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#102993
2015-03-03

California drought caused by climate change, according to a new study

STANFORD, Calif., March 2 (UPI) -- According to a new study, California's historic drought was caused primarily by climate change.

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#102997
2015-03-03

Climate change implicated in current Syrian conflict

Drought linked to rising greenhouse-gas emissions helped to drive unrest in 2011, study finds.

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#102975
2015-03-02

Signs of spring 'shifting' in trees

Scientists say signs of spring are appearing earlier in woodlands because of temperature rises in past decades.

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#102979
2015-03-02

UN climate panel charts next steps

IPCC prepares for new leadership and plans another assessment of climate science.

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#102960
2015-02-27

World should not rush to judge Paris climate deal, says top US negotiator

Todd Stern says failure to produce a significant deal at UN climate change summit would be damaging but ‘I don’t think that’s going to happen’

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#102961
2015-02-27

Cooler Pacific has slowed global warming, briefly

The recent global warming 'pause' is partly due to a naturally-occurring cyclical cooling of the Pacific Ocean, say a team of scientists, who add that the pause is unlikely to last much longer.

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#102935
2015-02-25

Livelihoods of millions of Southeast Asians at risk from climate change

Based on a USAID Values at Risk (VAR) report released this week, researchers from the World Resources Institute (WRI) examined the economic impact of climate change on key livelihood sectors - such as agriculture, fisheries, and rural infrastructure - of the Lower Mekong River Basin (LMB) which ...

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#102907
2015-02-24

2015 pivotal for finalizing universal climate change agreement, Ban tells Member States

23 February 2015 – This year is pivotal for global action on climate change, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today in New York, emphasising that all the major advances of 2014 have set the stage for success in 2015.

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#102910
2015-02-24

US oyster, clam farms face economic blow from acidification: study

Reuters) - U.S. shellfish producers in the Northeast and the Gulf of Mexico will be most vulnerable to an acidification of the oceans linked to climate change that makes it harder for clams and oysters to build shells, a study said on Monday.

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#102911
2015-02-24

Artificial glacier could help Ladakh villagers adapt to climate change

Villagers of the high desert of Ladakh in India’s Jammu and Kashmir state used to harvest bountiful crops of barley, wheat, fruits, and vegetables in summer.

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#102886
2015-02-20

Climate change may dramatically reduce wheat production

WASHINGTON: At least one-quarter of the world's wheat production will be lost to extreme weather from climate change in the coming decades if no adaptation measures are taken, researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have warned.

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#102840
2015-02-19

Fighting Climate Change with Community Action

FONDES AMANDES, Trinidad, Feb 18 2015 (IPS) - Not far above Trinidad’s capital, Port-of-Spain, in a corner of the St. Ann’s valley in the Northern Range, the community of Fondes Amandes have come together since 1982 to respond to the climate change.

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#102830
2015-02-18

Climate Change And New York City: More Heat, Rain And Flooding On The Horizon For Big Apple

Increased coastal flooding, more intense heat waves and lots of rain are on the horizon for New Yorkers as global greenhouse gases drive manmade climate change and alter weather patterns, a report from the New York City Panel on Climate Change predicts.

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#102813
2015-02-17

As Kyoto Protocol turns 10, UN says 'first critical step' must trigger new 2015 emissions-curbing deal

16 February 2015 – As momentum builds towards negotiations in Paris next year on a universal climate agreement, the United Nations announced today that early analysis shows that countries with targets under the landmark Kyoto Protocol – the world's first emission reduction treaty – have collecti ...

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#102816
2015-02-17

More infectious diseases emerging in animals as climate changes, say zoologists

The appearance of infectious diseases in new places and new hosts is a predictable result of climate change, say zoologists in a new article.

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#102823
2015-02-17

REDD Is In The New Climate Text, But Will It Be An INDC?

The negotiating text that emerged from climate talks in Geneva includes six options for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD) – or, pretty much every option currently floating around the halls.

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#102824
2015-02-17

UK party leaders unite on climate change

PARTY politics meets climate change. Leaders of the UK's three major parties have agreed that whoever wins the general election this May, Britain will carry through its obligations to try and halt global warming.

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#102796
2015-02-16

States agree key document on route to climate change agreement – UN

13 February 2015 – A key milestone on the route to a new, universal agreement on climate change was reached today in Geneva, with a week of United Nations-facilitated discussions among over 190 States ending with successful conclusion of the negotiating text for a binding treaty expected to be a ...

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#102798
2015-02-16

'Next Pinatubo' a test of geoengineering

Scientists who study ideas to engineer the climate to mitigate global warming say we should be ready to deploy an armada of instrumentation when Earth has its next major volcanic eruption

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#102799
2015-02-16

More infectious diseases emerging because of climate change

The appearance of infectious diseases in new places and new hosts is a predictable result of climate change.

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#102804
2015-02-16

Keeping Food Security on the Table at U.N. Climate Talks

GENEVA, Feb 13 2015 (IPS) - Food security has become a key issue of the U.N. climate negotiations this week in Geneva as a number of countries and observers raised concerns that recent advances in Lima are in jeopardy.

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#102808
2015-02-16

Scientists look at role of wetlands in battle against climate change

The role rainforests play through storing carbon in the battle against climate change is well understood, but Deakin University scientists now believe the humble swamp, or freshwater wetland, could be up to 50 times more effective.

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#102783
2015-02-13

UN agrees negotiating text for Paris climate summit

The document, which runs to 86 pages, builds on draft text discussed at climate talks in Peru last year.

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#102784
2015-02-13

Mega-droughts predicted in the US will last decades

Droughts lasting decades that make the dust bowls of the 1930s look like a picnic will begin to hit south-western and central regions of the US within the next 50 to 100 years. And the primary cause of the droughts will be global warming.

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#102788
2015-02-13

Sub-Saharan African countries are failing to plan for climate change

Failure to factor climate change into long-term investment and planning risks leaving countries across sub-Saharan vulnerable to droughts, floods, heatwaves and rising sea-levels

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#102754
2015-02-12

National Academy of Sciences Says Geoengineering Is Not the Answer to Climate Change

Geoengineering, the deliberate, large-scale technological manipulation of the Earth’s systems, has been proposed for years as a panacea to dealing with climate change.

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#102720
2015-02-11

Is climate change fuelling war?

For years, scientists and security analysts have warned that global warming looms as a potential source of war and unrest.Storms, droughts, floods, and spells of extreme heat or exceptional cold: all can destroy wealth, ravage harvests, force people off land, exacerbate ancient rivalries and unl ...

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#102721
2015-02-11

Mideast climate change: Hotter, drier and more dangerous

Climate change deniers received a stunning blow this year from none other than Pope Francis, who announced a papal encyclical calling for action on global warming in 2015.

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#102722
2015-02-11

'By 2050, 20% jump possible in risk of hunger due to climate change'

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) says climate change is making disasters, such as floods and droughts, more frequent and intense, land and water more scarce and difficult to access, and increases in agricultural productivity even harder to achieve.

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#102688
2015-02-06

UN Climate Conference: Issue of differentiated responsibilities should be resolved, says India

NEW DELHI: In a strong message to developed nations which are historically responsible for global warming, India today said the "very critical issue" of "differentiated responsibilities" should be resolved to reach an agreement on climate change.

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#102689
2015-02-06

Withering clouds: Climate change damaging biodiverse Costa Rica forest

The cloud forests of Monteverde are known around the world for their biodiversity. But locals and scientists are warning the delicate ecosystem is increasingly without the clouds.

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#102633
2015-02-05

The Unspeakable Connection: Soaring Human Population & Climate Change

These days, we rarely hear about the need to stabilize soaring human population growth, but clearly this is at the root of many of our problems, such as climate change and biodiversity loss.

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#102635
2015-02-05

Policy: Start research on climate engineering

Climate engineering — cooling Earth intentionally by modifying its radiation balance — worries many people.

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#102617
2015-02-04

Mary Robinson: Developing countries must act on climate change

UN special envoy for climate change Mary Robinson says developing nations need to join the rest of the world in reducing greenhouse gas emissions to stem the rise of global warming.

News Headlines
#102620
2015-02-04

Farming Now Worse for Climate than Clearing Forests

Efforts to restrain deforestation are working, which means pollution from farming has increased in importance

News Headlines
#102621
2015-02-04

Evidence from warm past confirms recent IPCC estimates of climate sensitivity

New evidence showing the level of atmospheric carbon dioxide millions of years ago supports recent climate change predictions from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

News Headlines
#102598
2015-02-03

Turning up heat on plants could help grow crops of the future

Crops that can thrive in warming climates are a step closer, thanks to new insights into how temperature and light affect plant development.

News Headlines
#102604
2015-02-03

World has not woken up to water crisis caused by climate change: IPCC’s Rajendra Pachauri

Water scarcity could lead to conflict between communities and nations as the world is still not fully aware of the water crisis many countries face as a result of climate change, the head of the U.N. panel of climate scientists warned on Tuesday.

News Headlines
#102605
2015-02-03

Barrier Reef coral genetically altered in hope of surviving climate change

Coral species from different climes being mixed as a form of ‘assisted evolution’ to see if it will help them adapt more quickly to rising sea temperatures

News Headlines
#102607
2015-02-03

Climate change pushing American pikas higher into mountains

SANTA CRUZ, Calif., Feb. 3 (UPI) -- The American pika is a small rodent-like mountain-dwelling species of the American West, characterized by short, stout bodies and big round ears. Though they look more like a gerbil or a small groundhog, they are in fact a relative of rabbits and hares.

News Headlines
#102589
2015-02-02

Climate Change Is Making the Land in Iceland Rise

Study is the first to demonstrate the link between climate change and rising land

News Headlines
#102592
2015-02-02

21st century ‘hottest’ on record as global warming continues, UN agency warns

2 February 2015 – Devastating weather patterns and increasing temperatures will last into the foreseeable future as global warming is expected to continue, the United Nations World Meteorological Organization (WMO) confirmed today as it explained that 2014’s ranking as the “hottest year on recor ...

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#102549
2015-01-29

Climate concern 'linked to floods'

Public belief in the reality of climate change has risen in Britain, partly because of the 2013 winter floods, according to a report.

News Headlines
#102552
2015-01-29

Include genes in climate change plans, urges FAO

The UN is mooting the inclusion of genetic resources in guidelines for national climate change adaptation plans to support food security in developing countries.

News Headlines
#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.

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