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Climate change threatens Great Lakes forest health, researchers say

4 hours ago From jrn.msu.edu  View Original Article

Lansing, MICHIGAN - Great Lakes forests will get warmer and suffer more frequent short-term droughts, scientists say.

“We know climate change is going to really stress these systems in ways they haven’t been stressed in the last several thousand years,” s ...

97% of endangered species threatened by two common pesticides

6 hours ago From ecowatch.com  View Original Article

Cleveland, OHIO - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its first rigorous nationwide analysis Wednesday of the effects of pesticides on endangered species, finding that 97 percent of the more than 1,800 animals and plants protected under the Endange ...

California unveils sweeping plan to combat climate change

7 hours ago From cnbc.com  View Original Article

Englewood Cliffs, NEW JERSEY - California released an ambitious plan to cut the state's output of heat-trapping greenhouse gas emissions on Friday, the same day that newly-minted Trump administration signaled it will undo federal U.S. carbon regulations.

California' ...

Cargill joins other multinationals in eliminating deforestation for food production

8 hours ago From startribune.com  View Original Article

Minneapolis, MINNESOTA - Cargill Inc., Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and two dozen more of the biggest players in food this week committed to keeping closer track of the supply chain in an effort to eliminate deforestation, especially in South America’s Amazon region.


Climate change will hurt crops more than it helps them, study suggests

26 hours ago From washingtonpost.com  View Original Article

Washington, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - Out of the many consequences of climate change, from melting glaciers to changing weather patterns, its effect on agriculture has emerged as one of the most complex issues for scientists to investigate. It’s also among the most globally significant. ...

Scotland sets ambitious goal of 66% emissions cut within 15 years

30 hours ago From theguardian.com  View Original Article

London, U K - Scotland is seeking to dramatically cut its reliance on fossil fuels for cars, energy and homes after setting a radical target to cut total climate emissions by 66% within 15 years.

In one of the world’s most ambitious climate strategi ...

Vivienne Westwood designs London Fashion Week Festival Tote

31 hours ago From fashion.ie  View Original Article

Dublin, IRELAND - Vivienne Westwood designs London Fashion Week Festival Tote. Dame Vivienne Westwood has designed the London Fashion Week Festival tote bag, which will be sold for £20 at this season’s fashion extravaganza. The 75-year-old fashion designer and eco-act ...

Court rules that forest service illegally authorized helicopter intrusions in premiere wilderness area

31 hours ago From earthjustice.org  View Original Article

San Francisco, CALIFORNIA - A federal judge today ruled that the U.S. Forest Service illegally authorized the Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) to conduct approximately 120 helicopter landings to place radio collars on elk in the Frank Church-River of No Return Wildernes ...

China cracks down lightly on smog – analysis

32 hours ago From eurasiareview.com  View Original Article

Albany, OREGON - With the end of one smoggy year and the start of another, China’s government has issued revised plans for producing and consuming high-polluting coal.

On the last day of 2016, the government’s top planning agency released new five-year ...

Norway spurs $400mn rainforest fund at Davos

33 hours ago From phys.org  View Original Article

Douglas, Isle of Man, U K - Norway on Thursday said it will raise $400 million to encourage Brazil's farmers to stop destroying the rainforests, launching a fund also backed by food giants Unilever and Nestle.

Announced at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switz ...

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Climate change threatens Great Lakes forest health, researchers say

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Great Lakes forests will get warmer and suffer more frequent short-term droughts, scientists say.

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All leopards are at risk of extinction because of habitat and prey loss, poaching, human conflict and trophy hunting -- but n ...

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