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NASA: Earth Tops Hottest 12 Months on Record Again, Thanks to Warm February

March 20, 2015

  NASA: Earth Tops Hottest 12 Months On Record Again, Thanks To Warm February by Joe Romm Posted on March 15, 2015 at 11:18 am There had never been as hot a 12-month period in NASA’s database as February 2014–January 2015. But that turned out to be a very short-lived record. NASA reported this weekend […]

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East Antarctic Melting—seafloor gateways allowing warm ocean water to reach base of Totten Glacier


  The Totten Glacier catchment (blue outline) is a collection basin for ice and snow that flows through the glacier. It’s estimated to contain enough material to raise sea levels by at least 11 feet. Credit: Australian Antarctic Division East Antarctica melting could be explained by oceanic gateways Posted: 16 Mar 2015 03:39 PM PDT […]

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STRAW (Students and Teachers Restoring a Watershed) Celebrates 500th Restoration!


  Restoration workers pass out seedlings to students KRCB Creek restoration group celebrates 500th project By Danielle Venton KRCB March 20, 2015 LISTEN ON LINE STRAW–Students and Teachers Restoring A Watershed–celebrated their 500th project, with a day of planning trees at Tolay Ranch. Since Laurette Rogers, Program Director, began STRAW 23 years ago, she’s seen 40,000 […]

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Coping with the anthropocene: How we became nature


  Coping with the anthropocene: How we became nature ScienceDaily March 17, 2015 Overpopulation, the greenhouse effect, warming temperatures and overall climate disruption are all well recognized as a major threat to the ecology and biodiversity of the Earth. The issue of mankind’s negative impact on the environment, albeit hotly debated and continuously present in […]

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Protecting Marine Food Webs: Gulf of Farallones/Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary Expansion!


  CONGRATULATIONS to our partners at NOAA’s Gulf of the Farallones and Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuaries- and to everyone who worked on this!   Expansion of marine sanctuaries a victory for the environment POSTED: 03/19/15, 11:59 AM PDT | Marin Independent Journal Editorial It’s remarkable, but true: Despite opposition from the oil and gas […]

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Conservation Science News March 20, 2015


  Focus of the Week – Protecting Marine Food Webs: Gulf of Farallones/Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary Expansion! 1–ECOLOGY, BIODIVERSITY, RELATED 2–CLIMATE CHANGE AND EXTREME EVENTS with special DROUGHT section 3– ADAPTATION and HOPE 4- POLICY 5- RENEWABLES, ENERGY AND RELATED 6- RESOURCES and REFERENCES 7–OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST  8–IMAGES OF THE WEEK ——————————– NOTE: […]

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Rate Of Climate Change To Soar By 2020s, With Arctic Warming 1°F Per Decade

March 13, 2015

  CREDIT: Shutterstock Rate Of Climate Change To Soar By 2020s, With Arctic Warming 1°F Per Decade by Joe Romm Posted on March 10, 2015 at 11:50 am Updated: March 10, 2015 at 12:14 pm New research from a major national lab projects that the rate of climate change, which has risen sharply in recent decades, […]

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Ponds are disappearing in the Arctic


  Ponds are disappearing in the Arctic March 12, 2015 Ponds in the Arctic tundra are shrinking and slowly disappearing, according to a new study by University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) researchers. More than 2,800 Arctic tundra ponds in the northern region of Alaska’s Barrow Peninsula were analyzed using historical photos and satellite […]

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New forage fish restrictions on west coast


  Sardines netted off of Astoria await storage, ice, then processing on the deck of a sardine boat. (Photo by Ross William Hamilton/The Oregonian) Pacific fishery managers approve new forage fish restrictions By Kelly House | The Oregonian/OregonLive The Oregonian on March 10, 2015 at 12:08 PM, updated March 10, 2015 at 12:14 PM Pacific […]

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Hunting, birdwatching boosts conservation action, study finds


  Hunting, birdwatching boosts conservation action, study finds Posted: 10 Mar 2015 04:38 AM PDT What inspires people to support conservation? A new study provides one simple answer: bird watching and hunting. The contributions of individuals who identified as both bird watchers and hunters were evident: on average, this group was about eight times more […]

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