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Shifting influence of ocean conditions on survival and probability of breeding in Brandt’s Cormorants

July 24, 2015

  By Point Blue Research Associate Dr. Annie Schmidt (and collaborators) — Chapter 2 of her thesis in PLOS One on the shifting influence of ocean conditions on survival and probability of breeding in Brandt’s Cormorants: Shifting Effects of Ocean Conditions on Survival and Breeding Probability of a Long-Lived Seabird Annie E. Schmidt , Kristen […]

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Birds are dying as drought ravages Pacific Flyway


  Long-billed dowitchers like this one have full plumage when they’re breeding, but they lose feathers on their migratory stopovers. Without their flight feathers, they can’t fly long distances or avoid predators. Tim Fitzharris, Minden/National Geographic Birds Are Dying As Drought Ravages Avian Highways Migrating birds are weakened or sickened as they wing their way […]

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A Year of Climate Action- Nature Climate Change Editorial


    JOHAVEL / ISTOCK / THINKSTOCK A year of action Nature Climate Change Editorial Nature Climate Change 5, 703 (2015) doi:10.1038/nclimate2752 Published online 24 July 2015   This year is make or break for climate and a sustainable future. The opportunity to make genuine progress on these grand societal challenges must not be squandered. […]

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James Hansen new study: 10 ft of Sea Level Rise in 50 years


  Monday’s new study greatly increases the potential for catastrophic near-term sea level rise. Here, Miami Beach, among the most vulnerable cities to sea level rise in the world. Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images Earth’s Most Famous Climate Scientist Issues Bombshell Sea Level Warning By Eric Holthaus July 20 2015 4:23 PM slate.com In what […]

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Conservation Science News July 24, 2015


    Focus of the Week – New sea level rise warning and — a year of action 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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Bloomberg: ‘Climate Change Deniers Will Be Giant Money Losers’

June 12, 2015

  Bloomberg: ‘Climate Change Deniers Will Be Giant Money Losers’ by Joe Romm Posted on June 11, 2015 A major new global financial report finds that investors who remain ignorant of or deny climate science will be big money losers. The Mercer Research report, “Investing in a Time of Climate Change,” details the prospects — […]

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NOAA Study Confirms Global Warming Speed-Up Is Imminent- No slow down


  NOAA Study Confirms Global Warming Speed-Up Is Imminent by Joe Romm Posted on June 5, 2015 at 12:03 pm climateprogress.org A major new study from NOAA finds more evidence that we may be witnessing the start of the long-awaited jump in global temperatures. As I reported in April, many recent studies have found that […]

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The [Warm Water] Blob expands from Gulf of Alaska to Baja California


Maps showing position of sea surface temperature (SST) anomaly, aka The Blob, in the northeast Pacific Ocean in March 2014. Second map showing how the sea surface temperature (SST) anomaly had moved and spread along the West Coast by March 2015. (Image provided by the NOAA/ESRL Physical Sciences Division at Boulder, Colorado)   The [Warm […]

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Great Farallones and Cordell Bank Marine Sanctuary Expansion—Off-shore oil drilling banned along new stretch of CA coast


  Under the expansion, Shell Beach in Sonoma will become a new intertidal monitoring site that middle and high school students can explore. (Monika Krach/Farallones Marine Sanctuary Association) Marine Sanctuary Expansion Puts New Damper on Offshore Drilling By Lindsey Hoshaw and Amy Standen June 9, 2015 Fifty additional miles of Northern California coast will be […]

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Tracking longest ever shark and whale migration


    This is the tiger shark from a side view. Credit: Courtesy of Nick Filmalter/Danah Divers Longest ever tiger shark tracking reveals remarkable, bird-like migrations Posted: 09 Jun 2015 06:33 PM PDT A new study has yielded the first ever continuous, two or more-year satellite tagging tracks for tiger sharks. This study reveals remarkable, […]

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