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#109243
2016-07-22

New research gleans climate change insight from lizard genome

Using genomic data from three lizard species, researchers gleaned insights not available before on the impact of climate change on the distribution of animal populations in South American forests. The findings improve ways of modeling the distribution of biodiversity in the past and future.

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#109245
2016-07-22

Sponge City: Berlin plans for a hotter climate

Heat waves and rainstorms will become common in northern Germany as climate change deepens. Experts envision heat- and flood-proofing the city of Berlin by making it into an "urban sponge," with green roofs and wetlands.

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#109249
2016-07-22

Russian wildfires put key climate change resource at risk

MOSCOW – Russia’s practice of leaving massive wildfires to burn out of control in sprawling stretches of Siberia puts at risk a key global resource for absorbing climate-warming emissions: its trees.

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#109251
2016-07-22

Global warming may affect Bhutan’s biodiversity, impact India

Slow-melting of glaciers due to global warming may cause huge floods in Bhutan in the future and result in loss of keystone species which may encourage probable animal poachers to hunt in this country, Indian researchers say.

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#109230
2016-07-21

Trees contribute to reducing carbon footprints even after being cut down – UN report

20 July 2016 – Trees contribute to reducing carbon footprints even after being cut down – UN report

News Headlines
#109231
2016-07-21

UN chief invites leaders to fast-track ratification of Paris climate deal

20 July 2016 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is urging world leaders to ratify the Paris Agreement on climate change and speed up the process to restrict greenhouse gas emissions.

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#109240
2016-07-21

2016 on pace to be hottest year ever as climate change trends reach ‘new climax’– UN

21 July 2016 – Global temperatures for the first six months of this year reached new highs, setting 2016 on track to be the hottest-ever on record, the United Nations weather agency said today.

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#109213
2016-07-20

Study role of climate change in extreme threats to water quality

With concerns about climate 'extremes' growing1, water is often the focus — either too much or too little. That is no coincidence: climate and the hydrological cycle are tightly coupled, and water is essential to ecosystems and societies. But it is not just the quantity of water that matters. So ...

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#109203
2016-07-19

Philippines won't honour UN climate deal, says president

The Philippines will not honour commitments it made under the Paris climate change deal, president Rodrigo Duterte has said in a speech.

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#109183
2016-07-18

UN criticises UK and Germany for betraying Paris climate deal

Ban Ki-moon’s climate change envoy has accused the UK and Germany of backtracking on the spirit of the Paris climate deal by financing the fossil fuel industry through subsidies.

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#109170
2016-07-15

Climate pledges set to fail

Global temperatures are set to rise by three degrees Celsius by 2100, despite government commitments to curb climate change signed last December, a study reveals.

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#109164
2016-07-14

West African Coastal Towns Swallowed by Ocean

GRAND-LAHOU, IVORY COAST— Rising sea levels and coastal erosion are threatening the homes and livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of people across West Africa. Grand-Lahou, an Ivorian tourist destination, is slowly being washed away.

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#109153
2016-07-13

Green Climate Fund Backs Key UN-Supported Climate Action

Four projects supported by UN Development Programme to receive more than US$ 100 million for climate action.

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#109136
2016-07-12

Climate change: Advisers warn of climate change domino effect

Climate change could have a domino effect on key infrastructure in the UK, government advisers have warned.

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#109137
2016-07-12

Clouds get high on climate change

Clouds are moving up, up and away. An analysis of satellite data has found that, since the early 1980s, clouds have shifted towards Earth’s poles and cloud tops have extended higher into the atmosphere.

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#109124
2016-07-11

Massive mangrove die-off on Gulf of Carpentaria worst in the world, says expert

Climate change and El Niño the culprits, says Norm Duke, an expert in mangrove ecology, after seeing 7,000ha of dead mangroves over 700km

News Headlines
#109107
2016-07-08

Frogs that can take the heat expected to fare better in a changing world

Climate change may outpace deforestation as habitat threat in tropics

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#109095
2016-07-06

UN hails ambitious Canada-Mexico-US partnership to fight climate change

4 July 2016 – The head of the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) today hailed as “a major breakthrough” a recent announcement by Canada, Mexico and the United States that they will take sweeping action to achieve 50 per cent clean power generation by 2025 and cooperate on ...

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#109087
2016-07-05

Climate change: the missing issue of the 2016 campaign

The race for the White House is failing to grapple with the key issues of the day, especially the urgent need to combat climate change before atmospheric changes become irreversible, a slice of the American electorate believes.

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#109088
2016-07-05

Why climate change is an education issue

NEW YORK – Climate change affects us all, but we still are not acting as quickly as we should to address its causes, mitigate the damage and adapt to its effects.

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#109089
2016-07-05

Climate Change Could Alter Interactions Among Species

From plants and crustaceans to birds and mammals, species across the food chain in the United Kingdom are shifting how they respond to seasonal changes, and British researchers say climate change is a major reason why.

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#109077
2016-07-04

Germany pledges support for developing countries at Petersberg climate meeting

Germany says developing countries need more help to meet the climate change targets agreed to in Paris. The government is presenting a new support initiative at a two-day climate meeting in Berlin.

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#109058
2016-06-30

Climate change: UK backs world-leading climate target

The UK government has set a world-leading climate change target up to the early 2030s.

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#109062
2016-06-30

Climate change is disrupting seasonal behaviour of Britain's wildlife

Global warming is causing breeding and migration cycles of related plants and animals to fall out of sync with potential impacts on entire ecosystems, research shows

News Headlines
#109045
2016-06-29

Cameron urged to ratify climate deal before quitting as PM

Prime Minister David Cameron has been urged to ratify the Paris climate agreement before leaving office.

News Headlines
#109047
2016-06-29

Leaving EU will make it harder for UK to tackle climate change, says minister

Climate and energy secretary says while decision to leave will make UK’s role harder, the government’s commitment remains the same

News Headlines
#109048
2016-06-29

Surviving Climate Change in Southeast Asia Will Require New and Ancient Technologies

Keo Yeun nods at the two metal rods, then at a small hole nearby, full of brown water. “It’s not magic,” he says, shrugging. “I’m experimenting with water, to survive.”

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#109038
2016-06-28

Universal support needed to tackle global warming, UN climate chief says

Private sector needs to work in Africa, Asia and Latin America to drive down carbon emissions, Christiana Figueres to tell business and climate summit

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#109041
2016-06-28

As peatlands dry out from climate change, wildfire risk increases

Peatlands are one of the staples of the boreal forest that sweeps across Canada. The 185 billion tonnes of mossy wetlands across the country can act as firebreaks, literally dampening the flames as they move across the landscape.

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#109008
2016-06-27

Make climate-change assessments more relevant

With the ink just dry on the Paris climate agreement, policymakers want to know how they can act most effectively.

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#108996
2016-06-23

Cities forge world's largest alliance to curb climate change

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Cities in six continents joined up to form the world's largest alliance to combat climate change on Wednesday, a move intended to help making ground-level changes to slow global warming.

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#108972
2016-06-22

Caribbean region must boost efforts to prepare for increased drought – UN report

22 June 2016 – Climate change is expected to increase the intensity and frequency of droughts in the Caribbean, so countries in the region must enhance their capabilities to deal with this and other extreme weather-related challenges to ensure food security and hunger eradication, the United Nat ...

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#108946
2016-06-21

New crop varieties 'can't keep up with global warming'

Crops yields around the world could fall within a decade unless action is taken to speed up the introduction of new varieties.

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#108951
2016-06-21

Asia’s Rising Prosperity, Climate Change Taking Toll on Food Security

MANILA, Jun 21 2016 (IPS) - Asia’s economic growth over the last decade has been relentless, bringing with it a rising population and an influx of people from the countryside to the cities in search of prosperity. These trends are not expected to abate.

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#108952
2016-06-21

Maldives urges rich countries to rapidly ratify Paris climate agreement

Environment and energy minister of small island state, one of the countries most at risk of global warming impacts, says ‘no time to waste’ on Paris deal

News Headlines
#108937
2016-06-20

Crop breeding is not keeping pace with climate change

Crop yields will fall within the next decade due to climate change unless immediate action is taken to speed up the introduction of new and improved varieties, experts have warned.

News Headlines
#108938
2016-06-20

Obama Warns Climate Change 'Biggest Threat' to National Parks

Climate change is likely the single most significant threat to the world's natural resources, including America's national parks, according to U.S. President Barack Obama.

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#108926
2016-06-17

Canada's eastern boreal forest could thrive with climate change, study suggests

Here's some good news for the animals that live in Eastern Canada's boreal forest and the forestry industry that operates there — the trees that dominate the boreal forest can do just fine in the warmer, drier temperatures expected with global climate change.

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#108909
2016-06-16

Race to save hidden treasures under threat from climate change

Thousands of ancient treasures that have been unearthed by climate change could soon be lost to humankind forever, as they are eroded by weathering and eaten by pests. The crisis is so extreme that some archaeologists are urging colleagues to abandon their current field sites and focus instead o ...

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#108910
2016-06-16

Will Our Politicians Now Take Climate Change Seriously?

Western governments may be dithering over taking action over climate change, but their defence chiefs think differently – at least regarding changing weapons systems to suit rising world temperatures.

News Headlines
#108911
2016-06-16

700-year-old West African soil technique could help mitigate climate change

A farming technique practised for centuries by villagers in West Africa, which converts nutrient-poor rainforest soil into fertile farmland, could be the answer to mitigating climate change and revolutionising farming across Africa.

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#108894
2016-06-15

Eastern US needs 'connectivity' to help species escape climate change

For plants and animals fleeing rising temperatures, varying precipitation patterns and other effects of climate change, the eastern United States will need improved 'climate connectivity' for these species to have a better shot at survival.

News Headlines
#108899
2016-06-15

France becomes first major nation to ratify UN climate deal

President François Hollande on Wednesday finalised ratification of the Paris climate accord reached in December 2015, making France the first industrialised country to do so.

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#108876
2016-06-10

Paris floods made almost twice as likely by climate change, say scientists

The Paris floods, that saw extreme rainfall swell the river Seine to its highest level in decades, were made almost twice as likely because of the manmade emissions driving global warming, scientists have found.

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#108877
2016-06-10

Scientists turn chief global warming gas into harmless stone

Scientists have a found a quick way — but not a cheap one — to turn heat-trapping carbon dioxide gas into harmless rock.

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#108883
2016-06-10

Drones help measure impact of climate change on Bering Sea

At the end of May, two 20-foot-tall orange autonomous sailing vessels, each with a vertical carbon-fiber wing, were set loose in the Bering Sea from a dock in Dutch Harbor, Alaska.

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#108864
2016-06-09

Changing weather patterns threaten grassland sparrows

Two of North America's declining grassland songbirds may be particularly vulnerable to altered weather patterns caused by climate change, according to new research in The Condor: Ornithological Applications.

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#108867
2016-06-09

Nasa to map coral reefs from the air to show impact of climate change

Scientists hope large-scale maps will offer new insight into effects of warming and pollution as previous studies have almost always been done up close in the water

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#108871
2016-06-09

Climate change and Pacific food systems: navigating a perfect storm

This World Oceans Day, we must remember one of the most important things the Ocean offers us: food and sustenance.

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#108841
2016-06-07

How climate change threatens panda conservation

NEW YORK: Pandas do not like it hot and rising temperatures can also put pressure on their food supply by eliminating vast amounts of bamboo plants, researchers say.

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