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Is the Controlled Shrinking of Economies a Better Bet to Slow Climate Change Than Unproven Technologies? – InsideClimate News

Existing plans to limit global warming rely too much on “increasingly unrealistic assumptions” that societies will be able to remove huge amounts of carbon from the atmosphere while simultaneously maintaining incessant economic growth over the next 50 years, according to…

UW Professor: Global Warming Is Causing Larger Wildfires In Rocky Mountains – Sheridan Media – Sheridan Media

This story first appeared on Cowboy State Daily By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily A University of Wyoming professor has co-authored a new research paper stating that global warming is contributing to larger wildfires in the Rocky Mountain region. “Global…

Biodiversity imperiled

(University of California – Santa Barbara) Woodlands along streams and rivers are an important part of California’s diverse ecology. They are biodiversity hotspots, providing various ecosystem services including carbon sequestration and critical habitat for threatened and endangered species. But our land and water use have significantly impacted these ecosystems, sometimes in unexpected ways.

Mountain fires burning higher at unprecedented rates

(McGill University) Forest fires have crept higher up mountains over the past few decades, scorching areas previously too wet to burn, according to researchers from McGill University. As wildfires advance uphill, a staggering 11% of all Western US forests are now at risk.

A new rapid assessment to promote climate-informed conservation and nature-based solutions

(Wildlife Conservation Society) A new article, published as a Perspective in the journal Conservation Science and Practice, introduces a rapid assessment framework that can be used as a guide to make conservation and nature-based solutions more robust to future climate.

Letter: Applying KISS principle to global warming – Chico Enterprise-Record

Quoting from Shane Cruzen’s letter of April 8: “[Chico’s] climate action plan prioritizes strictly electric construction moving forward, electrifying all municipal buildings, replacing gas appliances with electric appliances, providing 100% renewably generated energy to the community, completing the Chico bike master…

Scientists Discover a New Brown Species They Named the ‘Chocolate Frog’ – And it’s Adorable

In the “nasty” swamps of New Guinea, a frog specialist has discovered a new species which he decided to call the “chocolate frog.” Far from the fugitive confectionaries containing famous witch or wizard trading cards from the Harry Potter series, the real thing is a close relative of the Australian green tree frog, only coated […]

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WILDFIRES: Scientists try to make Calif. forests more resilient

To the untrained eye, the scrubby slope off Wentworth Springs Road in the Eldorado National Forest looks like any other patch of Sierra Nevada ridgetop. Tufted in native shrubs and flecked by darkened pine stumps, it’s part of a 30,000-acre swath of land that was deforested in 2014, when the King Fire tore through 17 miles of canyon in less than six hours.

Climate change leads to unprecedented Rocky Mountain wildfires – EurekAlert

IMAGE: The Mullen fire looms near a property in Centennial, Wyo., last fall. Bryan Shuman, a professor in UW’s Department of Geology and Geophysics, was a main co-author of a paper,… view more  Credit: Jason Shogren June 14, 2021 – Last…