“To curb climate change, we need to protect and expand US forests”


"To slow climate change, we need to rapidly reduce global emissions from fossil fuels, biofuels, deforestation and wetland and agricultural soils. We need to also accelerate the removal of carbon dioxide that is already in the atmosphere."


“How food gardens based on traditional practice can improve health in the Pacific”

Health, food security and sustainability. There's a lot to learn from this article. The approach could certainly be applied to situations around the world to find solutions that fit.


“Why You Should Stop Feeding Your Baby From Trendy Little Food Pouches”

"This convenience comes with another price: Most of these plastic pouches can’t be recycled and are destined for landfills ― or worse, the oceans. The demand is growing even though reasonably priced alternatives are available that can be used over and over again."


“Trout, salmon and steelhead: A massive die-off coming for these California fish?”

The UC Davis report, “SOS II: Fish in Hot Water,” calls for preservation and restoration of habitats. However, that will not be enough. The report states that salmonids are “exceptionally vulnerable to climate change” and expresses concern about acidification impacting ocean productivity. Therefore, saving salmonid species from extinction will require major reductions in carbon dioxide emissions to keep the fish out of hot, acidic waters. The predicted decimation of fish populations would have tremendously negative economic consequences. These costs, and the other impacts of carbon emissions, must be priced into fossil fuels to lead to a quick enough reduction to save the fish. A carbon fee and dividend program could promote an orderly transition to renewable energy while creating jobs and saving the fish. It should be added to the call to action.


“Experts fear ‘quiet springs’ as songbirds can’t keep up with climate change”

"But the danger of a silent spring, according to ecologists who study birds, did not evaporate with DDT. The looming threat is not chemical but a changing climate, in which spring begins increasingly earlier — or in rare cases, later — each year."


“Arctic stronghold of world’s seeds flooded after permafrost melts”

The seed vault that was thought a failsafe against natural disasters and climate change was recently flooded by the massive amounts of artic permafrost and ice that has been melting due to global warming.


“The Future of California’s Unique Salmon and Trout: Good News, Bad News”

Global warming is impacting different species around the world, and has the most impact on endemic species, such as certain trout and salmon found in California.