Polar bears may need less sea ice to survive than thought

http://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/16/climate/climate-change-polar-bears.html ‘Wholly Unexpected’: These Polar Bears Can Survive With Less Sea Ice The overall threat to the animals from climate change remains, but a new finding suggests that small numbers might survive for longer as the Arctic warms. An adult female polar bear, left, and her 1-year-old cubs crossing a freshwater glacier in southeast Greenland … Continue reading Polar bears may need less sea ice to survive than thought

Why did Yellowstone flood? Torrential rain on packed snow

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/article/yellowstone-flooding-why-is-it-happening-now? The Lower Falls from over Yellowstone River in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, in winter. A severe rain-on-snow event caused flooding that washed out roads and bridges around the park. Yellowstone flooding: Why is it happening now? Rain falling on snow caused this week’s floods, events that will become more likely as temperatures warm. BY … Continue reading Why did Yellowstone flood? Torrential rain on packed snow

Antarctica’s doomsday glacier is under attack by warmer water — could increase ocean levels 10 feet

http://www.popsci.com/environment/thwaites-glacier-retreat/ Our biggest glacier problem is melting from the bottom-up Warmer waters are eroding the base of Antartica’s troubled Thwaites Glacier, and it’s only getting worse. BY TED SCAMBOS / THE CONVERSATION | PUBLISHED JUN 7, 2022 9:00 PM Thwaites Glacier. NASA Flying over Antarctica, it’s hard to see what all the fuss is about. Like a gigantic wedding … Continue reading Antarctica’s doomsday glacier is under attack by warmer water — could increase ocean levels 10 feet

How did humans react to last great cooling off? And was it caused by human action

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/may/09/climate-crisis-lessons-to-learn-from-the-little-ice-age-cooling? Climate crisis: what lessons can we learn from the last great cooling-off period? A woodcut illustration of the 1684 frost fair on the River Thames in London. Photograph: Science History Images/Alamy The ‘little ice age’ of the 14th to the 19th centuries brought cold winters to Europe and unusual weather globally. Studying how humans adapted … Continue reading How did humans react to last great cooling off? And was it caused by human action

Why is eco-conscious California still spending millions to support natural gas?

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/jun/07/california-air-pollution-natural-gas Why is eco-conscious California spending millions to support natural gas? Regulators are pouring millions into natural gas as they seek to tackle regional air pollution. Illustration: Define Urban A Los Angeles-area air board faces questions over grant spending amid some of the worst air pollution in the US Miranda Green for Floodlight in partnership with the … Continue reading Why is eco-conscious California still spending millions to support natural gas?

Utah faces an “environmental nuclear bomb” from a dried-up Great Salt Lake

I've added the bolding. http://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/07/climate/salt-lake-city-climate-disaster.html As the Great Salt Lake Dries Up, Utah Faces An ‘Environmental Nuclear Bomb’ Climate change and rapid population growth are shrinking the lake, creating a bowl of toxic dust that could poison the air around Salt Lake City. Exposed lake bed in the northern part of the Great Salt Lake … Continue reading Utah faces an “environmental nuclear bomb” from a dried-up Great Salt Lake

Dust storms wreaking havoc in Gulf States and Syria

These dust storms are killing people, causing property damage, and affecting the breathing of residents not just in the areas with the storms but across the globe where the clouds of sand travel toward the Panama Canal. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/jun/03/apocalyptic-skies-dust-storms-wreaking-havoc-iraq-syria? Climate crisis ‘Apocalyptic skies’: the dust storms devastating Gulf states and Syria Rising frequency of storms due … Continue reading Dust storms wreaking havoc in Gulf States and Syria

Los Angeles’ battle on climate issues foretells future for other cities

Los Angeles’ climate future hangs in the balance as city votes for new mayor Smog envelops Los Angeles as environmental challenges for the city become more extreme. Photograph: Gabrielle Canon/The Guardian While voters have cited environment as a top priority, the issue has become secondary to the homelessness crisis and crime Gabrielle Canon @GabrielleCanonThu 2 Jun … Continue reading Los Angeles’ battle on climate issues foretells future for other cities

What’s almost as precious as water and air? SAND

The final paragraph of this article should be far more emphasized. Why is the demand for sand so great? It's used for making concrete. And what's bad about that? The making and curing of concrete is responsible for 8% of global emissions caused by humans. Here's the most important paragraph in the first article listed … Continue reading What’s almost as precious as water and air? SAND

Realizing fines don’t deter water usage, CA is now restricting its flow to users where necessary

https://messaging-custom-newsletters.nytimes.com/template/oakv2? California’s water wasters By Somini Sengupta, Global Correspondent, Climate A neighborhood of Calabasas, Calif., where the local officials are imposing emergency limits on water use.Jane Hahn for The New York Times CALABASAS, California — Tucked into the Santa Monica Mountains, the average home here goes for around $1.8 million, the gardens are bursting with pansies … Continue reading Realizing fines don’t deter water usage, CA is now restricting its flow to users where necessary

Flash droughts newest climate crisis threat to Midwest U.S.

https://apple.news/AlZK94hd5RSacMQFoIh1uxg DIANA KRUZMAN, SCIENCE, MAY 28, 2022 8:00 AM ‘Flash Droughts’ Are the Midwest’s Next Big Climate Threat New research shows that dry weather is coming on more quickly than before, with little advance warning. It could devastate farmers. THIS STORY ORIGINALLY appeared on Grist and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration. September in Oklahoma is typically a rainy … Continue reading Flash droughts newest climate crisis threat to Midwest U.S.

Climate refugees in California

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/may/22/california-homelessness-climate-wildfire-refugee? Unhoused and unequal: a California crisis The town at the center of California’s climate refugee crisis When the Camp fire raged through the Sierra Nevada foothills, it turned an existing housing crisis into a growing emergency by Dani Anguiano in Chico with photographs by Rachel BujalskiSun 22 May 2022 01.00 EDT After Julia Cheek lost all … Continue reading Climate refugees in California