“Man-Made Climate Change Causes Its First Mammal Extinction”

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https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-02-20/climate-change-causes-its-first-mammal-extinction

Climate change officially killed off its first mammalian species earlier this week, when Australia’s environment minister moved a small coast-dwelling rodent from the endangered to the extinct list.


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“EU Negotiators Reach Agreement on First CO2 Caps for Trucks”

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European Union negotiators agreed to impose caps on carbon dioxide from trucks for the first time, stepping up the fight against climate change with a challenge to manufacturers such as Daimler AG.

Representatives of EU governments and the European Parliament fixed a 30 percent CO2-reduction target for 2030 compared with 2019 levels. At a meeting that ended early Tuesday in Brussels, the officials also endorsed an interim emissions cut of 15 percent for 2025.You’ve reached your free article limit.

“Natural Gas Guru Who Corrected the CIA Says Russia and U.S. Pick the Wrong Fight”

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The scientist who built the most prominent Cold War energy advisory said the U.S. and Russia should set aside their fight over natural gas markets and focus on slashing fossil fuel pollution more quickly.

Nebojsa Nakicenovic helped set the stage for the global gas boom five decades ago as part of an elite scientific team that fixed Central Intelligence Agency estimates “that were all wrong.” He combined the CIA’s views with secret Soviet data to provide the first full picture of the Earth’s plentiful methane reserves. But the window to tap those deposits is already almost closed, he said.You’v

“Great whites may have wiped out the biggest shark that ever lived”

Megalodon sharks could reach up to three times the size of the largest great white ever recorded.

https://edition.cnn.com/2019/02/14/us/megalodon-extinct-earlier-scli-intl/index.html

The megalodon — also known as the biggest shark ever — became extinct a million years earlier than previously thought, due to competition from much smaller great white sharks, according to new research. The full paper is published in the Journal of Life and Environmental Sciences.

“Rating riverside corridors — the ‘escape routes’ for animals under climate change”

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https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/02/190208161447.htm

While riverside habitats are known to be important for species migrating under climate change, this is the first study to rank riparian areas as targets for restoration and conservation efforts.

“A Third Of Himalayan Glaciers Can No Longer Be Saved, Study Says”

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Two-thirds of Himalayan glaciers, the world’s “Third Pole”, could melt by 2100 if global emissions are not reduced, scientists warned in a new study issued on Monday. And even if the “most ambitious” Paris Agreement goal of limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius is achieved, one-third of the glaciers would go, according to the Hindu Kush Himalaya Assessment.

“The Unlikely Quest to Bring Wildcats Back to Britain”

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https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-02-05/bringing-wildcats-back-to-britain-with-some-help-from-insurance?srnd=premium-europe


Scientist Paul O’Donoghue and a group of conservationists are working on a plan to reintroduce the lynx, a spotted wildcat with paws like snowshoes, into Britain. They say the program could restore a once-native species and might bring a balance back to the landscape, helping to trim an overpopulation of deer. Local sheep farmers, though, worry about their livestock becoming prey.

“Do These Tiny Organisms Hold the Key to Lab-Grown Food?”

Sustainable Bioproducts’ CEO Thomas Jonas examines a volcanic spring in Yellowstone National Park. 

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A fund backed by Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates thinks microbes in Yellowstone Park can unlock the secrets to sustainable food.