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Red State Rural America Is Acting on Climate Change – Without Calling it Climate Change

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Red State Rural America Is Acting on Climate Change – Without Calling it Climate Change

Source: The Conversation/Rebecca J. Romsdahl, University of North Dakota - February 23, 2017

President Donald Trump has the environmental community understandably concerned. He and members of his Cabinet have questioned the established science of climate change, and his more…

How an Office Feud Caused International Climate Change Uproar

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How an Office Feud Caused International Climate Change Uproar

Source: The New York Times/Hiroko Tabuchi - February 21, 2017

A few weeks ago, on an obscure climate-change blog, a retired government scientist named John Bates blasted his former boss on an esoteric point having more…

This Is What Trump’s Probable Chief Scientific Adviser Thinks About Climate Change

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This Is What Trump’s Probable Chief Scientific Adviser Thinks About Climate Change

Source: The Independent/Ben Kentish - February 17, 2017

The man likely to become Donald Trump’s chief scientific adviser has said researchers working on climate change resemble a “glassy-eyed, chanting cult”.

William Happer, a Princeton University physicist, also more…

Q&A With Ecologist Studying the Affects of Climate Change on the Ocean

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Q&A With Ecologist Studying the Affects of Climate Change on the Ocean

Source: Inside Climate News/Nicholas Kusnetz - February 17, 2017

The oceans are warming at rapid clip, and many marine creatures are shifting their ranges in response, moving deeper and towards the poles.

The International more…

Will Blazing a Low-Carbon Path Pay Off for California?

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Will Blazing a Low-Carbon Path Pay Off for California?

Source: The Conversation/Matthew Kahn, University of Southern California – Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences - February 16, 2017

President Trump has made it clear he intends to dismantle the Obama administration’s policies for reducing U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. But California Governor Jerry Brown more…

Scientists Just Realized the Warming Climate Caused a Major Change in the Ocean

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Scientists Just Realized the Warming Climate Caused a Major Change in the Ocean

Source: The Washington Post/C - February 16, 2017

A large research synthesis, published in one of the world’s most influential scientific journals, has detected a decline in the amount of dissolved oxygen in more…

Which Countries Are Following Through on Paris Climate Deal Promises?

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Which Countries Are Following Through on Paris Climate Deal Promises?

Source: The Los Angeles Times/Amina Khan - February 7, 2017

If the United States and its fellow Paris Agreement signatories are to meet global climate targets, they’re going to have to make serious commitments that more…

Climate Economist Shifts Position, Sounds the Alarm

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Climate Economist Shifts Position, Sounds the Alarm

Source: Bloomberg/Mark Buchanan - February 3, 2017

Some people who study climate change believe that addressing it later -- when economic growth has made humanity wealthier -- would be better than taking more…

Wetlands Play Vital Role in Global Carbon Cycle

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Wetlands Play Vital Role in Global Carbon Cycle

Source: Phys.org/Kenyon College - February 3, 2017

Human activity and development are correlated with reduced carbon storage in wetland soils, a new study published in Nature Communications shows.

The study, the first conducted using more…

New Study Finds Mangrove Forests, Tidal Marshes, and Seagrass Meadows Are Effective Climate Buffers

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New Study Finds Mangrove Forests, Tidal Marshes, and Seagrass Meadows Are Effective Climate Buffers

Source: Phys.org/University of Maryland - February 1, 2017

In the global effort to mitigate carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere, all options are on the table—including help from nature. Recent research suggests that more…

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