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Marbled murrelet gets endangered status in Oregon as climate change threatens its survival

Marbled murrelet gets endangered status in Oregon as climate change threatens its survival A seabird that depends on coastal old-growth forests has been designated for greater endangered-species protections in Oregon. The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission vo...

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Arnold Schwarzenegger’s ironic warning over climate change rhetoric

Arnold Schwarzenegger’s ironic warning over climate change rhetoric Former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger said recently that people have “tuned out” the climate change activism movement because it is “stuck in despair and confusion.” The a...

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Modern elephants survived ancient climate change. More than 180 other species, including mastodons, didn’t

Modern elephants survived ancient climate change. More than 180 other species, including mastodons, didn’t (CNN)The elephants we know and love today may be the ultimate survivors. While there are only three species of elephants now — all of which a...

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Asian coal plant drive threatens climate goals: report

Asian coal plant drive threatens climate goals: report Five Asian countries are responsible for 80 percent of new coal power stations planned worldwide, with the projects threatening goals to fight the climate crisis, a report warned Wednesday. China, India, I...

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Climate in Crisis: Wildlife Faces Extinction from Climate Change

Climate in Crisis: Wildlife Faces Extinction from Climate Change Animals are being threatened by hotter temperatures, sea level rise and wildfires. Biologists estimate that 35% of plants and animals may become extinct by 2050. Here are a few of the most endang...

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‘Worst is yet to come’: Disastrous future ahead for millions worldwide due to climate change, report warns

‘Worst is yet to come’: Disastrous future ahead for millions worldwide due to climate change, report warns Millions of people worldwide are in for a disastrous future of hunger, drought and disease, according to a draft report from the United Natio...

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Climate change protesters in Vancouver block intersection, call for end to old-growth logging

Climate change protesters in Vancouver block intersection, call for end to old-growth logging Extinction Rebellion demonstrators occupied Broadway at Cambie for about 3 hours About 60 protesters from the climate activist group Extinction Rebellion marched from...

Scientists and policy makers need to talk about climate change like it’s a tragedy we can prevent

Scientists and policy makers need to talk about climate change like it’s a tragedy we can prevent We need a language to convey the gravity and complexity of the global tragedy that is unfolding, and the ancient Greeks supply it, an innovative stage director ...

Using Gene Reserves to Protect Rare Species From Climate Change

Using Gene Reserves to Protect Rare Species From Climate Change UK landowners and conservationists welcome wider-spread use of Gene Conservation Units (GCUs) to help protect some of the rarest plants and insects, research at the University of York has shown. I...

A Wilder View: Studying how wild animals adjusting to climate change

A Wilder View: Studying how wild animals adjusting to climate change MISSOULA — Have you ever slept through a thunderstorm or an earthquake? Certain animals may be snoozing through storms — and that is a good thing. Natural disasters increasingly affec...

‘Climate Change Is Not a Subjective Thing.’

‘Climate Change Is Not a Subjective Thing.’ How Does the U.S. Approach to the Environment Look From Abroad? The United States has a schizophrenic relationship with the environment. It boasts a spectacular system of more than 400 national park sites; a robu...

School students strike in New Zealand over inaction on climate change

School students strike in New Zealand over inaction on climate change housands of school students walked out of classes to protest throughout New Zealand on April 9 against government inaction on climate change. They were supported by many university students ...

Climate change is forcing marine life to flee the equator for cooler waters

Climate change is forcing marine life to flee the equator for cooler waters History shows this could trigger a mass extinction event. The tropical water at the equator is renowned for having the richest diversity of marine life on Earth, with vibrant coral ree...

Climate change will hit ‘endemic’ plants and animals the hardest, study warns

Climate change will hit ‘endemic’ plants and animals the hardest, study warns Plants and animals that only live in one region – known as “endemic” species – are expected to be “consistently more adversely impacted” by climate change than their ...

More than 50 countries commit to protection of 30% of Earth’s land and oceans

More than 50 countries commit to protection of 30% of Earth’s land and oceans Coalition says promise is key to preventing mass extinctions and ensuring clean air and water A coalition of more than 50 countries has committed to protect almost a third of t...

Climate protesters break windows at Barclays London HQ, seven arrested

Climate protesters break windows at Barclays London HQ, seven arrested LONDON (Reuters) – Police arrested seven people outside the London headquarters of Barclays on Wednesday after climate change activists broke windows to protest the role of the financ...

People of faith are allies to stall climate change

People of faith are allies to stall climate change Together, religious groups and scientists can be a powerful force for a liveable planet. I am used to sceptical looks when I talk to scientists about my work with religious communities. They have reason to see...

Africa’s two elephant species are both endangered, due to poaching and habitat loss

Africa’s two elephant species are both endangered, due to poaching and habitat loss Humans have been over-exploiting African elephants for centuries. More than 2,000 years ago, the Roman Empire’s demand for ivory led to the extinction of genetically distin...

‘It is the question of the century’: will tech solve the climate crisis – or make it worse?

‘It is the question of the century’: will tech solve the climate crisis – or make it worse? Robots on coral reefs, vast barriers to hold back the glaciers, simulated volcanic eruptions to offset global heating … Can technology repair the me...

Study blames Earth’s magnetic field flip for climate change, extinctions

Study blames Earth’s magnetic field flip for climate change, extinctions Study suggests that one magnetic event caused everything from extinctions to art. The Earth’s magnetic field helps protect life from energetic particles that would otherwise arriv...

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