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McDonald’s sets greenhouse gas reduction targets

You may not think that climate change is part of McDonald’s mission but just like an increasing number of land trusts they are thinking about why it matters and taking action. Among other things, they will support sustainable agricultural practices and packaging...

McDonald’s Corp on Tuesday announced an approved, science based target to cut greenhouse gas emissions and battle climate change, saying it is the first restaurant company to do so…

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Oregon State University

Study suggests estuaries may experience accelerated impacts of human-caused CO2

Rising anthropogenic, or human-caused, carbon dioxide in the atmosphere may have up to twice the impact on coastal estuaries as it does in the oceans because the human-caused CO2 lowers the ecosystem’s ability to absorb natural fluctuations of the greenhouse gas, a new study suggests…

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CICCA

Understanding the views and actions of U.S. farmers towards climate change

Cornell Institute for Climate Change and Agriculture (CICCA) teamed up with the USDA to provide a summary of research related to farmers’ perspectives on climate change, revealing:

Farmers’ beliefs and concerns about climate change are related to their willingness to adopt climate change adaptation and mitigation practices. Farmers who believe in climate change are more likely to support and/or adopt adaptation practices…

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Barren Farmland

Timing is key in keeping organic matter in wet soils, new study finds

When it comes to keeping organic matter contained in wet soils, timing is everything. At least, that’s what a new study led by an Iowa State University ecologist suggests…

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Dead Fawn
Dan Peled/AAP

Climate change impacting ‘most’ species on Earth, even down to their genomes

Three recent studies point to just how broad, bizarre, and potentially devastating climate change is to life on Earth. And we’ve only seen one degree Celsius of warming so far…

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Bob Inglis
Courtesy of Bob Inglis

Seeking conservative converts to climate change cause

Former congressman Bob Inglis tries to steer his party away from denialism...

“Bob Inglis is putting a lot of faith in young people like Michael Bove, a 20-year-old Siena College student and active Republican whose Mechanicville family makes a living selling heating oil and propane…”

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Polar Bear On Melting Ice
Jonnie Hughes/BBC/Silverback Films/Jonnie Hughes

Melting ice sheets are hastening sea level rise, satellite data confirms

Research shows that pace of melting in Antarctica and Greenland has accelerated… At the current rate, the world’s oceans will be on average at least 60cm (2ft) higher by the end of the century, according to research published in Monday’s Proceedings of the National Academies of Sciences…

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Most Americans want ‘aggressive’ action on climate change: Reuters/Ipsos poll

“Most Americans believe the United States should take “aggressive action” to fight climate change, but few see it as a priority issue when compared with the economy or security, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Tuesday.

The June 2-4 opinion poll suggests American voters may not penalize President Donald Trump too harshly for walking away from the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement, even if they would have preferred he keep the country in the deal…”

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