Ecology, Climate Change and Related News

Ellie Cohen, President and CEO, Point Blue Conservation Science

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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Conservation Science News July 28 2014

July 27, 2014
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    Focus of the Week – CALIFORNIA DROUGHT AND GROUNDWATER 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 […]

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Rethinking the Wildlife: The Wilderness Act is Facing a Midlife Crisis

July 6, 2014
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Sunday Review  | OPINION   Rethinking the Wild: The Wilderness Act Is Facing a Midlife Crisis By CHRISTOPHER SOLOMON New York Times JULY 5, 2014 Photo CreditJon McNaught YOU won’t hear it on your summer hike above the bird song and the soft applause of aspen leaves, but there’s a heresy echoing through America’s woods and wild […]

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Video of Snakes Caught in the Act!

July 3, 2014
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MUST SEE- Video of Snakes Caught in the Act in Petaluma by Eric Simons on June 26, 2014 Bay Nature Photo by Lishka Arata, Point Blue Conservation Science A few months ago, Point Blue Conservation Science staff member Karen Carlson spotted these two happy king snakes on the edge of Shollenberger Marsh in Petaluma. She, as […]

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Extreme Heat Events and Cassin’s Auklets


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    San Jose State University and POINT BLUE Graduate Student: Extreme Heat Events and Cassin’s Auklets Please join us in congratulating Emma Kelsey, a graduate student with Scott Schaffer at San Jose State University, who presented her MS thesis last Friday. She used artificial eggs to study Cassin’s Auklet incubating behavior at the Farallon […]

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