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Climate Change

Ukraine floods: Why climate change and logging are blamed

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionFloods washed away homes and roads in western Ukraine in late JuneWhen flooding hit almost 300 towns and villages in western Ukraine last week, Prime Minister Denis Shmygal said they were the biggest since the 1990s. Climate change is part of the…
bubmag
July 2, 2020
Climate Change

In Alaska, Summer’s Getting Too Hot for the Salmon Run

This story originally appeared in High Country News and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration.Last summer, across southwest Alaska’s Bristol Bay region—home to the largest sockeye salmon fishery in the world—tens of thousands of fish washed up dead along riverbanks. Rivers running at temperatures above the threshold for salmon…
bubmag
June 13, 2020
Climate Change

Impacts of climate change on migrating mule deer

When drought reshuffles the green-up of habitats that mule deer migrate across, it dramatically shortens the annual foraging bonanza they rely on. That is the main finding of a new University of Wyoming study, which shows the benefits of migration are likely to decrease for mule deer and other migratory…
bubmag
June 12, 2020
Climate Change

The Economic Theory That Could Fuel a Climate Change Revolution

Money printer go brrrr.Photo: APAddressing climate change will require massive investments in everything from shoring up dams that aren’t ready for future rainstorms to wind farms and workers. It’s a huge shift that will require reorienting the economy and the way the world works.It’s a reflexive response to ask how…
bubmag
June 10, 2020
Climate Change

Patterns in permafrost soils could help climate change models

The Arctic covers about 20% of the planet. But almost everything hydrologists know about the carbon-rich soils blanketing its permafrost comes from very few measurements taken just feet from Alaska's Dalton Highway. The small sample size is a problem, particularly for scientists studying the role of Arctic hydrology on climate…
bubmag
June 9, 2020