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University of Maine researchers are studying the impact of hemlock tree die-offs on the state's freshwater forests
.UMaine stream ecology assistant professor Hamish Greig and Climate
Change Institute Jacquelyn Gill are leading the ...
change remains a hot topic, but it's hard to ignore the fact that things are getting warmer. Any trees you plant this autumn should still be giving pleasure in 2050, when they could be living in the kind of temperatures now found five ...
A new study by the National Audubon Society paints a bleak picture for birds. The report indicates numerous extinctions are likely if global temperature increases are not stopped.
The new Audubon report says nearly half the bird species ...
On Tuesday, the National Audubon Society released a study that predicts how climate
change will affect 588 species of North American birds. The Audubon Birds and Climate
Change Report makes the deeply unsettling prediction that by 2080, 314 ...
Big dams built in the tropics to produce hydroelectricity have long been highly controversial - and data gathered in Laos by a French team studying methane emissions confirms that dams can add to global warming, not reduce it.
In many ...
Researchers have recently discovered that over the last 150 years, the conversion of forests
into cropland has actually resulted in a small amount of global cooling. These results underscore the overall complexity of the climate
change 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 ...
The iconic pine and aspen forests
of the Rocky Mountains are dying off at an alarming rate thanks to conditions exacerbated by climate
change - drought, insect infestations and wildfires - a new report says.
Colorado alone could lose 45% ...
change is forever altering forests
in the Rocky Mountain region with wildfires, insects and unexplained tree die-off, according to a new report.Published Wednesday by the Union of Concerned Scientists and the Rocky Mountain ...
Wildfires, insects and drought are crippling forests
in the western United States' iconic Rocky Mountains, scientists warned on Wednesday, urging more efforts to stop global warming.
"If left unchecked, the climate
change that is driving ...
Earlier this summer, I was invited to write an essay on humanity’s troubled relationship with the changing atmosphere for a special issue of Audubon Magazine centered on the Audubon Society’s comprehensive new report on birds in a changing ...
As many as half of Minnesota’s bird species -- including the loon, the beloved state bird -- could disappear because of accelerated climate
It’s not the birds themselves that are endangered, it’s the places that they live -- the ...
change still a political minefield across the nation despite the strong scientific consensus that it's happening, some community leaders have hit upon a way of preparing for the potentially severe local consequences without ...
change could threaten half of North American birds by the end of the century, according to a new study from the National Audubon Society.“Half of the birds of North America are at risk of extinction,” says Gary Langham, Audubon’s ...
The conversion of forests
into cropland worldwide has triggered an atmospheric change that, while seldom considered in climate
models, has had a net cooling effect on global temperatures, according to a new Yale study.
Writing in the ...
OVER the last couple of weeks, we had seen quite a bit of rain, and in some instances, very heavy downpours.
Showers have provided much needed relief for thousands of people who experienced acute water shortage between June and ...
Since the birth of agriculture thousands of years ago, humans have cut down the world's forests
to grow food and expand their population.But now experts believe the end of our "war on trees" is in sight amid what some are calling a new ...
"The best thing you could do for the Amazon is to blow up all the roads.' These might sound like the words of an eco-terrorist, but it's actually a direct quote from Eneas Salati, a forest climatologist and one of Brazil's most respected ...
Pakistan's vulnerability to climate
change is being made worse by poor governance and the degradation of its natural resources, jeopardising the food security, health and livelihoods of its poorest citizens, climate
change experts ...
Heavy metals concentrations are increasing in the Snake River, near Keystone, Colorado, and some scientists think global warming may be a factor.
We may not yet know exactly how global warming will affect all the complex parts of Rocky ...
At 3.45pm on April 15 Emmanuel de Merode, the Belgian-born, British-educated head of Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo, left the city of Goma for the 90-minute drive north to the headquarters of Virunga in Rumangabo. The ...
In recent years reports on global warming have shifted away from firmly establishing a human connection to the phenomenon and have instead begun warning of the dire consequences humanity might face as a result of climate
change. An ...
With federal funds for fighting wildfires running low, officials in California on Thursday called on Congress to move forward on a stalled plan to set up an emergency reserve fund for battling the extreme blazes anticipated this ...
This Sunday marks a year since Tony Abbott was elected. The prime minister is riding low in the opinion polls as the least popular prime minister in twenty five years, with a net dissatisfaction rating of minus 19.
There's little doubt ...
Mapping the world's tropical forests
with a fleet of airplanes outfitted with advanced LiDAR could rapidly and accurately assess global forest carbon stocks for a fraction of the cost of a typical Earth observation satellite mission - and far ...