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#114096
2017-08-15

A 30-Year-Old Treaty Proves Humans Can Still Save Planet Earth

As the United States government goes out of its way to roll back clean Earth initiatives of the past, it’s easy to forget that sometimes good policies can lead to meaningful change — and it can stick. A new paper published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters shows that a 30-year-old inte ...

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#114097
2017-08-15

Does Climate Change Cause Extreme Weather Events?

It’s a challenge to attribute any one storm or heat wave to climate change, but scientists are getting closer.

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#114088
2017-08-14

Climate change shifts timing of Europe’s floods, study finds

Implications for insurers and hydroelectric generation

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#114089
2017-08-14

California Hopes ‘Healthy Soil’ Will Fight Climate Change

California lawmakers are enlisting farmers’ help in pulling carbon dioxide out of the air and storing it in their soil.

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#114090
2017-08-14

Humans massively increased odds of three consecutive hottest years

New research shows odds of record years and runs of record years have changed from tiny to probable because of greenhouse gases.

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#114078
2017-08-11

2016 surpasses 2015 as hottest year on record globally in 137 years

Loss of biodiversity, degrading ecosystem, ocean warming and the melting of ice sheets has the world's biggest nations pondering over effective ways to curb the phenomenon. In January 2017, independent analyses by American space agency NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administratio ...

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#114053
2017-08-10

Federal Science Report Finds Human Activity Does Influence Climate Change

“Many lines of evidence demonstrate that human activities, especially emissions of greenhouse [heat trapping] gases, are primarily responsible for the observed climate changes,” notes the Climate Science Special Report, which was available on request during a public comment period earlier this y ...

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#114054
2017-08-10

Europe's taste of a hotter planet

With 2017 set to be among the hottest years on record, Europe's extreme-weather summer may be a taste of the new normal.

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#114067
2017-08-10

Incomplete drought recovery may be the new normal

The amount of time it takes for an ecosystem to recover from a drought is an important measure of a drought's severity. During the 20th century, the total area of land affected by drought increased, and longer recovery times became more common, according to new research published by Nature by a ...

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#114037
2017-08-09

New Zealand strives to achieve lower carbon economy

New Zealand has set ambitious targets to reduce carbon emissions through the 2030 Paris Agreement Target, Climate Change Minister Paula Bennett said on Wednesday.

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#114006
2017-08-07

Reporting on Climate Change Is Harmful if You're Not Offering Solutions

At this point, I don't think we should keep publishing stuff like that unless it's paired immediately with, "Here are the problems, and here's the solution set." For instance, if we radically reduce meat eating, 30 percent of the Earth's surface is animal grazing land. That means we could re-for ...

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#114007
2017-08-07

Extreme melt season leads to decade-long ecosystem changes in Antarctic polar desert

An abnormal season of intense glacial melt in 2002 triggered multiple distinct changes in the physical and biological characteristics of Antarctica's McMurdo Dry Valleys over the ensuing decade, new research led by the University of Colorado Boulder shows.

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#114008
2017-08-07

How young people are tackling global warming - one innovation at a time

Europe’s biggest climate innovation network gives young people the chance to develop business ideas that tackle climate change. Might a business approach offer solutions for dealing with climate change to the next generation?

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#114010
2017-08-07

Europe To Experience Vast & Rapid “Invasion” By Infectious Diseases As Climate Warming Continues

A vast and rapid “invasion” of Europe will be taking place over the coming decades as the continued warming of the climate allows a large number of infectious diseases to expand into new territory, according to a new study from the University of Liverpool’s Institute of Infection and Global Health.

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#113993
2017-08-04

Farming practices need to change to keep up with climate change, researchers say

The study, published this week in Nature Communications, shows that phosphorus losses will continue to increase due to climate change unless major changes in agricultural practices are made.

News Headlines
#113994
2017-08-04

A Single Winter Storm Forced These Lizards to Start Evolving Practically Overnight

We typically think of evolution as an agonizingly gradual process, but there are occasions when nature compels species to move at a quicker pace. By studying a population of lizards both before and after a particularly severe cold snap, scientists have documented natural selection in fast motion ...

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#113979
2017-08-02

Europe's most dangerous pathogens: Climate change increasing risks

The impact of climate change on the emergence and spread of infectious diseases could be greater than previously thought, according to new research by the University of Liverpool.

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#113971
2017-08-01

Survey: IS and Climate Change Identified as Top Global Threats

People identify so-called Islamic State (IS) and climate change as the most pressing global threats of 2017, according to a Pew Research Center survey published Tuesday.

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#113972
2017-08-01

More Germans worry about climate change than terror attacks: survey

A survey into Germans' greatest fear in the lead up to the national election showed that 71 percent of respondents were most concerned about climate change, while fewer respondents, or 63 percent, feared terror attacks the most, local media reported on Tuesday.

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#113955
2017-07-28

Iconic Chyulu Hills launches carbon footprint offset programme

One of Kenya’s iconic landscapes - Chyulu Hills - will soon reap big from the sale of two million carbon credits.

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#113943
2017-07-27

A Wine Drinker’s Guide To Climate Change Winners And Losers

Miami will sink. The economy will crash. And — perhaps worst of all — the breadth of our wine selection may suffer. We’ve all heard the scary headlines when it comes to the destructive power of climate change.

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#113944
2017-07-27

Increasing Water Stress Due To Climate Change Threatens European Electricity Production

Increasing water stress caused by a global climate change will have far-ranging consequences, and according to a new study, water scarcity and warmth could begin impacting European electricity generation as soon as 2030, possibly decreasing production or ceasing production altogether.

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#113917
2017-07-26

Climate change threatens ‘Himalayan Viagra’ fungus, and a way of life

A Himalayan fungus used in Chinese medicine, which underpins the livelihoods of communities of harvesters in Nepal, is under the threat due to climate change.

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#113918
2017-07-26

Climate change will force mass migration of 1 billion by 2100

Asia Pacific is the most vulnerable region to climate change, Bangladesh is the country most at risk, and poor people are to be hit the hardest, prompting migration on a massive scale, a sobering report by Asian Development Bank has found.

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#113920
2017-07-26

Map: Asia’s infrastructure boom is coming to the cities most threatened by climate change

As a region, Asia pours an estimated $881 billion each year into infrastructure. Some recent notable works include the roughly 6,000-kilometer (3,700-mile) four-lane highway that connects New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, and Chennai, which was completed in 2012; and the approved plan for a metro thro ...

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#113898
2017-07-24

Pakistan to quadruple carbon emissions despite feeling pain of climate change

As economic growth in Pakistan surges forward, and its emissions are set to soar, are the implications for climate change being forgotten, asks ANAM ZEB.When it comes to climate change, Pakistan’s stance has unequivocally been that of a country which is suffering the impacts but has not been res ...

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#113899
2017-07-24

Crop map being drawn to cope with Mekong Delta climate change

Scientists are compiling a crop structure map for the Mekong Delta to counter growing climate change impact in the region known as the country’s food granary. The plan will determine which crops would be cultivated and on what scale based on annual weather and natural disaster predictions, said ...

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#113900
2017-07-24

Edward Norton Speaks Out About Climate Change and Trump

Edward Norton said Friday that citizen activism had the power to neutralize Donald Trump's opposition to global climate change accords.

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#113847
2017-07-20

Climate Change Is Killing Us Right Now

A young, fit U.S. soldier is marching in a Middle Eastern desert, under a blazing summer sun. He’s wearing insulated clothing and lugging more than 100 pounds of gear, and thus sweating profusely as his body attempts to regulate the heat. But it’s 108 degrees out and humid, too much for him bear.

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#113848
2017-07-20

Climate change threatening survival of African wild dogs

Climate change is threatening the survival of African wild dogs. Rising temperatures have cut the endangered animals’ hunting time‚ and pups’ survival rate is plunging as a result.

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#113813
2017-07-18

'Grow food on Mars': LA startups tackle climate change with inventive solutions

Drought, floods, wildfires and heat waves – climate change and extreme weather events are wreaking havoc in California, especially in Los Angeles. The city has recently baked in record temperatures with a long, hot summer still stretching ahead.

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#113814
2017-07-18

West Africa: Will Climate Change Turn the Sahel Green?

Climate change can be a good thing. At least for the arid Sahel region in Africa, where rainfall has been increasing as the world warms up. But to avoid dire negative consequences, precautions must be taken now.

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#113815
2017-07-18

Climate change threatens an ancient way of life in Ethiopia

NARDO CAMP, Ethiopia — Zeinab Taher once roamed through Ethiopia’s arid Somali region tending a vast herd of 350 sheep, goats and cattle with her nine children. Then the autumn rains failed and the grass that fed her animals didn’t grow. No rain came this spring, either, and then the livestock b ...

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#113771
2017-07-14

Asia Faces Disaster From Soaring Temperatures If Climate Change Unchecked - Scientists

BANGKOK: Climate change will bring soaring temperatures, more intense storms, erratic rainfall, plummeting crop yields and a collapse of coral reefs to Asia-Pacific unless countries fully implement their commitments under the Paris climate pact, scientists said on Friday, calling the challenges ...

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#113779
2017-07-14

There is no 'new normal' for climate — only change

Earth’s climate is changing rapidly. We know this from billions of observations, documented in thousands of journal papers and texts and summarized every few years (PDF) by the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The primary cause of that change is the release of ca ...

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#113786
2017-07-14

Climate change may make it too hot to fly, study says

A spike in summer temperatures in Phoenix last month forced American Airlines to cancel dozens of flights because some planes used by the carrier’s regional airline could not operate in such extreme heat.

News Headlines
#113787
2017-07-14

What You Can Actually Do to Fight Climate Change, According to Science

There’s no doubt that if we’re going to stop or even slow down climate change, we have to get our collective shit together. But collective action starts with individual choices, and for all the data-driven decision makers out there, the path forward just got a bit more lucid. A new study in Envi ...

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#113788
2017-07-14

Upcoming UN climate change summit in Bonn "most important" since Paris climate: official

BERLIN, July 14 (Xinhua) -- The German government is placing high hopes in the UN global climate conference to be held in Bonn later this year, describing the event as the "most important climate conference since Paris" on Friday.

News Headlines
#113789
2017-07-14

Climate Change Indicators Are Not Enough

Extreme events capture the public’s attention, but gradual climate shifts will more profoundly affect civilization and life on Earth. Scientists must get better at conveying this to the public.

News Headlines
#113790
2017-07-14

Best ways to cut climate change are overlooked

Governments and schools are failing to help people to recognise the best ways to cut climate change, researchers say.Teachers and policymakers are missing a golden opportunity to show people the best ways to cut climate change and reduce their carbon footprint, a study says.

News Headlines
#113793
2017-07-14

P.E.I. halfway to reaching Paris climate change goal

Prince Edward Island is halfway to the Paris climate change goal, according to a National Energy Board report. Todd Dupuis, executive director of P.E.I.'s Climate Change Secretariat says while that is good, the Island hasn't committed to the goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 30 per ce ...

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#113764
2017-07-13

Polar bears hurt by climate change are more likely to turn to a new food source — humans

More than any other animal, polar bears have become the poster cub for climate change. Al Gore used a cartoon of an exhausted, endlessly swimming polar bear to illustrate the impact humans were having on the sea ice where the bears once hunted.

News Headlines
#113765
2017-07-13

Thanks, climate change: heat waves will keep on grounding planes

Last month, Phoenix enduring a blistering heat wave, with temperatures so high that airport officials had to cancel dozens of flights. The reason was two-fold. First off, some jet engines risk catching on fire in extreme heat. And when air gets hot, it expands and becomes less dense—so an airpla ...

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#113766
2017-07-13

Did climate change cause massive iceberg break?

ONE of the biggest icebergs ever recorded, a trillion-tonne behemoth more than twice the size of the ACT, has broken off from Antarctica, triggering debate about potential sea-level rises and the impact of climate change.

News Headlines
#113740
2017-07-12

Fighting climate change with compassion, one letter at a time

What can you do that transcends climate policy and unites us all in a better, more resilient future? Imagine writing a letter to your children about climate change that they’ll open in the year 2050. What would you want them to know about this pivotal moment in history?

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#113742
2017-07-12

UN warming to idea of protecting World Heritage sites from climate change

UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee has issued its strongest decision yet about climate change, acknowledging the worldwide threat posed to many World Heritage properties.

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#113744
2017-07-12

Climate change to deplete some U.S. water basins, reduce irrigated crop yields

A new study by MIT climate scientists, economists, and agriculture experts finds that certain hotspots in the country will experience severe reductions in crop yields by 2050, due to climate change's impact on irrigation.

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#113745
2017-07-12

Doomsday narratives about climate change don't work. But here's what does

The title of David Wallance-Wells’ recent essay in New York Magazine is catchy, if not uncomfortable. “The Uninhabitable Earth: Famine, economic collapse, a sun that cooks us: What climate change could wreck – sooner than you think.”

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#113746
2017-07-12

Two millenia of data points to human-induced climate change

With 2016 claiming the title of hottest year on record, models, statistics and timelapse photos are painting a pretty clear picture of who's to blame. Now scientists have updated one of the most comprehensive databases of the planet's temperature changes over time, taking into account records fr ...

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#113729
2017-07-11

There’s an alarming connection between climate change and the California wildfires

Multiple devastating wildfires in California and other parts of the West have forced nearly 8,000 people to leave their homes — and according to experts, human-made climate change is at least partially to blame.

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