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While climate change and greenhouse gases seem to get all the attention, these days, the Oregonian has an article which offers a succinct reminder that deleterious human impacts on our planet are not limited to the climate. Complete with informative links, the article lists a host of areas in which human activities have created challenges to ecosystems and survivability. There is a round up of other news items, as well, including some troubling news regarding an Oregon census of Western pond turtles: http://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-northwest-news/index.ssf/2015/01/science_roundup_jan_25.html#incart_river