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Learning to Coexist with Fire: Changing Wildfire Paradigm from Fighting to Coexistence

November 7, 2014

    The lightning-sparked Castle Rock Fire burned nearly 50,000 acres in 2007 in the Sawtooth National Forest and adjacent state and private lands surrounding Ketchum, Idaho, in the Smoky Mountains region of the Rocky Mountain range. Credit: Kari Geer, courtesy of the National Interagency Fire Center Coexist or perish, new wildfire analysis says: Changing […]

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Warm Ocean Temperatures and Unusual Species off CA Coast


  Unusual and Warm Ocean Conditions, Species off CA Coast   Anomalies in the California Current November 6, 2014 Meredith Elliott Point Blue Conservation Science, California Current Group   Point Blue’s California Current Group has been discussing some anomalies we’ve noticed this year – from water temperature to higher trophic levels – and I thought […]

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Conservation Science News November 7, 2014


  Focus of the Week – Unusual Warm Ocean Conditions and Species off CA Coast 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 […]

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Damming last big rivers on Earth

October 31, 2014

We’re damming up every last big river on Earth. Is that really a good idea? Updated by Brad Plumer on October 28, 2014, 4:05 p.m. ET @bradplumer brad@vox.com The Three Gorges discharges water during a flood peak July 08, 2012 in Hubei, China. TPG/Getty Images Solar and wind power get all the attention these days, but […]

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Climate change impacts countered by stricter fisheries management


    Climate change impacts countered by stricter fisheries management October 24, 2014 Wildlife Conservation Society A new study has found that implementing stricter fisheries management overcame the expected detrimental effects of climate change disturbances in coral reef fisheries badly impacted by the 1997/98 El Niño, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society. The 17-year study […]

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Rangelands as Carbon Sinks to Mitigate Climate Change: A Review


Rangelands as Carbon Sinks to Mitigate Climate Change: A Review McDermot C, Elavarthi S (2014) Rangelands as Carbon Sinks to Mitigate Climate Change: A Review. J Earth Sci Clim Change 5:221. doi: 10.4172/2157-7617.1000221 Journal of Rangelands and Climatic Change September 30 2014 ABSTRACT: Rangelands cover large areas in the United States and across the world […]

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Restoring wetlands can lessen soil sinkage, greenhouse gas emissions, study finds


  Restoring wetlands can lessen soil sinkage, greenhouse gas emissions, study finds October 30, 2014 Dartmouth College Restoring wetlands can help reduce or reverse soil subsidence and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, according to research in California’s Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta. The study is one of the first to continually measure the fluctuations of both carbon […]

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Global Groundwater Crisis


      Sustained drought in California is depleting aquifers (click to enlarge).   NASA Bombshell: Global Groundwater Crisis Threatens Our Food Supplies And Our Security by Joe Romm Posted on October 31, 2014 at 1:22 pm   An alarming satellite-based analysis from NASA finds that the world is depleting groundwater — the water stored […]

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Conservation Science News October 31 2014


Focus of the Week – Global Groundwater Crisis 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 news update that has been […]

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San Francisco- Adaptation Check List for Sea Level Rise

October 24, 2014

    A representation of what San Francisco’s Crissy Field would look like under 12 feet of sea level rise. Credit: Nickolay Lamm. Data: Climate Central San Francisco Rising to Threat of Swelling Seas October 23rd, 2014 By John Upton climatecentral.org The fog of uncertainty cast by rising seas is starting to lift from $25 […]

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