" concept has been slowly gathering steam in ...
Global warming is likely playing a bigger role than previously thought in dead zones in oceans, lakes and rivers around the world and it's only going to get worse, according to a new study.
Dead zones occur when fertilizer runoff clogs ...
For most Western societies, climate change
has largely been an “out of sight, out of mind” issue. Even the disasters that we have seen in America – more extreme droughts, floods, hurricanes, etc. – have not been enough to spark meaningful action ...
could kill up to 90 percent of the forests covering the Rocky Mountains, warned the nonprofit Union of Concerned Scientists today in a new study based in part on projections made by the U.S. Forest Service.
Extreme heat ...
This small city on the Wasatch Front south of Salt Lake City seems an unlikely locale for what could turn out to be an important battle against climate change
. But here, in a modest building housing the U.S. Forest Service’s Shrub Sciences ...
When we burn fossil fuels, carbon pollution is released into Earth's closed atmosphere. As the concentration of heat-trapping gas builds up over decades, this insidious pollution accelerates climate change
, triggers asthma attacks and respiratory ...
With near unanimous Republican opposition to any action on climate change
, a new memo by Washington Sen. Patty Murray reveals one way Democrats could change
conservative minds: appeal to their wallets.
“This is not just an environmental ...
There is an increase in the number of people seeking medical treatment for kidney stones as climate change worsens
, says a new study published in the Environmental Health Perspectives journal of the National Institute of Environmental Health ...
A digital image by Angelica Rojas Gracia prepared for the Visions and Pathways 200 project. It shows a bicycle highway built above train lines at North Melbourne station.
As the conversation turns to the death of Melbourne's trees the ...
US credit ratings agency Standard & Poor’s has ranked Cambodia’s economy and creditworthiness as the most vulnerable to the effects of climate change
Of 116 nations measured by S&P as part of a vulnerability index published last month – ...
Will it take a disaster to respond to climate change
A group of University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers last week released a series of detailed science-based scenarios envisioning life in 2070 in the Madison area’s Yahara Watershed, ...
Springtime in California. Birds chirping, flowers blooming. And this year wildfires raging, winds howling, and heat pounding.
In Southern California, almost a dozen fires sent tens of thousands of residents fleeing their homes as ...
Global climate change
is baking Southwestern cities, intensifying wildfires and straining water supplies, and the worst is yet to come, scientists say in the latest National Climate
Assessment released Tuesday.
The Earth is heating ...
s in the Puerto Rican climate
over the past three decades have caused small but significant change
s to the coqui frog, the territory`s national animal. UCLA biologists have found that not only have male coquis become smaller, but their ...
The forestry sector in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is completely out of control, according to a new eye-opening report. Put together by the Chatham House, the report estimates that at least 87 percent of logging in the DRC was illegal ...
Facilities burning biomass emit more air pollutants, including carbon dioxide, per megawatt-hour than those that burn coal, according to a Partnership for Policy Integrity report.
The April 2 report, “Trees, Trash, and Toxics: How ...