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#107171
2016-02-10

Winds of climate change will make transatlantic flights longer, study shows

Faster jet stream will add thousands of hours to journey times and increase airline fuel bills

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#107155
2016-02-09

Australia to be 'isolated' from global research after CSIRO climate cuts: WMO

International criticism of the CSIRO's planned deep cuts to its climate monitoring programs has intensified with the World Meteorological Organisation blasting the move as a "backward" step that would see Australia isolated.

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#107156
2016-02-09

Seychelles: EU Funds Second Climate Change Project for Seychelles

Victoria — The successful implementation of a project in Seychelles under the Global Climate Change Alliance has resulted in a second round of funding - $3.3 million - from the European Union (EU), a government official said Tuesday.

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#107157
2016-02-09

Climate change is altering Siberian forests

Any changes in air temperature or soil characteristics that happen over hundreds of kilometres on flat ground appear across hundreds of metres in the mountains, making mountain forests more susceptible to small climatic changes.

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#107149
2016-02-08

Climate Change Is Leaving Native Plants Behind

BERKELEY, Calif. — Willis Linn Jepson encountered a squat shrub while he was collecting botanical specimens on California’s Mount Tamalpais in the fall of 1936. He trimmed off a few branches and jotted down the location along the ridge trail where the manzanita grew, 2,255 feet above sea level.

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#107114
2016-02-05

How climate change can affect our pets

Climate change doesn’t just affect habitats for wildlife. It’s also affecting cats and dogs.

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#107118
2016-02-05

Europe’s shift to dark green forests stokes global warming: study

OSLO – An expansion of Europe’s forests toward dark green conifers has stoked global warming, according to a study on Thursday at odds with a widespread view that planting more trees helps human efforts to slow rising temperatures.

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#107123
2016-02-05

Why climate change is really, really unfair

With his 2015 encyclical “Laudato Si,” Pope Frances went further than perhaps anyone has before to reframe the entire debate around climate change by focusing on the world’s poor and the duty to protect them from environmental harms that they did not cause themselves.

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#107124
2016-02-05

Climate science to be gutted as CSIRO swings jobs axe

Fears that some of Australia's most important climate research institutions will be gutted under a Turnbull government have been realised with deep job cuts for scientists.

News Headlines
#107095
2016-02-04

Paris climate deal could 'displace millions of forest dwellers'

The Paris climate agreement could make millions of forest dwellers homeless, according to a new analysis.

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#107100
2016-02-04

Report: Climate Change Threatens Food Fish in Northeast

Fish and shellfish that humans rely on for food and that are important to the economy are on a list of Northeastern marine species considered most vulnerable to climate change, a federal government report released Wednesday and published by the journal PLOS ONE said.

News Headlines
#107102
2016-02-04

Will climate change make the koalas' diet inedible?

The koala could soon be even more endangered than at present, if it turns out that climate change alters the nutritional value of the only food it can eat—Eucalypt leaves

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#107084
2016-02-03

'Range of Zika vector will increase with climate change'

DW asks emerging pathogens expert Amy Vittor about the connection between Zika and climate change. Researchers are using dengue as a reference point, as little is known about the new virus linked to a birth defect.

News Headlines
#107061
2016-02-02

Paris Agreement 'decisive turning point' on climate change, says new UN senior adviser

29 January 2016 – Less than two months after 196 parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) adopted the Paris Agreement, the global community is already seeing signs of it being a decisive turning point, according to a senior UN official dealing with climate is ...

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#107062
2016-02-02

South England’s 2014 floods made more likely by climate change

Over the weekend Scotland was brought to its knees by storm Gertrude: the seventh named storm to hit the UK this winter and the third to be accompanied by a Met Office red “take action” warning. Now storm Henry is on the way.

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#107070
2016-02-02

Tackling Climate Change in the Caribbean: Natural Solutions to a Human Induced Problem

UNITED NATIONS, Feb 2 2016 (IPS) - The world is still celebrating the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, the main outcome of the 21st Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

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#107071
2016-02-02

Core Principals of Climate Finance to Realize the Paris Agreement

UNITED NATIONS, Jan 29 2016 (IPS) - The Paris climate change conference brought together 197 countries and over 150 Heads of State – the largest convening of world leaders in history – to agree on measures and work together to limit the global average temperature rise.

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#107046
2016-02-01

Egypt: African Union Summit Adopts Egyptian Initiatives On Climate Change

Cairo — African leaders unanimously approved on Sunday two initiatives proposed by Egypt on climate change in the continent, during the African Union summit held in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa, the Egyptian state-run news agency MENA reported.

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#107048
2016-02-01

Who politicized the environment and climate change?

An environmental activist friend of mine recently shook her head and marveled at the extraordinary accomplishments of the last several months. “Still lots of work to be done,” she said. “But wow! This has been an epic period for environmentalists!”

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#107024
2016-01-29

Europe's recent summers were the 'warmest in 2,000 years'

The past 30 years in Europe have likely been the warmest in more than two millennia, according to new research.

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#107032
2016-01-29

Haunting Photos Show Effects Of Climate Change In Bangladesh

The number of "climate change refugees" in Bangladesh is expected to rise dramatically in the coming decades.

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#107033
2016-01-29

The party is over. Now the hard work begins on climate change.

The party is definitely over. They all had a great time in Paris with loads of selfies and lots of mutual admiration, but now it’s time for federal and provincial environment ministers to begin the hard work of turning climate change rhetoric into reality.

News Headlines
#107034
2016-01-29

Japan and UNDP kick start US$15 million Caribbean climate change project

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, January 29, 2016 – The Government of Japan and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has launched the US$15 million Japan-Caribbean Climate Change Partnership (J-CCCP), in line with the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, to keep global warming below 2 degrees Cels ...

News Headlines
#107006
2016-01-28

Livestock biodiversity must be preserved as vital tool against climate change – UN agency

27 January 2016 – The genetic diversity of livestock can play a vital role in feeding the world in the face of hotter weather and the other effects of climate change, yet many valuable breeds continue to be at risk, the United Nations agricultural agency warned today, calling for stronger global ...

News Headlines
#107008
2016-01-28

Map shows India at top of climate violence

India, Colombia and Nigeria have the most cases of conflict caused by climate change and environmental disputes, according to a map of global ecological conflict.

News Headlines
#106994
2016-01-27

Climate compensation schemes 'failing to reach poorest'

Remote communities are not receiving the compensation they are entitled to from schemes designed to conserve tropical forests, a study suggests.

News Headlines
#106998
2016-01-27

WFP’s Chief Calls for Support for Those Most Vulnerable to Climate Change

PEMBA, Zambia, Jan 27 2016 (IPS) - With El Nino affecting countries in southern Africa, threatening agricultural production due to a massive heat wave, the World Food Programme has urged the international community to support the upscaling of climate smart agricultural technology for resilience.

News Headlines
#106981
2016-01-26

Over-hunting threatens Amazonian forest carbon stocks

Over-hunting large mammals in tropical forests could make climate change worse. Tropical forests worldwide store more than 460 billion tonnes of carbon.

News Headlines
#106982
2016-01-26

Paris climate deal hinges on better carbon accountancy

Indonesia’s Central Kalimantan province, a lightly populated swathe of Borneo, is a hotbed for greenhouse gases that are emitted through deforestation, family farming and industrial palm-oil production.

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#106965
2016-01-25

El Niño means glaciers in the Andes are melting at record rates

Tropical glaciers in the Andes are melting at their fastest rate for 12 years, thanks to the record-breaking El Niño that is warming up the area, according to new data analysed for New Scientist.

News Headlines
#106967
2016-01-25

Record hot years near impossible without manmade climate change – study

New calculations shows there is just a 0.01% chance that recent run of global heat records could have happened due to natural climate variations

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#106948
2016-01-22

Climate change jeopardises electricity supply

Water shortages and a warmer climate could slash the efficiency of power plants in coming decades, meaning developing countries must prepare their power systems to cope, researchers warn.

News Headlines
#106951
2016-01-22

France calls on world leaders to give Paris climate deal 'new push'

Ratifying the agreement at a meeting in New York to enshrine it in international law is the next step, says France’s foreign minister Laurent Fabius

News Headlines
#106953
2016-01-22

Bolivia's second-largest lake dries up and may be gone forever, lost to climate change

As Andean glaciers disappear, so do the sources of Lake Poopó’s water, say scientists who blame a warming environment, El Niño and mining

News Headlines
#106955
2016-01-22

How climate change could help the spread of Zika virus and other infectious diseases

The growing presence of Zika virus in Brazil has captured international attention in the past week, as one report after another has come in of its apparent link to birth defects in the babies of infected mothers.

News Headlines
#106956
2016-01-22

Ocean species mix as sea ice melts, with unknown consequences

Melting Arctic ice is not only opening up new passageways for ships. Birds and marine species are also traveling to uncharted waters.

News Headlines
#106961
2016-01-22

2015 is hottest year on record

Geneva 25 January 2016 (WMO) - The global average surface temperature in 2015 broke all previous records by a strikingly wide margin, at 0.76±0.1° Celsius above the 1961-1990 average.

News Headlines
#106933
2016-01-21

Climate Change and Poverty -- The Underappreciated Link

Climate change made headlines in recent months as global leaders converged upon the United Nations Conference on Climate Change, better known as COP21, and emerged triumphantly with a climate deal.

News Headlines
#106938
2016-01-21

New framework sheds light on how, not if, climate change affects cold-blooded animals

Cold-blooded animals like lizards, insects and fish have a preferred body temperature range at which they hunt, eat, move quickly and reproduce.

News Headlines
#106939
2016-01-21

2015 declared the hottest year on record

It’s official: 2015 was the hottest year on record. Global data show that a powerful El Niño, marked by warmer waters in the tropical Pacific Ocean, helped to drive atmospheric temperatures well past 2014's record highs. Some researchers suggest that broader Pacific trends could spell even more ...

News Headlines
#106923
2016-01-20

Climate change fails to top list of threats for business leaders at Davos

The high profile UN summit on climate change in Paris appears to have had little impact on the decision making and worries of global business leaders.

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#106924
2016-01-20

How Climate Change Endangers Microbes--And Why That's Not a Good Thing

With another year of record-breaking warmth just over, the passage of a new climate treaty is definitely timely.

News Headlines
#106925
2016-01-20

Fighting climate change means protecting forests and wildlife

The Paris Conference of Parties (COP) of the UNFCCC has come and gone, and all but the most cynical would agree that the outcomes were on the positive side and that this was the most successful Climate COP to date.

News Headlines
#106928
2016-01-20

Oceans Trapped Startling Amount of Heat in Last 18 Years

The oceans have soaked up as much heat from global warming over the last two decades as during the preceding 130 years, a study by U.S. scientists has found.

News Headlines
#106929
2016-01-20

Caribbean Biodiversity Overheated by Climate Change

SANTO DOMINGO , Jan 20 2016 (IPS) - The nearly 7,000 islands and the warm waters of the Caribbean Sea are home to thousands of endemic species and are on the migration route of many kinds of birds. Preserving this abundant fauna requires multilateral actions in today’s era of global warming.

News Headlines
#106894
2016-01-19

Climate Adaptation Is Key to Managing Interconnected Global Risks

The consequences of climate change are causing growing concern among global leaders as they intersect with a large number of interconnected global risks.

News Headlines
#106881
2016-01-18

As climate change threatens CentAm coffee, a cocoa boom is born

Brimming with shade trees and bounded by the Tuma river, the lower climes of Roger Castellon's farm in Nicaragua's mountainous Jinotega department were long ideal for growing coffee.

News Headlines
#106882
2016-01-18

Woman cycles across Southern Hemisphere to collect 1,001 climate change stories

With little more than an audio recorder, Devi Lockwood has been travelling on a green touring bike, covered in stickers with a jaunty yellow flag flying off the back, across the Southern Hemisphere for more than one year.

News Headlines
#106883
2016-01-18

Ministry for climate change needed

Climate change thought is currently the most important underlying force behind our social, political and economic policies and practices. Despite this, significant levels of inefficiencies in handling environmental matters still reign Uganda’s ministry of Water and Environment. Could these prob ...

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#106860
2016-01-15

CoP 21: The Start of a Long Journey

NEW DELHI, Jan 14 2016 (IPS) - The agreement reached in December, 2015 at the 21st Conference of the Parties under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is a major step forward in dealing with the challenge of climate change.

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