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Audubon Society

Audubon’s Birds and Climate Change Report

“The National Audubon Society has completed a continental analysis of how North America’s birds may respond to future climate change. Using extensive citizen science data and detailed climate layers, we developed models that characterize the relationship between the distribution of each species and climate…”

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How is climate change impacting birds?

I’m curious to see what you think of this video. Perhaps this is something you could share? Often people fight (or dislike) renewables because of the impact (perceived and real) on birds—and they don’t understand the massive impact climate change will have.

National Audubon’s 2014 Report is relevant, although there is growing concern that the predictions are understated given new research of an acceleration of climate change.

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Wind At Sea
NPOWER

Off-shore wind farms less harmful to seabirds than first thought

Researchers used radar and video to monitor seabirds flying near the Vattenfall’s Thanet offshore wind farm in the English Channel over a two-year period.

They found that birds were present near the turbines in just two per cent of the 600,000 videos shot during the period, and they recorded just six collisions—an average of one every four months…

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Island

Oceanic changes that propelled mass extinction 252 million years ago resemble effects of climate change today

A recent study by scientists at Arizona State University warns that impacts of modern-day climate change are similar to the scenarios that had taken place before a mass extinction happened millions of years ago.

An event called Permian-Triassic mass extinction killed 90 percent of all animals on Earth some 252 million years ago. It took about another five million years for the ecosystems to recover from what happened…

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Post Burn Forest
Helen H. Richardson/The Denver Post via Getty Images

One-third of forests aren’t growing back after wild fires, research finds

“Seedlings are more sensitive to warm, dry conditions than mature trees, so if the right conditions don’t exist within a few years following a wildfire, tree seedlings may not establish,” said Philip Higuera, a coauthor of the study.

Earlier this month, a separate study found that ponderosa pine and pinyon forests in the West are becoming less resilient due to droughts and…

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Monarchs Over Petridish

Global warming can turn monarch butterflies’ favorite food into poison

Louisiana State University researchers have discovered a new relationship between climate change, monarch butterflies and milkweed plants.

It turns out that warming temperatures don’t just affect the monarch, Danaus plexippus, directly, but also affect this butterfly by potentially turning its favorite plant food into a poison…

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People Looking Awkward But Talking
NLC

15 steps to create effective climate communications

This is a good article, and I hope you check it out.

For most people, climate change is an abstract subject tainted with divisive politics…The truth is, we can all speak effectively on climate change…

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Solar And Ag

Combining solar panels with agriculture makes land more productive

Land trusts may want to think about drafting easements to allow for technological advancements of solar and wind, especially in conjunction with agriculture, as part of a combined effort to make farms viable and slow down climate change.

Climate change enhanced extreme weather, pests, and fungus is already causing additional stress on agriculture; solar and wind payments may play a critical role in keeping more farmers and ranchers on the land…

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Cutest Border Collies
Francisca Torres

Border collies run like the wind to bring new life to Chilean forest

The worst wildfire season in Chile’s history ravaged more than 1.4 million acres early in 2017, destroying nearly 1,500 homes and killing at least 11 people…

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Bird Collage
Illustrations courtesy of Carnegie Museum of Natural History

Wake up to gentle birdsong with new app

Ease into your morning with a new birdsong alarm clock, created by the Carnegie Museum of Natural History…

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