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#109768
2016-08-31

High seas fisheries management could recoup losses due to climate change

Closing the high seas to fishing could increase fish catches in coastal waters by 10 per cent, helping people, especially the most vulnerable, cope with the expected losses of fish due to climate change, new UBC research finds.

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#109769
2016-08-31

Central American Farmers Save Together to Cope With Climate Change

For Maria Francisca Ortiz, the drought that has gripped Honduras and decimated her last two harvests of beans and maize is the worst she can remember.

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#109770
2016-08-31

Strengthening Semarang’s Climate Change Solutions: Collaboration, key to enhance resilience

Semarang, INDONESIA—Achmad fishes for a living from his home in Tapak Village. But lately, ensuring a healthy supply of fish requires a very different skill: dredging his fishing pond.

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#109740
2016-08-30

Amazon forests: Biodiversity can help mitigate climate risks

A forest with greater diversity of plants can better adjust to climatic stress. Now for the first time, a team of scientists can show this in computer simulations of the Amazon region by accounting for its amazing diversity of trees.

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#109742
2016-08-30

Drought Deals Harsh Blow to Cameroon’s Cocoa Farmers

KONYE, Cameroon, Aug 28 2016 (IPS) - Tanchenow Daniel fears he will lose more than half a tonne of his cocoa yield during the next harvest at the end of this month.

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#109745
2016-08-30

Where Will the Animals Go as Climate Changes?

The natural world is under siege by climate change. Rising temperatures are pushing plants and animals outside their current range.

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#109736
2016-08-29

Climate change predicted to halve coffee-growing area that supports 120m people

Climate change is going to halve the area suitable for coffee production and impact the livelihoods of more than 120 million of the world’s poorest people who rely on the coffee economy, according to a new report by the Climate Institute, commissioned by Fairtrade Australia & New Zealand.

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#109737
2016-08-29

Millennials & Future Generations Will Bear Cost of Climate Change

Millennials and future generations will bear severe future financial costs if climate change goes unchecked, according to a new report. Analysis from the Demos and NextGen co-authored report, The Price Tag of Being Young: Climate Change and Millennials’ Economic Future, said millennials would lo ...

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#109738
2016-08-29

New UN S-G Must Realize That Climate Change Threatens Our World

The task facing the next United Nations Secretary-General will not be an easy one. The world seems to be teetering on the edge of multiple, interconnected crises including conflict in Syria, tensions around Ukraine, and disputes over water and land resource issues. All of this at a time when we ...

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#109727
2016-08-26

Arctic Study Reveals World's Worst Mass Extinction Due to Global Warming

A study reveals that the world's last mass extinction happened because of global warming. This mass extinction, called the Great Dying Event, saw the demise of 96 percent of marine species and 70 percent of terrestrial life.

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#109732
2016-08-26

Beans: A mighty tool in the fight for food security

Pulse seeds are going to be crucial to our global fight for food security, particularly in the face of climate change.

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#109706
2016-08-25

Hay fever from ragweed pollen could double due to climate change

Climate change could cause new hay fever misery for millions of people across Europe -- according to a new report from the University of East Anglia in collaboration with several European institutes.

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#109712
2016-08-25

Seals help show how melting ice shelves in East Antarctica affect deep ocean

A group of elephant seals in Antarctica has helped show how freshwater from melting ice shelves affects a key part of the engine that drives the circulation of the world's oceans.

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#109713
2016-08-25

Germany's organic vineyards hit by climate change

Going organic can make vineyards more resilient to climate change. But this summer, warm, wet weather in Germany has brought an infection farmers say they cannot effectively fight without synthetic chemicals.

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#109714
2016-08-25

Ancient carbon seeping from permafrost could set off climate-change bomb

Researchers have confirmed the widespread release of ancient carbon from melting Arctic permafrost in what could be the lit fuse on a climate-change bomb.

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#109717
2016-08-25

Human-induced climate change began earlier than previously thought

Continents and oceans in the northern hemisphere began to warm with industrial-era fossil fuel emissions nearly 200 years ago, pushing back the origins of human-induced climate change to the mid-19th century.

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#109695
2016-08-24

How the National Park Service Is Planning for Climate Change

Five years ago, just after archaeologist Marcy Rockman joined the National Park Service’s new climate change response program, the GOP-controlled Congress slashed its budget by 70 percent.

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#109681
2016-08-23

Climate change a significant threat to public health, CMA members hear

Climate change is the “greatest global health threat of the 21st century,” so it is incumbent that physicians take a stand to protect their patients, one of the world’s leading human-rights advocates says.

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#109662
2016-08-22
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#109665
2016-08-22

Climate change will mean the end of national parks as we know them

As the National Parks Service turns 100 this week, we look at how receding ice, extreme heat and acidifying oceans are transforming America’s landscapes, and guardians of national parks face the herculean task of stopping it

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#109645
2016-08-19

Pacific sea level predicts global temperature changes

Sea level changes in the Pacific Ocean can be used to estimate future global surface temperatures, according to a new paper.

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#109652
2016-08-19

Climate-smart farming can ease the Earth's environmental deficits

Farmland expansion is responsible for over 90 percent of global deforestation and degradation, while agriculture, forestry and other land uses contribute up to 24 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions.

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#109655
2016-08-19

Rising sea levels may help select coral reefs

PERTH, Australia, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Though the factors triggering rising seas may be harming the planet's marine species, more ocean water isn't necessarily a bad thing. New research suggests for some coral reef systems it may be beneficial.

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#109623
2016-08-18

INTERVIEW: 'Climate change is really about the wellbeing of people'

17 August 2016 – UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appointed Patricia Espinosa as the new Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in May this year.

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#109629
2016-08-18

IPCC tackles 1.5 degree Celsius climate target

Climate experts are meeting in Geneva to consider how to keep to the warming limits agreed last year in Paris. But with the planet breaking temperature records, scientists warn we may soon overshoot the target.

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#109631
2016-08-18

Alaskan village votes in favour of relocating due to climate change

A tiny Alaskan village has voted to abandon their ancestral home to the rising seas, becoming possibly the first settlement in the United States forced to relocate due to climate change.

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#109617
2016-08-17

Climate change may cause rethink for Ningaloo protection

A new study of the World Heritage-listed Ningaloo Marine Park has found that further protection may be needed to shield the reef against the impacts of climate change.

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#109602
2016-08-16

Alaskan native community will vote to stay or relocate due to climate change

The Native village of Shishmaref in western Alaska will face a vote on Tuesday, deciding whether they wish to stay where they have lived for generations or to relocate in an effort to escape the effects of climate change. The barrier island village is finding it harder and harder to hunt for foo ...

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#109606
2016-08-16

Global climate is spinning out of control - but now, we have the technology!

A host of innovations in energy technology means that a carbon-free energy future is not just possible, but affordable. The first of the three paradigm shifts required to transform the climate change outlook is in place.

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#109594
2016-08-15

'The blob': how marine heatwaves are causing unprecedented climate chaos

First seabirds started falling out of the sky, washing up on beaches from California to Canada.Then emaciated and dehydrated sea lion pups began showing up, stranded and on the brink of death.

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#109556
2016-08-11

Overshadowed by climate change

Climate change is a ubiquitous threat to species around world. But research by Australian scientists shows that some older, familiar enemies of biodiversity shouldn't be forgotten.

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#109558
2016-08-11

Climate Change Is Not The ‘Biggest Killer’ Of Biodiversity

Global climate change, including sea-level rise, drought and extreme heat, is no doubt taking a toll on our planet ― but it’s far from the biggest threat humans have imposed on Earth’s plant and animal species.

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#109523
2016-08-10

Volcanic eruptions can 'mask the true effects of climate change'

Recent reports that suggest sea levels aren't rising as fast as expected – and may even be dropping – could be inaccurate, according to new research.

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#109525
2016-08-10

Climate scientists make a bold prediction about sea level rise

One of the great things about science is that it allows you to make predictions. Three top climate scientists just made a very bold prediction regarding sea level rise; we should know in a few years if they are correct.

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#109505
2016-08-09

World’s longest lake is being depleted of life as waters warm

Loss of biodiversity in Lake Tanganyika, Africa’s oldest and deepest lake, has been driven by 500 years of sustained climate warming, a study of core sediments has found.

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#109490
2016-08-08

More than 60% of Maldives' coral reefs hit by bleaching

Scientific survey found all reefs had been affected by high sea surface temperatures, with up to 90% of coral colonies bleached in some areas

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#109491
2016-08-08

In Olympics opening ceremony, Brazil goes big on climate change

In primetime, with the world watching, Brazil showed a video focused on the problem of global warming and climate change. The video, narrated by Academy Award-winning actor Judi Dench, included maps and graphics showing how rapidly the earth’s temperature has spiked over time, how drastically th ...

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#109494
2016-08-08

Many Countries Will Need Help Adapting to Climate Change

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported last week that global temperatures last year were the highest on record — and that this year is likely to be hotter still. That is a powerful reason for rich countries to begin making good on their promises to help low-lying island nat ...

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#109472
2016-08-05

UN agency: Climate change a threat to basis of food security in Caribbean

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (CMC) — Two United Nations agencies and an inter-governmental organisation have warned that climate change threatens agriculture, which is the basis of food security in Latin America and the Caribbean.

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#109449
2016-08-04

How climate change fuels conflict

With temperatures soaring and drought increasing, many in Africa are losing their livelihoods. They are looking for other ways to survive, in some cases by turning to groups like Boko Haram.

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#109450
2016-08-04

Reinventing French fizz in face of climate change

France's Champagne country has little to celebrate as global warming threatens to wreak havoc on production, forcing winegrowers to take a sober look at their future.

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#109451
2016-08-04

Climate change—not humans—killed giant camels and sloths in South America

Humans and climate change were long the prime suspects in the disappearance of South America’s large mammals, which took place after the last glacial period, about 15,000 years ago. But a new study finds that humans may be off the hook―at least in the high Andes of Peru. The study suggests the e ...

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#109458
2016-08-04

5 Key Takeaways From Alarming New Climate Report

An annual report that is sometimes called the planet's "physical" finds that 2015 was the warmest year since at least the mid to late 19th century. The year also marked several other milestones, from a record carbon concentration to an unusual number of tropical storms.

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#109459
2016-08-04

Cities rush to measure climate footprint after Paris deal

The number of cities reporting on their efforts to tackle global warming has risen 70 percent to 533 around the world since the adoption of the Paris climate change agreement in 2015, the group collecting the data said

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#109408
2016-08-03

Climate change set to increase turbulence and make it difficult for flights to take off, UN warns

Climate change will have “severe consequences” for planes trying to take off and increase the chance of in-flight turbulence, icing up incidents and engine-threatening dust storms – but there is no reason to “panic” just now, the United Nations’ air travel agency has said.

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#109409
2016-08-03

The climate crisis is already here – but no one’s telling us

What is salient is not important. What is important is not salient. The media turns us away from the issues that will determine the course of our lives, and towards topics of brain-melting irrelevance.

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#109410
2016-08-03

From heat domes to rain bombs, climate change is changing how we talk about weather

Let’s face it: We actually like talking about the weather. Whether we’re languishing in record-breaking heat or bundling up to face a cold snap, we bond over whatever misery the skies throw at us. And the list of meteorological marvels we encounter just keeps on growing.

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#109411
2016-08-03

Agriculture in 115 Indian districts most at risk from climate change

As floods ravage eastern and northern India, agriculture in 115 districts across 15 states is "highly vulnerable" to climate change, according to a study published in the Indian Academy of Science journal Current Science.

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#109412
2016-08-03

Some fish tackle ocean global warming by pretending it's night

Some fish may cope with the changing chemistry of the oceans linked to global warming by permanently setting their body defenses to night-time levels, the time of day when they find sea water least hospitable, a study said on Monday.

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#109420
2016-08-03

Land and sea warmest in 2015 : 'State of the Climate' report

Last year was the warmest year on record for land and sea, partly because seasonal El Nino climate patterns prevailed year-round, and melting ice pushed sea levels to the highest ever, a study based on the work of more than 450 scientists worldwide confirmed on Tuesday.

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