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#112054
2017-02-23

Most wood energy schemes are a 'disaster' for climate change

Using wood pellets to generate low-carbon electricity is a flawed policy that is speeding up not slowing down climate warming.

News Headlines
#112060
2017-02-23

Climate change doubles size of northern lakes, pushes bison off habitat

New research suggests that climate change has mysteriously caused lakes in a northern protected area to nearly double in size, forcing a herd of at-risk bison off some of their best habitat.

News Headlines
#112062
2017-02-23

Gene Catalogues Aim to Help Crops Survive Climate Change

Scientists want to give the farming community better information about which crop strains are better suited to changing weather and soil conditions

News Headlines
#112046
2017-02-22

Maple syrup producers blame climate change for production drop

DURHAM, N.H. -- New Hampshire's maple syrup producers say they are feeling the impact of climate change, as winters become warmer and frigid nights so critical to their business become fewer.

News Headlines
#112020
2017-02-21

Study: Rising pond temperatures could accelerate global warming

Feb. 20 (UPI) -- New research suggests rising temperatures in small bodies of water, like ponds, could accelerate global warming.

News Headlines
#112025
2017-02-21

Climate change in the North Sea: oysters in, cod out

The temperature of the North Sea is increasing with climate change. Good news for immigrant species - bad news for cold-loving residents.

News Headlines
#112027
2017-02-21

Selenium deficiency promoted by climate change

As a result of climate change, concentrations of the trace element selenium in soils are likely to decrease.

News Headlines
#112009
2017-02-20

More warm-dwelling animals and plants as a result of climate change

Since 1980, populations of warm-dwelling species in Germany have increased.

News Headlines
#111975
2017-02-17

Germany seeks to boost climate and development on G20 agenda

When the foreign ministers of the world's 20 key economies meet to tackle the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement on climate, there has to be something serious going on.

News Headlines
#111981
2017-02-17

Nicaragua focuses on climate-change resistant coffee

With climate change threatening crops in many parts of the world, Nicaragua is turning to a robust variety of coffee bean to protect one of its key exports.

News Headlines
#111954
2017-02-16

Scientists propose refreezing Arctic in battle against climate change

Project would involve 10 million devices and cost $500 billion US

News Headlines
#111931
2017-02-15

Climate change takes root in northern communities' plants, botanist says

Climate change is altering the useful qualities of some plants, a Montreal botanist says, and changing the way some Indigenous people in northern Canada live.

News Headlines
#111932
2017-02-15

Norwegian ice cap 'exceptionally sensitive' to climate change

How will future climate change affect our glaciers? By looking into the past 4000 years, a new study finds an ice cap in southern Norway to be ‘exceptionally sensitive’ to climate change.

News Headlines
#111902
2017-02-13

Humans are changing climate 170 times faster than nature, say researchers

Research co-led by the Australian National University (ANU) claims that the actions of humans are causing the earth's climate to change 170 times faster than natural forces.

News Headlines
#111903
2017-02-13

Africa: Climate Change is a Threat to Nile-Sharing Countries

Celebrating Nile Day. The Rive Nile stretches an estimated 4,132 miles from its source to its mouth north in Egypt, which makes it the world’s second longest river after Amazon. It is shared by more than five states which 17 years ago conceived an idea of a body, Nile Basin Initiative [NBI], thr ...

News Headlines
#111909
2017-02-13

South Africa: The Influence of Climate Change On Fire Activity in South Africa

University of Kwazulu-Natal — -Fires are often seen as destructive. But when used properly it can be a force for good. For example, the floral biodiversity of savanna ecosystems is largely driven by fire activity. South Africa's fynbos region - a floral region with plants unique to South Africa ...

News Headlines
#111911
2017-02-13

Research: Wildfires May Become More Frequent And Extreme Because Of Climate Change

Wildfires are severe conditions that can inflict significant damages in lives and communities, especially in more wildfire prone areas such as western North America and southern regions of Australia.

News Headlines
#111913
2017-02-13

Climate change and food security inextricably linked

World is actually wasting one-third of the food we produce, the equivalent of 2.6 trillion dollars.Climate change must be urgently addressed to ensure global food security, according to experts speaking at the World Government Summit in Dubai.

News Headlines
#111914
2017-02-13

Renewable Energy With or Without Climate Change

The new administration in Washington is dominated by fossil fuel interests and has resumed the mantra of “Drill, baby, drill!.” Deep sea drilling, mining in protected and sometimes fragile environments, mountaintop removal, fracking, and massive pipeline projects are all back on the table. It’s ...

News Headlines
#111877
2017-02-09

Právo: Warming will fundamentally change Czech landscape, forest

Prague, Feb 8 (CTK) - The shape of the Czech landscape will fundamentally change in the years to come due to the warming because spruces, which now form up to a half of all forests in the country, need much water, which is short in many places, daily Pravo has written.

News Headlines
#111878
2017-02-09

Suburbs Are Increasingly Threatened by Wildfires Due to Climate Change

Warmer winters, prolonged drought, and other effects of global warming multiply the threat of fire in these communities

News Headlines
#111846
2017-02-07

Floods and erosion are ruining Britain’s most significant sites

From Wordsworth’s gardens to the south’s white cliffs and salmon rivers in Wales, climate change is wrecking historic sites, finds report

News Headlines
#111848
2017-02-07

Why climate change is good news for wasps

Their numbers vary enormously from year to year, but warmer weather will provide wasps with more favourable conditions

News Headlines
#111856
2017-02-07

New mercury threat to oceans from climate change

Rising temperatures could boost mercury levels in fish by up to seven times the current rates, say Swedish researchers.

News Headlines
#111833
2017-02-06

How much worse are African droughts because of man-made climate change?

The once-fertile fields of South Africa’s Western Cape region are filled with scorched patches of earth, dying plants, and wasted crops.

News Headlines
#111823
2017-02-03

In Peru, droughts give way to floods as climate change looms

Severe droughts gripping Peru have given way to some of the country's most devastating downpours in decades, catching authorities off guard as they scramble to contain the kind of floods that climate change is expected to make more frequent.

News Headlines
#111802
2017-02-01

Forests ‘held their breath’ during global warming hiatus, research shows

Global forest ecosystems, widely considered to act as the lungs of the planet, ‘held their breath’ during the most recent occurrence of a warming hiatus, new research has shown.

News Headlines
#111765
2017-01-27

Fish and snails travelling hundreds of miles north as oceans heat up

Species are on the move across the world as rising temperatures allow some to extend there range, while others are forced to flee

News Headlines
#111744
2017-01-26

A crab's eye view of rising tides in a changing world

Coastal ecosystems and aquifers will be greatly affected by climate change, not only from rising temperatures and more volatile weather, including changes in precipitation patterns, but also from sea level rise.

News Headlines
#111746
2017-01-26

Early onset of winter triggers evolution towards smaller snow voles in Graubünden

Researchers have succeeded in documenting an extremely rare case of evolutionary adaptation “in action” among wild snow voles.

News Headlines
#111748
2017-01-26

We may be closer than we thought to dangerous climate thresholds

We don’t want the Earth to warm more than 1.5–2°C (2.7-3.6°F) compared to the pre-industrial climate.

News Headlines
#111750
2017-01-26

Cost of climate change grows steadily in Europe

Extreme climate events cost Europe €400 billion between 1980 and 2013, a report by the European Environment Agency has found. And the cost is rising. EurActiv’s partner Journal de l’Environnement reports.

News Headlines
#111752
2017-01-26

Study reveals that climate change could dramatically alter fragile mountain habitats

Mountain regions of the world are under direct threat from human-induced climate change which could radically alter these fragile habitats, warn an international team of researchers—including an expert from The University of Manchester.

News Headlines
#111727
2017-01-25

Europe faces droughts, floods and storms as climate change accelerates

Europe and northern hemisphere are warming at faster pace than the global average and ‘multiple climatic hazards’ are expected, says study

News Headlines
#111729
2017-01-25

Climate-ravaged corals recover poorly: study

Coral reefs that survive rapid bleaching fuelled by global warming remain deeply damaged, with little prospect of full recovery, researchers said Wednesday.

News Headlines
#111734
2017-01-25

South, southeast face Europe's most adverse climate change impact: agency

Southern and southeastern regions of Europe will face the continent's most adverse effects from climate change as heatwaves and droughts become more intense and frequent, the European Environment Agency (EEA) said on Wednesday.

News Headlines
#111711
2017-01-24

US presidency: A climate challenge for Latin Americ

On the 20th of this month, Donald Trump assumed the presidency of the United States.

News Headlines
#111718
2017-01-24

India to ratify Kyoto Protocol on climate change; Cabinet approves the move

NEW DELHI: The Union Cabinet - India's highest decision making body - on Tuesday gave its approval to ratify the second commitment period (2013-2020) of the 1997 Kyoto Protocol on containing the emission of Green House Gases (GHGs). .

News Headlines
#111719
2017-01-24

Forests 'held their breath' during global warming hiatus, research shows

Global forest ecosystems, widely considered to act as the lungs of the planet, 'held their breath' during the most recent occurrence of a warming hiatus, new research has shown.

News Headlines
#111720
2017-01-24

Increasing accountability in the Paris Agreement

New research provides insight into the role of independent monitoring approaches in enhancing transparency in the land use sector

News Headlines
#111698
2017-01-23

Zambia’s Armyworm Outbreak: Is Climate Change to Blame?

PEMBA, Zambia, Jan 23 2017 (IPS) - Surrender Hamufuba of Mwanamambo village in Pemba district recalls how he battled Armyworms in 2012. Fast-forward to 2016 and it is a similar story — another pest infestation on an even larger scale.

News Headlines
#111702
2017-01-23

Time to get it together on mitigation and adaptation

An interview with scientist Bruno Locatelli on improving the design of climate change projects

News Headlines
#111706
2017-01-23

From tiny phytoplankton to massive tuna

Phytoplankton are the foundation of ocean life, providing the energy that supports nearly all marine species.

News Headlines
#111687
2017-01-20

Climate change prompts Alaska fish to change breeding behavior

One of Alaska’s most abundant freshwater fish species is altering its breeding patterns in response to climate change, which could impact the ecology of northern lakes that already acutely feel the effects of a changing climate, research suggests.

News Headlines
#111688
2017-01-20

On the climate change frontline: the disappearing fishing villages of Bangladesh

Kutubdia’s islanders don’t have much of a carbon footprint – most don’t have regular electricity. But they are facing the reality of a changing climate, and soon tens of millions of their fellow Bangladeshis will be at risk

News Headlines
#111694
2017-01-20

Sea levels could rise by six to nine metres over time, new study warns

Evidence that continental ice sheets are sensitive to slight increases in ocean temperature suggests ocean levels will continue to rise for centuries

News Headlines
#111668
2017-01-19

Pacific Islanders Call for U.S. Solidarity on Climate Change

CANBERRA, Australia, Jan 19 2017 (IPS) - The new political power of business magnate Donald Trump, who will be inaugurated Jan. 20 as the 45th President of the United States, will have ramifications for every global region, including the Pacific Islands.

News Headlines
#111670
2017-01-19

Harvests in the U.S. to suffer from climate change, according to study

Some of the most important crops risk substantial damage from rising temperatures.

News Headlines
#111672
2017-01-19

Argentine scientists in Antarctica tally toll of climate change

CARLINI BASE, Antarctica (Reuters) - On King George Island in Antarctica, the thunderous sound of ice sliding off the Fourcade Glacier and crashing into the icy water bordering Argentina's Carlini research base serves as a daily reminder of a warming climate.

News Headlines
#111678
2017-01-19

Climate change to depress crop yields in the United States, new study claims

Scientists found for each additional day with temperatures above 86 degrees Fahrenheit, maize and soybean yields are reduced by 5 percent.

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