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January 8 Energy News

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Science and Technology:

¶ Yellow cedar, a type of tree that thrives in soggy soil from Alaska to Northern California and is valued for its commercial and cultural uses could become a noticeable casualty of climate warming, an independent study in the journal Global Change Biology concluded. It cited snow-cover loss that led to colder soil. [The Japan Times]

Yellow cedars grow along Sheep Lake east of the Cascade Crest in Washington state. | AP Yellow cedars grow along a lake in Washington state. | AP

¶ Alaska’s finances are suffering disproportionately from climate change. Its glaciers lose roughly 42 cubic km (10 cubic miles) of ice per year, its sea ice continues to decline, its shorelines may be eroding at an accelerating rate, its permafrost is melting, and it suffers from forest fires at the greatest rate in 10,000 years. [Ars Technica UK]

World:

¶ Officials in Beijing are creating an environmental police force in a step towards tackling the city’s long-standing…

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January 9, 2017 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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