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#101582
2014-10-22

IPCC urged again to fill regional research gaps

[MARRAKESH] The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) should do practical research that can help mitigate global warming effects and advance knowledge in regions such as Africa where climate systems are little understood, a UN official has said.

News Headlines
#101588
2014-10-22

Weak EU 2030 climate deal risks nearly a million jobs, warn unions

Leader of European Trade Union Confederation joins major brands, including Philips and Shell, calling for ambitious climate and energy package to create jobs and support businesses

News Headlines
#101589
2014-10-22

'We will succeed in these negotiations'

Peru's Environment Minister Manuel Pulgar-Vidal tells DW what he hopes to achieve at the COP20 this December. Representatives from most of the world's countries will gather in Lima to discuss climate change challenges.

News Headlines
#101550
2014-10-21

Ethiopia Moves in Right Direction with Climate Change Response But Challenges Remain

ADDIS ABABA, Oct 21 2014 (IPS) - Ethiopia is widely regarded as an African success story when it comes to economic growth. According to the International Monetary Fund, the country’s economy is growing by seven percent annually. But there are concerns that climate change could jeopardise this gr ...

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#101555
2014-10-21

US, EU want UN to stress low cost of climate change fight - draft

OSLO, Oct 20 (Reuters) - The United States and European Union want the U.N. to stress the low cost of fighting climate change in a draft handbook on the issue that it is compiling, a leaked document showed on Tuesday.

News Headlines
#101556
2014-10-21

Climate Change Has Coffee Growers In Haiti Seeking Higher Ground

Haiti once produced half the world's coffee. The lush, shade-covered mountainsides provided an ideal environment for imported Arabica trees.

News Headlines
#101558
2014-10-21

Farmers in Burkina Faso outsmart climate change

Farmers in one of the world's least-developed countries are restoring degraded land using innovative techniques to conserve water and soil.

News Headlines
#101512
2014-10-20

Europe emission targets 'will fail to protect climate'

Europe’s leaders are about to consign the Earth to the risk of dangerous climate change, a UN expert says.

News Headlines
#101517
2014-10-20

Warmer Days a Catastrophe in the Making for Kenya’s Pastoralists

NAIROBI, Oct 20 2014 (IPS) - Seif Hassan is a pastoralist from Garissa, Northern Kenya, some 380 kilometres outside of the capital, Nairobi. He sells his animals at the Garissa livestock market where, during a good season, pastoralists can sell up to 5,000 animals per week and “it is a cash-maki ...

News Headlines
#101436
2014-10-15

Measuring How Climate Change Affects Africa’s Food Security

NAIROBI, Oct 15 2014 (IPS) - For the past 40 years Josephine Kakiyi, 55, has been cultivating maize, beans and vegetables on her small plot of land in the remote area of Kwa Vonza, in Kitui County, eastern Kenya.

News Headlines
#101414
2014-10-14

Climate change: Models 'underplay plant CO2 absorption'

Global climate models have underestimated the amount of CO2 being absorbed by plants, according to new research.

News Headlines
#101415
2014-10-14

Science could inform UN’s loss and damage mechanism

Recent developments in climate models may help determine the extent to which human-made climate change is responsible for extreme weather events, and help provide evidence to address losses and damages associated with impacts of climate change in developing nations, scientists say.

News Headlines
#101416
2014-10-14

Wild weather forces climate adaptation on Europe's political agenda

European Environment Agency finds adapting to climate change now on political agenda but action on ground still rare

News Headlines
#101417
2014-10-14

'It's important to look at the broader picture' of climate change

Countries and cities most at risk for being affected by climate change should not just improve their extreme weather detection systems, but also invest in insurance and infrastructure, says UN-researcher Jörn Birkmann.

News Headlines
#101376
2014-10-10

Climate change alters the ecological impacts of seasons

If more of the world's climate becomes like that in tropical zones, it could potentially affect crops, insects, malaria transmission, and even confuse migration patterns of birds and mammals worldwide.

News Headlines
#101379
2014-10-10

We can meet 2C climate target – and here's how, say energy experts

Sir Bob Watson and a team of climate experts lay out a step-by-step action plan on how to meet global warming limit, but say success depends on ‘immediate, urgent, action’

News Headlines
#101317
2014-10-08

US east coast cities face frequent flooding due to climate change

From Miami to Washington DC, towns and cities on America’s east coast could see triple the number of tidal floods by 2030 as sea levels rise, say researchers

News Headlines
#101296
2014-10-07

OPINION: Planet Racing Towards Catastrophe and Politics Just Looking On

ROME, Oct 6 2014 (IPS) - If ever there was a need to prove that we are faced with a total lack of global governance, the U.N. Climate Summit, extraordinarily called by U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Sep. 23, makes a very good case.

News Headlines
#101256
2014-10-06

Different depths reveal ocean warming trends

The deeper half of the ocean did not get measurably warmer in the last decade, but surface layers have been warming faster than we thought since the 1970s, two new studies suggest.

News Headlines
#101258
2014-10-06

More accurate model for greenhouse gases from peatlands

Scientists have created a new model to more accurately describe the greenhouse gases likely to be released from Arctic peatlands as they warm.

News Headlines
#101212
2014-10-03

Predicting impact of climate change on species that can't get out of the way

When scientists talk about the consequences of climate change, it can mean more than how we human beings will be impacted by higher temperatures, rising seas and serious storms.

News Headlines
#101218
2014-10-03

Are walrus at risk from climate change?

A mass haul out of 35,000 animals on an Alaska beach doesn’t bode well for the future of wildlife dependent on the Arctic ice

News Headlines
#101201
2014-10-02

Scientists speed up analysis of human link to wild weather

BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Climate scientists hope to be able to tell the world almost in real-time whether global warming has a hand in extreme weather thanks to an initiative they plan to launch by the end of 2015.

News Headlines
#101171
2014-10-01

Climate change at ground zero

Burkina Faso is located in the heart of the Sahel, which means that it is one of the world’s most vulnerable countries when it comes to climate change.

News Headlines
#101177
2014-10-01

Study links heat waves in Asia to climate change

The report, published in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, investigates the causes of a wide variety of extreme weather and climate events from around the world in 2013.

News Headlines
#101153
2014-09-30

Causes of California drought linked to climate change

The extreme atmospheric conditions associated with California's crippling drought are far more likely to occur under today's global warming conditions than in the climate that existed before humans emitted large amounts of greenhouse gases, scientists say.

News Headlines
#101154
2014-09-30

Climate change appears a mixed bag for common frog

After warmer winters, wood frogs breed earlier and produce fewer eggs, a researcher has found. The same study also found that frogs produce more eggs during winters with more rain and snow.

News Headlines
#101158
2014-09-30

Outgunned by Rich Polluters, Africa to Bring United Front to Climate Talks

YAOUNDE, Sep 29 2014 (IPS) - As climate change interest groups raise their voices across Africa to call for action at the COP20 climate meeting in December and the crucial COP21 in Paris in 2015, many worry that the continent may never have fair representation at the talks.

News Headlines
#101122
2014-09-29

A Group Shout on Climate Change

The marchers and mayors, the ministers and presidents, have come and gone. So what is the verdict on Climate Week, the summit meeting on global warming convened by the United Nations secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, in New York?

News Headlines
#101123
2014-09-29

Beyond politics: how finance can influence climate change in Australia

With political action on climate change stuck in reverse gear, investor responses and public action is where the power lies

News Headlines
#101125
2014-09-29

Faced with existential climate threat, small island nations sound climate alarm at UN

27 September 2014 – In their addresses to the United Nations General Assembly today, King Tupou IV of Tonga, Fijian Prime Minister Josaia V. Bainimarama, and Prime Minister Enele Sosene Sopoaga of Tuvalu, all reaffirmed their commitment to the fight against climate change and for sustainable dev ...

News Headlines
#101126
2014-09-29

While the Arctic is melting, the Gulf Stream remains

The melting Arctic is not the source for less saline Nordic Seas. It is the Gulf Stream that has provided less salt. A new study published Sunday in Nature Geoscience documents that the source of fresher Nordic Seas since 1950 is rooted in the saline Atlantic as opposed to Arctic freshwater that ...

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#101132
2014-09-29

Climate change affects Vietnam's rice bowl

Ever more farmers in Vietnam's Mekong Delta are facing tough decisions as a result of saltwater intrusion in their rice fields. But some argue it's just nature undoing human changes to the land.

News Headlines
#101097
2014-09-26

Africa adds climate change bonds to global warming arsenal

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Global warming in Africa may soon move bond markets.

News Headlines
#101105
2014-09-26

'Ambition, transformation' needed in climate talks

The one-day United Nations Climate Summit wrapped up in New York. They were held to lead up to meetings in Lima and Paris.

News Headlines
#101083
2014-09-25

'Unprecedented' climate summit leads to bold pledges

After 11 gruelling hours of announcements, pledges and promises, there was a clear sense in the New York headquarters of the United Nations that the wheels on the climate change bus had been set in motion.

News Headlines
#101084
2014-09-25

UN climate summit scores high on passion

It was always meant to be more about marshalling enthusiasm for a cause than making firm pledges. And, on that front, the United Nations-convened climate summit on 23 September delivered

News Headlines
#101087
2014-09-25

Climate-smart farmers get tech savvy to save India's breadbasket

Using machines to sow rice directly, devices to inform when to irrigate, and phone messages warning of infestations, farmers are learning to adapt to climate change.

News Headlines
#101060
2014-09-24

Climate change summit: world leaders told to 'step up ambition'

Nelson Mandela’s widow Graça Machel says leaders failed to rise to challenge after day of impassioned speeches at UN

News Headlines
#101061
2014-09-24

The Benefits of Easing Climate Change

On Tuesday, more than 100 world leaders gathered at the United Nations to open a climate summit meeting that Secretary General Ban Ki-moon hopes will provide momentum to a new round of negotiations toward a global environmental agreement to be signed in Paris next year.

News Headlines
#101063
2014-09-24

Climate Change summit: Brazil refuses to sign UN's pledge to slow deforestation

Brazil has refused to sign an anti-deforestation pledge, dealing a blow to the Climate Change summit in New York.

News Headlines
#101064
2014-09-24

Obama Presses Chinese on Global Warming

UNITED NATIONS — President Obama, emboldened by his use of executive powers to fight climate change at home, challenged China on Tuesday to make the same effort to reduce its greenhouse-gas emissions and join a worldwide campaign to curb global warming.

News Headlines
#101065
2014-09-24

Ban hails ‘bold’ announcements on tackling climate change as historic UN summit closes

23 September 2014 – Bold new actions to immediately tackle climate change were announced today by Government, business, finance and civil society leaders attending a historic Climate Summit convened by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who has long urged workable solutions based on “ ...

News Headlines
#101066
2014-09-24

Impact of temperature on belowground soil decomposition

Earth's soils store four times more carbon than the atmosphere and small changes in soil carbon storage can have a big effect on atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations.

News Headlines
#101068
2014-09-24

Climate Summit: Much Talk, A Bit of Walk

UNITED NATIONS, Sep 24 2014 (IPS) - Speaking to more than 120 heads of state at the U.N. Climate Summit, actor and newly appointed U.N. Messenger of Peace Leonardo DiCaprio made clear the long-ranging impact of the attendees’ decisions.

News Headlines
#101069
2014-09-24

Climate change summit: world leaders told to 'step up ambition'

The widow of Nelson Mandela punctured the self-congratulatory mood of the UN summit on Tuesday, saying world leaders had failed to rise to the challenge of climate change.

News Headlines
#101070
2014-09-24

Leaders under fire for failure to attend post-UN climate summit meetings

Greg Barker, David Cameron’s former top climate change aide, criticises heads of state for no-show at New York dinner

News Headlines
#101071
2014-09-24

Opinion: All-star gala puts climate back on the agenda

Leonardo Di Caprio, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon set out to energize the weary UN climate talks and turn world attention to the dangers facing the planet. And he succeeded.

News Headlines
#101034
2014-09-23

EU cannot afford climate change 'oblivion'

Two major international agreements will be signed in 2015, making it an important year for climate change: a new legally binding global treaty on climate change and a new sustainable development framework to replace the Millennium Development Goals.

News Headlines
#101040
2014-09-23

Climate change takes front and center at United Nations summit

(CNN) -- The first item on the long list of issues to be addressed at the United Nations General Assembly in New York this week: Climate change.

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