Ecology, Climate Change and Related News

Ellie Cohen, President and CEO, Point Blue Conservation Science

Human Contribution to Glacier Mass Loss Increasing- up to ~2/3 btwn 1991 and 2010

August 17, 2014
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This image shows the Artesonraju Glacier in Cordillera Blanca, Peru. Credit: Ben Marzeion Human contribution to glacier mass loss increasing August 14, 2014  University of Innsbruck By combining climate and glacier models, scientists headed by Ben Marzeion from the University of Innsbruck have found unambiguous evidence for anthropogenic glacier mass loss in recent decades. In […]

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Helping Farmers Adapt to Changing Growing Conditions


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  Helping farmers adapt to changing growing conditions August 11, 2014 South Dakota State University Two new online decision-making tools are available to farmers through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Useful to Usable, or U2U, research project, according to state climatologist and South Dakota State University associate professor Dennis Todey. The project is funded through […]

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CA Takes Action on Climate Resiliency


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  California Takes Action on Climate Resiliency August 14, 2014 Alex Leumer, The Nature Conservancy, Policy Associate, California Climate Change Program California is taking action on climate resiliency and nature is playing a key role.  The California Natural Resources Agency recently released the 2014 Safeguarding California Plan (SCP). This plan provides policy guidance for state […]

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Conservation Science News August 15th, 2014


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Focus of the Week California Takes Action on Climate Resiliency 1-ECOLOGY, BIODIVERSITY, RELATED 2-CLIMATE CHANGE AND EXTREME EVENTS 3- ADAPTATION     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 has been prepared for Point Blue […]

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New Scenario Planning Guide for Climate Change

August 1, 2014
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  NEW SCENARIO PLANNING GUIDE FOR CLIMATE CHANGE Considering Multiple Futures: Scenario Planning to Address Uncertainty in Natural Resource Conservation (pdf) Covering a range of scenario planning approaches and 12 case studies of how the approach is being applied to natural resource management and climate change issues in the U.S., this new report was produced […]

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Calls for California to Lead in Climate Change Adaptation


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  Commission Calls for California to Lead in Climate Change Adaptation Twain Harte News Staff — July 24, 2014 The Little Hoover Commission recently sent a message to the state’s leaders: California is beginning to see the initial effects of a warming climate as ongoing efforts by world governments fall short in reducing carbon emissions. […]

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California- record drought


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  http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/Home/StateDroughtMonitor.aspx?CA     California breaks drought record as 58% of state hits driest level An egret searches for food in a nearly dry canal near Red Bluff in Northern California. Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times By Joseph Serna LATIMES July 31 2014 More than half of California now in exceptional drought, federal […]

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NOAA: ‘Nuisance flooding’ an increasing problem as coastal sea levels rise


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  NOAA: ‘Nuisance flooding’ an increasing problem as coastal sea levels rise Study looks at more than 60 years of coastal water level and local elevation data changes July 28, 2014 Eight of the top 10 U.S. cities that have seen an increase in so-called “nuisance flooding”–which causes such public inconveniences as frequent road closures, […]

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Costs of Delayed Action on Climate Change; New GDP Approach


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    New Report: The Cost of Delaying Action to Stem Climate Change Jason Furman, John Podesta The White House July 29, 2014  11:26 AM EDT Jason Furman is Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers. John Podesta is Counselor to the President.   The Cost of Delaying Action to Stem Climate Change- pdf   […]

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Conservation Science News August 1, 2014


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Focus of the Week – Costs of Delayed Action on Climate Change; New GDP Approach 1-ECOLOGY, BIODIVERSITY, RELATED 2-CLIMATE CHANGE AND EXTREME EVENTS 3- ADAPTATION 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 has […]

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