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Global Landscapes Forum

May 22, 2017

Landscapes for a New Climate and Development Agenda The Global Landscapes Forum is the world’s largest and only science-led multi-sectoral platform designed to produce and disseminate knowledge and accelerate action to build more resilient, climate friendly, diverse, equitable and productive landscapes. The GLF platforms connects diverse stakeholders; provides learning opportunities; gathers and shares knowledge; and […]


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Environmental justice movement on the rise in Sacramento

The advisory committee that reports to Brown’s Air Resources Board proposes eliminating cap and trade altogether and replacing it with a system that gives polluters less leeway. By Laurel Rosenhall May 21, 2017 SF Chronicle full article here …But [Governor Brown’s] Los Angeles trip reflects the rise of environmental justice concerns inside the Capitol. A […]


Adapting Forests to Climate Change- new UC guide

May 21, 2017

UC helps forest owners adapt to climate change By Jeannette E. Warnert April 5, 2017 University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources Blog The new publication, Adapting Forests to Climate Change, can be downloaded free from the UC ANR Catalog. It is the 25th in the Forest Stewardship series, developed to help forest landowners in California […]


Climate change to cut corn, wheat, rice and soybeans production globally 23% by 2050

Extreme weather and temperature swings are estimated to cut production of major crops by 23 percent over the next 30 years, scientists warn. By Brian Bienkowski The Daily Climate May 19, 2017 Climate change, and its impacts on extreme weather and temperature swings, is projected to reduce global production of corn, wheat, rice and soybeans […]


Doubling of coastal flooding frequency within decades due to sea-level rise

May 19, 2017

Sea level rise will double coastal flood risk worldwide Small but unstoppable increases will double frequency of extreme water levels with dire consequences, say scientists Guardian UK May 19, 2017 ….The rise of 5-10cm, likely to occur within a couple of decades, would mean major cities including San Francisco in the US, Mumbai in India, […]


Antarctica- miles of ice collapsing into sea

Antarctic Dispatches is a three-part series from the seventh continent. Written by Justin Gillis. We went to Antarctica to understand how changes to its vast ice sheet might affect the world. New York Times. Miles of Ice Collapsing Into the Sea Part 1 May 18, 2017 The acceleration is making some scientists fear that Antarctica’s […]


Bumblebee populations higher in Detroit – due to vacant lots?

Large amount of vacant or idle land may boost the bumblebee population by providing nesting sites and flowers for food Posted: 17 May 2017 08:16 AM PDT A new study of native bumblebee populations in southeastern Michigan cities found, surprisingly, that Detroit has more of the large-bodied bees than some surrounding, less urbanized locations.The large […]


Dams are major driver of global environmental change

Dams trap nearly 1/5 of world’s organic carbon – can be significant source or sink With the continuing construction of new dams, more than 90 per cent of the world’s rivers will be fragmented by at least one dam within the next 15 years Posted: 17 May 2017 06:05 AM PDT Water reservoirs created by […]


Climate change solutions – the role of healthy soils

May 17, 2017

There’s too much carbon in the atmosphere and not enough in the ground where it’s useful. Healthy soil can help flip the picture.  Full article here May 17 2017 UC Davis via Washington Post …Scow—a microbial ecologist and director of this experimental farm at the University of California, Davis—sees a living being brimming with potential. […]