Ecology, Climate Change and Related News

Ellie Cohen, President and CEO, Point Blue Conservation Science

Adaptation Toolkits

February 20, 2015
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  A Toolkit to Help Communities Respond to a Changing Climate Posted by Dr. John P. Holdren, Mike Boots, Lisa Monaco on November 17, 2014 at 12:45 PM EST The Obama Administration, as part of the President’s Climate Data Initiative, released the Climate Resilience Toolkit (http://toolkit.climate.gov/) which includes in their catalogue 3 tools developed and […]

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What Past Droughts Tell us about Tomorrow


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    Lake Powell, in 2009, showing a white calcium carbonate “bathtub ring” exposed after a decade of drought lowered the level of the reservoir to 60 percent of its capacity. (Photo courtesy of U.S. Bureau of Reclamation.) The West without Water: What Can Past Droughts Tell Us About Tomorrow? by B. Lynn Ingram vol. […]

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What massive snowfall in Boston tells us about global warming


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    Source: U.S. National Climate Assessment. What the massive snowfall in Boston tells us about global warming By Chris Mooney February 10  2015 Washington Post The snowfall in Boston lately is simply insane. The local bureau of the National Weather Service has tallied up the data and here’s how it looks — with all time records for snow within a […]

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Global warming to increase ocean upwelling, but fisheries impact uncertain


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  Global warming to increase ocean upwelling, but fisheries impact uncertain Posted: 18 Feb 2015 06:30 AM PST A new report in NATURE suggests that global warming may increase upwelling in several ocean current systems around the world by the end of this century, especially at high latitudes, and will cause major changes in marine […]

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Fearless birds and big city spiders: is urbanization pushing earth’s evolution to a tipping point?


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    Pigeon. Birds in urban areas are growing tamer and bolder, outcompeting their country cousins.Credit: © Tatiana Katsai / Fotolia Fearless birds and big city spiders: Is urbanization pushing earth’s evolution to a tipping point? Posted: 18 Feb 2015 04:15 PM PST That humans and our cities build affect the ecosystem and even drive […]

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Climate-Smart Restoration Toolkit- Point Blue


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Ecological Restoration Science and Practice Worldwide, habitat loss is the number one cause of extinction and loss of ecosystem services.  In California, more than 90% of all wetlands and riparian areas have been completely destroyed and what remains is highly degraded. Accelerating climate and land-use change adds additional stress to what little habitat remains, and […]

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Conservation Science News Feb 20 2015


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    Focus of the Week -Climate-Smart Restoration Tool Kit 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 news update that […]

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Meeting two degree climate target means 80 per cent of worlds’ coal is unburnable, study says

February 13, 2015
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  Meeting two degree climate target means 80 per cent of world’s coal is unburnable, study says Posted on 6 February 2015 by Guest Author skepticalscience.come This is a re-post from Roz Pidcock at Carbon Brief More than 80 per cent of the world’s known coal reserves need to stay in the ground to avoid dangerous […]

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Megadroughts’ predicted to ravage the Southwest: warming pushes Western US toward driest period in 1000 years


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    Warming pushes Western U.S. toward driest period in 1,000 years: Unprecedented risk of drought in 21st century February 12, 2015 The Earth Institute at Columbia University   During the second half of the 21st century, the U.S. Southwest and Great Plains will face persistent drought worse than anything seen in times ancient or […]

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Conservation Science News Feb 13 2015


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  Focus of the Week: Warming Pushes Western US toward Driest Period in 1,000 Years– Unprecedented Risk of Drought in 21st Century 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 […]

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