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#111622
2017-01-13

Almost 75% of Japan's biggest coral reef has died from bleaching, says report

Coral in the Sekisei lagoon in Okinawa has turned brown and is covered with algae, according to a government study

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#111625
2017-01-13

Climate change could kill off parasites, destabilizing ecosystems

Photogenic animals, from polar bears to people, aren't the only creatures under threat from global climate change. A new review led by UC Berkeley suggests the phenomenon threatens parasites with extinction, which could have big consequences for ecosystems.

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#111628
2017-01-13

Smallholders team up to confront climate change impacts

Farmers in Mwingi, a remote, arid and impoverished region of Kitui County of Kenya have been experiencing unreliable rain patterns and problems associated with droughts.

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#111611
2017-01-12

Collapse of Gulf Stream poses threat to life as we know it

New research suggests the Gulf Stream system that grants Europe and parts of North America its temperate climate cannot weather global warming. Should we be worried?

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#111615
2017-01-12

Changing climate changes soils

Researchers have used digital techniques to predict how one vital soil characteristic, soil organic carbon, may be altered by climate change

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#111618
2017-01-12

Geoengineering a solution to global warming is risky. Doing nothing is worse.

f there’s even a smidgen of hope in the climate change story, it’s that ultimately, humans will find a way to pull enough carbon dioxide out of the air to reset the planet to something akin to “normal.”

News Headlines
#111549
2017-01-10

Warming world harming insects' reproduction, says study

A warming world harms insects' ability to reproduce, which could have long-term consequences, scientists warn.

News Headlines
#111556
2017-01-10

Testing how species respond to climate change

Predicting how species will respond to climate change is a critical part of efforts to prevent widespread climate-driven extinction, or to predict its consequences for ecosystems.

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#111557
2017-01-10

Nepal will play proactive role to repel negative impact of climate change: President

Jan 10, 2017- President Bidya Devi Bhandari has said that Nepal wishes to play a proactive role to protect biodiversity and repel the negative impact of climate change.

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#111558
2017-01-10

How Do Microbes Respond To Climate Change?

How well a microbial community responds to climate change depends on the amount of nutrients available in the ecosystem, researchers say. Read more from Asian Scientist Magazine at: http://www.asianscientist.com/2017/01/in-the-lab/impact-climate-change-microbial-biodiversity/

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#111529
2017-01-09

Climate change will lead to annual coral bleaching, UN-supported study predicts

5 January 2017 – If current trends continue and the world fails to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, nearly all of the world's coral reefs will suffer severe bleaching – the gravest threat to one of the Earth's most important ecosystems – on annual basis, the United Nations environment agency tod ...

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#111539
2017-01-09

Without action on climate change, say goodbye to polar bears

As the Arctic warms faster than any other place on the planet and sea ice declines, there is only one sure way to save polar bears from extinction, the government announced Monday: decisive action on climate change.

News Headlines
#111516
2017-01-06

Climate change will lead to annual coral bleaching in the C'bean – study

UNITED NATIONS (CMC) — A new study has predicted that if current trends continue and the world fails to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, nearly all of the world’s coral reefs, including many in the Caribbean, will suffer severe bleaching – the gravest threat to one of the Earth’s most important ...

News Headlines
#111522
2017-01-06

Atlantic Ocean circulation could collapse with climate change influence, study says

New research from scientists suggests that, as a result of climate change, Atlantic Ocean currents may not be as stable as current climate models suggest and could collapse in 300 years.

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#111523
2017-01-06

Climate Change Could Trigger Collapse of Major Ocean Current

In the 2004 disaster film "The Day After Tomorrow," global warming leads to the failure of an enormous current in the Atlantic Ocean, triggering catastrophic natural disasters and establishing freezing conditions in North America and Europe over a matter of weeks.

News Headlines
#111524
2017-01-06

Seeing the devastation of climate change in the ruins of Aleppo

In recently followed a drone through the ruined Syrian city of Aleppo, courtesy of YouTube. The destruction was sobering, to say the least. The camera glided by exploded apartment buildings and streets piled with rubble, block after city block. The political situation in Syria is contemptible, t ...

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#111525
2017-01-06

Polar Bears Threatened By Toxic Pollutants, Not Just Climate Change And A Warming Arctic

As if the ravages of climate change were not catastrophic enough already, polar bears have another danger to watch out for: toxic pollutants. A study found that risk from persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in the Arctic is low for seals, but high for polar bears, especially the cubs.

News Headlines
#111508
2017-01-04

North-South divide in science may hinder action on climate change

Northern domination of science relevant to climate-change policy and practice globally and lack of research led by Southern researchers in Southern countries may hinder development and implementation of global agreements and nationally-appropriate actions.

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#111509
2017-01-04

Mega-Trends’ Like Climate Change Best Tackled With Private Sector Help: New UN Chief

António Guterres says more engagement with the private sector and civil society will be key to the United Nation’s effectiveness. n Sunday (1 January 2017), António Guterres officially took over the reins at the United Nations from Ban Ki-moon as the organisation’s ninth-ever top boss.

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#111490
2016-12-19

Farmers in Sudan battle climate change and hunger as desert creeps closer

Haphazard rains and increasing desertification in the eastern state of Gedaref are destroying previously fertile soil and leaving villagers unable to farm

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#111463
2016-12-16

Warming could slow upslope migration of trees

Scientists expect trees will advance upslope as global temperatures increase, shifting the tree line—the mountain zone where trees become smaller and eventually stop growing—to higher elevations

News Headlines
#111473
2016-12-16

What’s Next for Climate Action?

Prominent scientists say researchers and policy makers need to focus more on adapting to warming and on controversial geoengineering techniques to limit it

News Headlines
#111451
2016-12-15

Plant's response to heat stress fluctuates between day and night

Climate change and recent heat waves have put agricultural crops at risk, which means that understanding how plants respond to elevated temperatures is crucial for protecting our environment and food supply

News Headlines
#111427
2016-12-14

Mitigating the risk of geoengineering

The planet is warming at an unprecedented rate and reducing emissions of greenhouse gasses alone is not enough to remove the risk.

News Headlines
#111428
2016-12-14

Warming global temperatures may not affect carbon stored deep in northern peatlands

Deep stores of carbon in northern peatlands may be safe from rising temperatures, according to a team of researchers from several U.S.-based institutions.

News Headlines
#111431
2016-12-14

For South Asian Policy-Makers, Climate Migrants Still Invisible

NEW DELHI, Dec 13 2016 (IPS) - Tasura Begum straightens up from picking a bushel of green chilis and looks at the mighty Padma River flowing by, wondering whose life it ruined today.

News Headlines
#111436
2016-12-14

UN environment chief 'concerned' by climate change sceptics among Trump's Cabinet nominees

Some elite US politicians’ denial of the science backing up climate change is worrying, the United Nations environment chief has said, adding that the fight against global warming would continue, even without the United States.

News Headlines
#111437
2016-12-14

Climate change driving population shifts to urban areas

Climate change is causing glaciers to shrink, temperatures to rise, and shifts in human migration in parts of the world, according to a Penn State researcher.

News Headlines
#111438
2016-12-14

West Coast states to fight climate change even if Trump does not

Governors of California, Washington and Oregon say climate change is already harming the Pacific Ocean along which their states lie

News Headlines
#111413
2016-12-13

Dryness cancels climate-change warmth that would help boreal forest growth:study

A new study suggests drier weather will likely eliminate any advantage for Canada's boreal forest from higher temperatures caused by climate change.

News Headlines
#111414
2016-12-13

Southern Africa, Indian Ocean Initiative Builds Capacity in Migration, Environment and Climate Change

Madagascar - IOM has launched an 18-month project aiming at developing evidence and building capacities on migration, environment, and climate change (MECC) in four countries in Southern Africa and the Indian Ocean.

News Headlines
#111381
2016-12-12

Methane surge needs 'urgent attention'

Scientists say they are concerned at the rate at which methane in the atmosphere is now rising.

News Headlines
#111385
2016-12-12

Trump's transition: sceptics guide every agency dealing with climate change

With at least nine senior members of transition team denying basic scientific understanding, president-elect’s choices demonstrate pro-fossil fuels agenda

News Headlines
#111389
2016-12-12

REDD+, conservation and rural livelihoods

The ambitious global strategy to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation known as REDD+ rocketed to the top of the climate agenda in 2007.

News Headlines
#111354
2016-12-09

Climate change is already causing widespread local extinction in plant and animal species

Extinctions related to climate change have already happened in hundreds of plant and animal species around the world. New research shows that local extinctions have already occurred in 47% of the 976 plant and animal species studied.

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#111358
2016-12-09

Climate change strengthens an army of forest-eating insects

Hemlock woolly adelgids aren't native to North America, but droves of them have settled into American forests where they threaten entire ecosystems.

News Headlines
#111359
2016-12-09

How Climate Change Is Leading to an ‘Ecological Recession’

Scientists have published a number of studies observing how plants and animals shift their range slightly toward cooler temperatures in response to global warming.

News Headlines
#111371
2016-12-09

Study pins 2016 Tibetan avalanche on climate change

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Earlier this year, 70 million tons of ice broke from a glacier in western Tibet. The massive wall of snow and ice careened down the mountainside and into a valley, killing nine nomadic yak herders. A new study in the Journal of Glaciology puts the blame on climate ...

News Headlines
#111324
2016-12-08

Longest-living animal gives up ocean climate secrets

A study of the longest-living animal on Earth, the quahog clam, has provided researchers with an unprecedented insight into the history of the oceans.

News Headlines
#111333
2016-12-08

Drought in southern Africa points to urgent need for climate change plans

It is expected that temperatures in southern Africa will rise by between 1.5°C and 3°C due to climate change by the year 2050. This is likely to cause heavy fluctuations of weather patterns and more frequent severe weather events like droughts and floods. Agriculture will be severely affected.

News Headlines
#111309
2016-12-07

Climate change battle heats up for Australian winemakers

When an unprecedented heatwave hit South Australia state, home to the world-renowned Barossa Valley winemaking region, viticulturists fretted about the impact on their grapes.

News Headlines
#111310
2016-12-07

Climate change: Are polar bears doomed?

A just released report has cast even more concern about the future of the polar bear survival as a species.

News Headlines
#111311
2016-12-07

Climate change could render Sudan 'uninhabitable'

(CNN) — Sudan's ecosystems and natural resources are deteriorating.

News Headlines
#111279
2016-12-06

African policymakers get new, reliable climate data

[NAIROBI] Climate change in Africa is least-researched and poorly understood, but a new report could help decision-makers get reliable scientific information about it to aid planning.

News Headlines
#111286
2016-12-06

Tackling climate change crucial to EU citizen health

Climate change has a notable impact on health and if steps are not taken, more frequent heatwaves and better conditions for diseases will cause more deaths and cost billions of euros, warns EU Health Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis.

News Headlines
#111257
2016-12-05

'Protecting forests is the best way to fight climate change'

With the Cancún Declaration adopted at the Convention on Biological Diversity summit, DW talks to an indigenous leader on how native peoples are defending the Earth's forests - and through that, biodiversity and climate.

News Headlines
#111217
2016-12-03

Climate scientists condemn article claiming global temperatures are falling

A Republican-led panel promoted a misleading tabloid story alleging earth may not be warming, relying on data that leaves out important points of context

News Headlines
#111206
2016-12-02

Climate change will drive stronger, smaller storms in U.S., new modeling approach forecasts

The effects of climate change will likely cause smaller but stronger storms in the United States, according to a new framework for modeling storm behavior.

News Headlines
#111208
2016-12-02

Quitting UN climate change body could be Trump's quickest exit from Paris deal

Lawyer on president-elect’s transition team says leaving UNFCCC is ‘most practical way’ way to quit agreement, a process that normally takes four years

News Headlines
#111174
2016-12-01

Earth warming to climate tipping point, warns study

A warmer world will release vast volumes of carbon into the atmosphere, potentially triggering dangerous climate change, scientists warn.

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