Scientists warn of climate change’s impacts on winter recreation in NH | Environment

Climate change poses a sweeping threat to New Hampshire’s winter sports and tourism industries, with shorter and warmer winters, muddier springs and “flash droughts” foreshadowing skiing conditions similar to those at resorts in the South, scientists say.

“We’re losing the cold,” said Elizabeth Burakowski, a University of New Hampshire researcher, during a virtual panel discussion on climate change impact this week.

Burakowski said decreases in the numbers of below-freezing days

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OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Haaland courts moderates during tense confirmation hearing | GOP’s Westerman looks to take on Democrats on climate change | White House urges passage of House public lands package

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HAAL-IN ON HAALAND

Setting the stage… Just as Rep. Deb HaalandDeb HaalandImage of Deb Haaland

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Biden’s climate plan can work if it’s sea to shining sea

Last week President Biden made a firm commitment to transition America from polluting fossil energy to clean renewable power. We and other coastal residents are heartened by his “whole government” approach to tackling the climate crisis, especially his focus on the positive employment impacts of making smart climate investments.

However, we get concerned when the president identifies a million jobs linked to building electric cars in the industrial heartland, yet

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Biden aims for most ambitious US effort on climate change

Washington – In what would the most ambitious U.S. effort ever to stave off the worst effects of climate change, President Joe Biden is aiming to cut oil, gas and coal emissions and double energy production from offshore wind turbines through executive orders Wednesday.

The orders awaiting his signature target federal subsidies for oil and other fossil fuels and halt new oil and gas leases on federal lands and waters.

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Biden faces tough climate balancing act in California desert

The Trump administration left President Biden a dilemma in the California desert: a plan to remove protections from millions of acres of public lands and open vast areas to solar and wind farms.

Biden’s team could easily block the proposed changes, which were slammed by conservationists as a last-gasp effort by the outgoing administration to support private industry at the expense of wildlife habitat and treasured landscapes.

But even if

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OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Biden recommits US to Paris climate accord | Biden nixes Keystone XL permit, halts Arctic refuge leasing | Interior secretary rescinds wilderness protection order before leaving office

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GUESS WHO’S BACK, BACK AGAIN: President Biden on Wednesday took action to have the U.S. rejoin the Paris climate

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Yellowstone science forecasts climate change crunch for amphibians | Montana Untamed



Columbia spotted frog

The Columbia spotted frog went locally extinct at a wetland near Fishing Bridge. A scientist’s 1950s study of the population provided the baseline data for future scientists to document the frog’s decline.




Mention Yellowstone National Park and amphibians aren’t likely to leap to mind. Yet the frogs, toads and salamanders that live in the 3,500-square miles of protected landscape are indicators of the park’s health, as

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Yellowstone science forecasts climate change crunch for amphibians | Outdoors



Columbia spotted frog

The Columbia spotted frog went locally extinct at a wetland near Fishing Bridge. A scientist’s 1950s study of the population provided the baseline data for future scientists to document the frog’s decline.




Mention Yellowstone National Park and amphibians aren’t likely to leap to mind. Yet the frogs, toads and salamanders that live in the 3,500-square miles of protected landscape are indicators of the park’s health, as

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America’s forest sector is ready for climate action and rural America can benefit

While this election demonstrates there’s still a significant divide amongst Americans on many issues, there’s a center on climate policy that is tapping America’s forests as a natural climate solution. 

America’s forest sector is ready for this moment, with deep consensus among public and private sector leaders on needed policies to grow natural carbon capture in forests and wood products, generating thousands of new jobs in the process and significant

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Answers to your questions about how climate change affects winter recreation in Maine

Maine has long been a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts who in winter have gone downhill skiing, snowmobiling, and ice fishing. But as climate change makes sub-freezing temperatures and sufficient snowpack less consistent, and as tourists seek out new kinds of experiences, traditional winter outdoor recreation businesses in Maine are having to adjust.

Some ski resorts have suffered through slow winters due to a relative lack of snow, while opportunities

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McSally and Kelly discuss climate change, public land management in online forums

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Senate candidates Martha McSally and Mark Kelly laid out their visions of public land management for Arizona on Friday in two separate online forums hosted by the Arizona Trail Association.

The online forums took place ahead of their only scheduled debate on Tuesday and today’s voter registration deadline.

Climate change starkly contrasted the candidates, McSally continued her rhetoric of qualifying the scientific consensus that human emissions

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Climate change ‘as urgent’ as coronavirus

Greta Thunberg says the world needs to learn the lessons of coronavirus and treat climate change with similar urgency.

That means the world acting “with necessary force”, the Swedish climate activist says in an exclusive interview with BBC News.

She doesn’t think any “green recovery plan” will solve the crisis alone.

And she says the world is now passing a “social tipping point” on climate and issues such as Black

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