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#108694
2016-05-24

Designing cities to combat climate change

Urban planners can take steps to reduce the heat cities may experience from climate change, but there would be other consequences and tradeoffs to consider, according to a study at Purdue University.

News Headlines
#108695
2016-05-24

Climate Change May Be as Hard on Lizards as on Polar Bears

In deserts around the world, creatures and plants are struggling as their habitats warm.Desert ecologist Cameron Barrows is a sand country cowboy. His white-brown beard and wide cotton hat deflect the brutal sun as he leads volunteers—citizen scientists—through Joshua Tree National Park.

News Headlines
#108682
2016-05-23

Down with guilt! There are much better ways to get people to act on climate change.

How do you get people to do something about climate change? For years, the answer to that has been: Get them to think about how it’s their fault. Because any human who happens to live in North America has taken advantage of central heating, combustion engines, mixmasters, monster truck rallies, etc.

News Headlines
#108668
2016-05-20

40 million Indians at risk from rising sea levels: UN report

It said that changes in settlement patterns, urbanisation and socio-economic status in Asia have increased exposure to climate extremes.

News Headlines
#108655
2016-05-19

A Precarious Fate for Climate Migrants in India

NEW DELHI, May 19 2016 (IPS) - After the sea swallowed up her home and family in the Bangladeshi coastal district of Bhola along the Bay of Bengal, farmer Sanjeela Sheikh was heartbroken. Stripped of all her belongings, her fields swamped and her loved ones dead, she contemplated suicide.

News Headlines
#108657
2016-05-19

Climate change could trigger 'tipping point' for East Antarctic Totten Glacier

The Totten Glacier in East Antarctica has an unstable area that could collapse and contribute to more than two metres of sea level rise beyond what is generally predicted if climate change remains unchecked, researchers say.

News Headlines
#108622
2016-05-17

Global warming will hit poorer countries hardest, research finds

New evidence that poorer countries will suffer the worst effects of climate change has shown that the number of hot days in tropical developing countries is likely to increase markedly as global warming takes hold.

News Headlines
#108625
2016-05-17

How Soil Microbes Fight Climate Change

Around the globe, 2016 has been a dusty year. Just this month, massive dust storms enveloped Guazhou County in China, engulfing five-story buildings

News Headlines
#108604
2016-05-16

Billion people face global flooding risk by 2060, charity warns

A British aid charity is warning that by 2060 more than a billion people worldwide will live in cities at risk of catastrophic flooding as a result of climate change.

News Headlines
#108605
2016-05-16

Shrinking bird pays the bill for Arctic warming

A migratory bird has shrunk in stature as temperatures warm at its Arctic breeding ground, according to research.

News Headlines
#108612
2016-05-16

UN climate talks in Bonn seek to turn Paris agreement into action

UN climate talks resume in Bonn on Monday, the first after the key Paris agreement last December. With the first four months of 2016 the hottest ever recorded, delegates are under pressure to push implementation.

News Headlines
#108613
2016-05-16

Paris climate agreement has ‘failed’ poor countries, report says

The international climate deal agreed in Paris has “failed to include meaningful mechanisms” to guarantee financial support for poorer countries adapting to global warming, according to a report by Oxfam.

News Headlines
#108614
2016-05-16

Minister ‘surprised’ at backlash over tweets stating climate change hurts women most

As Canada’s environment minister pushes forward plans to dramatically cut carbon emissions, she is lashing out at “gender climate deniers” who fail to acknowledge that in a warming world, women fare worse.

News Headlines
#108616
2016-05-16

Paris Agreement goals impossible without decisive action to protect forests rights

When indigenous rights are recognised and enforced, communities successfully manage their forests - and make crucial contributions to climate change mitigation.

News Headlines
#108592
2016-05-13

Study: How Climate Change Causes Shorebirds to Shrink

A team of international researchers from the Netherlands, France, Australia, Poland and Russia found that climate change is putting too much pressure to robin-sized migratory birds forcing them to alter their migratory timeframe and affecting their size.

News Headlines
#108582
2016-05-12

Raising Walls Against the Sea

DHAKA, Bangladesh, May 12 2016 (IPS) - Facing the bleak prospect of millions of its citizens being displaced in coming years due to storms and sea level rise caused by climate change, Bangladesh is building up existing coastal embankments in a bid to protect coastal lands and people.

News Headlines
#108583
2016-05-12

Fund Launched to Help Mountain People Face Climate Change Threat

UNITED NATIONS, May 11 2016 (IPS) - Jack Norton was on a glacier in northern India. A seemingly impenetrable fortress of sweeping ridges and towering walls of granite, capped by hanging glaciers. It seemed, he said, that nothing could touch it, nothing could beat it down.

News Headlines
#108586
2016-05-12

Climate change impact faced head on

Climate change is tipped to alter New Zealand's wines, shift crops and present new challenges for forestry and farming.

News Headlines
#108541
2016-05-11

UN climate science chief: it's not too late to avoid dangerous temperature rise

Hoesung Lee, head of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, voices hope in battle against 2C increase in warming but warns of ‘phenomenal’ costs

News Headlines
#108525
2016-05-10

Climate Change Leaves Kashmir’s Economy High and Dry

SRINAGAR, India, May 10 2016 (IPS) - Trudging barefoot on his two-acre piece of land, 57-year-old Mukhtar Ahmad has little hope of growing any crops this year due to the sudden dry spell that has struck Kashmir’s winter.

News Headlines
#108526
2016-05-10

Let’s Not Forget Disaster Risk as we Rush to Adapt to Climate Change

UNITED NATIONS, May 9 2016 (IPS) - Helping at-risk communities adapt to climate change impacts is an important part of the Paris Climate Change agreement, but adaptation will not be complete without considering disaster risk.

News Headlines
#108527
2016-05-10

Headlines 'exaggerated' climate link to sinking of Pacific islands

Report’s author says many media outlets have misinterpreted the science by conflating sea-level rise with climate change

News Headlines
#108531
2016-05-10

Five Pacific islands lost to rising seas as climate change hits

Six more islands have large swaths of land, and villages, washed into sea as coastline of Solomon Islands eroded and overwhelmed

News Headlines
#108510
2016-05-09

Climate Change for the Impatient: A Nuclear Mini Ice Age

Everyone has heard about climate change caused by fossil fuels, which threatens to raise Earth’s average surface temperature by about 3-5°C by the year 2100 unless we take major steps toward mitigation.

News Headlines
#108511
2016-05-09

PM resolves to keep climate change on the front burner

In sharing his experience while at the recent US Caribbean Central American Energy Summit in Washington, DC, Prime Minister Andrew Holness said issues of climate change and the environment will have to be taken more seriously if the country is to see real development.

News Headlines
#108512
2016-05-09

Isle de Jean Charles: climate change submerges US island

Isle de Jean Charles is a coastal island near the mouth of the Mississippi in Louisiana. Climate change is causing the island to vanish under the waves and so residents are getting ready to move to higher ground.

News Headlines
#108513
2016-05-09

Let’s Not Forget Disaster Risk as we Rush to Adapt to Climate Change

Helping at-risk communities adapt to climate change impacts is an important part of the Paris Climate Change agreement, but adaptation will not be complete without considering disaster risk.

News Headlines
#108497
2016-05-06

Adventurers document High Arctic trek to teach about climate change

A University of Minnesota professor and his team endured whiteouts and snow flurries as they trekked through the High Arctic to document how communities are finding solutions in the face of climate change.

News Headlines
#108498
2016-05-06

Deep sea microbes may be key to oceans’ climate change feedback

Microbe populations make up 11-31% of living matter in the ocean seabed, but decline significantly as oceans warm

News Headlines
#108499
2016-05-06

The Oldest Species May Win in the Race to Survive Climate Change

Cane toads and sea lions don’t have much in common, but they do have one big similarity: they’ve been on Earth a long time, and will probably be around quite a while longer.

News Headlines
#108500
2016-05-06

India to fight climate change with 'dwarf cows that rarely break wind'

Standing less than three feet tall, the Vechur “dwarf” cow of Kerala is officially the smallest bovine in the world.

News Headlines
#108475
2016-05-05

As global temperatures rise, children must be central climate change debates

Forecasts suggest that by 2050, the world could see 200 million environmental migrants, many of whom would be children. And yet, children are largely left out of discussions about appropriate responses to climate change, according to a new article.

News Headlines
#108476
2016-05-05

Did climate change contribute to the Fort McMurray fire?

Experts say forest fires are more frequent, and more intense, due to climate change

News Headlines
#108477
2016-05-05

How to talk about climate change so people will act

Framing the issue of climate change collectively is more effective than emphasis on personal responsibility, finds a new study.

News Headlines
#108481
2016-05-05

Nunavut turns to tech to help residents prepare for climate change

One of the snowiest Aprils in Iqaluit's history was quickly replaced by an unusual warm spell, something Nunavummiut should expect to see more often.

News Headlines
#108487
2016-05-05

Climate change is corroding our values, says Naomi Klein

The need for fossil fuels is destroying regions and communities, causing war and famine in the process, argues the activist and author

News Headlines
#108488
2016-05-05

At climate summit in Washington, UN officials call to take action ‘to the next level’

5 May 2016 – Recalling that just two weeks ago, 175 countries came to the United Nations to sign the historic Paris Agreement on climate change, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today said it is time to take climate action to the next level.

News Headlines
#108442
2016-05-02

How will rising temperatures affect the world's workers?

A new UN report suggests that, as global surface temperatures continue to rise, outdoor workers will face greater challenges.

News Headlines
#108445
2016-05-02

Zimbabwe: Climate Change to Cause 38 Percent Decline in Agric Income

FARM incomes in Zimbabwe are expected to decline by as much as 38 percent by 2050, as temperatures soar 3,4 percent in what would be an unprecedented catastrophe for agriculture, according to a new study.

News Headlines
#108428
2016-04-29

B.C. researchers collect indigenous data to fill climate change data gaps

Canadian scientists have collected stories from more than 90,000 people whose traditional ways of life rely on nature, in an effort to capture signs of climate change where weather stations are absent.

News Headlines
#108429
2016-04-29

Will Moose Thrive or Die Because of Climate Change?

The animals are expanding northward as the Arctic heats up, yet new diseases of a warmer world are taking a toll

News Headlines
#108433
2016-04-29

Climate to inspire exodus from Middle East, North Africa in coming decades

MAINZ, Germany, May 2 (UPI) -- Temperature and sea level aren't the only things expected to rise as a result of climate change. As heat becomes more extreme in some parts of the world, scientists expect a significant rise in the number of climate refugees.

News Headlines
#108410
2016-04-28

G-77 Should Adopt South-South Climate Change Program of Action: Ambassador Djoghlaf

UNITED NATIONS, Apr 26 2016 (IPS) - The 134 members of the Group of 77 and China (G-77) made their mark on the Paris Climate Change Agreement and should now adopt a program of action to implement it, Ambassador Ahmed Djoghlaf told IPS in a recent interview.

News Headlines
#108415
2016-04-28

Deep-sea biodiversity impacted by climate change's triple threat

A new study found that vulnerability of deep-sea biodiversity to climate change's triple threat -- rising water temperatures, and decreased oxygen, and pH levels -- is not uniform across the world's oceans.

News Headlines
#108405
2016-04-27

Model predicts how forests will respond to climate change

Using a new model, researchers predict that many forests across the US are ill-suited to withstand drought conditions likely to face the country in the coming century.

News Headlines
#108380
2016-04-26

Bear dung helps Japanese cherry trees survive climate change

Bears help Japanese cherry trees flee rising temperatures by giving their seeds a lift uphill inside their guts.

News Headlines
#108387
2016-04-26

What makes us care about climate change?

It's been argued that how much we know about climate change is unrelated to how much we care about addressing it.

News Headlines
#108390
2016-04-26

Paris deal is signed and sealed. Now it’s time to deliver

Last year, the Paris climate talks rightly drew enormous scrutiny as the world’s leaders once again hammered out a deal to try and halt the creeping disaster that is climate change.

News Headlines
#108368
2016-04-25

‘Today is an historic day,’ says Ban, as 175 countries sign Paris climate accord

22 April 2016 – As 175 world leaders signed the Paris Agreement at United Nations Headquarters today, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said the next critical step is to ensure that the landmark accord for global action on climate change enters into force as soon as possible.

News Headlines
#108369
2016-04-25

‘We are in a race against time,’ says Ban, as leaders sign landmark Paris climate accord

22 April 2016 – With their signatures of the landmark Paris climate accord, “governments made a covenant with the future,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said at the end of a United Nations ceremony that saw the largest single-day turn-out for such an event, and which puts the world on a path tow ...

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