Court Blocks Trump’s Plan to Ease Bird Protections on Oil Lands | The New York Times

‘WASHINGTON — A federal judge on Wednesday blocked the Trump administration’s plan to ease protections for an iconic bird that makes its home on millions of acres of oil and gas-rich sagebrush lands, dealing a blow to government efforts to allow more drilling, mining and logging in the west.’

Source: Court Blocks Trump’s Plan to Ease Bird Protections on Oil Lands | The New York Times

Forget About The Climate Deniers. It’s The Climate Liars We Need To Stop | buzzfeednews.com

‘…As frustrating as they are, climate deniers aren’t the problem. The real trouble lies with what I call climate liars: the thousands of politicians who secretly accept climate science but publicly deny it for political gain. If the climate movement is going to prevail, we must be crystal clear about this distinction.’

Source: Forget About The Climate Deniers. It’s The Climate Liars We Need To Stop | buzzfeednews.com

Two-thirds of North American birds are at increasing risk of extinction from global temperature rise | Audubon.org

‘Audubon scientists took advantage of 140 million observations, recorded by birders and scientists, to describe where 604 North American bird species live today—an area known as their “range.” They then used the latest climate models to project how each species’s range will shift as climate change and other human impacts advance across the continent.’

Source: Two-thirds of North American birds are at increasing risk of extinction from global temperature rise | Audubon.org

In Houston, a Rash of Storms Tests the Limits of Coping With Climate Change | The New York Times

‘The misfortune of the Houston area, combined with its relative wealth and experience with disasters, has made it a test case for climate resilience. The result could be a model for other places threatened by climate change — or a lesson in the limits of cities’ ability to adapt.’

Source:  In Houston, a Rash of Storms Tests the Limits of Coping With Climate Change | The New York Times

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