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Perfect Storm? Conservation Science in a Divided Era

March 16, 2017
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Point Blue President and CEO Ellie Cohen presented on “Perfect Storm? Conservation Science in a Divided Era” on March 15, 2017.  Presentation Cohen A Perfect Storm– Conservation Science in a Divided Era – Point Blue Friends March 15 2017 FIN2

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Science not Silence: Point Blue and the March for Science

March 15, 2017
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Science is essential to democracy Scientists should advocate for science Point Blue supports its staff attending the March for Science, April 22, 2017 March 17, 2017  by Ellie Cohen Recent efforts to silence government scientists and decimate research budgets, particularly around climate change, are deeply disturbing. These attacks raise serious questions about the role of […]

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TNC distributing $6m for climate-smart land trust efforts in West

March 13, 2017
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Conservation group maps land protection strategy in West by KEITH RIDLER, Associated Press Sunday, March 12th 2017 BOISE, Idaho (AP) — …The Nature Conservancy (TNC) says it has $6 million from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation that it’s now distributing among land trusts that must come up with five times the amount in matching funds […]

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Oceans warming 13% faster than thought, warming doubled in last 2 decades


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New study improves estimates of the rate of ocean warming – a critical component of climate change rate of CO2 into atmosphere 40% higher since 1980 ocean is warming about 13% faster than we previously thought. ocean warming has accelerated– from 1992 its is almost 2x warming rate from 1960. it is only since about […]

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Tribute to Science and Democracy: Eight Great Quotes by U.S. Presidents

March 12, 2017
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Union of Concerned Scientists Blog by Deborah Bailin, former analyst, Center for Science & Democracy | July 3, 2013, 2:11 pm EDT From George Washington to Barack Obama, in the words of both Republicans and Democrats, our presidents express continuity in their thinking about the essential role of science in American society.  Below are 8 […]

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Climate-Smart Land Trusts: Accelerating Nature-Based Solutions to Secure our Future


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The California Council of Land Trusts hosted the 2017 California Land Conservation Conference from March 7-9, 2017 at UC Davis. Ellie Cohen, Point Blue President and CEO was a keynote speaker.  A pdf of Ellie’s presentation can be found here: Accelerating Nature-Based Solutions- Climate-Smart Land Trusts CCLT Keynote March 7 2017 You can see a […]

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Climate change: How do we know? NASA

March 9, 2017
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The Evidence on NASA’s website The Earth’s climate has changed throughout history. Just in the last 650,000 years there have been seven cycles of glacial advance and retreat, with the abrupt end of the last ice age about 7,000 years ago marking the beginning of the modern climate era — and of human civilization. Most […]

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New Bipartisan Congressional Caucus Formed to Support Our Nation’s Estuaries


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Restore America’s Estuaries  Full article here WASHINGTON, DC – March 6 2017 U.S. Representatives Bill Posey (R-FL), Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR), Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ) and Rick Larsen (D- WA) have founded and will serve as co-chairs of the Congressional Estuary Caucus in the 115th Congress. The new caucus will give our nation’s estuaries a stronger voice […]

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Climate study: More intense and frequent severe rainstorms likely


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Climate study: More intense and frequent severe rainstorms likely Posted: 07 Mar 2017 07:03 AM PST A climate scientist confirms that more intense and more frequent severe rainstorms will likely continue as temperatures rise due to global warming, despite some observations that seem to suggest otherwise… Guiling Wang, Dagang Wang, Kevin E. Trenberth, Amir Erfanian, […]

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Diet and global climate change


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Diet and global climate change Posted: 08 Mar 2017 12:44 PM PST Eating healthier food could reduce greenhouse gas emissions, suggests a new study. As it turns out, some relatively small diet tweaks could add up to significant inroads in addressing climate change….To create healthier model diets, the researchers altered the standard 2,000-calorie-a-day U.S. diet, […]

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