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Drought, Meadows, and Climate Change in California’s Sierra Nevada

Loney Meadow, in Sierra Nevada, California, is a 40-acre wet meadow facing climate related disturbances to its uniquely important ecosystem. The functions of the meadow, including water filtration and storage, flood attenuation, and carbon storage, are threatened by the extreme weather conditions incited by our changing climate. Since 2014, Earthwatch volunteers have worked in Loney Meadow collecting data, such as the timing and amount of water moving through, the flora and fauna that live in, and amount of carbon being stored and released, that will aid in the restoration of this ecosystem and prove the benefits of restoring the meadow.

It’s time to stand together

Yesterday afternoon, the Trump administration announced that the U.S. is withdrawing from the Paris climate agreement. While you can withdraw from an agreement—even one as monumentally important as this one—you can’t withdraw from the reality that is climate change.

Trees in the Tundra

At the southern edge of the Arctic, in Canada’s Hudson Bay lowlands, lies Churchill, Manitoba—a small town that sits at the convergence of tundra, forest, freshwater, and marine ecosystems. Also known as the “polar capital of the world”, Churchill is located at the Arctic treeline, and is extremely sensitive to small environmental changes that have a huge impact on ecosystems. 
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