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Thursday, August 27th, 2015

Scientists Call on President Obama to Include Tongass in Climate Change Talks

ASHLAND, Ore., Aug. 27, 2015—Alaska’s Tongass rainforest may fair better in a changing climate than more southerly rainforest locales, according to a new study published in an online reference module “Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences” by Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services.

Thursday, August 27th, 2015

Land Trust Alliance Members Help Mitigate Wildfires

WASHINGTON, D.C., Aug. 27, 2015—The Land Trust Alliance, a national land conservation organization working to save the places people love by strengthening land conservation across America, and its members are mitigating the threat and destruction of wildfires across the United States through proven practices and new resources.

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

NOAA’s Green Infrastructure Product Suite Helps Communities Reduce Extreme Weather Impacts

August 25, 2015 — As coastal community populations grow and climate change brings more frequent weather extremes, communities are looking for new ways to become more resilient. Green infrastructure is showing a lot of promise.

Thursday, August 20th, 2015

UCI, NASA Researchers Find Link Between Amazon Fire Risk, Devastating Hurricanes

Irvine, Calif., August 20, 2015 — Researchers from the University of California, Irvine and NASA have uncovered a remarkably strong link between high wildfire risk in the Amazon basin and the devastating hurricanes that ravage North Atlantic shorelines. The climate scientists’ findings appear in the journal Geophysical Research Letters near the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina’s

Monday, August 10th, 2015

Global Vulnerability of Forests to Climate Change-Related Tree Mortality is Widely Underestimated

BALTIMORE, Aug. 10, 2015—Forests worldwide are vulnerable to growing risks of drought- and heat-induced tree mortality and forest die-off because of a rapidly warming Earth, according to just-published research in the scientific journal Ecosphere.  The paper is an invited “ESA Centennial Paper” to commemorate the 100thanniversary of the Ecological Society of America.

Monday, August 3rd, 2015

UN Approves Sustainable Development Agenda

August 2, 2015 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has praised UN Member States for reaching agreement on the draft outcome document that will constitute the new sustainable development agenda, which will be formally adopted by world leaders in New York this September.

Thursday, July 30th, 2015

Timmons Group to Provide Performance Measures for the National Association of State Foresters

Richmond, VA, July 30, 2015 — The National Association of State Foresters (NASF) recently selected Timmons Group to assist in the process of defining State Forestry Performance Measures. 

Monday, July 27th, 2015

Climate Change Reduces Coral Reefs’ Ability to Protect Coasts

SANTA CRUZ, Calif., July 27, 2015 — Coral reefs, under pressure from climate change and direct human activity, may have a reduced ability to protect tropical islands against wave attack, erosion and salinization of drinking water resources, which help to sustain life on those islands. A new paper by researchers from the Dutch independent institute for

Wednesday, July 8th, 2015

Drones Can Be Deadly For Wildland Firefighters

July 8, 2015 — Imagine if a hostile country sent an Unmanned Aircraft System or UAS, otherwise known as a drone, to disturb the efforts of firefighters during a catastrophic wildfire. The confusion that might ensue could cause loss of life and property as flames jump fire lines simply because resources have been diverted or

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

Caltech Honors Innovators that are Cutting CO2 Emissions

PASADENA, Calif, July 7, 2015—Caltech’s Resnick Sustainability Institute has honored five innovators with creative solutions to cutting CO2 emissions. Recognizing the need for substantial reductions in greenhouse gas emissions to reduce the risks of climate change, this year’s recipients of the Resonate Awards for Sustainability have developed an array of technologies aimed at cutting the largest

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