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Infographic: climate change and 2015's year of wild weather

Infographic: climate change and 2015's year of wild weather | Eco issues | Scoop.it
Across the globe, extreme heat events are linked with climate change, although El Niño provided a boost in 2015 leading to more records being broken.
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An Open Letter from Scientists to President-Elect Trump on Climate Change

An Open Letter from Scientists to President-Elect Trump on Climate Change | Eco issues | Scoop.it
More than 800 Earth scientists and energy experts (and counting) urge the incoming president to take six crucial steps
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This is what it would take for Trump to truly damage the planet’s climate

This is what it would take for Trump to truly damage the planet’s climate | Eco issues | Scoop.it
Trump probably can't doom the climate alone. But he could start a wave.
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Climate action is an economic imperative, new report - Canada Journal - News of the World

Climate action is an economic imperative, new report - Canada Journal - News of the World | Eco issues | Scoop.it
A new report from the United Nations Development Program is sounding the alarm on the economic cost of climate inaction. The United Nations Development Pro
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Why don’t we grieve for extinct species?

Why don’t we grieve for extinct species? | Eco issues | Scoop.it
We have no rituals for coping with extinction, ecological destruction or environmental loss. And that’s a problem. Now, an impassioned group of artists and activists are trying to create them.
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Donald Trump Is the First Demagogue of the Anthropocene

Donald Trump Is the First Demagogue of the Anthropocene | Eco issues | Scoop.it
He won’t be the last.
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Catching the waves: it's time for Australia to embrace ocean renewable energy

Catching the waves: it's time for Australia to embrace ocean renewable energy | Eco issues | Scoop.it
Australia has the world's largest wave energy resource – so how do we unlock our ocean's potential?
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Seaweed could hold the key to cutting methane emissions from cow burps

Seaweed could hold the key to cutting methane emissions from cow burps | Eco issues | Scoop.it
Feeding seaweed to cows might just help solve two of our biggest problems: climate change, and feeding the world.
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A Pipeline Fight and America’s Dark Past - The New Yorker

A Pipeline Fight and America’s Dark Past - The New Yorker | Eco issues | Scoop.it
Bill McKibben on Native American protests against the the Dakota Access Pipeline.
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'Great Pacific garbage patch' far bigger than imagined, aerial survey shows

'Great Pacific garbage patch' far bigger than imagined, aerial survey shows | Eco issues | Scoop.it
Giant collection of fishing nets, plastic containers and other discarded items called a ‘ticking time bomb’ as large items crumble into micro plastics
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Bees added to US endangered species list for the first time

Bees added to US endangered species list for the first time | Eco issues | Scoop.it
Seven types of the yellow-faced or masked bees once found in great numbers in Hawaii are under threat, federal officials say
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As Arctic Ocean Ice Disappears, Global Climate Impacts Intensify by Peter Wadhams: Yale Environment 360

As Arctic Ocean Ice Disappears, Global Climate Impacts Intensify by Peter Wadhams: Yale Environment 360 | Eco issues | Scoop.it
The top of the world is turning from white to blue in summer as the ice that has long covered the north polar seas melts away. This monumental change is triggering a cascade of effects that will amplify global warming and could destabilize the global climate system.
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Climate change played a role in Australia's hottest October and Tasmania's big dry in 2015

Climate change played a role in Australia's hottest October and Tasmania's big dry in 2015 | Eco issues | Scoop.it
October 2015 was the hottest on record for that month, and Tasmania had its driest ever spring.
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Australia's 'great green boom' of 2010-11 has been undone by drought

Australia's 'great green boom' of 2010-11 has been undone by drought | Eco issues | Scoop.it
Back in 2010-11 Australia "greened", as record-breaking rains triggered a boom in plant growth that removed huge amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and stored it as carbon in the landscape.
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How Warming Threatens the GeneticDiversity of Species, and Why It Matters by Jim Robbins: Yale Environment 360

How Warming Threatens the GeneticDiversity of Species, and Why It Matters by Jim Robbins: Yale Environment 360 | Eco issues | Scoop.it
Research on stoneflies in Glacier National Park indicates that global warming is reducing the genetic diversity of some species, compromising their ability to evolve as conditions change. These findings have major implications for how biodiversity will be affected by climate change.
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Former Great Barrier Reef marine park head calls for ban on new coalmines

Former Great Barrier Reef marine park head calls for ban on new coalmines | Eco issues | Scoop.it
Graeme Kelleher’s call comes before Australian government’s deadline for reporting to Unesco’s world heritage committee
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Can wind and solar fuel Africa's future?

Can wind and solar fuel Africa's future? | Eco issues | Scoop.it
With prices for renewables dropping, many countries in Africa might leap past dirty forms of energy towards a cleaner future.
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David Attenborough: zoos should use peepholes to respect gorillas' privacy

David Attenborough: zoos should use peepholes to respect gorillas' privacy | Eco issues | Scoop.it
Naturalist says London zoo escape attempt was ‘hardly surprising’ and calls for visitors to observe animals through peepholes, not glass panels
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Heartbreaking news: the Bornean Orangutans are now on the very brink of extinction.

Heartbreaking news: the Bornean Orangutans are now on the very brink of extinction. | Eco issues | Scoop.it
This may be our last chance to save them. Add your name and help sound the alarm on the orangutans’ urgent crisis - then pass this on >>
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Pew survey: Republicans are rejecting reality on climate change | Dana Nuccitelli

Pew survey: Republicans are rejecting reality on climate change | Dana Nuccitelli | Eco issues | Scoop.it
Dana Nuccitelli: Only 48% of Americans – and 15% of conservative Republicans – realize that humans are causing global warming
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DOE charts show why climate doom and gloom isn't needed | Dana Nuccitelli

DOE charts show why climate doom and gloom isn't needed | Dana Nuccitelli | Eco issues | Scoop.it
Dana Nuccitelli: Clean tech costs have fallen 41–94% over the past 7 years. Wind and solar accounted for two-thirds of new energy installations in the US in 2015.
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Planet at its hottest in 115,000 years thanks to climate change, experts say

Planet at its hottest in 115,000 years thanks to climate change, experts say | Eco issues | Scoop.it
Global warming is said to be bringing temperatures last seen during an interglacial era, when sea level was 6-9 meters (20-30ft) higher than today
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The story behind Australia's marine reserves, and how we should change them

The story behind Australia's marine reserves, and how we should change them | Eco issues | Scoop.it
Australia has the third largest marine jurisdiction in the world, a vast ocean territory that contains important natural and biological resources. And it needs protecting.
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Climate change is driving storms like South Australia’s

Climate change is driving storms like South Australia’s | Eco issues | Scoop.it
It's a disturbing preview of what’s likely to come if Australia fails to act on climate change.
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