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“Critical Moment” as UN Climate Talks Resume in Marrakech

Leaders of nations overwhelmed by fallouts from wars and ravaged by political divisions are gathering in western Morocco, where they will attempt during the next two weeks to unite around a cooperative new approach to easing the worsening ravages of global warming.

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“Ghost Forests” Grow as Rising Seas Kill Trees

Bare trunks of dead coastal forests are being discovered up and down the mid-Atlantic coastline, killed by the advance of rising seas. “Ghost forests” offer eerie evidence of some of the world’s fastest rates of sea level rise.

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2014 U.S. Climate Action Report to the UNFCC

The State Department’s 2014 U.S. Climate Action Report details actions that the U.S. is taking domestically and internationally to address climate change.

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2016 Climate Trends Continue to Break Records

Two key climate change indicators — global surface temperatures and Arctic sea ice extent — have broken numerous records through the first half of 2016, according to NASA analyses of ground-based observations and satellite data.

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2016 RALLY – Climate Highlights

Seminars and sessions at the Land Trust Alliance’s 2016 Rally: The National Land Conservation Conference are highlighting climate change. We hope to see you there!

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2016 Will Be Hottest Year, UN Climate Meeting Told

2016 is set to be the hottest year on record by a significant margin, with temperatures that are 2.2˚F (1.2˚C) above pre-industrial times, the World Meteorological Organization told diplomats gathered in Marrakech, Morocco, to discuss international action to limit global warming to less than 2˚C by the end of the century.

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2017 Upcoming Conservation Science Webinars

CBI and Data Basin are hosting webinars in February and March 2017 that may be of interest to the land trust community.

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A Risk Assessment of Climate Change and the Impact of Forest Diseases on Forest Ecosystems in the Western United States and Canada

A Risk Assessment of Climate Change and the Impact of Forest Diseases projects the effects of eight forest diseases under two climate-change scenarios. Examples are used to describe how various types of forest diseases may respond to environmental changes with a focus on western forests.

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Accreditation Indicator Practices

The Land Trust Accreditation Commission independently verifies practices from Land Trust Standards and Practices demonstrate a land trust’s ability to ensure long-term land protection.

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