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Q&A: Labor’s Mark Butler says climate debate should be put aside amid bushfires

Shadow climate change minister Mark Butler issued a plea last night to set aside public debates about climate change while communities were fighting for their lives and homes in the face of unprecedented bushfires. Speaking at the beginning of ABC…

5 Reasons Scientists are Making the Case for Renewable Wood Energy and Forest Products

Could using more trees be part of the solution to climate change? The answer might just be yes, according to the United Nations and an increasing number of scientists. Renewable wood energy and other forest products are increasingly gaining notice…

LETTER: False alarmism on global warming – Peninsula Daily News

The Wednesday, Oct. 2, the Seattle Times article “Climate change threatens health in Pacific Northwest” in the Peninsula Daily News is full of deceptions and unfounded claims. The cause of more smoke in our area is not climate change, but…

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Most countries aren’t hitting Paris climate goals, and everyone will pay the price – National Geographic

The majority of the carbon emission reduction pledges for 2030 that 184 countries made under the Paris Agreement aren’t nearly enough to keep global warming well below 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit (2 degrees Celsius). Some countries won’t achieve their pledges, and…

MSNBC Blames Calif. Wildfires On ‘Climate Denial,’ Obama-Era Rollbacks

MSNBC anchor Andrea Mitchell and climate activist/Today show host Al Roker on Monday connected the California wildfires to “climate denial” and Obama-era regulatory rollbacks by the Trump administration. Roker definitively blamed the fires out west on climate change. Mitchell began by…

To save biodiversity, scientists suggest ‘mega-conservation’

(S.J. & Jessie E. Quinney College of Natural Resources, Utah State University) While the conservation of charismatic creatures like pandas, elephants and snow leopards are important in their own right, there may be no better ecological bang-for-our-buck than a sound, science-based effort to save widespread keystone systems. And the majestic aspens could be a perfect start for such an endeavor.

Hey, AOC, California Wildfires Look Like Dereliction Of Duty Not Climate Change

Once again California is burning. We have been here before. Why are we back? “This is what climate change looks like” tweeted liberal Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez sharing images of a burning state and showing support for her Green New Deal, the…

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Online tool speeds response to elephant poaching by tracing ivory to source

A new tool uses an interactive database of geographic and genetic information to quickly identify where the confiscated tusks of African elephants were originally poached. It matches genetic sequences from poached ivory to those in the database. It relies on genetic information from a small, highly variable region of mitochondrial DNA from African elephants. This allows a more precise picture of the origin of the ivory. It also takes only about six days, researchers said.

German City Razes Over 600 Acres Of Forest To Build Giant Wind Turbines!

What follows is an example of how German decisionmakers go about protecting the environment: chop down hundreds of acres of forests and pour thousands of tons on concrete reinforced with hundreds of tons of steel on huge beds of gravel,…