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Most Americans support the Endangered Species Act — but that might not matter

The U.S. lost a variety of native wildlife in the 20th century, including birds such as (clockwise from top left) Carolina parakeets, dusky seaside sparrows and passenger pigeons. (Photo: James St. John [CC BY 2.0]/Flickr, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service,…

2019 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming News Roundup #29

Latest Posts Archives Climate Hustle Posted on 20 July 2019 by John Hartz A chronological listing of news articles posted on the Skeptical Science Facebook Page during the past week, i.e., Sun, July 14 through Sat, July 20, 2019 Editor’s…

Lionfish ear-bones reveal a more mobile invasion

(Ecological Society of America) Researchers have little information about how grown lionfish might invade or move to new waters because tracking small marine organisms poses difficulties. One way to investigate their movements, though, is to study stable isotopes in their ear-bones.

10 things a committed U.S. President and Congress could do about climate change

Posted on 15 July 2019 by Guest Author This is a re-post from Yale Climate Connections by Craig K. Chandler The federal government has available to it, should it choose to use them, a wide range of potential climate change management…

Flood Risks from All Sides:  Barry’s Triple Whammy in Louisiana

With climate change loading the dice for disaster, a storm fueled by warmer-than-normal Gulf water is headed for a Mississippi River already swollen with floodwater. The Gulf Coast is about to be pummeled by a three-punch combo:  Flooding from heavy rains…

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EXTREME WEATHER: ‘Another storm where we’ll be measuring rainfall in feet’

Southeast Louisiana could pay a heavy price for simultaneous climate disasters headed for a collision along the Gulf Coast this weekend. Super-heavy rainfall from Tropical Storm Barry could combine with a swollen Mississippi River to cause dangerous flooding.

NASA finds an asymmetric Tropical Storm Barry

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Infrared imagery from NASA’s Aqua satellite shows that Tropical Storm Barry doesn’t look like a typical strong tropical cyclone. Imagery revealed that Barry is elongated and the strongest storms were south of it’s stretched out center of circulation.