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U.S. Setting Records

In the U.S., record highs are outpacing record lows in February 2017 at a record-setting pace. There have also been 248 monthly record highs and no monthly record lows. The latest Climate Prediction Center forecast shows that spring is likely to be warmer than normal and that could keep warm weather records falling.

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Oil, Gas, and Cows Culprits in Methane Spike

Methane is about 34 times as potent as carbon dioxide in warming the climate. Global methane emissions have risen and fallen since the 1980s, but have been rising steadily for the last nine years. Using an emissions database 100 times larger than those used before, scientists set out to update estimates of global methane emissions. They found that biological sources such as cattle, landfills, and agriculture account for up to 67 percent of total human-caused methane emissions.

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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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Climate Change Resource Center

The United States Forest Service’s (USFS) Climate Change Resource Center (CCRC) is a collection of forest management resources. It includes an extensive library, climate change and carbon tools, webinars and short courses by topic area and ecosystem, as well as an introductory webinar for new users.

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Puerto Rico is Our Future

Hurricane impacts to Puerto Rico reflect a huge unfolding tragedy. But it’s also an opportunity to learn lessons, and to rebuild very differently.

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National Map

The National Map (formerly “National Atlas”) is a Department of Interior map-making tool that helps researchers analyze issues related to climate change, carbon in the environment, biodiversity loss, and changes in ecosystems.

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Inspire

Land trusts can help inspire change by continuing to lead communities in working towards shared visions of wise resource use with a focus on conservation and long-term planning.

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What Causes Climate Change?

Climate change is a natural process that has been sped up by human activities. Natural or geologic climate change should not be confused with modern climate change. Today, when most people talk about climate change, they are really talking about modern climate change, also known as anthropogenic — human-caused — climate change.

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Winter Olympics Climate Extremes

In the United States, some ski seasons are forecast to be 50 percent shorter by 2050 and 80 percent shorter by 2090, and the impact of this extends beyond professional athletes. Winter sports generate $72 billion per year in the United States and support nearly 700,000 jobs. An updated report on the economics of the winter sports industry and the impacts from climate change is expected from the group Protect Our Winters in the coming weeks.

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Lowell Leaders in Stewardship – Youth Education Program

Lowell Leaders in Stewardship is an after-school environmental education program that offers STEM-based environmental education programs.

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