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News Headlines
#111217
2016-12-03

Climate scientists condemn article claiming global temperatures are falling

A Republican-led panel promoted a misleading tabloid story alleging earth may not be warming, relying on data that leaves out important points of context

News Headlines
#111206
2016-12-02

Climate change will drive stronger, smaller storms in U.S., new modeling approach forecasts

The effects of climate change will likely cause smaller but stronger storms in the United States, according to a new framework for modeling storm behavior.

News Headlines
#111208
2016-12-02

Quitting UN climate change body could be Trump's quickest exit from Paris deal

Lawyer on president-elect’s transition team says leaving UNFCCC is ‘most practical way’ way to quit agreement, a process that normally takes four years

News Headlines
#111174
2016-12-01

Earth warming to climate tipping point, warns study

A warmer world will release vast volumes of carbon into the atmosphere, potentially triggering dangerous climate change, scientists warn.

News Headlines
#111178
2016-12-01

Climate Change Could Turn Britain Into a Major Wine Producer

Global warming has helped wine production in France—but that will change

News Headlines
#111179
2016-12-01

Vietnam faces dilemma on forests as climate change threatens coffee crops

Vietnam is the world’s largest producer of Coffea canephora, or Robusta coffee, which is mainly used to make instant coffee and other lower-quality products

News Headlines
#111163
2016-11-30

Four ways our forests must be part of the climate conversation

Forest landscapes and agricultural areas can absorb emissions like a sponge. They take carbon dioxide from the air through photosynthesis, and store it in wood and in the soils. Discussions about action against climate change has focused on rebuilding our energy infrastructure towards a 100% ren ...

News Headlines
#111167
2016-11-30

How to Talk About Climate Change So Anyone Will Listen

Here’s a very 2016 dilemma: On the one hand, as so many of us have learned over this past election cycle (and then re-learned in earnest over Thanksgiving), having political conversations with friends and family can be its own unique kind of painful. But on the other hand, some issues are just t ...

News Headlines
#111144
2016-11-29

Pope calls on world leaders to act swiftly on climate change pact

Pope Francis urged national leaders on Monday to implement global environmental agreements without delay, a message that looked to be squarely aimed at U.S. President-elect Donald Trump.

News Headlines
#111145
2016-11-29

California sets its sights on cows in effort to combat climate change

California is taking its fight against global warming to the farm. The nation's leading agricultural state is now targeting greenhouse gases produced by dairy cows and other livestock.

News Headlines
#111150
2016-11-29

Indonesia shifts emissions-reduction burden from energy to forestry sector

JAKARTA – Ahead of the recent UN climate summit in the Moroccan capital of Marrakesh, Indonesia shifted the burden for cutting its greenhouse gas emissions from its energy sector to its forestry sector, further solidifying the archipelago nation’s dependency on fossil fuels in the coming years.

News Headlines
#111124
2016-11-28

To meet the Paris Agreement, northern leaders should commit to paying for forest protection

The only way for northern countries to halt deforestation in the South is to make sure land owners are paid more than it costs them to conserve the forest. However, there is a fundamental contradiction in this policy, according to new research published in the Journal of Economic Theory.

News Headlines
#111125
2016-11-28

How Warming Is Threatening The Genetic Diversity of Species

Research on stoneflies in Glacier National Park indicates that global warming is reducing the genetic diversity of some species, compromising their ability to evolve as conditions change.

News Headlines
#111127
2016-11-28

Deep sea corals under threat from climate change: Study

LONDON: North Atlantic coral populations - which support a variety of sea life - are under threat from climate change, according to scientists who have warned that changing winter weather conditions may upset fragile marine ecosystems. .

News Headlines
#111128
2016-11-28

Climate change 'threatens Thai fight against illegal fishing'

Climate change threatens to undermine Thailand's efforts to combat illegal fishing and avoid a potential European Union ban on exports by the multi-billion dollar seafood industry, environmental groups say.

News Headlines
#111129
2016-11-28

After 5-year study, scientists say unchecked Arctic melting may bring irreversible change

If the Greenland Ice Sheet melts away, global sea levels would rise by about 25 feet, the report warns.

News Headlines
#111130
2016-11-28

Shrinking glaciers cause state-of-emergency drought in Bolivia

The government of Bolivia, a landlocked country in the heart of South America, has been forced to declare a state of emergency as it faces its worst drought for at least 25 years.

News Headlines
#111096
2016-11-25

Arctic ice melt could trigger uncontrollable climate change at global level

Arctic scientists have warned that the increasingly rapid melting of the ice cap risks triggering 19 “tipping points” in the region that could have catastrophic consequences around the globe.

News Headlines
#111097
2016-11-25

Food security in the face of climate change: Impossible without water

Development agencies must use the momentum from COP22 to prioritise water infrastructure projects and help mitigate the effects of climate change and extreme weather events in Africa, write Elke Herrfahrdt-Pähle and Waltina Scheumann.

News Headlines
#111098
2016-11-25

Africa’s Smallholder Farmers Among the Most Hurt by Climate Change

Experts use many numbers when talking about climate change. However, rising temparatures, the resulting crop failure, and the consequent loss of livelihoods and destitution of millions of households are this year’s most important and urgent developments for millions of smallholder farmers across ...

News Headlines
#111109
2016-11-25

Overheated Arctic sign of climate change 'vicious circle'

Freakishly high temperatures in the Arctic driven by heat-packed oceans and northward winds have been reinforced by a "vicious circle" of climate change, scientists said Thursday.

News Headlines
#111049
2016-11-24

It's not hot air - putting climate change on the radar

National body Federated Farmers has shifted its stance on climate change after its annual meeting in June, its Whanganui meat and fibre chairman Tim Matthews says.

News Headlines
#111052
2016-11-24

Endangered Australasian marsupials are ancient survivors of climate change

In a new paper, published in Scientific Reports, an international team of researchers has analysed fossils and DNA from living and recently extinct species to show that conservation sensitive Australasian marsupials are much older than previously thought.

News Headlines
#111053
2016-11-24

The new climate change story must be one of rapid transition

Climate change is like the type of film director who, having already thrown the audience into seemingly inescapable peril, keeps piling on the jeopardy. The carbon budget to stay below the Paris climate accord’s target of 1.5C of warming is all but used up, and staying below even its lower goal ...

News Headlines
#111065
2016-11-24

Perils of Climate Change Could Swamp Coastal Real Estate

MIAMI — Real estate agents looking to sell coastal properties usually focus on one thing: how close the home is to the water’s edge. But buyers are increasingly asking instead how far back it is from the waterline. How many feet above sea level? Is it fortified against storm surges? Does it have ...

News Headlines
#111014
2016-11-23

Climate changing 'too fast' for species

Many species will not be able to adapt fast enough to survive climate change, say scientists. A study of more than 250 plants and animals suggests their ability to adapt to changes in rainfall and temperature will be vastly outpaced by future climate change.

News Headlines
#111015
2016-11-23

Outdoor recreation can't beat the heat of climate change

In Montana and similar big-sky places across the U.S., outdoor recreation is core both to the local economy and a way of life. Climate change is beginning to undermine this as it alters the natural systems and habitats that outdoor recreation depends upon.

News Headlines
#110995
2016-11-22

Climate Change Is Hindering The Cooling Properties Of Earth Volcanoes

Eruptions of volcanoes have quite a few positive impact on us here on Earth and one such positive is the cooling effect that these eruptions provide. However, climate change may be preventing this ability of volcanoes. According to a new study in Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmosphere, scie ...

News Headlines
#110996
2016-11-22

What will 1.5°C of global warming actually look like?

The high ambition of the Paris Agreement, to limit global warming to “well below 2°C”, was driven by concern over long-term sea level rise. A warmer climate inevitably means melting ice – you don’t need a computer model to predict this, it is simple common sense.

News Headlines
#110997
2016-11-22

Deep sea coral faces climate change threat

North Atlantic coral populations – key to supporting a variety of sea life – are under threat from climate change, a study suggests. Changes to winter weather conditions could threaten the long-term survival of coral in the region, upsetting fragile ecosystems that support an array of marine spe ...

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#111000
2016-11-22

Marrakech: Where Extraordinary Momentum Is Shown on Climate Change

As a journalist, it’s an honour to cover global convergences particularly on climate change, which, today, is the biggest threat facing our globe.But this year, at this COP of Action or the African COP, I have seen extraordinary momentum on climate change worldwide, and in many multilateral fora ...

News Headlines
#110973
2016-11-21

Oceans Action Day, Other COP 22 Events Launch Initiatives, Propose Roadmap for Oceans and Climate

18 November 2016: At the UN Climate Change Conference in Marrakech, numerous events, including the first-ever Oceans Action Day, underscored the role of the ocean in mitigating climate change and regulating the climate while recognizing the challenges that ocean acidification and habitat degrada ...

News Headlines
#110953
2016-11-18

The biggest climate change impact is on water

When governments from around the world submitted their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) plans for the Paris Agreement, they identified water as key to adaptation in 93 per cent of the plans. Clearly, the disruption of the water cycle due to climate change is worrying every policymaker.

News Headlines
#110954
2016-11-18

As COP22 talks continue, farmers in Kerala are fighting to save their farms

This year’s world climate change talks were labelled the “COP of Action”, with the aim of acting on the promises made the previous year, at the landmark Paris agreement. For the first time, the Conference of Parties is being held in Africa and Morocco has positioned itself as an advocate for the ...

News Headlines
#110955
2016-11-18

What does Africa need to tackle climate change?

From making jam with cactus fruit, to reviving traditional underground canals to defend against drought, Morocco has a leading role in the fight against climate change in Africa (PDF). One of its long-standing goals has been transforming agriculture to become more sustainable.

News Headlines
#110956
2016-11-18

Indigenous Latin American women craft climate change solutions in Marrakech

A year ago, Indigenous women from across Latin America began collecting local stories about how climate change is affecting their daily lives. They did this in order to craft solutions that aligned with their values.

News Headlines
#110957
2016-11-18

5 things Morocco is doing about Climate Change

Morocco knows it will be affected by climate change, it’s just a question of how badly. It is already feeling the effects: The rate of economic growth fell to 1.5% this year because of a severe drought in 2015. If just one season of poor rain can depress Morocco’s economy by causing bad harvest ...

News Headlines
#110958
2016-11-18

Coal Entrenches Poverty, Drives Climate Change: Report

Coal power does more to harm the world’s poor than to help them, even before the devastating impacts of climate change are taken into account, according to a recent report published by 12 international development organisations.

News Headlines
#110963
2016-11-18

New peatland coalition targets cutting climate change, saving thousands of lives

A new global initiative, launched today at the climate meeting in Marrakech, aims to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions and save thousands of lives by protecting peatlands - the world's largest terrestrial organic soil carbon stock.

News Headlines
#110931
2016-11-17

Climate change isn’t just raising the temperature, it’s changing ‘life itself’ for animals and ecosystems: study

The earth has warmed barely a single degree Celsius, and yet virtually no place on the planet is unaffected by climate change. That’s the conclusion of both a new study published in the journal Science and a popular-science book out this week, The Unnatural World, by David Biello, the science cu ...

News Headlines
#110933
2016-11-17

Small alpine insects are big messengers of climate change

Two rare alpine insects—native to the northern Rocky Mountains and dependent on cold waters of glacier and snowmelt-fed alpine streams—are imperiled due to climate warming-induced glacier and snow loss according to a study by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and its partners.

News Headlines
#110934
2016-11-17

"Climate change destroys Africa's beauty"

Speaking at COP22 in Marrakesh, 350.org activist Landry Ninteretse says African wildlife and food security are under threat. What the continent needs most from the West is not finance but an end to extractivism.

News Headlines
#110935
2016-11-17

Climate Change May Counteract Cooling Effect of Powerful Volcanic Eruptions

A new study from the University of British Columbia revealed that global warming brought about by climate change may counteract the cooling effect of volcanic eruption in the next century.

News Headlines
#110848
2016-11-15

To find real solutions, focus beyond climate emissions

If we are to find sustainable solutions to climate change, we have to look at the bigger picture. And in that picture climate change – and carbon emissions – aren’t everything. Neither are biodiversity, water, forests, agriculture or coastal habitats and oceans, gender or communities, education, ...

News Headlines
#110850
2016-11-15

Climate Change, A Goat Farmer’s Gain

Bongekile Ndimande’s family lost more 30 head of cattle to a ravaging drought last season, but a herd of goats survived and is now her bank on four legs. In money value, the drought deprived Ndimande of more than 21,000 dollars. Each goat would be worth an average of 714 dollars if they had surv ...

News Headlines
#110855
2016-11-15

How the Parks of Tomorrow Will Be Different

America’s most special places will always be beautiful, but a warming climate forces us to accept that they can’t be frozen in time.

News Headlines
#110823
2016-11-14

Agriculture Is a Victim of and the Solution to Climate Change

Diplomatic wrangling this week will make the headlines in the fight against climate change, but experts say a bigger but largely unseen battle is set to unfold on the world's farms. Agriculture holds the double distinction of being highly vulnerable to climate change but also offering a solution ...

News Headlines
#110824
2016-11-14

Zimbabwe: Climate Change Changes Face of Urban Agriculture

Rain is something that Zimbabweans very much look forward to. For years, many have looked up to their rain-fed agricultural projects to bring them food relief in the face of gnawing hunger that has resulted from the country's economic collapse. The unpredictable pattern that now characterises th ...

News Headlines
#110825
2016-11-14

Climate change in Afghanistan: What does it mean for rural livelihoods and food security?

Climate change in Afghanistan is not an uncertain, “potential” future risk but a very real, present threat— whose impacts have already been felt by millions of farmers and pastoralists across the country. In this report, we show how drought and flood risks have changed over the past thirty years ...

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#110828
2016-11-14

Without funding, developing country climate plans will wither

The Paris Agreement’s entry into force should be celebrated. Little will be achieved, however, unless governments turn words into action.Although Latin America and the Caribbean are confronting a difficult economic situation, there is a strong case for implementing the agreement, which can build ...

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