Ecology, Climate Change and Related News

Ellie Cohen, President and CEO, Point Blue Conservation Science

CA Adaptation Forum Aug 2014

August 29, 2014
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  TO SEE CA Adaptation Forum PRESENTATIONS, visit http://www.californiaadaptationforum.org/program/presentations.     California Adaptation Forum 2014  ASAP Aug 29 2014   What do you get when you bring together local, state & federal government representatives; academics; nonprofit practitioners; and private sector adaptation specialists? A lot of conversations, sharing lessons learned, ideas for future collaboration, and new […]

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Record decline of ice sheets: Scientists map elevation changes of Greenlandic and Antarctic glaciers


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Record decline of ice sheets: Scientists map elevation changes of Greenlandic and Antarctic glaciers Posted: 20 Aug 2014 08:05 AM PDT Researchers have for the first time extensively mapped Greenland’s and Antarctica’s ice sheets with the help of the ESA satellite CryoSat-2 and have thus been able to prove that the ice crusts of both […]

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Winged Warnings: Built for survival, birds in trouble from pole to pole


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Winged Warnings: Built for survival, birds in trouble from pole to pole By Alanna Mitchell Environmental Health News August 25, 2014 Part 1 of Winged Warnings, published in conjunction with National Geographic The ice of Antarctica doesn’t faze birds. Nor does the heat of the tropics. They thrive in the desert, in swamps, on the […]

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Southwest U. S. may face ‘megadrought’ this century


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       http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/   Southwest U. S. may face ‘megadrought’ this century Posted: 27 Aug 2014 09:25 AM PDT Due to global warming, scientists say, the chances of the southwestern United States experiencing a decade long drought is at least 50 percent, and the chances of a “megadrought” – one that lasts over 30 […]

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Conservation Science News Aug 29 2014


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Focus of the Week – What Birds Are Telling Us About Our Planet’s Health 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 […]

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Human Contribution to Glacier Mass Loss Increasing- up to ~2/3 btwn 1991 and 2010

August 17, 2014
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This image shows the Artesonraju Glacier in Cordillera Blanca, Peru. Credit: Ben Marzeion Human contribution to glacier mass loss increasing August 14, 2014  University of Innsbruck By combining climate and glacier models, scientists headed by Ben Marzeion from the University of Innsbruck have found unambiguous evidence for anthropogenic glacier mass loss in recent decades. In […]

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Helping Farmers Adapt to Changing Growing Conditions


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  Helping farmers adapt to changing growing conditions August 11, 2014 South Dakota State University Two new online decision-making tools are available to farmers through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Useful to Usable, or U2U, research project, according to state climatologist and South Dakota State University associate professor Dennis Todey. The project is funded through […]

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CA Takes Action on Climate Resiliency


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  California Takes Action on Climate Resiliency August 14, 2014 Alex Leumer, The Nature Conservancy, Policy Associate, California Climate Change Program California is taking action on climate resiliency and nature is playing a key role.  The California Natural Resources Agency recently released the 2014 Safeguarding California Plan (SCP). This plan provides policy guidance for state […]

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Conservation Science News August 15th, 2014


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Focus of the Week California Takes Action on Climate Resiliency 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 […]

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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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