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#104714
2015-07-31

New study exposes negative effects of climate change on Antarctic fish

Scientists at University of California Davis and San Francisco State University have discovered that the combination of elevated levels of carbon dioxide and an increase in ocean water temperature has a significant impact on survival and development of the Antarctic dragonfish (Gymnodraco acutic ...

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#104698
2015-07-30

African river study fills gap in carbon emissions tally

[NAIROBI] African rivers emit a vast amount of greenhouse gases, a major paper on this understudied topic reveals.

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#104691
2015-07-29

Tick populations booming due to climate change

Ticks are spreading further north in the US and Canada with the potential to transmit diseases to dogs and humans, reports Earth Island Journal

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#104671
2015-07-28

Kenya’s Climate Change Bill Aims to Promote Low Carbon Growth

NAIROBI, Jul 27 2015 (IPS) - Alexander Muyekhi, a construction worker from Ebubayi village in the heart of Vihiga County in Western Kenya, and his school-going children can now enjoy a tiny solar kit supplied by the British-based Azuri Technologies to light their house and play their small FM radio.

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#104672
2015-07-28

French climate ambassador concerned over slow progress of draft Paris deal

France wants to see serious progress by October on text for a new deal on global warming, says Laurence Tubiana

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#104678
2015-07-28

In hot water: Columbia's sockeye salmon face mass die-off

More than a quarter million sockeye salmon returning from the ocean to spawn are either dead or dying in the Columbia River and its tributaries due to warming water temperatures.

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#104657
2015-07-27

Why Canadians Have Ignored Climate Change

In addition to the staging of the PanAm Games, Toronto was the location of some unusually high profile activities in recent days that were supposed to increase the efforts to tackle climate change.

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#104659
2015-07-27

Drought and climate change fuel high-elevation California fires, study finds

Wildfires in California's fabled Sierra Nevada mountain range are increasingly burning high-elevation forests, which historically have seldom burned, reports a team of researchers led by the John Muir Institute of the Environment at the University of California, Davis.

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#104660
2015-07-27

Four in 10 worldwide not aware of climate change

New Yale-led research reveals for the first time what the world thinks about climate change and why.Using data from the 2007-2008 Gallup World Poll, conducted in 119 countries, an international team of researchers identified the factors that most influence climate change awareness and risk perce ...

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#104661
2015-07-27

Man-made climate change: 4 continents hit by historic droughts affecting millions

Four continents around the world are currently experiencing historic droughts affecting millions of people, and experts warn that this is the effect of man-made climate change. Severe dry spells are being felt not only in North America, but also in South America, Asia and Africa.

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#104662
2015-07-27

Should business leaders speak out more on public issues such as climate change?

With a growing number of CEOs publicly committing their companies to taking action on climate change, what difference can their pronouncements make? Can they persuade others to follow suit, or encourage governments to legislate?

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#104647
2015-07-24

Faith Leaders Issue Global “Call to Conscience” on Climate

PARIS, Jul 24 2015 (IPS) - “We received a garden as our home, and we must not turn it into a wilderness for our children.”

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#104648
2015-07-24

Global warming deniers are an endangered species

At the end of this year there will be a critically important international climate change conference in Paris. At this conference, nations will attempt to reach an agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and slow global warming.

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#104631
2015-07-23

Mounting threat to Galapagos from 'El Nino'

Santa Cruz (Ecuador) (AFP) - The Galapagos Islands, celebrated for their breathtaking biodiversity, could face a major threat from "El Nino," the weather system known to wreak havoc every few years.

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#104633
2015-07-23

Ocean acidification will affect balance of plankton species

BOSTON, July 22 (UPI) -- Mollusks aren't the only ones in trouble as the ocean takes up more carbon dioxide and further acidifies. Ocean acidification will also dramatically affect phytoplankton populations all over the world -- diminishing some species, while sustaining others.

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#104636
2015-07-23

Africa Advised to Take DIY Approach to Climate Resilience

PARIS, Jul 23 2015 (IPS) - African countries would do well to take their own lead in finding ways to better adapt to and mitigate the changes that climate may impose on future generations instead of relying only on foreign aid.

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#104637
2015-07-23

Goats Take the Bite Out of Climate Change in Zimbabwe

HARARE, Jul 22 2015 (IPS) - With unusually hot and dry weather beating down on this Southern African nation, climate change and the accompanying drought have cost farmers much of their cattle herds. In response, many ranchers are turning to goats to preserve their livestock assets.

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#104616
2015-07-22

Philippines to raise 10m signatures for pope’s climate petition

Asia’s largest Catholic country has mobilised after the pope’s warning to tackle climate change, promising to gather 10m signatures for a petition that will be handed to world leaders at a Paris climate summit in November.

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#104622
2015-07-22

Project brings more eyes to climate change

The options for how to spend your free time are almost endless, whether it's working out at the gym, curling up with a good book, or relaxing in front of the TV. But have you ever considered taking part in scientific research?

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#104600
2015-07-21

Act on climate change now, top British institutions tell governments

An unprecedented coalition of the UK’s most eminent scientific, medical and engineering bodies says immediate action must be taken by governments to avert the worst impacts of climate change.

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#104601
2015-07-21

At Vatican conference, world mayors urge action on climate change

Mayors and governors from major world cities on Tuesday will urge global leaders to take bold action at this year's U.N. climate change summit, saying it may be the last chance to tackle human-induced global warming.

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#104602
2015-07-21

We need a business renaissance to address climate change

Renaissance. The word evokes an era of unprecedented enlightenment. A turning point of invention, fresh thinking and possibility. It’s happened in business before and is happening again, as the world’s businesses are rapidly aligning to a new set of rules that will render our old operating habit ...

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#104603
2015-07-21

Pacific islander loses bid to be world’s first 'climate change refugee'

A New Zealand court ruled that Kiribati man Ioane Teitiota, 38, was not facing persecution but noted that people affected by climate change could potentially be recognised as refugees

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#104604
2015-07-21

Genetic traits of fish key to whether they can survive climate change

The genetic makeup of fish will be crucial in determining whether they will be able to deal with the world’s rapidly warming oceans, researchers have discovered.

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#104592
2015-07-20

Kids Are Why We Should Care About Climate Change

As a husband and father of two children I am deeply concerned about the kind of world they are going to live in when they grow up. I have often despaired in recent years about the terrible environmental legacy my generation will be leaving them, so I was heartened when I read of German Chancello ...

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#104593
2015-07-20

America must lead the climate change fight or our leadership record is toast

The atmosphere is warming. Ice is melting. Droughts are worsening; seas are warming, rising and acidifying. We’re past theory and well into measurement on those points. Pope Francis recently observed that “[n]ever have we so hurt and mistreated our common home as we have in the last 200 years.” ...

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#104594
2015-07-20

Swamp power: how the world's wetlands can help stop climate change

On a boat drifting through a swampy reed plantation in the Polish Baltic, Szymon Smolczyński surveys his blanket of green crops destined to heat northern European homes.

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#104572
2015-07-16

Al Gore criticizes Obama on climate change and 'insane' Arctic drilling

The former US vice president and climate champion Al Gore has made a rare criticism of Barack Obama as Royal Dutch Shell prepares to drill an exploratory well in the Arctic Ocean, denouncing the venture as “insane” and calling for a ban on all oil and gas activity in the polar region.

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#104573
2015-07-16

Africans are pretty concerned about this climate change mess we made

It’s no secret that Africa is vulnerable to climate change. After all, regions within the continent are already familiar with devastating droughts and severe floods, and climate change will only make extreme weather worse.

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#104575
2015-07-16

Climate Change and Winegrowing

Everyone seems to agree the earth's temperatures are on the rise and storm cycles have increased both in number and ferocity as climatic changes have occurred. Admittedly there are arguments as to the cause of these changes but prevailing science seems solidly on the side of man's intervention i ...

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#104558
2015-07-15

Climate change costing airlines millions of dollars in extra fuel and flying time

Scientists say wind patterns altered by climate variability is resulting in longer flight times, extra fuel consumption and an increase in CO2 emissions reports Climate News Network.

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#104559
2015-07-15

Ditch meat to fight climate change?

A more balanced diet saves money, lowers cholesterol and helps to avoid obesity . But soon, the federal government may officially add another, and altogether more controversial, reason to the list: Skip that steak to combat climate change.

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#104560
2015-07-15

Ecologists predict impact of climate change on vulnerable species

If it seems like you're pulling more bass than trout out of Ontario's lakes this summer, you probably are.Blame it on the ripple effect of climate change and warming temperatures. Birds migrate earlier, flowers bloom faster, and fish move to newly warmed waters putting local species at risk.

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#104540
2015-07-14

Is this drought caused by climate change?

Eight miles south of Gull Lake in the southwest corner of Saskatchewan, Connick grows canola, Durham wheat, red lentils and alfalfa on 1600 acres. This year, though, the crops are thin and short from the lack of moisture, and now the crops have reached a critical point in their development.

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#104543
2015-07-14

White House Invests in Climate Change Resilience

Climate change is real, despite what some Republican politicians might tell you. And some regions and communities in the U.S. are already feeling the impacts of climate change. Unfortunately, climate change most impacts low-income communities. As the International Institute for Environment and D ...

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#104529
2015-07-13

Climate change threat must be taken as seriously as nuclear war – UK minister

The threat of climate change needs to be assessed in the same comprehensive way as nuclear weapons proliferation, according to a UK foreign minister.Baroness Joyce Anelay, minister of state at the Commonwealth and Foreign Office, said the indirect impacts of global warming, such as deteriorating ...

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#104530
2015-07-13

Bumblebee population struggling due to climate change, says study

Bumblebee populations are dying at an alarming rate and nobody knows why.Fingers have been pointed at pesticides called neonicotinoids, as well as bee habitat loss from human development.

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#104531
2015-07-13

Benefits far outweigh costs of tackling climate change, says LSE study

The economic benefits for a country from tackling climate change easily outweigh the costs, according to a study that seeks to highlight the incentives for individual nations to take urgent action to cut emissions.

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#104532
2015-07-13

How To Talk To Kids About Climate Change

Climate change can be a scary thing to talk about with grown-ups, let alone children. It is also very complex, with long-term effects that reach into future decades and centuries, and causes that include an invisible, odorless gas.

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#104516
2015-07-09

Previous Claims Of Interbreeding Due To Climate Change Exaggerated

One of the questions raised by the prospect of climate change is whether it could cause more species of animals to interbreed. Two species of flying squirrel have already produced mixed offspring and those have somehow been blamed on climate change, along with a hybrid polar bear and grizzly bea ...

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#104518
2015-07-09

Fossil fuel firms risk wasting billions by ignoring climate change, says IEA

The world’s fossil fuel companies risk wasting billions of dollars of investment by not taking global action to fight climate change seriously, according to the chief economist of the International Energy Agency (IEA).

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#104510
2015-07-08

Alaska's on fire and it may make climate change even worse

This weekend, smoke smothered the high-rises of downtown Vancouver. Sunsets as far south as Ohio took on brilliant hues of red and orange. And humanity reached another potential milestone in climate change —all thanks to hundreds of wildfires burning in Alaska and Canada

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#104511
2015-07-08

Is it ok for scientists to weep over climate change?

Should scientists show emotion while discussing their science? I ask because a professor of ocean geology wept as she discussed with me the impact carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions are having on the sea.

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#104496
2015-07-07

Winds of climate change blast farmers’ hopes of sustaining a livelihood in Burkina Faso

One afternoon towards the end of May a violent wind howled through Bogandé, the main town in Gnagna province, in eastern Burkina Faso. Raising a storm of dust and sand, it plunged the streets into semi-darkness, driving roaming goats crazy.

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#104497
2015-07-07

B.C. salmon prices set to skyrocket with climate change, according to new study

B.C.'s bounty of salmon might be feeling the effects of an increasingly hotter climate. A new study released by Vancity says there will be a significant decline in the province's salmon stock within the next five decades due to climate change and the drop in fish numbers would result in soaring ...

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#104485
2015-07-06

Diet can be the single biggest driver of environmental degradation

This December, world leaders will meet in Paris for the United Nations Climate Change Conference, where they will hammer out a comprehensive agreement to reduce carbon emissions and stem global warming. In the run-up to that meeting, governments worldwide should note one critical, but often over ...

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#104471
2015-07-03

Prince Charles: rewire the global economy to stop climate change

Prince Charles has said that “profound changes” to the global economic system are needed in order to avert environmental catastrophe, in an uncompromising speech delivered in front of an audience of senior business leaders and politicians.

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#104473
2015-07-03

Climate change will see parts of cities under water - Robinson

Many people living along the coast of cities could find their homes under water with even a moderate sea-level change, former president Mary Robinson has warned. The United Nations special envoy for climate change said it was predicted 200 million people could be climate displaced people by the ...

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#104475
2015-07-03

Beyond Climate Change in the Caribbean

No, we are not talking about climate change and the disruptive effects of increased temperatures, sea level rise, coastal erosion, ocean pollution and acidification, nor the loss of biodiversity, water scarcity, and the increased frequency of extreme weather events.

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#104477
2015-07-03

Climate change compounding threats to Australia's ecosystems, studies find

Climate change is compounding existing threats to Australia’s forests, wetlands and deserts, with several key landscapes now at risk of total collapse, a landmark series of new studies have found.

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