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What to Expect & Ways to Respond—as the #Trump Administration Assumes Power by Union of Concerned Scientists. We support accurate and accessible #science! http://ow.ly/jYhC308cxw5
On Friday, Donald Trump will become the 45th President of the United States. We are entering a time of significant uncertainty; it will be many weeks before the administration is fully staffed with lower-level political appointees. But there are several conclusions we can draw from the events of the past two ...
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Indigenous Canadians face a crisis as climate change eats away island home

"The result is impossible to ignore. “We’re losing our island,” said Sark. A survey of the island carried out in 1880 counted 1,520 acres of land. In 2015, surveyors mapped out 1,100 acres of land on Lennox Island – suggesting more than 300 football fields worth of land have been swallowed by the sea within the span of a few generations."
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jan/18/canada-island-climate-change-sea-level-rise-lennox

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#environmentalnews #climatechange #globalwarming #LennoxIsland
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World's largest tropical peatland found in Congo basin

"Scientists have discovered the world’s largest tropical peatland in the remote Congo swamps, estimated to store the equivalent of three year’s worth of the world’s total fossil fuel emissions."
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/jan/11/worlds-largest-peatland-vast-carbon-storage-capacity-found-congo

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#environmentalnews #peatland #carbonstorage #environment
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Obama puts pressure on Trump to adhere to US climate change strategy

"Barack Obama called the adoption of clean energy in the US “irreversible” on Monday, putting pressure on his successor, Donald Trump, not to back away from a core strategy to fight climate change."
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/jan/09/climate-change-trump-obama-pressure

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#environmentalnews #climatechange #cleanenergy #Obama
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Modern agriculture cultivates climate change – we must nurture biodiversity

"While global crop yields rose rapidly in the early decades of the “green revolution”, productivity is now plateauing in many regions of the world. A 2012 meta-study found that in 24%-39% of areas growing maize, rice, wheat and soybean, yields either failed to improve, stagnated after initial gains, or collapsed."
https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2017/jan/09/modern-agriculture-cultivates-climate-change-nurture-biodiversity-olivier-de-schutter-emile-frison

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#environmentalnews #agriculture #biodiversity #climatechange
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Obama: The Ocean President

"When he leaves the Oval Office this month, he will have safeguarded more of the ocean than any other president, and increased the amount of protected waters around the U.S. by four times.* His administration has also worked to improve American fisheries, clamp down on illegal fishing, and create national policies for protecting the oceans."
https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2017/01/obama-the-ocean-president/512135/

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#environmentalnews #Obama #Oceans #climatechange
Inspired by his childhood in Hawaii, he has protected more waters than any of his predecessors—even George W. Bush, who was no slouch.
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2016 hottest year ever recorded – and scientists say human activity to blame

"In 2016, global warming delivered scorching temperatures around the world. The resulting extreme weather means the impacts of climate change on people are coming sooner and with more ferocity than expected, according to scientists."
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/jan/18/2016-hottest-year-ever-recorded-and-scientists-say-human-activity-to-blame

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#environmentalnews #globalwarming #climatechange #extremeweather
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Trump warming to reality of climate change, says senior Chinese official

"Xie reaffirmed Beijing’s “firm attitude” towards fighting global warming and noted that the incoming US president had “softened his tone on whether climate change is real” following his election in November."
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/jan/17/trump-warming-to-reality-of-climate-change-says-senior-chinese-official

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#environmentalnew #climatechange #Trump #China
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Methane may not last long in the atmosphere — but it drives sea level rise for centuries

"It seems like just about every week, there’s more news on the rapid melting of glaciers in Greenland, Antarctica and elsewhere — and scientists’ growing concern about their potentially dramatic contributions to global sea level rise. But there’s another major element affecting global sea levels, and research suggests that it could be a factor for centuries to come."
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2017/01/09/methane-may-not-last-long-in-the-atmosphere-but-it-drives-rising-seas-for-hundreds-of-years/?utm_term=.8ab12501015e

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#environmentalnews #methane #greenhousegas #globalwarming
“The ocean never forgets” -- how greenhouse gas emissions can cause centuries of sea level rise.
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Important article on Modern Agriculture! Dreaming we could all transform our yards into super-productive mini-farms, and practice permaculture methods in which to sustain ourselves. Who is with us?

"A viable alternative exists in the shape of diversified agro-ecological systems. In other words, diversifying farms and farming landscapes – replacing synthetic chemical inputs, optimising biodiversity and stimulating interactions between different species, as part of holistic and regenerative strategies to build long-term soil fertility, healthy agro-ecosystems and secure livelihoods."

#environment #agriculture #food #sustainability #permaculture
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Here are some nice, short naturific videos if you have a few minutes. Warning: they are addicting! Icebergs, sequoias, and wildlife--oh my!

#environment #weather #nature 
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Scientists Confirm Once Again That Global Warming Hiatus Never Happened

"Scientists have confirmed that global ocean temperatures have continued to rise over the past few decades — once again debunking the notion of a “hiatus” in global land and sea surface warming in the first 15 years of the 21st century. The new research, published this week in the journal Science Advances, was conducted by scientists at the University of California, Berkeley and the non-profit research institute Berkeley Earth."
http://e360.yale.edu/digest/scientists_confirm_once_again_that_global_warming_hiatus_never_happened/4871/

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#environmentalnews #globalwarming #Hiatus #NOAA
e360 digest. 04 Jan 2017: Scientists Confirm Once Again That Global Warming Hiatus Never Happened. Scientists have confirmed that global ocean temperatures have continued to rise over the past few decades — once again debunking the notion of a “hiatus” in global land and sea surface warming ...
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