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We modelled the effects of climate change on Kenya’s Tana River Basin – The Conversation Africa

Kenya’s Tana River – the longest in the country – snakes through a river basin which encompasses a huge range of ecosystems, from lush forests along the upper reaches of the river on the slopes of Mount Kenya to dry…

The Truth Behind Those Polls Showing Support For Wind Farms

As Benjamin Disraeli said, ‘There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.’* RenewableUK, the voice of the wind and solar power industry, and the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) are keen to demonstrate that there…

Connecticut farmers are finding there’s no easy way to deal with climate extremes – The CT Mirror

Heading into Memorial Day weekend, Jamie Jones was sweating it. “Here I am in late May and I’m like – if we don’t get rain either tomorrow afternoon or over the weekend or on Friday, come post Memorial Day we’re…

Newly-hatched pterosaurs may have been able to fly

(University of Portsmouth) Newly-hatched pterosaurs may have been able to fly but their flying abilities may have been different from adult pterosaurs, according to a new study.Researchers from the Universities of Portsmouth and Bristol, along with palaeontologist Darren Naish, found that hatchling humerus bones were stronger than those of many adult pterosaurs, indicating that they would have been strong enough for flight.

Maine Bars Offshore Wind In State Waters, Cites Harm To Fisheries, Tourism

The Maine legislature just went all out for offshore wind – just not in their backyard. Maine Governor Janet Mills cited the value of the state’s fisheries and marine recreational areas as she signed legislation to impose a 10-year moratorium…

A Delta in Distress – InsideClimate News

Global warming has already left its mark on the backbone of California’s water supply, and represents a growing threat to its first developed agricultural region, state experts have warned in a new study.  The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta fuels California’s $3…

Precious Rainforests Are Being Preserved at Highest Rate in 30 Years, After Palm Oil Moratorium in Indonesia

Indonesia holds one-third of the world’s tropical rainforests, which are home to people and birds, leopards, rhinos, tigers, and gibbons playing among the lush canopies—and recent protections are helping these vital places thrive. Indigenous tribes, orangutans, and so many more now have a seat at the table under the stewardship of Indonesian President Joko Widodo, […]

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Some birds, mammals, and fish are shrinking. Blame climate change. – Vox.com

This story is part of Down to Earth, a Vox reporting initiative on the science, politics, and economics of the biodiversity crisis. One fall morning in 1978, David Willard, an ornithologist at the Field Museum in Chicago, walked to the…

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