Source:ABC News (Australia) a public broadcast service in Australia “May God bless each and every one of these kind and compassionate Australians, our hearts and support go out to them.” ~ R.T.

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The Revelator reports on species We Lost in 2019 Three bird species, two frogs, a shark, a famous snail and one of the world’s largest freshwater fish were among those declared extinct this year. Read more at The Faces of Extinction: The Species We Lost in 2019 • The Revelator

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The NY Times reports Federal agencies would no longer have to take climate change into account when they assess the environmental impacts of highways, pipelines and other major infrastructure projects, according to a Trump administration plan that would weaken the nation’s benchmark environmental law. Read more at Trump Rule Would Exclude Climate Change in Infrastructure Planning – The […]

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Australia Braces for “Blast Furnace” as Heat & Winds Fuel Wildfires JAN 03, 2020 Australia is bracing for what is expected to be the worst weekend yet in an already devastating climate-fueled wildfire season that has ravaged the southeastern part of the country, killed at least 18 people and nearly half a billion animals, and […]

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NPR reports A large portion of Australia is on fire after weeks of extreme heat, strong winds and drought that have created ideal conditions for hundreds of bushfires to thrive across the country. Several fires have been burning since November, particularly in the eastern state of New South Wales. Read more ‘Catastrophic’ Wildfires Continue To Rage […]

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NORTH AMERICA’S BIRD SPECIES EXPECTED TO RAPIDLY DECLINE IN NUMBERS AND TYPES

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Two-thirds of all North American bird species are faced with an increase chance of extinction due to to the current climate crisis, according to the respected National Audubon Society.
Northern Forest and Arctic regions will see the earliest changes as increasing temperatures are fast outpacing the world averages
Journal Science estimated that climate-related pressures have led to a cumulative population loss among North American species approaching three-billion birds. Estimates vary, but all studying groups agree that things are getting very serious.

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