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Climate change’s frost harms early plant reproduction

17 hours ago From eurasiareview.com  View Original Article

Albany, OREGON - Climate change may harm early-flowering plants not through plant-pollinator mismatch but through frost damage, a Dartmouth College-led study shows.

The findings appear in the journal Global Change Biology.

Climate change ...

Nations producing less greenhouse gas most vulnerable to climate change

18 hours ago From eurasiareview.com  View Original Article

Albany, OREGON - A dramatic global mismatch between nations producing the most greenhouse gases and the ones most vulnerable to the effects of climate change, according to anew study by University of Queensland and WCS.

The study shows that the highest ...

Norway pledges $50m to fund Indonesia’s peat restoration

18 hours ago From news.mongabay.com  View Original Article

Menlo Park, CALIFORNIA - The government of Norway announced on Wednesday it would continue its environmental funding partnership with Indonesia, offering $50 million to support the archipelago’s newly created Peat Restoration Agency.

“This is a positive step i ...

The new microbead ban won’t solve the microplastic pollution problem

20 hours ago From takepart.com  View Original Article

Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA - A new study linking microplastic pollution to low reproductive rates in Pacific oysters underscores the need to overhaul the use of petroleum-based plastics, according to a leading American ecotoxicologist.

“The reason why we study the ...

Europe’s shift to dark green forests stokes global warming

20 hours ago From timesofmalta.com  View Original Article

Valletta, MALTA - An expansion of Europe’s forests towards dark green conifers has stoked global warming, according to a study at odds with a widespread view that planting more trees helps human efforts to slow rising temperatures.

Forest changes have n ...

Prospective Congo palm oil plantation wrecking prime great ape habitat

Archived, 2 days ago From news.mongabay.com 

Menlo Park, CALIFORNIA - In December of last year, a small group of government officials took a long arduous trip to visit the site of a remote palm oil plantation in the Republic of the Congo. The Atama palm oil concession, covering 470,000 hectares (1,815 square miles) of ...

How big oil spent $10m to defeat California climate change legislation

Archived, 2 days ago From theguardian.com 

London, U K - The oil industry spent more than $10m lobbying state lawmakers in a massive push to kill California climate change legislation last year, new disclosures have revealed.

Much of the money spent by big oil was targeted at a specific piec ...

For many species, noise pollution can be deadly

Archived, 2 days ago From timesofindia.indiatimes.com 

Mumbai, INDIA - Some reef-dwelling fish are twice as likely to get gobbled up by predators in the presence of a noisy motorboat, according to a study released on Friday.

The research, published in Nature Communications, adds to a growing body of evide ...

An area the size of Scotland lost from the world’s most important sites for nature

Archived, 2 days ago From birdlife.org 

Cambridge, U K - Conservationis scientists from the RSPB (BirdLife in the UK), BirdLife International, and colleagues in Italy assessed satellite data to measure forest loss in 7,000 key sites for nature from 2000-2012.

Forest covered around 2.9 millio ...

Researchers find the world’s forests are fragmenting at a quick pace

Archived, 3 days ago From news.mongabay.com 

Menlo Park, CALIFORNIA - Recent research by the U.S. Forest Service finds that the world lost interior forest at three times the rate of forest loss as a whole. They write that this fragmentation could severely jeopardize the ability of remaining forests to provide critical ...

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Climate change’s frost harms early plant reproduction

Action: Climate Change

Climate change may harm early-flowering plants not through plant-pollinator mismatch but through frost damage, a Dartmouth Co ...

Tell Senator Heinrich to stand with wolves

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Having failed to attach a wolf-killing "rider" onto December's massive end-of-year government-funding bill, the enemies of wo ...

Prospective Congo palm oil plantation wrecking prime great ape habitat

Action: Stop Deforestation

In December of last year, a small group of government officials took a long arduous trip to visit the site of a remote palm o ...

Help Nevada get back on track for rooftop solar

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Nevada's public utility commission just approved new anti-solar rules that hit consumers with added fees and slashed bill cre ...

Noise pollution may be harming the world’s most endangered killer whales

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