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#103604
2015-04-24

Worth saving: landscapes we don't want to lose to climate change

As Earth Day turns 45, share your story about the natural or urban landscape you most want to save. The most compelling submissions will be featured in a Guardian video Climate change isn’t the future. It’s happening now and threatening some of the most remarkable ecosystems on the planet.

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#103597
2015-04-23

Germany pushes climate insurance for developing countries

2015 is a fateful year for the international community’s development and climate goals.

News Headlines
#103581
2015-04-22

Climate change: Paris 'last chance' for action

Scientists are calling on world leaders to sign up to an eight-point plan of action at landmark talks in Paris.

News Headlines
#103582
2015-04-22

Arctic beetles may be ideal marker of climate change

Researchers need to find ways to measure how the changes in climate are affecting biodiversity.

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#103583
2015-04-22

Global warming more moderate than worst-case models, empirical data suggest

A study based on 1,000 years of temperature records suggests global warming is not progressing as fast as it would under the most severe emissions scenarios outlined by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

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#103556
2015-04-21

Keeping up with the climate: efforts to reduce African crop losses face the extra hurdle of climate change

Farmers in tropical areas have long struggled to maximize their crop yields, but the strikes against them just continue to mount. To start with, they tend to lack storage and processing tools that industrialized countries take for granted — things like refrigeration, ovens, and grain elevators.

News Headlines
#103562
2015-04-21

Nobel winners to help Asian cities tackle climate change

OSLO (REUTERS) - Nine Nobel prize winners in fields ranging from economics to medicine will try to come up with ideas this week to help fast-growing cities in Asia cope with global warming.

News Headlines
#103563
2015-04-21

Climate change will increase flow of migrants to Europe

The tragic capsizing of yet another boat in the Mediterranean, crammed to the rafters with people seeking refuge in Europe, underlines the need for action in the region.

News Headlines
#103537
2015-04-20

Limited soil nutrients may hamper plants ability to slow climate change

MISSOULA, Mont., April 20 (UPI) -- Some climate models suggest runaway global temperatures will be held in check -- at least a little bit -- by the uptick in green growth enabled by a warming planet. In other words, the plant life encouraged by global warming will pull excess carbon dioxide out ...

News Headlines
#103508
2015-04-17

UK acorn crop 'being hit by climate change'

Climate change could be affecting the quality of acorn crops from the UK’s oak trees, the Woodland Trust has said.

News Headlines
#103497
2015-04-16

Warning over aerosol climate fix

Any attempts to engineer the climate are likely to result in "different" climate change, rather than its elimination, new results suggest.

News Headlines
#103503
2015-04-16

African Ministers Unite in Calling for Strong Universal Climate Agreement, Sufficient Finance

With countries set to approve a new climate change agreement under the UN in Paris in December, Ministers from governments across Africa have renewed their call for a strong and universal climate change agreement with increased flows of funds, including through market and finance opportunities, ...

News Headlines
#103504
2015-04-16

UN-REDD Moves towards Implementation

15 April 2015: Demonstrating a shift from planning and preparation to implementation, a number of funding mechanisms, support tools and projects for REDD+ have been launched.

News Headlines
#103506
2015-04-16

BP promises more transparency on climate change issues

BP has promised to be more open about its impact on climate change after 98% of shareholders backed a resolution calling for greater transparency at the fossil fuel group.

News Headlines
#103479
2015-04-15

Price on carbon key to Canada tackling global warming, say researchers

65 researchers from provinces across Canada have published a report, Acting on Climate Change, that details how the country can successfully decarbonize its electric grid to slow global warming.

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#103485
2015-04-15

On thin ice: the farmers adapting to Peru's melting glacier

As Peru’s tropical glaciers retreat, farmers are using traditional knowledge of plants to absorb toxic metals ... and leading climate change tours

News Headlines
#103455
2015-04-14

Warmer seas 'will change British diet'

Fish such as haddock, plaice and lemon sole will decline as the North Sea warms by a predicted 1.8 degrees over 50 years, say scientists.

News Headlines
#103458
2015-04-14

Dutch government facing legal action over failure to reduce carbon emissions

Landmark case brought by 886 Dutch citizens aims for more robust policy to cut emissions within targets set by IPCC to help avoid critical 2C rise in global temperatures

News Headlines
#103459
2015-04-14

Have We Passed the Point of No Return on Climate Change?

While we may not yet have reached the “point of no return”—when no amount of cutbacks on greenhouse gas emissions will save us from potentially catastrophic global warming—climate scientists warn we may be getting awfully close.

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#103446
2015-04-13

Indonesia has a new tool against climate change

JAKARTA, Indonesia—It has one of the world’s largest forest estates …. and one of the highest rates of deforestation and degradation. The government of Indonesia has a serious target: reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 26 percent by 2020, and – if international assistance is forthcoming ...

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#103448
2015-04-13

World mayors call for prompt action to fight climate change

The world’s largest network of municipalities on Friday adopted an action plan aimed at taking prompt measures against climate change at a congress held in Seoul.

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#103449
2015-04-13

In Belize, climate change drives coastal management

BELIZE CITY, April 9, 2015 (IPS) - A five-year project launched here in Belize City in March seeks to cement a shift in view of climate change and its impact on Belize’s national development.

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#103422
2015-04-10

In Belize, Climate Change Drives Coastal Management

BELIZE CITY, Apr 9 2015 (IPS) - A five-year project launched here in Belize City in March seeks to cement a shift in view of climate change and its impact on Belize’s national development.

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#103425
2015-04-10

New paper shows how sensitive the ocean biosystem is to climate change

Changes to the climate have had major impacts on the oceans and the biological systems that live there. A new study sheds more light on how fast these systems respond to changes.

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#103426
2015-04-10

A Paris Climate Agreement—Africa’s opportunity for a sustainable century

Traditional investment means first taking a risk to reap a reward later. The beauty of climate action is that the reward comes first and future risk is reduced.

News Headlines
#103396
2015-04-09

Did climate change cause California drought?

(CNN)—Last week, California Gov. Jerry Brown ordered mandatory statewide restrictions on water use for the first time in the state's history. His action was driven by a specific crisis unique to California at the moment -- the severe drought now in its fourth year there -- but it has significanc ...

News Headlines
#103402
2015-04-09

Study details animals' ability to adapt to cold snaps

The new study could help scientists identify so-called winners and loser of climate change.

News Headlines
#103363
2015-04-07

New interactive map plots public opinion on climate change

NEW HAVEN, Conn., April 6 (UPI) -- A new interactive map, developed by researchers at Yale and Utah State universities, reveals localized opinions on climate change throughout the United States.

News Headlines
#103366
2015-04-07

Climate change, plant roots may accelerate carbon loss from soils

Soil, long thought to be a semi-permanent storehouse for ancient carbon, may be releasing carbon dioxide to the atmosphere faster than anyone thought.

News Headlines
#103369
2015-04-07

Canada glaciers to shrink 70% by 2100

Glaciers of Alberta and British Columbia to shrink 70% in volume by end of the century, as global warming brings about serious melting

News Headlines
#103371
2015-04-07

Climate Change To Affect Florida Coral Reefs Sooner Than Thought; Bleaching Outbreaks Could Be Widespread By 2030

Lawmakers’ move to expunge the terms “climate change” and “global warming” from Florida’s official vocabulary hasn’t erased the threat facing the state’s coral reefs, which could be hit by widespread coral bleaching events sooner than scientists previously thought.

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#103346
2015-04-02

Comment/Climate change: Embed the social sciences in climate policy

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is becoming irrelevant to climate policy. By seeking consensus and avoiding controversy, the organization is suffering from the streetlight effect — focusing ever more attention on a well-lit pool of the brightest climate science.

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#103350
2015-04-02

Opinion: World Leaders Lack Ambition to Tackle Climate Crisis

BRUSSELS/MAPUTO, Apr 1 2015 (IPS) - World governments expect to agree to a new global treaty to combat climate change in Paris in December. As the catastrophic impacts of climate change become more evident, so too escalates the urgency to act.

News Headlines
#103331
2015-04-01

US makes climate pledge to UN

The US has pledged to tackle climate change by cutting its carbon emissions 26-28% by 2025.

News Headlines
#103333
2015-04-01

UN gets first pledges on road to Paris climate talks

US, Europe and others file plans, with most expected to reveal greenhouse gas-reduction commitments by July.

News Headlines
#103321
2015-03-31

Direct evidence for a positive feedback in climate change: Global warming itself will likely accelerate warming

A new study has confirmed the existence of a positive feedback operating in climate change whereby warming itself may amplify a rise in greenhouse gases resulting in additional warming.

News Headlines
#103322
2015-03-31

Diverse sources of methane in shallow Arctic lakes discovered

New research into the changing ecology of thousands of shallow lakes on the North Slope of Alaska suggests that in scenarios of increasing global temperatures, methane-generating microbes, found in thawing lake sediments, may ramp up production of the potent greenhouse gas -- which has a global ...

News Headlines
#103324
2015-03-31

Climate change could disturb marine life for millennia

Climate change may lead to disturbances in marine life that will take thousands of years to recover from, not hundreds of years as previously thought, say researchers.

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#103325
2015-03-31

Climate Change Threatens to Kill Off More Aspen Forests by 2050s, Scientists Say

The beloved aspen forests that shimmer across mountainsides of the American West could be doomed if emissions of greenhouse gases continue at a high level, scientists warned on Monday.

News Headlines
#103326
2015-03-31

Climate change making droughts in Australia worse as rain patterns shift

Climate change is making drought conditions in south-west and south-east Australia worse, with serious ramifications for people’s health and the agriculture industry, a new paper has warned.

News Headlines
#103306
2015-03-30

Global-warming limit of 2 °C hangs in the balance

In preparation for international climate talks in Paris this December, a scientific panel has completed a technical evaluation of the meeting’s official goal — to keep the global average temperature within 2 °C of pre-industrial levels.

News Headlines
#103307
2015-03-30

Statement calls for action on climate-resilient farming

Research on climate-resilient agriculture must be turned urgently into initiatives to help farmers adapt to deteriorating land conditions, a conference has heard.

News Headlines
#103310
2015-03-30

Climate change likely to reduce China’s food supplies, warns official

Zheng Guogang, head of the China Meteorological Administration, says future variations in climate are likely to reduce crop yields and damage the environment.

News Headlines
#103314
2015-03-30

'Supergoats' help Kenyan farmers adapt to climate change

Villagers in a rural district of Kenya are getting a helping hoof to adapt to climate change. A newly introduced breed of "supergoat" is cutting the number of months per year that villagers in the district of Nyando go hungry.

News Headlines
#103315
2015-03-30

Climate mitigation overshadows adaptation in the Congo Basin

NAIROBI, Kenya — Spend any time reading about climate change, and you’ll notice that the words “mitigation” and “adaptation” are never far from each other.

News Headlines
#103295
2015-03-27

Climate change cap must be lowered, warns expert

World leaders must reduce the long-held target of limiting global warming to below two degrees Celsius to avoid catastrophic impacts on the world’s poorest people, says a leading climate scientist.

News Headlines
#103301
2015-03-27

Norway joins race of rich nations to submit their action plans for a global climate deal

NEW DELHI: Joining race of rich nations including Switzerland and European Union (EU) countries in submitting their respective 'climate action plans' well in time, Norway on Friday submitted its Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) to the UNFCCC promising to cut at least 40% of its ...

News Headlines
#103302
2015-03-27

Climate Change And Food Security: Global Banana Market Is Feeling The Strain Of Hotter Weather, Longer Droughts

OLANCHITO, Honduras -- The farmlands hugging the Aguán River are an endless stretch of glossy green. Swaths of fronds cover the horizon, while neat green bunches of curling fruit peek out from under the shade. Banana plantations thrive in this valley, bringing year-round work to those who cut, c ...

News Headlines
#103304
2015-03-27

Amazon becoming less of a safety net against climate change

Carbon absorption in basin has halved since 1990s; unclear whether other forests will follow

News Headlines
#103285
2015-03-26

Climate refuges found where corals survive, grow

As rising ocean temperatures continue to fuel the disappearance of reef-building corals, a new study finds there may be some climate refuges where corals will survive in the future.

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