Headwater refuges: Combined effect of drought and fire on stream communities

2021-12-02T09:39:04-08:00December 2nd, 2021|News|

Life is water, and water is life. This truism certainly applies to the Pacific coast, where streams and rivers function as the region’s arteries. The water they carry fosters plant life and wildlife in Southern California’s Mediterranean climate. They provide sanctuary during droughts and often serve as the nexus for recovery after fires.

Source: University of California Santa Barbara

From Science Daily:
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/12/211201133635.htm

 

A New Holistic Framework Can Assess Fisheries’ Strengths and Potential Weaknesses in a Time of Global Climate Change

2021-12-02T09:51:53-08:00November 30th, 2021|News|

A new decision-making framework designed by an international team of fisheries researchers can help fisheries bolster their ability to adapt to a warming world.

Source:
University of California – Santa Barbara

From Environmental News Network
https://www.enn.com/articles/69235-a-new-holistic-framework-can-assess-fisheries-strengths-and-potential-weaknesses-in-a-time-of-global-climate-change

Arctic Ocean started getting warmer decades earlier than we thought, study finds

2021-12-02T09:55:06-08:00November 24th, 2021|News|

The Arctic Ocean has been getting warmer since the beginning of the 20th century—decades earlier than records suggest—due to warmer water flowing into the delicate polar ecosystem from the Atlantic Ocean.

Source: University of Cambridge

From Phys.org

https://phys.org/news/2021-11-arctic-ocean-warmer-decades-earlier.html

Hurricanes Expected to Linger Over Northeast Cities, Causing Greater Damage

2021-12-02T09:57:19-08:00November 23rd, 2021|Climate and Energy, News|

By the late 21st century, northeastern U.S. cities will see worsening hurricane outcomes, with storms arriving more quickly but slowing down once they’ve made landfall.

From Environmental News Network

https://www.enn.com/articles/69176-hurricanes-expected-to-linger-over-northeast-cities-causing-greater-damage

Research gaps identified for next-generation conservation technologies to reduce biodiversity loss

2021-12-02T09:59:14-08:00November 17th, 2021|News|

More investment and support for research into emerging genomic tools for conservation is needed to prevent further biodiversity loss, according to a new paper published in Conversation Genetics.

From Phys.org:

https://phys.org/news/2021-11-gaps-next-generation-technologies-biodiversity-loss.html

Governments and private funders announce historic US$1.7 billion pledge at COP26 in support of Indigenous Peoples and local communities

2021-11-02T11:54:57-07:00November 2nd, 2021|News|

UK, Norway, Germany, US, and the Netherlands, and 17 funders pledged to support Indigenous Peoples, local communities at COP26, citing their proven role in preventing deforestation that fuels climate change

In raising the visibility of Indigenous Peoples at the World Leaders Summit, donors also committed to delivering funding directly to communities and promised them a role in ‘decision-making and design’ of climate programs and finance instruments

From the Ford Foundation:

https://www.fordfoundation.org/the-latest/news/governments-and-private-funders-announce-historic-us-17-billion-pledge-at-cop26-in-support-of-indigenous-peoples-and-local-communities/

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NOAA Winter Outlook Calls For a Warmer Winter For Most

2021-12-02T10:03:54-08:00October 27th, 2021|News|

Winter might be warmer than average for many in the U.S., according to an outlook issued by NOAA on 10/21.

From Weather Underground:

https://www.wunderground.com/article/forecast/national/news/2021-10-21-winter-outlook-forecast-noaa

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How to build sustainable, healthier, more equitable food systems

2021-10-20T10:54:32-07:00October 20th, 2021|News|

  • World Economic Forum Founder and Chairman Klaus Schwab made the following speech as part of the World Food Day Ceremony at the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on 15 October
  • He outlined four ways to transform food systems in a way that is healthier, more sustainable, more equitable and fairer for all.

From the World Economic Forum

https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2021/10/how-to-build-more-sustainable-healthier-more-equitable-food-systems/

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Climate Change: Voices from Global South Muted by Climate Science

2021-12-02T10:14:35-08:00October 13th, 2021|News|

Climate change academics from some of the regions worst hit by warming are struggling to be published, according to a new analysis.

From the BBC

https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-58808509

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Protecting the Ozone Layer is Delivering Vast Health Benefits

2021-10-07T08:15:27-07:00October 7th, 2021|News|

Montreal Protocol will spare Americans from 443 million skin cancer cases

An international agreement to protect the ozone layer is expected to prevent 443 million cases of skin cancer and 63 million cataract cases for people born in the United States through the end of this century, according to new research. The research team developed a computer modeling approach that revealed the effect of the Montreal Protocol and subsequent amendments on stratospheric ozone, the associated reductions in ultraviolet radiation, and the resulting health benefits.

Source:National Center for Atmospheric Research/University Corporation for Atmospheric Research

From Science Daily:
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/10/211006134930.htm

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