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Plans for wildlife refuges show strengths and weaknesses for adapting to climate change

October 10, 2014

    Plans for wildlife refuges show strengths and weaknesses for adapting to climate change Indiana University study finds U.S. National Wildlife Refuge System management plans are ahead of their peers for adapting, but more needs to be done Oct. 8, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — As the effects of a changing climate […]

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Sukkot, rain and Andy Lipkis’ vision for L.A.’s salvation


  Sukkot, rain and Andy Lipkis’ vision for L.A.’s salvation by Jared Sichel October 7, 2014 TreePeople built an underground water cistern that stores up to 216,000 gallons of rainwater. Photos courtesy of TreePeople On the afternoon of Oct. 16, the final day of Sukkot, Jews will begin the annual practice of inserting a short […]

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The future of sustainable and resilient US freshwater resources


  September 2014 Navigating to New Shores: Seizing the Future for Sustainable and Resilient U.S. Freshwater Resources Executive Summary (pdf) After more than six years of intensive, solution-oriented work on U.S. freshwater issues, The Johnson Foundation at Wingspread is concluding its Charting New Waters initiative. Through convening hundreds of experts representing different sectors and perspectives, […]

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Making window glass visible- but only to birds


  Sky reflected in the windows of a high-rise building in central Gothenburg, Sweden. Credit: Anders Ödeen Making window glass visible – but only to birds Posted: 09 Oct 2014 06:17 AM PDT Ultraviolet patterns can make window glass visible to birds, thus preventing fatal collisions. However, it has now been shown that such windows […]

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White House pushes climate protection for natural resources


  White House pushes climate protections for natural resources By Timothy Cama – 10/09/14 03:06 PM EDT The White House launched a set of initiatives aimed at protecting natural resources like landscapes and water from the effects of climate change. The actions center around making natural resources resilient to climate change, improving plants and ecosystems […]

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Conservation Science News October 10, 2014


Focus of the Week – White House Push for Climate Protection for Natural Resources and Green Infrastructure 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 […]

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Fish need time to adjust to new environmental conditions

October 3, 2014

  Fish need time to adjust to new environmental conditions Posted: 30 Sep 2014 06:04 AM PDT Fish can live in almost any aquatic environment on Earth, but when the climate changes and temperatures go up many species are pushed to the limit. The amount of time needed to adjust to new conditions could prove […]

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California’s drought linked to greenhouse gases, climate change in Stanford study


  California’s drought linked to greenhouse gases, climate change in Stanford study By Lisa M. Krieger Posted:   09/29/2014 10:51:27 AM PDT Updated:   09/30/2014 08:41:52 AM PDT The stubborn high-pressure systems that block California rains are linked to the abundance of human-caused greenhouse gases that heat the oceans, according to a major paper released […]

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Changing Antarctic waters could trigger steep rise in sea levels, conditions 14,000 years ago suggest


  Changing Antarctic waters could trigger steep rise in sea levels, conditions 14,000 years ago suggest October 1, 2014 University of New South Wales Current changes in the ocean around Antarctica are disturbingly close to conditions 14,000 years ago that new research shows may have led to the rapid melting of Antarctic ice and an […]

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2 degrees celsius climate target: right or wrong?


    Could the 2C climate target be completely wrong? The global warming goal that nearly 200 governments have agreed on should be ditched, say scientists writing in Nature Adam Vaughan theguardian.com, Wednesday 1 October 2014 13.03 EDT A discarded signboard from People’s Climate March in a trash bin in Manhattan, New York. Photograph: Carlo […]

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