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In the 10/07/2019 edition:

In the Mountains, Climate Change Is Disrupting Everything, from How Water Flows to When Plants Flower

The melting of glaciers and loss of snow has a cascading effect for ecosystems, agriculture and billions of people downstream.

LEADVILLE, Colorado — With ominous orange-gray smoke clouds seething on the western horizon, it's easy to understand how Colorado's highest city and other mountain communities are directly threatened by global warming.

Mountain snowpack is shrinking and melting earlier in the spring. Warmer and longer summers dry out vegetation and increase the threat of wildfires in western mountain forests, where the fire season has lengthened by at least a month since 1979.

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As Amazon Fires Burn, Pope Convenes Meeting on the Rainforests and Moral Obligation to Protect Them

Two of the most powerful forces in Brazil, the president and the pope, are pulling in opposite directions on an issue critical to climate change.

Updated Oct. 6 with Pope Francis's comments as Synod begins.

Pope Francis convened nearly 200 bishops, climate experts and indigenous people from the Amazon on Sunday for an unprecedented meeting in Rome to discuss the fate of the Amazonian rainforests and the world's moral obligation to protect them.

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