Ecology, Climate Change and Related News

Ellie Cohen, President and CEO, Point Blue Conservation Science

The Planet – Hottest October on Record

November 14, 2014
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  The Planet Just Had Its Hottest October On Record by Joe Romm Posted on November 14, 2014 at 9:22 am The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) reports that last month was the hottest October in more than 120 years of record-keeping — by far. This follows the hottest September, August, June, and March-May in JMA’s […]

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Warmest Oceans Ever Recorded


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    Warmest Oceans Ever Recorded Figure 1: a) NOAA Sea Surface Temperature anomaly (with respect to period 1854-2013) averaged over global oceans (red) and over North Pacific (0-60oN, 110oE-100oW) (cyan). September 2014 temperatures broke the record for both global and North Pacific Sea Surface Temperatures. b) Sea Surface Temperature anomaly of September 2014 from […]

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US – CHINA CLIMATE AGREEMENT


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      Why The U.S.-China CO2 Deal Is An Energy, Climate, And Political Gamechanger by Joe Romm Posted on November 12, 2014 at 5:01 pm CREDIT: Shutterstock The historic new U.S.-China climate deal changes the trajectory of global carbon pollution emissions, greatly boosting the chances for a global deal in Paris in 2015. The […]

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Conservation Science News November 14, 2014


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Focus of the Week – US- CHINA Climate Agreement 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 news update that has […]

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New research predicts California droughts will worsen

November 7, 2014
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    New research predicts California droughts will worsen By Matt Weiser mweiser@sacbee.com 10/31/2014 8:26 PM 11/02/2014 11:22 PM Weeds and dirt were still seen under a chairlift in January 2013 at Donner Ski Ranch.Randy Pench/rpench@sacbee.com Future droughts in California are likely to bite deeper and last longer than the one now gripping the state, […]

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IPCC: Irreversible Impacts of Climate Change Inaction


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    World’s Scientists Warn: We Have ‘High Confidence’ In The ‘Irreversible Impacts’ Of Climate Inaction by Joe Romm Posted on November 2, 2014 at 10:56 am Humanity’s choice (via IPCC): Aggressive climate action ASAP (left figure) minimizes future warming and costs a mere 0.06% of annual growth. Continued inaction (right figure) results in catastrophic […]

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Reversing Course on Beavers: Benefits


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      Reversing Course on Beavers By JIM ROBBINS NY Times OCT. 27, 2014 In Washington State, beavers are being trapped and relocated to the headwaters of the Yakima River. Credit Manuel Valdes/Associated Press BUTTE, Mont. — Once routinely trapped and shot as varmints, their dams obliterated by dynamite and bulldozers, beavers are getting […]

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Learning to Coexist with Fire: Changing Wildfire Paradigm from Fighting to Coexistence


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    The lightning-sparked Castle Rock Fire burned nearly 50,000 acres in 2007 in the Sawtooth National Forest and adjacent state and private lands surrounding Ketchum, Idaho, in the Smoky Mountains region of the Rocky Mountain range. Credit: Kari Geer, courtesy of the National Interagency Fire Center Coexist or perish, new wildfire analysis says: Changing […]

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Warm Ocean Temperatures and Unusual Species off CA Coast


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  Unusual and Warm Ocean Conditions, Species off CA Coast   Anomalies in the California Current November 6, 2014 Meredith Elliott Point Blue Conservation Science, California Current Group   Point Blue’s California Current Group has been discussing some anomalies we’ve noticed this year – from water temperature to higher trophic levels – and I thought […]

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Conservation Science News November 7, 2014


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  Focus of the Week – Unusual Warm Ocean Conditions and Species off CA Coast 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 […]

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