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#105055
2015-09-01

Obama pleads for Paris climate change deal

US President Barack Obama has called on world leaders to agree to cut carbon emissions at crucial talks in Paris later this year.

News Headlines
#105061
2015-09-01

Climate change brings cyclone risk to Persian Gulf, study warns

Shallow and warm waters of the Persian Gulf, where cyclones have never been recorded, might generate future storms that threaten cities such as Dubai

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#105063
2015-09-01

NASA to study Arctic climate change ecosystem impacts

As part of a broad effort to study the environmental and societal effects of climate change, NASA has begun a multi-year field campaign to investigate ecological impacts of the rapidly changing climate in Alaska and northwestern Canada, such as the thawing of permafrost, wildfires and changes to ...

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#105036
2015-08-31

Biofuels Are a Bad Way to Fight Climate Change

On the surface, biofuels sound like a great idea. Using waste biomass to generate power sounds like a win-win-win proposition: you generate power without incurring an environmental cost, and as a bonus the power is expected to be carbon neutral.

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#105040
2015-08-31

Obama to address climate change in historic visit to Alaska

With melting glaciers and rising seas as his backdrop, President Barack Obama will visit Alaska in the upcoming week to press for urgent global action to combat climate change, even as he carefully calibrates his message in a state heavily dependent on oil.

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#105041
2015-08-31

Climate Change Has Got The Earth In Hot Water

It is understandable that people discussing global warming focus on air temperatures. Lower atmospheric temperatures are shown on the news and weather reports every day. We walk around in the air. We breathe it in. We talk about how hot it’s been this summer, how warm last winter was, or how thi ...

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#105028
2015-08-28

Climate change legislation approaches pivotal showdown with oil industry

California Democrats’ push to curb emissions and promote clean energy would alter how the state does business and change the way residents live.

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#105030
2015-08-28

Nasa: sea levels rising as a result of human-caused climate change – video

Josh Willis of Nasa explains the space agency’s announcement that a long-term satellite imaging study has shown a dramatic rise in sea levels due to climate change. He says the findings that sea levels worldwide rose an average of nearly 3 inches (8 cm) since 1992 could indicate how strongly imp ...

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#104999
2015-08-27

As momentum builds for December climate talks in Paris, Ban looks ahead to ‘bold’ outcome

26 August 2015 – Commending France’s “exemplary leadership” on efforts to tackle climate change, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today affirmed that the international community is now at a stage where the final elements of the new climate agreement are being negotiated.

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#105002
2015-08-27

'Targeted punishments' against countries could tackle climate change

Targeted punishments could provide a path to international climate change cooperation, new research in game theory has found.

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#105006
2015-08-27

Farmers on four continents tell their climate change stories

From Cuzco to Andhra Pradesh, crop growers and livestock owners are feeling the impacts of shifting weather patterns

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#105008
2015-08-27

Interview With UN Climate Change Report Author: "Avarice Has Overcome Fear"

"In September, a few decades from now, our rich, colorful planet will display to a traveler in space only one white polar ice cap instead of two. There could hardly be a more portent symbol of what human beings are doing to our climate than the destruction of one of the Earth's ice caps."

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#105029
2015-08-27

Why Climate Change Could Make Hurricane Impact Worse

Hurricane Katrina surprised disaster preparedness authorities when it made landfall 10 years ago, leveling entire communities and killing more than 1,800 people. The storm caused more than $100 billion in damage, making it the costliest natural disaster in U.S. history. But for all the damage th ...

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#104986
2015-08-26

In France, Ban and President Hollande discuss global issues including upcoming Paris climate talks

25 August 2015 – In Paris today, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon met with the President of France, François Hollande, with whom he discussed a range of issues, including the climate change conference, which is due to start in December (COP-21) in the French capital, as well as the n ...

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#104988
2015-08-26

Climate change to kill off many of Australia’s cloud forest species

For over 40 million years, pockets of ancient rainforest have survived on the eastern coast of Australia, sheltering a bewildering array of plants and animal found nowhere else – many believed to be relicts of a bygone era.

News Headlines
#104995
2015-08-26

Why restoring degraded land is crucial to the climate

A new UN fund is aiming to cut emissions from bad land management and improve food, energy and water security

News Headlines
#104976
2015-08-25

Carbon credits undercut climate change actions says report

The vast majority of carbon credits generated by Russia and Ukraine did not represent cuts in emissions, according to a new study.

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#104977
2015-08-25

Climate profound impact on marine biodiversity

New research into the impact of climate change has found that warming oceans will cause profound changes in the global distribution of marine biodiversity.

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#104979
2015-08-25

Minnesota bog study turns up the heat on peat

Ten octagonal enclosures — each 12 metres across, 8 metres high and open to the sky — dot the US Forest Service’s Marcell Experimental Forest. Boardwalks wend their way around them, allowing scientists to walk above a pristine 8.1-hectare peat bog and get a close-up peek at Earth’s greenhouse fate.

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#104985
2015-08-25

Senior UN climate change official envisages ‘good agreement’ at upcoming Pairs conference

25 August 2015 – The climate change agreement world leaders are expected to sign in December “has to take us to a less than 2 degree global warming path because that is the ultimate test of the whole package that will come out of Paris,” according to Janos Pasztor, a senior United Nations offici ...

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#104965
2015-08-24

Climate Change Shrinking Uganda’s Lakes and Fish

KAMPALA, Aug 22 2015 (IPS) - Climate change is reducing the size of several species of fish on lakes in Uganda and its neighbouring East African countries, with a negative impact on the livelihoods of millions people who depend on fishing for food and income.

News Headlines
#104967
2015-08-24

Torrential rains, prolonged drought - climate change causing more extreme weather

Heavy rains in Europe, wildfires in California, desertification in North Africa: extreme weather is one way climate change influences our daily life. Humanity has to adapt - which will be difficult in certain places.

News Headlines
#104971
2015-08-24

Climate Change Is Pushing Earth's Boreal Forests Toward A 'Tipping Point'

Boreal forests, found in the sub-arctic regions of North America, Europe and Asia, make up nearly 30 percent of Earth’s total forest area. Experts now believe that these ecosystems are fast approaching a “tipping point” due to a rise in global temperatures caused by climate change.

News Headlines
#104948
2015-08-21

For trout fishermen, climate change will mean more driving time, less angling

When trying to explain the potential effects of climate change on plants, fish and wildlife, scientists usually resort to language that fails to convey the impact of warming. Now, a study clearly explains the impact of projected warming waters on wild brook trout in the eastern US for fishermen.

News Headlines
#104934
2015-08-20

More grasslands in Tibet could bring climate improvements

In the Arctic, enhanced vegetation growth amplifies global warming. On the Tibetan Plateau, however, the situation is the reverse. "The trend in Tibet is the opposite of what we are seeing in the Arctic," says an expert. "By restoring grasslands there, the climate can be improved -- both locally ...

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#104937
2015-08-20

EU calls for urgency in ‘seriously lagging’ Paris climate talks

EU’s top climate official warns that ‘painfully slow’ negotiations must be accelerated to seal a meaningful global emissions pact at Paris summit

News Headlines
#104940
2015-08-20

California drought: Climate change plays a role, study says. But how big?

A growing number of scientists have made the claim that climate change is at least partly responsible for California's crippling drought. Now researchers have estimated the extent to which humans are to blame: between 8% and 27%..

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#104942
2015-08-20

In climate change era, new idea for conservation takes shape

Conservation has long been about protecting communities of plants and animals where they are. But climate change is leading to a nascent form of conservation that embraces change and instead seeks to provide a thriving stage on which it can happen.

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#104892
2015-08-19

Worsening wind forecasts signal stormy times ahead for seabirds

Stronger winds forecast as a result of climate change could impact on populations of wild animals, by affecting how well they can feed, a study of seabirds suggests.

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#104896
2015-08-19

Islamic scholars, environmentalists call for action on climate change

Dozens of Muslim scholars and environmental activists have called on the international community to phase out the use of greenhouse gases by 2050. The declaration comes months ahead of a key UN climate summit in Paris.

News Headlines
#104878
2015-08-18

Coral reefs are 'likely to disappear from the Earth' despite climate change talks

Even if the talks in Paris are "wildly successful", Professor Peter F Sale says the future of the planet's coral reefs is bleak Coral reefs, as they existed half a century ago, will likely disappear from Earth even if climate change talks in December are "wildly successful", a distinguished prof ...

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#104881
2015-08-18

Cost of not acting on climate change $44 trillion: Citi

Up to $44 trillion could be going up in smoke if the world does not act on climate change, according to the latest piece of research from U.S. banking giant Citigroup.

News Headlines
#104864
2015-08-13

Costa's last stand: climate change could see tourists swap the Med for the Baltics

Drought and forest fires could mean Mediterranean resorts lose out to cooler climes and holidaymakers travelling outside peak season, report predicts

News Headlines
#104824
2015-08-11

Global warming threatens extinction for UK butterflies

Global warming could drive drought sensitive butterfly species to extinction in the UK by 2050, according to new research.

News Headlines
#104833
2015-08-11

An easy climate change win before Paris?

The Montreal Protocol is famous for being perhaps the most successful environmental treaty anywhere. It has assisted countries in phasing out CFCs and other ozone depleting substances (which are also very strong greenhouse gases). With current controls on track, the ozone hole is closing and w ...

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#104836
2015-08-11

Glacial meltwater in Antarctica nourishes feeding 'hot spots'

PALO ALTO, Calif., Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Rising temperatures and shrinking polar ice cpas are worrisome longterm trends for most species, including fish and marine mammals. But sea life also benefits tremendously from nutrients-rich runoff streaming off melting glaciers.

News Headlines
#104806
2015-08-10

Can cloud forests survive climate change

CAIRNS, Australia, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- A new study in Australia suggests plants unique to cloud forests are unlikely to survive the changes in high-altitude temperature and weather patterns brought on by climate change.

News Headlines
#104815
2015-08-10

The Forest Path to an Ambitious Climate Deal

Later this year, global leaders will make important decisions about some of the planet's toughest challenges. If the world wants a climate deal and new development agenda that's good for the economy, for the poor, and for businesses, the path forward needs to include forests.

News Headlines
#104796
2015-08-07

Visualizing Climate Change with Virtual Reality

As the years pass, and the reality of anthropogenic climate change has become widely accepted within the scientific community, most regular citizens still lack a sophisticated understanding of the scientific factors at play in global warming. Recognizing the need to communicate the severity of c ...

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#104797
2015-08-07

Before the century ends, it may be too hot to work outside

In 2009, global leaders agreed to try not to let the world warm more than 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial times. This is sometimes seen as a rule of thumb for keeping on the right side of climate change, within “safe” territory.

News Headlines
#104784
2015-08-06

Four unexpected 'upsides' of climate change

The science has been in for some time: Earth's climate is changing, and human activity has been making it worse.No big deal," the skeptics say, "we'll just adapt" -- like retooling a multi-trillion-dollar civilization to function in a climate paradigm it wasn't designed for is as simple as tossi ...

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#104785
2015-08-06

COP21 and decoding the economics of climate change

With just four months to go until international delegates descend upon Paris for the much-discussed United Nations climate conference, COP21, the stakes for shifting to a low-carbon economy are starting to come into focus.

News Headlines
#104771
2015-08-05

Climate change could make it hard for yellow perch to breed

The yellow perch living in Lake Erie have long faced challenges breeding after short, warm winters and some scientists believe that climate change could thus cause further problems for them.

News Headlines
#104754
2015-08-04

UN chief welcomes climate change plan unveiled by President Obama

3 August 2015 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the Clean Power Plan formally unveiled today by President Barack Obama, saying it shows the determination of the United States to address global warming while also saving money and growing the economy.

News Headlines
#104755
2015-08-04

Obama plan gives 'hope' for Paris deal

The UK government has welcomed President Obama's plan to cut greenhouse gases and boost clean power.

News Headlines
#104757
2015-08-04

Glaciers melting faster than ever

The World Glacier Monitoring Service, domiciled at the University of Zurich, has compiled worldwide data on glacier changes for more than 120 years.

News Headlines
#104730
2015-08-03

Nemo seems to thrive in waters warmed by climate change

Some fish seem to be capable of adapting rapidly to climate change. In fact, they might even thrive in the warmer oceans of the future, growing bigger and healthier than they can at present-day temperatures.

News Headlines
#104737
2015-08-03

Zimbabwe’s Climate Change Ambitions May be Too Tall

BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe , Aug 2 2015 (IPS) - With the U.N. Climate Change conference later this year in Paris fast approaching, Zimbabwe’s climate change commitments face the slow progress on an issue that continues to stalk other developing countries – climate finance.

News Headlines
#104738
2015-08-03

Obama's clean power plan hailed as US's strongest ever climate action

Hundreds of businesses including eBay and Nestle back federal rules to cut emissions and encourage a switch away from coal to renewable energy

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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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