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 (ehn.org) via their website and news accumulator The Daily Climate (dailyclimate.org). 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 stark inequality of climate change

Fri, 18 Oct 2019 11:26:00 +0000

To survive the climate crisis, Jedediah Purdy argues that we will need to establish “commonwealth” values to animate a way of living and relating to...

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Amazon watch: What happens when the forest disappears?

Fri, 18 Oct 2019 09:30:58 +0000

Brazilian and American scientists are keeping watch for a critical tipping point – the time when the Amazon ceases to be a carbon sink and...

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Hear the sounds of climate change—with earthquake monitors

Fri, 18 Oct 2019 09:12:30 +0000

Seismometers can register hurricanes from thousands of miles away, or hear ice melting and refreezing, offering a new way to track changes big and small.

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In Oregon wine country, one farmer's battle to save the soil

Fri, 18 Oct 2019 08:37:39 +0000

Agriculture can play a leading role in combating climate change and reversing ecological damage. Mimi Casteel is showing one way to get it done.

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Bank regulators present a dire warning of financial risks from climate change

Fri, 18 Oct 2019 08:32:12 +0000

The San Francisco Fed warned that banks, communities and homeowners face significant financial risk from climate change and offered proposals for banks to do more...

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American farming runs on exploitation

Fri, 18 Oct 2019 05:27:47 +0000

Climate change isn't the only reality the USDA's been slow to grapple with.

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Venezuelan crisis: Government censors environmental and scientific data

Fri, 18 Oct 2019 03:47:20 +0000

The Chávez and Maduro administrations have concealed vast amounts of vital scientific data on climate change, deforestation, pollution, mining, water quality and much more, as...

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On the front line of climate change in India’s Sundarbans

Fri, 18 Oct 2019 03:33:30 +0000

With the ocean swallowing up land in the world's largest mangrove forest, humans and tigers are being squeezed into an ever-shrinking space, with deadly consequences.

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UVM researcher seeks to target moose-killing ticks with fungi

Fri, 18 Oct 2019 01:48:08 +0000

As winter ticks are decimating the region’s young moose population, Cheryl Sullivan is looking to fungi to fight the insects.

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The water crisis in First Nations communities: An election explainer

Fri, 18 Oct 2019 01:37:23 +0000

Who’s promising what, and what really needs to happen.

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Extreme snowfall led to reproductive collapse in some Arctic wildlife in 2018

Thu, 17 Oct 2019 20:47:28 +0000

Extreme weather events triggered by human-caused climate change are wreaking havoc on Arctic wildlife, a new study has found.

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Exxon and oil sands go on trial in New York climate fraud case

Thu, 17 Oct 2019 13:38:21 +0000

The New York attorney general says Exxon used two sets of books and misled investors by downplaying the potential costs of carbon emissions.

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Heathrow expansion violates climate rights of children, say lawyers

Thu, 17 Oct 2019 12:42:00 +0000

The multibillion-pound expansion of Heathrow violates the rights of children and future generations, who will face the greatest impact of the climate crisis, lawyers will...

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Urban humans

Thu, 17 Oct 2019 11:21:05 +0000

From space shortages to worsening climate change, cities are being forced to adapt at a pace never experienced before. How far can they push their...

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Greta's green revolution moves to Europe's ballot boxes

Thu, 17 Oct 2019 08:33:56 +0000

As far-right parties grow across other parts of Europe, Green parties are stalling that march in Austria and Switzerland. 

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Court blocks Trump's plan to ease bird protections on oil lands

Thu, 17 Oct 2019 08:07:06 +0000

A federal judge has blocked the Trump administration's plans to ease protections on an iconic western bird's habitat -- and open it to oil and...

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Despite their promises, giant energy companies burn away vast amounts of natural gas

Thu, 17 Oct 2019 08:02:16 +0000

Exxon, Marathon, BP and others are flaring natural gas, a wasteful practice with consequences in the fight against climate change, at a record pace. 

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Japan spent mightily to soften nature's wrath, but can it ever be enough?

Thu, 17 Oct 2019 07:54:52 +0000

After a typhoon’s record-breaking rains breached dozens of levees, the country is wondering whether even the costliest systems can be future-proofed for the age of...

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‘Hundreds of hectares of moonscape’: B.C. spruce beetle infestation used to accelerate clear cuts

Thu, 17 Oct 2019 02:40:08 +0000

The largest spruce beetle epidemic in decades is attacking B.C.'s rain-rich interior, intensifying logging in forests that provide habitat for imperilled species like mountain caribou.

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Leader of Russia’s meteorological authority is brought down by extreme weather

Thu, 17 Oct 2019 01:21:26 +0000

The dismissal of Maksim Yakovenko came after a summer of extraordinary weather conditions in the country’s east.

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Brussels seeks new solid ground in melting Arctic

Thu, 17 Oct 2019 01:03:23 +0000

European leaders warn that regional security is at risk and call for the introduction of a new Arctic governance structure. But a stronger EU role...

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Innovation buzz: Drones help Ghana's farmers ward off birds - and drought risks

Thu, 17 Oct 2019 00:44:30 +0000

Drones, which help farmers map fields and spray fertilizer more efficiently turn out to have a bonus - a buzz that annoys pests.

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Future cool: Minnesota city ponders new boom as a climate migrant destination

Thu, 17 Oct 2019 00:23:48 +0000

A Minnesota town is among a group of cities that scientists predict will become top destinations for Americans abandoning parts of the country made inhospitable...

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Owl vs. owl: Should humans intervene to save a species?

Wed, 16 Oct 2019 19:04:15 +0000

In a last-ditch effort to see whether they can save spotted owls, federal officials are resorting to killing hundreds of federally protected barred owls.

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Appalachia is transitioning from coal. Here’s what it could learn from Germany.

Wed, 16 Oct 2019 11:23:00 +0000

ESSEN, GERMANY—Gregor Krantz went to work in the Ruhr Valley mines when he was 16. It was the 1960s, when becoming a miner in Germany's...

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Initiative aims to create 3D map of the world before climate change alters it

Wed, 16 Oct 2019 10:33:54 +0000

The project, known as the Earth Archive, aims to capture a record of cultural sites, ecosystems, and landscapes before they are transformed by the impacts...

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The William Perry Pendley rehabilitation tour

Wed, 16 Oct 2019 10:26:30 +0000

The ethically challenged acting director of the BLM made an appearance at the Society of Environmental Journalists conference to discuss his radical record.

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Grids and greed: An expert breaks down where PG&E went wrong and what it-and California-needs to do now

Wed, 16 Oct 2019 10:14:48 +0000

"The problem is much more ingrained in the way this company has developed and continues to operate than it is something as simple as just...

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Does climate change cause conflict or is it just one factor of many?

Wed, 16 Oct 2019 09:44:37 +0000

The relationship between a heating planet and violent clashes is complex — and critical.

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Restoring harmony in Haida Gwaii

Wed, 16 Oct 2019 09:36:38 +0000

A collaboration between Haida tradition and Western science may offer a way to bolster both Haida culture and the marine ecosystem intertwined with it.

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