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#113495
2017-06-28

Climate change, our biggest threat, can't be stopped at the border

At Squaw Valley near Lake Tahoe last weekend, skiers were half naked. Guys were going shirtless. Girls were in bikini tops. Everybody was in shorts. Ski season in California has not ended and may not completely stop before the snow starts falling again in late autumn.

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#113496
2017-06-28

Why we need a global effort by corporations, citizens and nonprofits to tackle climate change

Government action isn't enough for climate change. Private actors - including corporations, civic and advocacy groups, private citizens, and even the Catholic Church - will be crucial to successfully cutting billions of tons of carbon and tackling climate change.

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#113497
2017-06-28

Mayors of 7,400 cities vow to meet Obama's climate commitments

Mayors of more than 7,400 cities across the world have vowed that Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris accord will spur greater local efforts to combat climate change.

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#113498
2017-06-28

Increasingly wild weather could lead to rising air travel costs

Be prepared to pay more for airfare if climate change continues to alter weather patterns, increasing the frequency and severity of storms, say climate change and airline industry experts.

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#113499
2017-06-28

Rwanda: Ministers Explain Rwanda's Efforts to Mitigate Climate Change

The Ministers in charge of environment, disaster preparedness, and agriculture yesterday held a consultative meeting with lawmakers that revolved around the effects of Climate Change.

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#113500
2017-06-28

Unicef NZ: Climate change and preparing for the coming storm

OPINION: You can't help but stare open-mouthed and goggle-eyed at the Banyan trees of Vanuatu. They're immense. And spectacular. As much a feature of life on these islands as the Ni-Van people themselves. But one of the other regular features of life in Vanuatu are the tropical cyclones that pou ...

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#113501
2017-06-28

Dugongs starve as climate change destroys their food supply

In Queensland, Australia, dugong populations are crashing as extreme weather events combined with increased river sediments from human activities are depleting the seagrasses they live on.

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#113474
2017-06-23

From heatwaves to hurricanes, floods to famine: seven climate change hotspots

It could have been the edge of the Sahara or even Death Valley, but it was the remains of a large orchard in the hills above the city of Murcia in southern Spain last year. The soil had broken down into fine white, lifeless sand, and a landscape of rock and dying orange and lemon trees stretched ...

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#113475
2017-06-23

Climate change threatens sea turtle population: study

London: Climate change may negatively impact the sea turtle population, as warmer temperatures could lead to higher numbers of females and increased nest failure, scientists have warned.

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#113476
2017-06-23

Melting and cracking – is Antarctica falling apart?

Antarctica boasts a great many superlatives: it is the driest continent, the coldest, the remotest, the windiest and the highest on average. Right now, during midwinter, it is also the darkest.

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#113477
2017-06-23

Seychelles Puts Climate Change Higher On National Agenda

Seychelles is putting climate change issues higher on the national agenda through strengthened cooperation and increased involvement with all partners in the process, a top official said.

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#113478
2017-06-23

As Climate Change Threatens Food Supplies, Seed Saving is an Ancient Act of Resilience

On Feb. 26, 2008, a $9-million underground seed vault began operating deep in the permafrost on the Norwegian island of Spitsbergen, just 810 miles from the North Pole. This high-tech Noah’s Ark for the world’s food varieties was intended to assure that, even in a worst-case scenario, our irrepl ...

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#113453
2017-06-22

Climate change could devastate the birthplace of the arabica coffee bean

The world’s most popular coffee bean, arabica, is under threat in the country where it was first found.

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#113454
2017-06-22

Sudanese scientist battles climate change in Africa

Khartoum, Sudan - She's seen it before. The images of dry, cracked lands; dead trees; animal corpses; hungry children and lines of people waiting for food assistance are not new to her. The current drought and resulting food crisis affecting millions across the Horn of Africa are painful reminde ...

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#113422
2017-06-21

This disturbing map reveals how climate change is already affecting your health, based on the state you live in

Climate change is already beginning to wreak havoc upon the planet. In the short term, we're facing more winter storms, miserably hot summers, and a longer allergy season. In the long term, entire coastlines will likely disappear, threatening communities and wildlife.

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#113424
2017-06-21

Living with climate change: Welcome to the new normal

The greenhouse gases we've been pumping into the atmosphere are already changing Earth's weather, ecosystems and even its tilt. Here's how:

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#113425
2017-06-21

Fighting climate change effects benefits about 2000 families in Maasai land

The effects of climate change are evident with dramatic impacts on people’s livelihood. Over 250 million people are directly affected by desertification, and about one billion people in over one hundred countries are at risk.

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#113426
2017-06-21

Saying 'climate change' instead of 'global warming' decreases partisan gap by 30 percent in U.S.

On the heels of President Donald Trump's decision to pull the United States out of the Paris climate agreement, a new Cornell study finds that climate-science labels do matter.

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#113427
2017-06-21

How climate change will threaten food security of world's poorest countries

Some of the world’s poorest countries will be hit hardest as climate change affects marine fisheries all over the world, according to a new study.

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#113429
2017-06-21

Climate Change toolkit being developed for regional policymakers

Antigua & Barbuda and other small island developing states (SIDS) are being encouraged to take full advantage of a new toolkit that will provide countries with a comprehensive source of methods, good practices and knowledge sharing on Climate Change legislation.

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#113394
2017-06-20

Climate change will increase fire risk

Geneva - 20 June 2017, Robert Glasser, the United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction expressed his deep condolences to the families affected by the devastating fires in Portugal.

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#113395
2017-06-20

Germany grants Costa Rica €15 million to mitigate climate change impact

The German government will support Costa Rica’s projects to mitigate the effects of climate change and, as a first step, has granted the country €15 million ($16.7 million) in aid.

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#113396
2017-06-20

Indigenous Australians fight coal and climate change

First Australians who have sustained their land for millennia have become the last line of defense in the fight against one of the world's largest coal mines. If it goes ahead, it could damage the Great Barrier Reef.

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#113397
2017-06-20

Rock lobster 'resilience' to climate change promising, but future not assured

The southern rock lobster is showing resistance to the effects of climate change, Tasmanian researchers have found, but warn that does not mean the species is immune to future environmental perils.

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#113398
2017-06-20

A huge part of Antarctica is melting and scientists say that's bad news

Antarctica is experiencing weird weather, and the changes have some scientists worried about the future.

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#113402
2017-06-20

Polar bears paying price for increased sea ice movement

Rapid global warming has sped up the movement of sea ice off Alaska’s coasts, and already at-risk polar bears are paying a price, a new U.S. study says.

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#113366
2017-06-19

Nigeria: 'Climate Change Responsible for Crises'

The Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Climate Change, Samuel Onuigbo said climate change played a significant role in the activities of Boko Haram insurgency and the increasing herdsmen/farmers clashes.

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#113367
2017-06-19

Climate Change and the Arts

I have worked in arts and culture for 15 years wearing a range of hats from producing projects to developing audiences in different countries. More recently, reading for an MSc in Gender and International Relations and working with organisations focused on social justice, activism, human securit ...

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#113368
2017-06-19

What climate change could mean for Asia’s infrastructure in the future

Asia and Pacific countries, including Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and India need to be mindful of the challenges posed by natural calamities taking their toll on infrastructure, ADB said in a recent report.

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#113369
2017-06-19

6 Ways That Climate Change Affects The Wine In Your Glass

"Is climate change really affecting the wine in my glass?" That was the question that any consumer in the audience yesterday would have had answered, as a panel dedicated to climate change in the wine industry helped to kick off a very strong program of events at Vinexpo, the four-day, biennial ...

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#113339
2017-06-16

Forest and farm producers: first responders to climate change

What comes to mind when you think about climate change? The impact of fumes from all the traffic on your commute to work? Maybe erratic weather, with flooding in some places, severe drought in others?

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#113340
2017-06-16

Climate change is as much local as it is global

Around a fortnight ago, just when US President Donald Trump pulled out of the Paris climate pact, a veteran naturalist, sitting in the Kanha National Park, said, “I have rarely seen the barasingha munch so much on leaves before!” The barasingha, a rare swamp deer with magnificent branched antler ...

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#113345
2017-06-16

Volcanoes under the ice: melting Antarctic ice could fight climate change

Iron is not commonly famous for its role as a micronutrient for tiny organisms dwelling in the cold waters of polar oceans. But iron feeds plankton, which in turn hold carbon dioxide in their bodies. When they die, the creatures sink to the bottom of the sea, safely storing that carbon.

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#113349
2017-06-16

Climate change: shifting the paradigm

There’s an old saying that ‘We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children’.Thus, each and every one of us has a responsibility towards the planet to ensure that future generations also experience the diversity of the environment and reap the benefits and abundanc ...

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#113350
2017-06-16

Houston fears climate change will cause catastrophic flooding: 'It's not if, it's when'

Sam Brody is not a real estate agent, but when his friends want to move home they get in touch to ask for advice. He is a flood impact expert in Houston – and he has plenty of work to keep him busy.

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#113303
2017-06-15

Our planet in crisis: can we curb global warming and boost economic growth?

The auspicious conclusion of the Paris Agreement on climate change last year – signed by 195 countries committed to checking global warming below 2°C – educed sighs of relief and good vibes around the world. But just half a year later, the bonhomie has vanished completely: US President Donald Tr ...

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#113313
2017-06-15

Virtual reality report: how climate change is affecting europe now

In the north, reindeer are starving. In the south, nature reserves are turning into deserts. This isn’t a dystopian future but the reality of the present. All over Europe climate change is forcing humans and animals to adapt or abandon their homes.

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#113314
2017-06-15

Climate change: Could melting Antarctic ice actually help to combat it?

A team of scientists has found evidence that ancient volcanoes in Antarctica played a role in global climate and could help combat climate change now.

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#113316
2017-06-15

4 ways technology can help mitigate climate change

While technology, alone, isn't going to solve climate change, experts say there are ways technology can dramatically help reduce its impact.Jessie Adcock, the chief technology officer at the City of Vancouver, says a lot of the solutions to climate change are grounded in advances in technology.

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#113320
2017-06-15

Cities fight climate change through ecosystem restoration

Flooding and extreme heat are projected to increase over the next few decades and will be extremely costly for cities to manage. But a new study from Simon Fraser University shows how cities working together to restore and maintain ecosystems can be cheaper than building hard infrastructure to r ...

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#113321
2017-06-15

How Will Climate Change Affect the California Current Upwelling?

The results of new simulations that account for internal climate variability contrast with previous projections of how this vital West Coast current will respond to anthropogenic warming.

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#113287
2017-06-14

Large Canadian Arctic climate change study cancelled due to climate change

The Science Team of the Canadian Research Icebreaker CCGS Amundsen has cancelled the first leg of the 2017 Expedition due to complications associated with the southward motion of hazardous Arctic sea ice, caused by climate change.

News Headlines
#113288
2017-06-14

Climate change risk for animals living in prime conditions

Animals living in areas where conditions are ideal for their species have less chance of evolving to cope with climate change, new research suggests.

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#113291
2017-06-14

Understanding multi-decadal global warming rate changes

Despite persistently increasing greenhouse gas emissions throughout the 20th and early 21st centuries, the globally averaged surface temperature has shown distinct multi-decadal fluctuations since 1900, including two weak global warming slowdowns in the mid-20th century and early 21st century an ...

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#113298
2017-06-14

Diseases Spreading to Arctic Thanks to Climate Change

Temperature changes around the globe are pushing human pathogens of all kinds into unexpected new areas, raising many new risks for people.

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#113299
2017-06-14

California dreaming?: How climate change could remake B.C.'s agricultural industry

In terms of agriculture, as California grows drier and hotter, B.C. will grow warmer with longer growing seasons and less frost.

News Headlines
#113265
2017-06-13

Don't ignore young people – we're key to fighting climate change

For the world leaders, negotiators and advisers who gathered in Paris in November 2015, the news that the US is withdrawing from the COP 21 climate accord must have felt like a body blow.

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#113266
2017-06-13

3-minute story of 800,000 years of climate change with a sting in the tail

There are those who say the climate has always changed, and that carbon dioxide levels have always fluctuated. That’s true. But it’s also true that since the industrial revolution, carbon dioxide(CO2) levels in the atmosphere have climbed to levels that are unprecedented over hundreds of millennia.

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#113267
2017-06-13

A tale of 3 cities: B.C. municipalities take action on climate change

Climate change may know no boundaries, but action on climate change may well depend on where you live.Stephanie Cairns, the director for cities and communities at the Smart Prosperity Institute (an environmental think-tank based at the University of Ottawa), says climate strategies require partn ...

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#113247
2017-06-12

Emperor penguins may not cope with climate change: study

The iconic Emperor penguins may see devastating decline in their populations by the end of this century, if projections for melting Antarctic sea ice are correct, a new study suggests.

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