This East Bay(No. CA) city will be first to allow an Indigenous group the exclusive right to use city land

2022-09-13T08:54:23-07:00September 13th, 2022|DEI, News|

Oakland leaders plan to allow an Indigenous group the right to exclusively use about 5 acres of city land, the first city in California to use municipal property as reparations for European settlers stealing Native American territories.

Mayor Libby Schaaf and the Sogorea Te’ Land Trust, an Indigenous and female-led nonprofit, announced Thursday that the city will grant an easement for Sequoia Point to the land trust and the Confederated Villages of Lisjan, which is the East Bay Ohlone tribe. The Point sits above the Sequoia Bayview Trail, one of the most popular trails in Joaquin Miller […]

Pakistan not to blame for climate crisis-fuelled flooding, says PM Shehbaz Sharif

2022-08-31T15:22:20-07:00August 31st, 2022|News|

Sharif’s climate change minister called the flooding a ‘climate catastrophe’ and said the south Asian nation was ‘paying the price’ for western use of fossil fuels.

From The Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/aug/30/pakistan-monsoon-on-steroids-flooding-warning-antonio-guterres

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Exposure to Past Temperature Variability May Help Forests Cope With Climate Change

2022-08-31T15:17:55-07:00August 31st, 2022|News|

A new study out today in the first issue of Environmental Research: Ecology, published by IOP Publishing, assessed effects of past and current climate variability on global forest productivity.

Source:
CARY INSTITUTE OF ECOSYSTEM STUDIES

From Environmental News Network
https://www.enn.com/articles/71065-exposure-to-past-temperature-variability-may-help-forests-cope-with-climate-change

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Researchers complete first comprehensive threat assessment of all U.S. trees

2022-08-31T15:11:08-07:00August 31st, 2022|News|

For the first time, researchers have completed threat assessments for all 881 native tree species in the contiguous United States, resulting in a comprehensive checklist and synthesis that will serve as a critical baseline to guide future tree conservation efforts.

Source: Morton Arboretum

From Science Daily
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2022/08/220823095432.htm

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California Fire and Floods Turn a River to ‘Sludge,’ Killing Thousands of Fish

2022-08-09T15:10:16-07:00August 9th, 2022|News|

As a deadly fire continued to burn last week in the Klamath National Forest in Northern California, Kenneth Brink, a local fisherman, counted dead fish in a river that had turned to the consistency of “chocolate milk.”

From the New York Times through Yahoo News

https://www.yahoo.com/news/california-fire-floods-turn-river-181434481.html

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