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#108442
2016-05-02

How will rising temperatures affect the world's workers?

A new UN report suggests that, as global surface temperatures continue to rise, outdoor workers will face greater challenges.

News Headlines
#108445
2016-05-02

Zimbabwe: Climate Change to Cause 38 Percent Decline in Agric Income

FARM incomes in Zimbabwe are expected to decline by as much as 38 percent by 2050, as temperatures soar 3,4 percent in what would be an unprecedented catastrophe for agriculture, according to a new study.

News Headlines
#108428
2016-04-29

B.C. researchers collect indigenous data to fill climate change data gaps

Canadian scientists have collected stories from more than 90,000 people whose traditional ways of life rely on nature, in an effort to capture signs of climate change where weather stations are absent.

News Headlines
#108429
2016-04-29

Will Moose Thrive or Die Because of Climate Change?

The animals are expanding northward as the Arctic heats up, yet new diseases of a warmer world are taking a toll

News Headlines
#108433
2016-04-29

Climate to inspire exodus from Middle East, North Africa in coming decades

MAINZ, Germany, May 2 (UPI) -- Temperature and sea level aren't the only things expected to rise as a result of climate change. As heat becomes more extreme in some parts of the world, scientists expect a significant rise in the number of climate refugees.

News Headlines
#108410
2016-04-28

G-77 Should Adopt South-South Climate Change Program of Action: Ambassador Djoghlaf

UNITED NATIONS, Apr 26 2016 (IPS) - The 134 members of the Group of 77 and China (G-77) made their mark on the Paris Climate Change Agreement and should now adopt a program of action to implement it, Ambassador Ahmed Djoghlaf told IPS in a recent interview.

News Headlines
#108415
2016-04-28

Deep-sea biodiversity impacted by climate change's triple threat

A new study found that vulnerability of deep-sea biodiversity to climate change's triple threat -- rising water temperatures, and decreased oxygen, and pH levels -- is not uniform across the world's oceans.

News Headlines
#108405
2016-04-27

Model predicts how forests will respond to climate change

Using a new model, researchers predict that many forests across the US are ill-suited to withstand drought conditions likely to face the country in the coming century.

News Headlines
#108380
2016-04-26

Bear dung helps Japanese cherry trees survive climate change

Bears help Japanese cherry trees flee rising temperatures by giving their seeds a lift uphill inside their guts.

News Headlines
#108387
2016-04-26

What makes us care about climate change?

It's been argued that how much we know about climate change is unrelated to how much we care about addressing it.

News Headlines
#108390
2016-04-26

Paris deal is signed and sealed. Now it’s time to deliver

Last year, the Paris climate talks rightly drew enormous scrutiny as the world’s leaders once again hammered out a deal to try and halt the creeping disaster that is climate change.

News Headlines
#108368
2016-04-25

‘Today is an historic day,’ says Ban, as 175 countries sign Paris climate accord

22 April 2016 – As 175 world leaders signed the Paris Agreement at United Nations Headquarters today, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said the next critical step is to ensure that the landmark accord for global action on climate change enters into force as soon as possible.

News Headlines
#108369
2016-04-25

‘We are in a race against time,’ says Ban, as leaders sign landmark Paris climate accord

22 April 2016 – With their signatures of the landmark Paris climate accord, “governments made a covenant with the future,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said at the end of a United Nations ceremony that saw the largest single-day turn-out for such an event, and which puts the world on a path tow ...

News Headlines
#108370
2016-04-25

Rise in CO2 has 'greened Planet Earth'

Carbon dioxide emissions from industrial society have driven a huge growth in trees and other plants.

News Headlines
#108371
2016-04-25

Nations sign historic Paris climate deal

Amid hope and hype, delegates have finished signing the Paris climate agreement at UN headquarters in New York.

News Headlines
#108373
2016-04-25

Role of animals in mitigating climate change varies across tropical forests

Large animals play a key role in mitigating climate change in tropical forests across the world by spreading the seeds of large trees that have a high capacity to store carbon, new research co-led by the University of Leeds has said.

News Headlines
#108376
2016-04-25

South-South Cooperation Needed to Tackle Climate Change

UNITED NATIONS, Apr 23 2016 (IPS) - As countries came together at the United Nations this week to sign the Paris Climate Change Agreement, partnerships were forged between countries of the global South to support the implementation of the global treaty.

News Headlines
#108297
2016-04-22

UN says Paris Agreement on climate change must aim for long-term environmental stability

21 April 2016 – As global leaders prepare to sign the Paris Agreement on climate change tomorrow at United Nations Headquarters in New York, the head of the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction today called on signatories to go beyond their existing commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emission ...

News Headlines
#108301
2016-04-22

Record turnout at UN boosts climate

Amid hope and hype, delegates have started the process of signing the Paris climate agreement at UN headquarters in New York.

News Headlines
#108304
2016-04-22

No Turning Back in the Global Fight Against Climate Change

Apr 22 2016 (The Daily Star, Bangladesh) - As people around the globe observe Earth Day today, world leaders are making history at the United Nations in New York. Over 100 countries will sign the Paris Agreement on climate change, representing their commitment to join it formally.

News Headlines
#108305
2016-04-22

165 states queue up to sign UN climate deal

Countries are lining up to sign the Paris Climate Agreement at a ceremony at UN headquarters in New York on April 22. The treaty marks a turning point on paper, but still needs huge efforts to be implemented.

News Headlines
#108306
2016-04-22

The Key Players in Climate Change

Diplomats from at least 167 countries are gathering in New York to sign the climate accord reached in December in Paris.

News Headlines
#108273
2016-04-21

Study: Polar bears swimming more as sea ice retreats

SAN DIEGO, April 20 (UPI) -- Polar bears rely on sea ice -- using it as a place to rest and hunt. Unfortunately, there seems to be less and less of it every year.

News Headlines
#108275
2016-04-21

Race to ratify the Paris climate deal starts at the UN

The first significant step to putting the Paris Climate Agreement into practice will take place on Friday.

News Headlines
#108278
2016-04-21

Latin America to Redouble Its Climate Efforts in New York

SAN JOSE, Apr 20 2016 (IPS) - The countries of Latin America will flock to sign the Paris Agreement, in what will be a simple act of protocol with huge political implications: it is the spark that will ignite actions to curb global warming.

News Headlines
#108279
2016-04-21

Study reveals greater climate impacts of 2C temperature rise

Analysis of difference between 1.5C and 2C of warming finds extra 0.5C would mean longer heatwaves, greater droughts and threats to crops and coral reefs

News Headlines
#108283
2016-04-21

Climate Change Adds Urgency To Push to Save World’s Seeds

In the face of rising temperatures and worsening drought, the world’s repositories of agricultural seeds may hold the key to growing food under increasingly harsh conditions.

News Headlines
#108252
2016-04-20

Unprecedented global warming as 2016 approaches 1.5 °C mark

Global surface temperatures could get close to the 1.5 °C-above-preindustrial limit before the Paris climate agreement even comes into effect.

News Headlines
#108256
2016-04-20

IPCC to assess impact of 1.5 degree warming

The UN’s climate science body will produce a special research report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5 degrees Celsius — an aspirational temperature target agreed by 195 countries last December.

News Headlines
#108258
2016-04-20

UN Chief Seeks Fast-Paced Ratifications for Climate Change Treaty

UNITED NATIONS, Apr 19 2016 (IPS) - Over 150 countries are expected to sign the Paris climate change agreement on April 22 but the historic treaty will not come into force until it has been ratified by 55 countries.

News Headlines
#108261
2016-04-20

How fast ocean currents will help plankton survive climate change

Plankton in surface water could move anywhere on the ocean's surface within 10 years, suggesting that perhaps the tiny creatures, the foundation of all marine ecosystems, can adapt to climate change.

News Headlines
#108190
2016-04-18

Climate Change (I) Will the Middle East Become ‘Uninhabitable’?

CAIRO, Apr 18 2016 (IPS) - This is not about any alarming header—it is the dramatic conclusion of several scientific studies about the on-going climate change impact on the Middle East region, particularly in the Gulf area. The examples are stark.

News Headlines
#108192
2016-04-18

How climate change could transform the Prairies’ iconic landscapes

Golden wheat is on the provincial flags of both Alberta and Saskatchewan, but longer, hotter growing seasons are leading more Prairie farmers to turn to warm-weather crops like soybeans and corn.

News Headlines
#108196
2016-04-18

Paris Signing Marks Critical Next Step to Sustainable Future

Nairobi/Bonn/New York, 20 April 2016 - The record number of countries set to sign the Paris Agreement in New York on 22 April signals the next step towards the Agreement coming into force and a critical juncture in a global effort to ensure lasting hopes for secure and peaceful, human development.

News Headlines
#108161
2016-04-15

Genetic Resources to Fight Climate Change

NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 15 2016 (IPS) - With Kenya’s meteorological records over the last 50 years indicating increased irregularity and variability in precipitation, the effects of changing climate are hitting hard. Rising temperatures as well other forms of extreme weather events in form of drough ...

News Headlines
#108163
2016-04-15

Climate change: website reveals which homes will be swamped by rising sea levels

For the first time, Australians can see on a map how rising sea levels will affect their house just by typing their address into a website. And they’ll soon be able to get an estimate of how much climate change will affect their property prices and insurance premiums, too.

News Headlines
#108110
2016-04-14

More moose on the loose in a warmer Alaska

Rising temperatures and longer summers have helped the iconic Alaskan moose conquer vast new stretches of frozen tundra according to a new study.

News Headlines
#108116
2016-04-14

World's scientists to join forces on major 1.5C climate change report

Special UN report will offer comprehensive assessment of impacts of a 1.5C rise in global warming on sea level, coral bleaching and biodiversity

News Headlines
#108085
2016-04-13

Sea-level rise factors unravelled

Global sea-level rise since the 1970s has been predominantly driven by greenhouse gas emissions and not natural climate variability, a study suggests.

News Headlines
#108086
2016-04-13

How climate change dries up mountain streams

The western United States relies on mountain snow for its water supply. Water stored as snow in the mountains during winter replenishes groundwater and drives river runoff in spring, filling reservoirs for use later in summer.

News Headlines
#108087
2016-04-13

Cause of global warming: Consensus on consensus

A research team confirms that 97 percent of climate scientists agree that climate change is caused by humans.

News Headlines
#108094
2016-04-13

Climate Change Hits Hard in Zambia, an African Success Story

LAKE KARIBA, Zambia — Even as drought and the effects of climate change grew visible across this land, the Kariba Dam was always a steady, and seemingly limitless, source of something rare in Africa: electricity so cheap and plentiful that Zambia could export some to its neighbors.

News Headlines
#108095
2016-04-13

Forests synchronize their growth in response to climate change

A new study, with the participation of UPM, has revealed a growing synchrony in ring-width patterns of trees in response to global warming.

News Headlines
#108058
2016-04-12

Climate change is drying up small islands, study says

Sea level rise severely threatens small islands across the globe. But now, these islands have another cause for worry — reduced freshwater access and increasing aridity due to climate change.

News Headlines
#108062
2016-04-12

Climate change helping B.C. forests recover from pine beetle says study

The warming climate that helped trigger B.C.'s mountain pine beetle outbreak might also be helping the province's forests recover, according to new research led by federal government scientists in Victoria.

News Headlines
#108063
2016-04-12

Political storm clouds outlook for Brazil's climate change plan

BRASÍLIA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As at least 130 countries prepare to sign the Paris climate agreement in New York later this month, environmental experts have warned that enthusiasm for climate change action may be waning in Brazil.

News Headlines
#108031
2016-04-11

World Bank to shift focus to climate change

WASHINGTON, April 10 (UPI) -- The World Bank announced Thursday it is making a "fundamental shift" away from financing efforts to ease global poverty, towards tackling climate change.

News Headlines
#108015
2016-04-08

Paris climate deal to be signed by over 130 countries at UN ceremony

Landmark event on 22 April to mark the record for highest number of countries signing an international treaty

News Headlines
#108016
2016-04-08

Global warming may be far worse than thought, cloud analysis suggests

Researchers find clouds contain more liquid – as opposed to ice – than was previously believed, threatening greater increase in temperatures

News Headlines
#108019
2016-04-08

Forests can help aviation be carbon neutral: NGOs

Green groups are lobbying for the International Civil Aviation Organisation to include the UN's REDD+ scheme in their carbon credit programme.

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