“London – Austria’s alpine lakes are warming, and that’s bad news for the region’s fish and economy, according to new research in the journal Hydrobiologia. … On the other side of the globe, Peter Moyle, a biologist at the University of California, Davis, has been more concerned with the freshwater fish that make their homes in or migrate to California’s rivers and lakes.”
While the national government remains slow to deal with climate change, many cities have been moving ahead. … Just ask Los Angeles. The City of Angels has struggled with the basic fact that it is a desert metropolis since its founding. …
Virtually no community in America has been untouched by a major storm, hurricane or flood, a major power outage, a scorching heat wave or a withering drought. … My goal is to share a message with thousands of my fellow local elected officials: Our environmental and energy challenges are also our economic opportunities.”
“A UCLA study released Friday projects a significant decline in snowfall on the ranges that provide a dramatic backdrop to urban Southern California. … The research, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy and the National Science Foundation, is the second study in a series examining the effects of climate change on the Los Angeles region.”
“A pair of airborne sensors developed by NASA, coupled with on-the-ground smartphone apps, could make the lives of farmers like [Zachary] Sheely a little easier. … The flights allow for accurate mapping of the snow cover and reveal how much meltwater it is expected to generate.
“[New York Mayor Michael] Bloomberg on Tuesday unveiled a $20-billion plan to save New Yorkers from themselves and an increasingly hostile Mother Nature. … New York plans to spend billions to gird for rising seas, more rain and nasty storms brought on by global warming.”
“For at least 20 years now, water scientists have impressed upon us the unavoidable effects of climate change already under way in California. … And, yet, we Californians continue to rely on a decades-old water allocations framework that assumes our climate will remain unchanged.”
Un grupo de científicos cree que, si continúan las tendencias actuales, California podría perder ciertas especies de salmón y otros peces nativos de agua dulce en el próximo siglo debido al cambio climático.
If the climate continues to evolve as predicted by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the United States stands little to no chance of satisfying its current biofuel goals, according to a new study by Rice University and the University of California at Davis.
I felt slightly hurt. I am an environmentalist — I work for Greenpeace. Did he think that makes me some moral arbiter of fun, sternly passing judgment on those who ignore the perils of climate change to enjoy a weekend in the mountains?