Ecology, Climate Change and Related News

Ellie Cohen, President and CEO, Point Blue Conservation Science

National Wildlands Fire Strategy: Preventative Measures from Controlled Burns to New Zoning Codes

April 12, 2014
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Obama Unveils New Wildfire Strategy Citing New Risks Posed By Climate Change By Joanna M. Foster on April 10, 2014 With wildfire season just around the corner and much of the west and southwest still dangerously dry, the Obama Administration has released its National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy. The strategy addresses factors exacerbating wildfire […]

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Conservation Science News April 11, 2014

April 11, 2014
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Focus of the Week New National Wildfire Strategy 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 Conservation Science […]

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An Earth Day Rap

April 6, 2014
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  April 2014 AN EARTH DAY RAP   Earth’s getting hot It’s gonna take a lot From all of us at home and school To keep our planet safe and cool   Refuse… Buy fewer things Reduce… Use less and less Reuse… Use again and again Recycle…  Make new from old   Refuse…reduce…reuse…recycle! (clap, clap, […]

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2014 IPCC Climate Change Report – links and analysis

April 4, 2014
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    New IPCC Climate Change Report       Document: Read the Full Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Report   Panel’s Warning on Climate Risk: Worst Is Yet to Come A U.N. report emphasized that the world’s food supply is at considerable risk — a threat that could have serious consequences for the poorest […]

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Conservation Science News April 4, 2014


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Focus of the Week – New IPCC Climate Change Report 1-ECOLOGY, BIODIVERSITY, RELATED 2-CLIMATE CHANGE AND EXTREME EVENTS 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 has been prepared for […]

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Natural History’s Place in Science and Society

March 28, 2014
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  Natural history must reclaim its place, experts say (March 26, 2014) – (see links to full article and excerpts below)   Support in developed countries for natural history — the study of the fundamental nature of organisms and how and where they live and interact with their environment — appears to be in steep […]

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Conservation Science News March 28, 2014


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Focus of the Week – Natural History’s Place in Science and Society 1-ECOLOGY, BIODIVERSITY, RELATED 2-CLIMATE CHANGE AND EXTREME EVENTS 3- POLICY 4- RENEWABLES, ENERGY AND RELATED 5- RESOURCES and REFERENCES 6-OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST  7-IMAGES OF THE WEEK ——————————– NOTE: Please pass on my weekly news update that has been prepared for Point Blue […]

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WHAT WE KNOW: Reality, Risks and Response to Climate Change AAAS

March 21, 2014
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  Scientists Sound Alarm on Climate MARCH 18, 2014 Justin Gillis NY Times Early in his career, a scientist named Mario J. Molina was pulled into seemingly obscure research about strange chemicals being spewed into the atmosphere. Within a year, he had helped discover a global environmental emergency, work that would ultimately win a Nobel […]

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US Bycatch


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  US fishermen throw back 20% of their catch—often after the fish are already injured or dead By Gwynn Guilford @sinoceros March 20, 2014   Over the side with these. Reuters/Alister Doyle   Each year, the 41 Alaskan trawlers licensed to sift the seas for flatfish—such as flounder and sole—haul back around $6 million worth […]

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Conservation Science News March 21, 2014


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Focus of the Week – US fishermen throw back 20% of their catch…injured or dead- Oceana report; Only half the story- Saving Seafood 1-ECOLOGY, BIODIVERSITY, RELATED 2-CLIMATE CHANGE AND EXTREME EVENTS 3- POLICY 4- RENEWABLES, ENERGY AND RELATED 5- RESOURCES and REFERENCES 6-OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST  7-IMAGES OF THE WEEK ——————————– NOTE: Please pass on […]

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