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Climate change threatens songbird breeding

Spring is normally the sweet spot for breeding songbirds in California’s Central Valley—not too hot, not too wet. But climate change models indicate the region will experience more rainfall during the breeding season, and days of extreme heat are expected to increase. Both changes are bad for songbird breeding.

He’s an outspoken defender of meat. Industry funds his research, files show

He’s an outspoken defender of meat. Industry funds his research, files show

A UC Davis professor runs an academic center that was conceived by a trade group, according to records, and gets most of its funding from farming interests.
Can California tourism survive climate change?

Can California tourism survive climate change?

The most popular state for tourism in the U.S. endured record wildfires, drought and flooding just this year. “The rate of change has been so dramatic,” says one local scientist. “If I was the California tourism industry, I’d be really worried.”
What’s wrong with butterflies raised in captivity?
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What’s wrong with butterflies raised in captivity?

A study suggests that monarchs bred by enthusiasts were less fit than those that started as caterpillars in the wild.
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How concrete production can help or hurt our environment

How concrete production can help or hurt our environment

Some strategies for cutting greenhouse gas output from concrete production could, under some scenarios, increase local air pollution and related health damage, research finds.
Alan Sano: Farmers don't need to read the science. We are living it
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Alan Sano: Farmers don't need to read the science. We are living it

A new report is another dire warning on climate change.
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Species by the dozen moved north during marine heatwaves
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Species by the dozen moved north during marine heatwaves

Dozens of species of sea slugs, jellyfish and other marine life from toastier southern waters migrated into the Northern California region over an unusually long two-year period of severe heatwaves, says a new scientific report.

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