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Headlines: Impacts: Environmental Destruction

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Following the Tracks of a Killer Mountain Beetle

Dr. Logan is an authority on the effects of temperature on insect life cycles. Across the way he could see likely signs of a particularly aggressive organism he was seeking but hoping not to find here, the mountain pine beetle.

Charles Petit (The New York Times | 31 Jan 2007)

In the Rockies, Pines Die and Bears Feel It

Jesse Logan retired in July as head of the beetle research unit for the United States Forest Service at the Rocky Mountain Laboratory in Utah. He is an authority on the effects of temperature on insect life cycles. That expertise has landed him smack in the middle of a debate over protecting grizzly bears.

Charles Petit (The New York Times | 30 Jan 2007)

Ancient Ice Shelf Breaks Free from Canadian Arctic

A giant ice shelf the size of 11,000 football fields has snapped free from Canadas Arctic, scientists said.

Associated Press (Associated Press | 29 Dec 2006)

U.S. Wants Polar Bears on Endangered List

The Bush administration has decided to propose listing the polar bear as threatened under the Endangered Species Act, putting the U.S. government on record as saying that global warming could drive one of the worlds most recognizable animals out of existence.

Juliet Eilperin (The Washington Post | 27 Dec 2006)

Oceans May Rise Over 4 1/2 Feet by 2100

The worlds oceans may rise up to 140 cms (4 ft 7 in) by 2100 due to global warming, a faster than expected increase that could threaten low-lying coasts from Florida to Bangladesh, a researcher said on Thursday.

Alister Doyle (Reuters | 14 Dec 2006)

By 2040, Greenhouse Gases Could Lead to an Open Arctic Sea in Summers

New studies project that the Arctic Ocean could be mostly open water in summer by 2040 several decades earlier than previously expected partly as a result of global warming caused by emissions of greenhouse gases.

Andrew C. Revkin (The New York Times | 12 Dec 2006)

Taking a Stand on Global Warming

Montana will become a desert by 2100 if nothing is done to slow global warming, according to four MSU students, who researched the issue and requested an appearance before the Bozeman city council.

Helena Independent Record (Helena Independent Record | 14 Nov 2006)

Ice-melt Isolates Remote Communities in Canada

Aboriginal communities in Ontario s far north are becoming increasingly isolated as rising temperatures melt their winter route to the outside world and impede their access to supplies.

Jonathan Spicer (Reuters | 14 Nov 2006)

Melting Arctic Makes Way for Man

Researchers Aboard Icebreaker Say Shipping Could Add to Risks for Ecosystem

Doug Struck (The Washington Post | 5 Nov 2006)

Report: Global Warming Threatens Rich Fall Colors

New Englands iconic autumn foliage, spectacular in its color, may one day fade permanently rather than just annually.

Stan Freeman ( | 12 Oct 2006)

Mayors Find Evidence of Global Warming in Alaska

Vanta Shafer says it used to be a shorter walk to see Exit Glacier 14 years ago when she was a mother entertaining her children and not the mayor of nearby Seward. Since then, the glacier has retreated hundreds of feet, almost too far to walk to, Shafer said.

Dan Joling (Associated Press | 18 Sep 2006)

Polar Bears Drown, Islands Appear in Arctic Thaw

Polar bears are drowning and receding Arctic glaciers have uncovered previously unknown islands in a drastic 2006 summer thaw widely blamed on global warming.

Alister Doyle (Reuters | 16 Sep 2006)

Global Warming Endangers National Parks

Global warming is threatening the health of Yellowstone, Yosemite and ten other national parks in the West, according to a report released today by the Rocky Mountain Climate Organization and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC).

NRDC (NRDC | 25 Jul 2006)

Cross Country: Hurricane in the Hamptons?

NEW YORK -- Hurricanes bring obvious hazards like wind and water, but one of the obstacles preventing sensible hurricane preparation is a moral hazard. The evidence can be found here on the eastern tip of New York state.

Nicole Gelinas (The Wall Street Journal | 13 Jul 2006)

Climate warming threatens wineries

Washington coast may buck trend WASHINGTON -- Climate warming could spell disaster for much of the multibillion-dollar U.S. wine industry. Areas suitable for growing premium wine grapes could be reduced by 50 percent -- and possibly as much as 81 percent -- by the end of this century, according to a study Monday in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Randolph E. Schmid (Associated Press | 11 Jul 2006)

Wildfire Increase Linked to Climate

Higher temperatures over 34 years -- rather than land-use changes -- have led to more blazes, researchers say. Theyre sure its not a fluke. Rising temperatures throughout the West have stoked an increase in large wildfires over the past 34 years as spring comes earlier, mountain snows melt sooner and forests dry to tinder, scientists reported Thursday.

Robert Lee Hotz (Los Angeles Times | 7 Jul 2006)

Climate change puts parks at risk

Natural preserves may lose distinctive features. GLACIER NATIONAL PARK, Mont. - Global warming is erasing the glaciers from Glacier National Park and the Joshua trees from Joshua Tree National Park, and may turn the Everglades into the Neverglades.

Paul Nussbaum (Philadelphia Inquirer | 2 Jul 2006)

Greenland's Ice Sheet Is Slip-Sliding Away

The massive glaciers are deteriorating twice as fast as they were five years ago. If the ice thaws entirely, sea level would rise 21 feet.

Robert Lee Hotz (Los Angeles Times | 25 Jun 2006)

Next Victim of Warming: The Beaches

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. When scientists consider the possible effects of global warming, there is a lot they dont know. But they can say one thing for sure: sea levels will rise.

Cornelia Dean (The New York Times | 21 Jun 2006)

U.S. foot-dragging fuels global warming

By the time we get proof of climate change, it will be too late to reverse course. ON JUNE 12, 1992, President George H.W. Bush, appearing at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, signed the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change. The convention set the goal of averting dangerous human interference with the climate system. After adding his name to it, the president called on world leaders to join him in translating the words spoken here into concrete action. When he subsequently submitted the treaty to the Senate, it was ratified by unanimous consent.

Elizabeth Kolbert (Los Angeles Times | 12 Jun 2006)

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