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American Lobster’s Future in a Changing Climate

How the American Lobster will fair with climate change is uncertain, but projections show habitat shifts and an increasingly stressful environment.

More Species Feeling the Heat

While all species will likely be impacted by climate change, a recent article in Audubon Magazine highlights certain species "whose world could change dramatically."

Arkansas, California, Florida and Montana are among states expecting water risks from climate change

A new report from the National Resources Defense Council concludes that “cimate change will greatly increase the risk that water supplies will not be able to keep pace with withdrawals in many areas of the United States.”

NOAA Reports Record Breaking Global Temperatures; Meltdown for Climate Change Denialists

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released data today (15 July 2010) showing that global temperatures in June -- and for the first six months of the year -- were the highest on record. As climate records continue to fall, attacks on climate science and scientists have been rebuffed by multiple investigations; and the National Academies of Sciences have solidified the scientific basis for action on climate change.

White House Climate Change Adaptation Task Force Schedules Series of Public Outreach Meetings

The White House Interagency Climate Change Adaptation Task Force is holding a series of meetings to "hear local and regional ideas, questions and concerns about climate change impacts and to describe Federal planning efforts already underway."  Two (in Florida and Oregon) already have occurred, one is today (9 July 2010) in Hawaii; and two are upcoming in Chicago, Illinois (15 July) and in Denver, Colorado (19 July).

The Planet Feels the Heat as First Half of 2010 Sets Global Temperature Record

Global temperature data released today (9 July 2010) by NASA show that the first half of 2010 was the warmest January-June period in the 130 year record.  June was the warmest on record for the Northern Hemisphere, and tied in third place globally.

Long term Warming Trend Continues as U.S. Sees Much Above Normal Temperatures in June

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) today (8 July 2010) released temperature and precipitation data showing that last month was the 8th warmest June on record for the contiguous U.S., continuing a long term warming trend for the month.  For both the southeast and northeast, the last three months (April-June) have been the warmest on record.

$730 Billion Dollar Outdoor Industry is becoming a Vocal Proponent of Climate Change Legislation

The Outdoor Industry Association—a trade group representing 4,000 retailers, distributors and suppliers—joins other major companies in calling for comprehensive climate and energy legislation

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