ScienceDaily reports The growth of forest trees all over the world is becoming more water-limited as the climate warms. The effect is most evident in northern climates and at high altitudes where the primary limitation on tree growth had been cold temperatures. The research details the first time that changes in tree growth in response to […]

via Water, Not Temperature, Limits Global Forest Growth As Climate Warms  — Natural History Wanderings

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Guest cheer-leading by David Middleton Everglades open for oil drilling after court ruling A Tallahassee appeals court reversed a decision by the state’s Department of Environmental Protection Tuesday, ultimately granting Kanter Real Estate the authority to drill. By Samantha J. Gross Feb. 5 TALLAHASSEE — After nearly four years of legal battles, a Miami family […]

via Florida Appeals Court: “Everglades open for oil drilling”… Drill, baby, drill! — Watts Up With That?

The LA Times reports California regulators voted Tuesday to strengthen state safeguards for thousands of wetlands and streams that are about to lose federal protections in a Trump administration rollback of the Clean Water Act. Nearly 90% of California’s historic wetlands have been filled in or plowed under, and the state has said it is vital to […]

via California adopts new wetlands rules to protect them from Trump rollbacks — Natural History Wanderings

Judge blocks fracking on 300,000 acres in Wyoming WildEarth Guardians March 20, 2019NEWSCLIMATE + ENERGYFEATURED In a decision with implications that could ripple across the American West, in response to Guardians’ suit, a federal judge ruled on March 19 that the Bureau of Land Management ignored the climate impacts of selling public lands in Wyoming […]

via Judge Rudolph Contreras temporarily blocked fracking on 300,000 acres in Wyoming and ordered the Bureau of Land Management to redo its environmental analysis of the sales — Eslkevin’s Blog

The ruling temporarily halts drilling on 300,000 acres of leases in Wyoming. How Trump is hindering the fight to stop climate change Scientists say global warming nears an irreversible level, President Trump has been promoting business growth instead of climate change. (Jenny Starrs/The Washington Post) By Juliet Eilperin and Brady Dennis A federal judge […]

via Federal judge casts doubt on Trump’s drilling plans across the U.S. because they ignore climate change … The Washington Post — The Rōbert [Cholo] Report (pron: Rō’bear Re’por)