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United Kingdom: The recent winter storms caused the greatest loss of trees in a generation, says The National Trust

Independent: The fallout from the extreme winter weather continued yesterday as the National Trust disclosed that the barrage of storms killed the greatest number of trees in a generation as Environment Secretary Owen Paterson announced a further £10.5 million injection into flood protection. Thousands of oak, ash and beech trees, many of them in ancient woodland, were uprooted, blown over, or snapped during the winter, with Killerton Estate in Devon hit the hardest with the loss of more than 500 trees. Wales… Continue reading

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Frantic fight to save frogs from killer fungus

Washington Post: In moist, mossy rooms, rows of glass aquariums bathed in an eerie light shelter the last of the last of the frogs. It is a secure facility, for here reside the sole survivors of their species, rescued from the wild before a modern plague swept through their home forests and streams in a ferocious doomsday event that threatens these amphibians with extinction. Time is running out. Continue reading

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Why Is Governor Cuomo Letting a Climate Science Denier Regulate Fracking?

Huffington Post: Governor Cuomo relies on Bradley J Field — a climate skeptic — to head New York’s Department of Environmental Conservation’s Division of Mineral Resources. Unfortunately, Mr. Field has proven to be out of sync with the scientific community on the environmental issue with the greatest scientific consensus — climate change. Continue reading

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Drought area expands in U.S., now most extensive this summer

Reuters: Hot and dry conditions continued to plague large parts of the U.S. Plains and southern states as the worst U.S. drought in over five decades expanded its grip on some key farming states Continue reading

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Climate change ‘threatens Nile, Limpopo rivers’

Agence France-Presse: Rising global temperatures and shifting rainfall patterns could affect water flows on Africa’s mighty Nile and Limpopo rivers, an agricultural research group said Monday. Continue reading

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