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Fishermen’s Views of a Changing Ocean

January 23, 2015

  Download the report: PDF Download introduction & summary:  PDF Fishermen’s Views of a Changing Ocean By Michael Conathan | Thursday, January 15, 2015 When we think about climate change, we tend to think of it in terms of future impact. The commonly accepted target among scientists and climate activists is that society must keep global temperatures […]

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Conservation Science News January 23, 2014


    Focus of the Week – Global Warming and a Changing Ocean 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: Please pass on my weekly […]

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Climate Smart Conservation on-line modules; Managing drought – presentations on-line

January 16, 2015

  Key Concepts in Climate Change AdaptationThe World Wildlife Fund has developed a Climate-Smart Conservation learning resource, WWFAdapt, aimed at conservation practitioners. Five quick (2-9 minute) modules take the learner through key concepts and terminology needed for applying climate-smart conservation principles   Managing Drought– Presentation VIDEOS From the Public Policy Institute of CA Conference, Jan. 12, […]

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How grazing can restore California’s grasslands


        How grazing could restore California’s grasslands Jason G. Goldman | 09 January 2015 CONSERVATION Herbivores, as you well know, eat plants. Some herbivores eat so many plants and so rapidly that they might as well be thought of as biological lawnmowers. But there’s a problem when biological lawnmowers meet invasive grasses. […]

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Global warming linked to more extreme weather and weaker jet stream


  Superstorm Sandy satellite image from Oct. 29, 2012. The largest Atlantic hurricane on record, Sandy is part of a spate of off-the-charts extreme weather events in recent years. CREDIT: AP Photo/NOAA Global Warming Linked To More Extreme Weather And Weaker Jet Stream by Joe Romm Posted on January 15, 2015 at 4:22 pm We […]

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Sea levels rose faster than thought since 1900; Future projections may need to be recalibrated


  Credit: Photo by Robert Kopp Correcting estimates of sea level rise Posted: 14 Jan 2015 11:05 AM PST The acceleration in global sea level from the 20th century to the last two decades has been significantly larger than scientists previously thought, according to a new study. Previous estimates of global sea-level rise from 1900-1990 […]

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2014 Earth’s warmest year; 2015 begins with CO2 above 400 PPM


  NOAA: 2014 was Earth’s warmest year on record December 2014 record warm; Global oceans also record warm for 2014 January 16, 2015 The globally averaged temperature over land and ocean surfaces for 2014 was the highest among all years since record keeping began in 1880, according to NOAA scientists. The December combined global land […]

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Humans Damaging High Seas- Now Oceans Threaten Human Survival


  REUTERS/Damir Sagolj A fisherman walks towards his boat in Khao Lak, Phang Nga province . His way of life, along with the sea, is on the brink of extinction. Humans Are Damaging The High Seas — Now The Oceans Are Doing Harm Back The Economist Jan. 13, 2015, 1:32 PM About 3 billion people […]

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Stability of planet compromised; Human activity has pushed Earth beyond 4 of 9 planetary boundaries


  Almost half of the processes that are crucial to maintaining the stability of the planet have become dangerously compromised by human activity. …Credit: © daizuoxin / Fotolia   Nearly half the systems crucial to stability of planet compromised January 15, 2015   Almost half of the processes that are crucial to maintaining the stability […]

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Conservation Science News January 16, 2015


    Focus of the Week – Nearly half of systems crucial to stability of planet compromised; Human activity has pushed Earth beyond 4 of 9 planetary boundaries 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 […]

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