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Common Plants, Animals Threatened by Climate Change, Study Says

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Los Angeles Times Richardson's Ground Squirrel. PLT photo. WASHINGTON -- Climate change could lead to the widespread loss of common plants and animals around the world, according to a new study released Sunday in the journal Nature Climate Change. Details here.

We Just Passed the Climate's "Grim Milestone"

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Mother Jones Over the last couple weeks, scientists and environmentalists have been keeping a particularly close eye on the Hawaii-based monitoring station that tracks how much carbon dioxide is in the atmosphere, as the count tiptoed closer to a record-smashing 400 parts per million. Yesterday, we finally got there : The daily mean concentration was higher than at any time in human history, NOAA reported today.  Details here.   Poster designed by PLT. PLT: Authorities did a "double-check" of the number and announced it was a fraction of a ppm below 400. But I think we all get the idea!