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Record tourism in national parks comes with increasing threats – antsy humans

"Record visitor numbers at the nation’s first national park have transformed its annual summer rush into a sometimes dangerous frenzy, with selfie-taking tourists routinely breaking park rules and getting too close to Yellowstone’s storied elk herds, grizzly bears, wolves and bison."
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/aug/28/national-parks-tourism-bad-behavior

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#environmentalnews #tourism #nationalparks #wildlife #environment
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How Rising CO2 Levels May Contribute to Die-Off of Bees

"More than 100 previous studies have shown that elevated levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide decrease the nutritional value of plants, such as wheat and rice. But the goldenrod study, published last month, was the first to examine the effects of rising CO2 on the diet of bees, and its conclusions were unsettling: The adverse impact of rising CO2 concentrations on the protein levels in pollen may be playing a role in the global die-off of bee populations by undermining bee nutrition and reproductive success."
http://e360.yale.edu/feature/bee_collapse_co2_climate_change_agriculture/2991/

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As they investigate the factors behind the decline of bee populations, scientists are now eyeing a new culprit — soaring levels of carbon dioxide, which alter plant physiology and significantly reduce protein in important sources of pollen.
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Fruits of labor: sunny California is no paradise for farm workers

"US consumers demanded cheap food, and agribusiness corporations obliged by underpaying workers, over-spraying crops and supporting trade deals to import food from countries with even worse conditions, McGrath said. “People don’t want to pay more than $1 for a head of lettuce. So we’re paying poverty wages. It’s a broken system.”"
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/aug/15/california-farms-pick-your-own-fruit-vegetables-working-conditions-jobs

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#environmentalnews #California #farms #farming
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Dairy groups blast methane reductions: ‘Cows expel gas so they don’t explode’

"California’s attempt to curb emissions of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas, is facing vocal opposition from a dairy industry that fears government meddling in the flatulence of its cows."
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/aug/10/cow-methane-reduction-california-dairy-industry

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#environmentalnews #dairyindustry #methane #emissions
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Fewer humans would not reduce the number of ruminants. There were orders of magnitude more ruminants on the planet in the past when there were a fraction the number of humans. Much of the planet was patchwork forested grassland maintained by a diverse section of animal life with ruminants as core ecological facilitators working in synergy with soil biota.

I.e. We actually have fewer ruminants on pasture today. This situation is a major contributor to soil degradation, fresh water loss, and carbon being released into the atmosphere.
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The EU is right to oppose a global ivory ban

"Anyone paying even cursory attention to wildlife stories in recent years would have heard all about Africa’s elephant poaching crisis. And with good reason. An estimated 30,000 animals are being killed for their ivory every year, a shockingly high figure that threatens the survival of central Africa’s forest elephants as well as some elephant populations in east Africa."
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/aug/09/the-eu-is-right-to-oppose-a-global-ivory-ban

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Fewer Americans doubt climate change – but confidence is up on both sides

"Two-thirds of all Americans are confident that climate change is real, and well-supported by evidence, according to a new National Survey on Energy and Environment (NSEE), a twice-yearly study from the University of Michigan and Muhlenberg College in Pennsylvania. Meanwhile, the number of respondents who say there is no solid evidence of global warming is at a record low: just 15 percent, versus 24 percent one year ago."
http://www.csmonitor.com/Environment/2016/0802/Fewer-Americans-doubt-climate-change-but-confidence-is-up-on-both-sides

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Sixty-six percent of Americans believe that there is evidence that climate change is occurring, according to a new poll. Sixty-two percent are 'very' or 'fairly' confident in their view, regardless of their position.
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The political crusades targeting national parks for drilling and exploitation

"It’s easy to feel besieged here,” said Wendy Ross, superintendent of the Theodore Roosevelt national park. Ross’s park, named after the “conservationist president” who helped to keep America’s natural treasures unspoiled, is surrounded by oil and gas drilling that has transformed the landscape."
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/aug/23/national-parks-100th-birthday-political-threats

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Hailed as ‘America’s best idea’, the parks are hugely popular with the public but face political efforts to lift federal protection and allow private development
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Louisiana floodwaters begin to recede but thousands remain in shelters

"Floodwaters in Louisiana have begun to recede, but the horror of the disaster continues to mount: on Wednesday afternoon more than 30,000 people had been rescued from the flood, 40,000 homes were affected and 6,000 people remained in shelters. At least 11 people have died."
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/aug/17/louisiana-floodwaters-recede-relief-recovery

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It's World #Elephant Day! Read "Things You Can Do:

Tweet #WorldElephantDay to spread the word about the plight of elephants and visit our Press Room for Facebook cover photos, sample blog posts, tweets, and more!" http://ow.ly/Jf5g303bE3d
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Wildlife officials urge people to stop painting endangered turtle shells

"The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has released photos of gopher tortoises that were painted red and a shade of turquoise. The FWC said the “illegally painted” tortoises were at risk from paint fumes and from toxins that could be absorbed into the bloodstream via the shell."
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/aug/09/endangered-tortoise-shells-painted-florida-wildlife

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Collecting cans to survive: a 'dark future' as California recycling centers vanish

"The streets in California may not be paved with gold, but the trash cans that line them are full of money. Industrious scavengers can redeem aluminum cans, plastic containers, and glass bottles for hard cash (5 or 10 cents apiece), thanks to the state’s 30-year-old container deposit program."
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/aug/08/can-collectors-california-recycling-centers-close

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What's missing from this article is the fact that municipalities and counties use the proceeds from the sale of recyclable materials to help pay for the overall recycling program.

Those who take materials from recycling wheelie-bins are stealing from the cities and counties, and all of us.
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Artificial Leaf Turns CO2 Emissions Into Fuel

"That’s the goal of a new artificial leaf that a team of researchers led by the University of Illinois-Chicago has developed — a solar cell that uses the power of the sun to mimic photosynthesis and convert carbon dioxide into a solid fuel, according to a study published in the journal Science."
http://www.climatecentral.org/news/artificial-leaf-turns-co2-into-fuel-20577

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#environmentalnews #fuel #emissions #solarcell
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