Here we offer you news of the impacts of our thoughtless treatment of the Earth and how it is coming back to threaten our own well-being. We also offer you two other pages of news articles gathered from around the world. These are called Scientists Warning, and Resilience News. The first one offers news articles showing how the World Scientists’ Warning to Humanity is being reported and repeated around the world, as well as related news stories we find, while the second ‘resilience’ news feed reports on both natural and human adaptations to the consequences already upon us, and those that are anticipated in the near future. The impacts and resilience news feeds are generously contributed by the Environmental Health News ( via their website and news accumulator The Daily Climate ( Please share the articles you find most interesting through social media and email as well. It’s part of the ‘wake-up call’ for which we are all responsible.

The next pandemic could be hiding in the Arctic permafrost

Fri, 03 Apr 2020 03:44:02 +0000

Global warming could unearth ancient microbes. Will we be as unprepared as we were for the coronavirus?

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Svalbard: Colder than normal for the first time in 10 years

Thu, 02 Apr 2020 23:31:10 +0000

Not since November 2011 has Svalbard had a monthly average temperature colder than normal.

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Climate change: Our future depends on what happens to the ocean

Thu, 02 Apr 2020 22:23:15 +0000

The ocean is undergoing unprecedented changes. What does it mean for marine life, the planet, and us?

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New classification system for lakes forecasts a warming trend

Thu, 02 Apr 2020 22:20:54 +0000

Researchers devised a system of nine thermal categories for lakes and estimate that 79% of northern frigid lakes could become warmer types.

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Britain's plankton population has changed dramatically over the last 60 years

Thu, 02 Apr 2020 21:57:18 +0000

Over the last six decades, the makeup of the plankton population found in Britain's coastal and offshore waters has dramatically shifted.

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The kelps are alright: Studies reveal resilience in kelp forests

Thu, 02 Apr 2020 21:45:25 +0000

Nearly half a century since they were first formally surveyed in 1973, the kelp forests beyond the southernmost tip of South America remain relatively unchanged.

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In the mountains and deserts of Utah, Columbia spotted frogs are sentinels of climate change

Thu, 02 Apr 2020 11:29:00 +0000

Mormon pioneers saw the frogs as messengers of clean water. Now, their survival is jeopardized by habitat loss, drought and soaring heat.

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J. Ama Mantey: A Green-Red New Deal can save black lives in a post-Covid-19 world

Thu, 02 Apr 2020 11:27:39 +0000

Race, not class, is the strongest predictor of whether someone will be overburdened by environmental pollution, climate disasters and other hazards.

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Coronavirus delays key global climate talks

Thu, 02 Apr 2020 11:27:00 +0000

This year’s United Nations-sponsored climate talks, widely regarded as the most important climate meeting of the last four years, were postponed because of the coronavirus...

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FEMA braces for a multi-front war as hurricane season looms

Thu, 02 Apr 2020 10:39:44 +0000

“Covid is the equivalent of Hurricane Katrina hitting 50 states,” said one former FEMA official.

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Game changer? Antarctic ice melt related to tropical weather shifts: Study

Thu, 02 Apr 2020 03:42:51 +0000

Multiple studies show that Arctic warming is altering temperate and equatorial weather. Now, new research finds that Antarctic ice melt could be a major tropical...

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Special Issue: How we will all solve the climate crisis

Thu, 02 Apr 2020 01:38:02 +0000

We only have one Earth. And we have the technology to save it.

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B.C. is being hit hard by coronavirus. Wildfire season could make things worse

Thu, 02 Apr 2020 01:00:07 +0000

Deterioration in air quality due to smoke from wildfires may lead to more COVID-19 infections according to a March 26 advisory.

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San Francisco’s sea stars are making a comeback

Wed, 01 Apr 2020 22:30:54 +0000

While San Franciscans are maintaining an appropriate 6-foot separation and avoiding crowds at the beach, our local sea stars aren't following any of the guidance.

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Warming Gulf of Maine waters may be stunting lobster growth

Wed, 01 Apr 2020 22:28:33 +0000

The Gulf of Maine is warming faster than 99% of the world’s oceans. Researchers will study whether that’s having an impact on young lobsters and...

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Climate change shortens nightingale's wings and makes annual migration more difficult, study finds

Wed, 01 Apr 2020 22:25:39 +0000

Scientists have discovered that over the past two decades, the size of nightingales in central Spain has decreased.

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How corporate sustainability officers are helping big tech lessen climate change impacts

Wed, 01 Apr 2020 21:31:03 +0000

Once upon a time, common wisdom held that going green was bad for business; climate action and economic growth could not possibly go hand in...

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Cancer Alley: fury as new chemical plant rises in town battling toxic pollution

Wed, 01 Apr 2020 11:16:53 +0000

Plastics factory will not only contribute to pollution in heavily polluted Louisiana town, but will also be a significant source of greenhouse gas emissions.

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Methane-eating bacteria could help decrease greenhouse gas emissions from thawing Arctic tundra

Wed, 01 Apr 2020 10:46:18 +0000

A new study published in the journal Nature Climate Change has discovered a type of methane-oxidizing bacteria living in upland Arctic soils that could potentially...

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The long-term effects of Covid-19 on field science

Wed, 01 Apr 2020 10:43:34 +0000

As scientists wait, worry, and hunker down, they’re also looking ahead to how their projects will need to adapt.

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Thomas Friedman: With the coronavirus, it's again Trump vs. Mother Nature

Wed, 01 Apr 2020 09:38:20 +0000

The president’s failure to understand his limits is very costly.

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Antarctica experiences first known heat wave

Wed, 01 Apr 2020 02:44:33 +0000

Researchers expressed concern about the damage the phenomenon could have on flora and fauna.

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Oil companies on tumbling prices: ‘Disastrous, devastating’

Tue, 31 Mar 2020 22:49:03 +0000

The use of gasoline and other fuels is dropping as Saudi Arabia and Russia increase production, sending oil prices to their lowest level in a...

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Climate crisis may have pushed world's tropical coral reefs to tipping point of 'near-annual' bleaching

Tue, 31 Mar 2020 21:09:55 +0000

Mass bleaching seen along Great Barrier Reef could mark start of global-scale event, expert warns.

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How dead trees help forests tolerate drought

Tue, 31 Mar 2020 21:08:03 +0000

Some forests, particularly in more arid regions, have become more drought tolerant, primarily thanks to the death of less hardy trees.

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Why we explored two starkly different futures for the Earth in 50 years

Tue, 31 Mar 2020 21:03:02 +0000

The saying is so well known that most of us can finish the sentence: Those who cannot remember the past …… are condemned to repeat...

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John Harte: Breaking and restoring our life support system

Tue, 31 Mar 2020 10:16:47 +0000

Human society is complex, with myriad interconnected components. The proverbial butterfly wings are flapping everywhere, triggering unpredictable responses of a magnitude far greater than could...

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Creatures in this underwater forest could save your life one day

Tue, 31 Mar 2020 09:30:30 +0000

Before this 60,000-year-old submerged forest disappears, scientists recently raced to search for shipworms and other sea life that might conceal medicine of the future.

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U.S. to announce rollback of auto pollution rules, a key effort to fight climate change

Tue, 31 Mar 2020 09:23:50 +0000

The Trump administration has finalized new fuel efficiency standards, lowering expectations from 54 miles per gallon by 2025 to 40 miles a gallon by 2030.

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Inside the fight against new locust swarms in East Africa

Tue, 31 Mar 2020 02:25:40 +0000

With a second wave of desert locusts about to reach adulthood, time is running out to prevent the worst outbreak in a generation.

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