Ecology, Climate Change and Related News

Ellie Cohen, President and CEO, Point Blue Conservation Science

Bloomberg: ‘Climate Change Deniers Will Be Giant Money Losers’

June 12, 2015
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  Bloomberg: ‘Climate Change Deniers Will Be Giant Money Losers’ by Joe Romm Posted on June 11, 2015 A major new global financial report finds that investors who remain ignorant of or deny climate science will be big money losers. The Mercer Research report, “Investing in a Time of Climate Change,” details the prospects — […]

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NOAA Study Confirms Global Warming Speed-Up Is Imminent- No slow down


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  NOAA Study Confirms Global Warming Speed-Up Is Imminent by Joe Romm Posted on June 5, 2015 at 12:03 pm climateprogress.org A major new study from NOAA finds more evidence that we may be witnessing the start of the long-awaited jump in global temperatures. As I reported in April, many recent studies have found that […]

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The [Warm Water] Blob expands from Gulf of Alaska to Baja California


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Maps showing position of sea surface temperature (SST) anomaly, aka The Blob, in the northeast Pacific Ocean in March 2014. Second map showing how the sea surface temperature (SST) anomaly had moved and spread along the West Coast by March 2015. (Image provided by the NOAA/ESRL Physical Sciences Division at Boulder, Colorado)   The [Warm […]

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Great Farallones and Cordell Bank Marine Sanctuary Expansion—Off-shore oil drilling banned along new stretch of CA coast


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  Under the expansion, Shell Beach in Sonoma will become a new intertidal monitoring site that middle and high school students can explore. (Monika Krach/Farallones Marine Sanctuary Association) Marine Sanctuary Expansion Puts New Damper on Offshore Drilling By Lindsey Hoshaw and Amy Standen June 9, 2015 Fifty additional miles of Northern California coast will be […]

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Tracking longest ever shark and whale migration


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    This is the tiger shark from a side view. Credit: Courtesy of Nick Filmalter/Danah Divers Longest ever tiger shark tracking reveals remarkable, bird-like migrations Posted: 09 Jun 2015 06:33 PM PDT A new study has yielded the first ever continuous, two or more-year satellite tagging tracks for tiger sharks. This study reveals remarkable, […]

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Knowledge co-production and boundary work to promote implementation of conservation plans


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Knowledge co-production and boundary work to promote implementation of conservation plans Thanks to Point Blue’s Dr. Libby Porzig for this: Please check out the paper by Jeanne Nel and colleagues, “Knowledge co-production and boundary work to promote implementation of conservation plans,” from the latest issue of Conservation Biology.  Knowledge co-production describes the iterative and collaborative […]

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Can Better Grazing Help Dairy Farmers Cope With Drought and Climate Change?


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Photo courtesy of Organic Valley Can Better Grazing Help Dairy Farmers Cope With Drought and Climate Change? Some farmers are finding that not all grazing is the same. By Anna Roth on June 8, 2015 civileats.com Jon Bansen has been working on a dairy farm in Monmouth, Oregon alongside his father for nearly 30 years. […]

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Fish declines linked to effects of excess nutrients on coastal estuaries


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Excess nutrients stimulate the growth of algae in Elkhorn Slough, leading to the formation of green algal mats on the surface. Credit: Brent Hughes Fish declines linked to effects of excess nutrients on coastal estuaries Posted: 08 Jun 2015 06:31 PM PDT A comprehensive study of a major California estuary has documented the links between […]

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Wildlife density data better predicts conservation success; sharing robust data is critical


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  POINT BLUE PUBLICATION:   Wildlife density data better predicts conservation success Posted: 11 Jun 2015 06:13 AM PDT A recent study published in the journal Conservation Biology makes a strong case for a new approach to conservation planning that uses much more robust data sets in order to better protect birds, plants, and animals. […]

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Conservation Science News June 12, 2015


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    Focus of the Week – Wildlife density data better predicts conservation success; sharing robust data sets improves conservation 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 […]

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