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Ellie Cohen, President and CEO, Point Blue Conservation Science

California Drought- a new year, a new ‘ridiculously resilient” ridge

January 23, 2015
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    http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/Home/StateDroughtMonitor.aspx?CA   Jan 21 2014Jan 22 2013   A new year, a new ridge: dry and warm conditions return to California, but how does the present pattern compare to last year’s? by Daniel Swain on January 17, 2015 • 631 Comments California Weather Blog Weather conditions over the past two months have varied […]

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Warmer, Drier Climate Altering Forests Statewide


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    CREDIT: shutterstock Things Are Not Looking Good For California’s Big Trees by Ari Phillips Posted on January 21, 2015 at 10:54 am Updated: January 22, 2015 at 8:54 am] A group of California scientists published a study this week comparing forest surveys from the 1920s and ’30s to recent U.S. Forest Service data. What […]

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Two lakes beneath ice in Greenland gone within weeks


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    In April 2014, researchers flew over a site in southwest Greenland to find that a sub-glacial lake had drained away. This photo shows the crater left behind, as well as a deep crack in the ice. Credit: Photo by Stephen Price, Los Alamos National Laboratory, courtesy of The Ohio State University. Two lakes […]

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Preserving Agriculture, Restoring a Watershed and Getting Help from the Locals


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  POINT BLUE and partners in the news:   Preserving Agriculture, Restoring a Watershed, and Getting Help from the Locals To Do It by Carmen Taylor on January 16, 2015 Bay Nature Students from the STRAW program leave the bus behind as they head out into the fields of the Gonzales Farm. (Photo by Carmen […]

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Synopsis of science – more likely to move habitat and wildlife managers to action


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    Conservation Biology The effect of scientific evidence on conservation practitioners’ management decisions Jessica C. Walsh*, Lynn V. Dicks and William J. Sutherland Article first published online: 7 AUG 2014 DOI: 10.1111/cobi.12370 Volume 29, Issue 1, pages 88–98, February 2015 A major justification of environmental management research is that it helps practitioners, yet previous studies […]

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Pasture feeding may improve nutritional benefits of red meat


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  Pasture feeding may improve nutritional benefits of red meat Posted: 21 Jan 2015 08:49 AM PST Cardiovascular disease remains the primary cause of early mortality in the Western world and has largely been attributed to diets rich in saturated fat. Health risks can be reduced by substituting a portion of dietary saturated fats for […]

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Ocean Warming Now off the Charts


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                 ‘Hottest Year’ Story Obscures Bigger News: Ocean Warming Now Off The Charts by Joe Romm Posted on January 22, 2015 at 2:20 pm   The oceans — where over 90% of global warming heat ends up — have literally warmed up off the charts of NOAA. The big climate news […]

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Ocean Life Faces Mass Extinction but We Can Reverse Process


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      Transplanted coral off Java Island, Indonesia. Great damage results from the loss of habitats like coral reefs, an analysis found. Credit Aman Rochman/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images Ocean Life Faces Mass Extinction, Broad Study Says JAN. 15, 2015 Carl Zimmer NY Times A team of scientists, in a groundbreaking analysis of data […]

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Fishermen’s Views of a Changing Ocean


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  Download the report: PDF Download introduction & summary:  PDF Fishermen’s Views of a Changing Ocean By Michael Conathan | Thursday, January 15, 2015 When we think about climate change, we tend to think of it in terms of future impact. The commonly accepted target among scientists and climate activists is that society must keep global temperatures […]

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Conservation Science News January 23, 2014


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    Focus of the Week – Global Warming and a Changing Ocean 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 […]

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