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#102535
2015-01-28

'World can cut carbon emissions and live well'

Forests around the world will need to be expanded by 5-15% to limit global temperature rises to 2C.

News Headlines
#102544
2015-01-28

Climate change redistributes fish species at high latitudes

For millions of years, large parts of the marine biotas of the North Atlantic and North Pacific have been separated by harsh climate conditions in the Arctic.

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#102522
2015-01-27

Nor’easters May Become More Intense with Climate Change

As Northeasterners hunker down to weather tonight’s potentially record-breaking winter storm, they may also want to brace themselves for even more severe nor’easters in the future

News Headlines
#102523
2015-01-27

Climate models disagree on why temperature 'wiggles' occur

Most climate models likely underestimate the degree of decade-to-decade variability occurring in mean surface temperatures as Earth's atmosphere warms.

News Headlines
#102497
2015-01-26

Warming seas decrease sea turtle basking

Green sea turtles may stop basking on beaches around the world within a century due to rising sea temperatures, a new study suggests.

News Headlines
#102504
2015-01-26

Leaders link growth, climate protection

How to overcome weak global growth has been one the most hotly debated issues at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

News Headlines
#102507
2015-01-26

Climate change could impact the poor much more than previously thought

A new study is the first to incorporate empirical estimates of climate change impacts on economic growth in models

News Headlines
#102488
2015-01-23

When it comes to variations in crop yield, climate has a big say

What impact will future climate change have on food supply? That depends in part on the extent to which variations in crop yield are attributable to variations in climate.

News Headlines
#102475
2015-01-22

Next-generation sequencing offers insight into how species adapt to climate change

Next-generation sequencing allows for the creation and analysis of vast amounts of data about populations and their responses to shifting environmental conditions, including climate change.

News Headlines
#102476
2015-01-22

Climate change does not bode well for picky eaters

In a part of the world that is experiencing the most dramatic increase in temperature and climate change, two very similar species of animals are responding very differently.

News Headlines
#102480
2015-01-22

US Senate fails to accept humanity's role in climate change, again

Senators accept global warming is not a hoax but fail to recognise human activity is to blame, nearly 27 years after scientists laid out man’s role

News Headlines
#102464
2015-01-21

Warming climate likely will change the composition of northern forests, study shows

Visitors to northern forests in coming decades probably will see a very different set of trees as the climate warms, a new study shows.

News Headlines
#102470
2015-01-21

Climate change threatens endangered chimp populations

Dramatic habitat loss by 2020 due to climate change threatens the population of the planet's most endangered chimp subspecies, according to new research.

News Headlines
#102447
2015-01-20

Melting glaciers have big carbon impact

As Earth warms, scientists have been focused on how glaciers melting will affect sea level rise. But, another lurking impact is the amount of carbon that will be released when glaciers melt.

News Headlines
#102450
2015-01-20

EU to launch diplomatic offensive ahead of Paris climate talks

Celebrities to front ambitious climate campaign, as army of diplomats is mobilised for an emissions-cutting push ahead of a crunch UN summit in Paris in December

News Headlines
#102433
2015-01-19

Rising meat consumption pushes farming past deforestation as global warming driver

Agriculture has surpassed deforestation and land use change as a driver of greenhouse gas emissions, argues a paper published in Global Change Biology.

News Headlines
#102435
2015-01-19

Higher water mark

The rise in sea levels may be accelerating

News Headlines
#102391
2015-01-15

Rate of sea-level rise 'steeper'

The rate at which the global oceans have risen in the past two decades is more significant than previously recognised, say US-based scientists.

News Headlines
#102400
2015-01-15

Russia's forests overlooked in climate change fight

ST PETERSBURG, Russia (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Russia's forests may lose their power to help curb global warming without stronger domestic protection and a place in a new global climate change deal, scientists have warned.

News Headlines
#102368
2015-01-13

Arctic's 'Penguins of the North' Find Workaround to Climate Change

What's New: The latest research on little auks, sometimes called "penguins of the north," reveals a surprising response to a rapidly warming Arctic: The birds make up for food lost to the effects of climate change by catching prey that were stunned by the cold water running off melting glaciers— ...

News Headlines
#102345
2015-01-09

Climate change may halve giant panda's habitat by 2070

GIANT pandas, prepare to move out. Shifting these creatures to distant reserves may be essential if they are to survive the likely impacts of climate change.

News Headlines
#102349
2015-01-09

Governments Should Plan for Climate Change Migrants

OSLO, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Governments need to plan better for rising migration driven by climate change, experts said on Thursday, citing evidence that extreme weather and natural disasters force far more people from their homes than wars.

News Headlines
#102350
2015-01-09

Asian solutions to climate change

The plan agreed at the United Nations talks in Lima, Peru is a key first step toward a global climate change agreement due to be finalised this year. It would be none too soon. The Intergovernmental Panel...

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#102352
2015-01-09

Climate change threatens India’s native plants

[NEW DELHI] If India is to save hundreds of endemic plant species from extinction as a result of climate change it may need to resort to interventions such as assisted migration and expansion of existing protected areas, says a new study.

News Headlines
#102353
2015-01-09

Mary Robinson: international law is coming up short in its response to climate change

When it comes to human suffering, the IPCC doesn’t mince its words. According to its latest report – the culmination of seven years of research and intense negotiations – climate change is on its way to causing “severe, pervasive and irreversible” damage on the world’s people, cultures, ecosyste ...

News Headlines
#102359
2015-01-09

Unusual number of UK flowers bloom

Botanists have been stunned by the results of their annual hunt for plants in flower on New Year’s Day.

News Headlines
#102334
2015-01-08

Coral reefs threatened by a deadly combination of changing ocean conditions

The lowering of the ocean's pH is making it harder for corals to grow their skeletons and easier for bioeroding organisms to tear them down.

News Headlines
#102290
2015-01-06

The answer to ever increasing global climate change

Climate change has been noted to negatively affect the ecosystems in the environment and altering the human life of living.

News Headlines
#102294
2015-01-06

Five reasons why local government should influence climate change plans

Unless we, as an international community, significantly reduce our carbon emissions by the year 2100, temperatures could soar by 4.8°C. The impact is unimaginable.

News Headlines
#102279
2014-12-19

We can't let climate change turn droughts, flash floods and mudslides into the new normal

Between power outages, deluging rains, flash floods, mudslides and record droughts, California is quickly becoming unrecognizable – all the bellwethers of an ecosystem out of whack.

News Headlines
#102266
2014-12-18

Long-term cliff swallow study uncovers effects of climate change

A 30-year study of cliff swallows, a long-distance migrant bird species, has revealed that global climate change is altering their breeding habits.

News Headlines
#102272
2014-12-18

Antarctica: warming ocean trebles glacial melt

As temperatures rise in the Southern Ocean, warmer currents are eroding the Antarctic ice sheet from below, writes Tim Radford - causing the melting rate to treble in two decades to 83 billion tonnes a year.

News Headlines
#102255
2014-12-17

The Real Outcome of Global Warming Talks in Lima: A Future for Coal

“There will be coal burning.” Negotiators from around the world produced a four-page climate-change accord (pdf) after some sleep-deprived haggling over the weekend in Lima, Peru, but the agreement could be summed up in those five words.

News Headlines
#102264
2014-12-17

How to talk climate change in Paris

There is absolutely no ground for India to agree to cut its emissions at the 2015 climate change summit.

News Headlines
#102265
2014-12-17

Climate change: Biodiversity hotspots likely to ‘shift’

Hyderabad: Climate change will gradually force larger plant species, endemic to biodiversity hotspots in the country, to “shift” to other conducive environments, said researchers from University of Hyderabad and IIT-Kharagpur.

News Headlines
#102240
2014-12-16

Climate change will leave Christmas trees in hot water

Our warming climate is bad news for Christmas trees. Norwegian spruces risk getting cold feet as the insulating blanket of snow that protects their roots from Scandinavian winters thins.

News Headlines
#102241
2014-12-16

Climate policy pledges are an important step forward but fall short of 2°C

Pledges to reduce emissions in China, Europe and the US provide an important step forward for climate change action, but a more comprehensive effort is needed to stabilize the climate below critical thresholds.

News Headlines
#102242
2014-12-16

Climate change could leave cities more in the dark

Cities like Miami are all too familiar with hurricane-related power outages. But a new analysis finds climate change will give other major metro areas a lot to worry about in future storms.

News Headlines
#102243
2014-12-16

Damming beavers are slowly changing the world: Growing beaver population affecting methane gas emissions

There are consequences of the successful efforts worldwide to save beavers from extinction.

News Headlines
#102244
2014-12-16

NASA to study how African fires affect climate

Climate scientists have received a boost of up to US$150 million from US space agency NASA for a five year campaign to probe how air pollution, manmade fires across Africa and warming oceans may affect our climate

News Headlines
#102247
2014-12-16

Dirty Energy Reliance Undercuts U.S., Canada Rhetoric at Climate Talks

LIMA, Dec 13 2014 (IPS) - While U.S. and Canadian officials delivered speeches about how the world needs to step up to their responsibilities at the U.N. climate negotiations in Lima, Peru, activists from North America demanded clear answers back home on their governments’ relationships with fos ...

News Headlines
#102252
2014-12-16

Arctic ground squirrels unlock permafrost carbon

Arctic ground squirrels could play a greater role in climate change than was previously thought.

News Headlines
#102225
2014-12-15

Lima talks set up climate deal for a 'bad outcome'

The timetable is in tatters. Hopes of a successful climate deal in Paris next December suffered a setback at the UN climate summit in Lima, Peru, at the weekend as talks left the proposed timeline for a deal in pieces.

News Headlines
#102227
2014-12-15

Lima talks map out path to climate treaty

Two weeks of climate negotiations in Lima, Peru, have wrapped up with a road map for the establishment of an international climate treaty in Paris next year.

News Headlines
#102228
2014-12-15

Lima Agrees Deal – but Leaves Major Issues for Paris

LIMA, Dec 14 2014 (IPS) - After a 25-hour extension, delegates from 195 countries reached agreement on a “bare minimum” of measures to combat climate change, and postponed big decisions on a new treaty until the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP 21), to be held in a year’s time in Paris.

News Headlines
#102229
2014-12-15

Lima climate deal: what was agreed – and what wasn't

UN climate talks wrapped up in Peru with a modest agreement about the building blocks of a deal due to be agreed in Paris next year

News Headlines
#102231
2014-12-15

Lima: A disappointment, but no surprise

The procedure has become quite a routine. Every year, the December talks run into extra time as delegates haggle over a last-minute compromise, which usually satisfies no one. But it was clear from the start that this year's meeting in Lima, Peru, was not going to be the place for major announce ...

News Headlines
#102210
2014-12-12

‘The more we delay, the more we will pay,’ says Ban, urginig action on climate

11 December 2014 – The more action that is taken today on climate change, the more likely countries will push for stronger agreements tomorrow, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told a high-level meeting today at the UN Climate Change Conference, known also as the 20th session of the ...

News Headlines
#102211
2014-12-12

Lima climate talks: Old divisions surface between rich and poor

Climate talks in Lima have entered their final day with long-running issues still dividing the parties, despite an impassioned appeal from US Secretary of State John Kerry.

News Headlines
#102214
2014-12-12

The need for smarter, better targeted climate finance

[LIMA] The need for funding to help developing countries adapt to climate change is growing as global temperatures continue to rise. But the cost of this adaptation also appears higher than before: a study published last week says that it may be up to three times higher than previously thought.

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