“Government climate report warns of worsening US disasters”

“As California’s catastrophic wildfires recede and people rebuild after two hurricanes, a massive new federal report warns that these types of disasters are worsening in the United States because of global warming. The White House report quietly issued… Read More

“Biodiversity Is In Free Fall. Here’s How We Can Fix It.”

“THE TROPICS ARE home to nearly 80 percent of all species in the world. Those species, in their perennial warm temperatures, face the double punch from both human pressures, such as overfishing or logging, and environmental abuse, from… Read More

“How wildfires threaten drinking water”

“By July 4th this year, numerous fires were burning in Colorado — the 416 Fire near Durango, and the Spring Creek Fire in the southern part of the state have been the biggest so far. As everyone knows,… Read More

“5 reasons companies are collaborating to end deforestation”

“Agricultural and forestry commodities, such as soy, palm oil, beef, timber and cocoa, are some of the leading causes of rainforest destruction and the degradation of other natural resources, threatening vital ecosystems and livelihoods, and accelerating global warming…. Read More

“Climate-Related Disasters Make It Harder to Buy Home Insurance in California”

“Insurers can calculate how likely your home is to burn down in a wildfire, or flood in a high tide, and for some time now they’ve been using climate science to shape those estimates. KQED Science Reporter Molly… Read More

“Climate change ruining California’s environment, report warns”

“Bigger, more intense forest fires, longer droughts, warmer ocean temperatures and an ever shrinking snowpack in the Sierra Nevada are “unequivocal” evidence of the ruinous domino-effects that climate change is having on California, a new California Environmental Protection… Read More

“This technique could restore a big chunk of Amazon rainforest”

The group plans to spread seeds from over 200 native species, including grasses and trees, across 70,000 acres. https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/2018/03/this-technique-could-restore-part-of-the-amazon/

“Amazon Gold Rush Continues to Decimate Peru’s Rain Forest”

“In 2012 the Peruvian government announced a slew of legal decrees to defend Madre de Dios—considered the country’s biodiversity capital—against miners. Authorities conducted raids, dismantled clandestine camps, and regulated fuel and supply traffic. Despite the crackdown, the total… Read More

“A Native American tribe is helping a forest adapt to climate change”

“The Menominee project is a great example of climate change adaptation in the real world.” https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/2017/09/a-native-american-tribe-is-helping-a-forest-adapt-to-climate-change/

“Vikings Razed the Forests. Can Iceland Regrow Them?”

“The country lost most of its trees more than a thousand years ago, when Viking settlers took their axes to the forests that covered one-quarter of the countryside. Now Icelanders would like to get some of those forests… Read More