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  • "In Yellowstone National Park, Warming Has Brought Rapid Changes"
    "YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK — On a recent fall afternoon in the Lamar Valley, visitors watched a wolf pack lope along a thinly forested riverbank, ten or so black and gray figures shadowy against the snow. A little farther along the road, a herd of bison swung their great heads as they rooted for food in […]
  • "Gray Wolf Population Could Lose Federal Protection Under GOP Bill"
    "Republicans have only a few weeks left until they cede control of the House to Democrats, but the first big post-election GOP vote won’t address taxes or border wall funding. It involves wolves." Environmental PoliticsLaws & RegulationsWildlifeNational (U.S.)PublicSource: ,
  • US Oil Firm's Bid To Drill In Arctic Hits Snag: Lack Of Sea Ice
    "Plans to establish the first oil drilling operation in US Arctic waters have hit an ironic snag – a lack of sea ice caused by rapid warming in the region." Climate ChangeEnergy & FuelWater & OceansAlaska and HawaiiPublicSource: ,
  • "Interior: If Zinke Goes, Handoff To His No. 2 Would Be 'Seamless'"
    "Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke spent the Friday before last Christmas mingling with staffers and their dogs, then flew out of Washington for a 15-day holiday break. Meanwhile, Deputy Secretary David Bernhardt was erasing the departmental handbook's climate change chapter." Environmental PoliticsGovernmentLaws & RegulationsNatural ResourcesNational (U.S.)PublicSource: ,
  • "Head of NPS Climate Change Adaptation Program Resigns"
    "The woman in charge of studying climate change’s effects on U.S. managed cultural resources for the National Park Service (NPS) has resigned, citing that the administration’s unequal attention to natural resources." Environmental PoliticsGovernmentNatural ResourcesNational (U.S.)PublicSource: ,

RSS Yale Climate Connections

  • How to love damaged places
    Seeing the damage caused by a hurricane or a clear-cut forest can be emotionally painful. Pennsylvania activist and author Trebbe Johnson says this sadness often causes people to abandon damaged places. But she suggests a different approach. Johnson: “We face […] The post How to love damaged places appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.
  • How to break bad news about the climate
    Dear Sara, Your column about the woman with the big beach house in Florida illustrates the difficulty of an honest conversation: If we stopped burning fossil fuels today, the climate will continue to warm and sea level will continue to […] The post How to break bad news about the climate appeared first on Yale […]
  • Groundwater could fuel future U.S.-Mexico conflict
    The Rio Grande River snakes along the border between the U.S. and Mexico. A treaty regulates the use of its water for drinking and irrigation. But as drought increasingly threatens the river, people on both sides of the border are […] The post Groundwater could fuel future U.S.-Mexico conflict appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.
  • Climate change and the oceans
    Oceans cover about 71 percent of Earth’s surface. Since the start of the Industrial Revolution, they have provided the single largest sink for the carbon dioxide released by the burning of fossil fuels. And they have absorbed much of the […] The post Climate change and the oceans appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.
  • Former oil worker worries about the climate
    As a young man, Allen Hubbard worked in oil exploration and production on the Gulf Coast of Louisiana. Hubbard: “At the time, we thought we were being patriots, we were solving the energy crisis.” Hubbard had heard about global warming, […] The post Former oil worker worries about the climate appeared first on Yale Climate […]

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RSS Top Environment News — ScienceDaily

  • Selling plants on Amazon: A forest of untapped opportunity
    The purpose of this study was to determine the extent to which horticultural businesses were directly selling live plant products online, either through Amazon, Ebay, or from their own websites.
  • Dodging antibiotic resistance by curbing bacterial evolution
    Lowering mutation rates in harmful bacteria might be an as yet untried way to hinder the emergence of antimicrobial pathogens. One target for drug development might be a protein factor, DNA translocase Mfd, that enables bacteria to evolve rapidly by promoting mutations in many different bacterial species. This action speeds antibiotic resistance, including multi-drug resistance. […]
  • Communal rearing gives mice a competitive edge
    Scientists suggest that being raised communally makes mice more competitive when they're older. It is well known that in many animals, including humans, early-life experiences have long-lasting effects on the development of behaviors later in life. Researchers have investigated the effects of communal rearing on competitive and exploratory behaviors in adult male house mice.
  • PNW woodlands will be less vulnerable to drought, fire than Rocky Mountain, Sierra forests
    Forests in the Pacific Northwest will be less vulnerable to drought and fire over the next three decades than those in the Rocky Mountains and Sierra Nevada, computer modeling shows.
  • Half of the world's annual precipitation falls in just 12 days
    Currently, half of the world's measured precipitation that falls in a year falls in just 12 days, according to a new analysis of data collected at weather stations across the globe. By century's end, climate models project that this lopsided distribution of rain and snow is likely to become even more skewed, with half of […]