Daily Archives: September 25, 2014

Largest Climate March in History and the Mainstream Media

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The Black Ice Threat to the Arctic…


The Big Picture RT

Published on Sep 25, 2014

John Deans, Greenpeace USA & Mary Sweeters, Greenpeace USA join Thom Hartmann. For tonight’s Green Report ….. We go to the Arctic – where some of the world’s most pristine ecosystems are under threat from the fossil fuel industry.

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Another Day, Another Company Ditching ALEC


The Big Picture RT

Published on Sep 25, 2014

Jane Carter, AFSCME joins Thom Hartmann. More major corporations have announced that they’re severing ties with ALEC – the conservative corporate lobbying juggernaut. So – with more and more corporate backers leaving the group – just how much longer can ALEC continue to corrupt our democracy?

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CWR Diversity

http://www.cwrdiversity.org/

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Climate change is impacting agriculture with increasing temperatures, more variable precipitation, and new pest and disease pressures.

Why crop wild relatives and climate change

Adapting agriculture to climate change is one of the most urgent challenges of our time, necessary to ensure that the crops that feed humanity are able to thrive in new climates with changing pest and disease pressures. New crop varieties that are productive under such changes are needed, and to breed these varieties, crop genetic diversity must be conserved and available to plant breeders. An enormously diverse and largely untapped source of this raw material for crop improvement is the wild relatives of our crops. Many crop wild relative species remain uncollected, and therefore unevaluated and unavailable to plant breeders and thus to farmers, and a number of these are at risk of extinction. This website aims to be a resource for those interested in collecting, conserving and using these invaluable resources in the context of adapting agriculture to climate change. We hope it will encourage others to join the race to safeguard and to use crop wild relatives.

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Adapting Agriculture to Climate Change: A Global Initiative to Collect, Conserve, and Use Crop Wild Relatives

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CBC on Dark Snow Project

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Published on Sep 25, 2014

The Dark Snow Project continues to make headlines around the world. Dr. Jason Box was interviewed from a climate conference in Bristol, England for this report from Canadian Broadcasting.

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Science Nation – Alaska mountain glaciers retreating due to climate change


National Science Foundation

Published on Sep 25, 2014

Description: Tighten your seat belt! This runway is made of ice. Welcome to Ruth Glacier, deep inside Alaska’s Denali National Park and Preserve. Some of the visitors are here for recreational activities, such as backcountry skiing, but this is no vacation for University of Maine paleoclimatologist Karl Kreutz and his team. For them, time on the ice is all part of the job.

With support from the National Science Foundation, the scientists are working to reconstruct the climate history of this area over the last thousand years. They’re researching the relationship between the temperatures and precipitation rates, and the response of glaciers in this area to climate changes.

In 2013, the team drilled ice cores high atop Denali’s Mount Hunter. By carefully analyzing ice layers inside the cores, the team is developing a record of temperature change in the Alaska Range over the last millennium. While the vast majority of glacier ice on our planet lies in Greenland and Antarctica, Kreutz says the glaciers in Alaska could also make a significant contribution to global sea level rise in the coming decades.

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