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Hottest month and 12 months on record globally

October 24, 2014

  NOAA: September global temperature reaches record high; January-September global temperature ties as record highest October 20, 2014 NOAA The globally averaged temperature over land and ocean surfaces for September 2014 was the highest for the month since record keeping began in 1880, according to NOAA scientists. It also marked the 38th consecutive September with […]

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Conservation Science News October 24, 2014


Focus of the Week – Hottest month and 12 months on record globally 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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EPA Launches Broad Collaborative of External Stakeholders to Advance Green Infrastructure

October 17, 2014

  EPA Launches Broad Collaborative of External Stakeholders to Advance Green Infrastructure EPA’s Green Infrastructure Program and the White House Council on Environmental Quality have launched a broad collaborative of external stakeholders to advance the implementation of green infrastructure. The Green Infrastructure Collaborative will leverage efforts from the federal family, non-governmental organizations, the private sector, and academia […]

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Fish moving poleward at rate of 26 kilometres per decade


Caribbean islands (stock image). “The tropics will be the overall losers,” says William Cheung, associate professor at the UBC Fisheries Centre and co-author of this study. “This area has a high dependence on fish for food, diet and nutrition. We’ll see a loss of fish populations that are important to the fisheries and communities in […]

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What’s the role of the deep ocean in global warming? Climate contrarians get this wrong


  What’s the role of the deep ocean in global warming? Climate contrarians get this wrong Posted on 10 October 2014 by Guest Author This is a re-post from Greg Laden’s Blog I’ve already posted on a study published in Nature Climate change that shows that the amount of extra global warming related heat in […]

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Sea level rise over past century unmatched in 6,000 years, says study


  Sea level rise over past century unmatched in 6,000 years, says study Research finds 20cm rise since start of 20th century, caused by global warming and the melting of polar ice, is unprecedented Oliver Milman theguardian.com, Monday 13 October 2014 15.00 EDT Adelie penguins in east Antarctica. Although most melting of continent’s ice is […]

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Climate change in our backyards: the reshuffling of North America’s winter bird communities


  Climate change alters cast of winter birds October 17, 2014 Phys.org   Over the past two decades, the resident communities of birds that attend eastern North America’s backyard bird feeders in winter have quietly been remade, most likely as a result of a warming climate. Writing this week in the journal Global Change Biology, […]

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Conservation Science News October 17, 2014


Focus of the Week – Climate change in our backyards: the reshuffling of North America’s winter bird communities   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 ——————————– […]

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Traditional Ecological Knowledge Training Follow-Up- CA Landscape Conservation Cooperative and CA Dept of Water Resources

October 10, 2014

Traditional Ecological Knowledge Training Follow-Up- CA Landscape Conservation Cooperative and CA Dept of Water Resources We have developed a webpage for the presentations, agenda, reference list, and additional TEK resources. A workshop survey has been added too, so if you didn’t get a chance to provide feedback at the end of the day you can do […]

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A Guide to Olympia Oyster Restoration and Conservation: Environmental Conditions and Sites That Support Sustainable Populations in Central California.


  A Guide to Olympia Oyster Restoration and Conservation: Environmental Conditions and Sites That Support Sustainable Populations in Central California.  An interdisciplinary team from the National Estuarine Research Reserves at San Francisco Bay and Elkhorn Slough, UC Davis, and the California Coastal Conservancy began this project in late 2011, with funding from the NERR Science […]

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