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#110226
2016-09-28

Grass food crops facing climate change challenge

A study has highlighted the risk posed by projected climate change on the world's ability to grow enough food.

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#110208
2016-09-27

Rising ocean temperatures threaten baby lobsters

If water temperatures in the Gulf of Maine rise a few degrees by end of the century, it could mean trouble for lobsters and the industry they support, according to newly published research.

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#110218
2016-09-27

Coffee and climate change: what you need to know

From tech solutions to crop diversification, our expert panel highlights how to support coffee farmers in the face of climate change

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#110219
2016-09-27

Soil modeling to help curb climate change

Soil is a major carbon pool, whose impact on climate change is still not fully understood. According to a recent study, however, soil carbon stocks and could be modeled more accurately by factoring in the impacts of both soil nutrient status and soil composition.

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#110169
2016-09-26

India to play leading role in combating climate change: Sushma Swaraj

India, which will ratify the landmark Paris climate deal next month, today said it will continue to play a leading role in combating climate change but asked developed nations to fulfill their responsibilities through more contribution to finance and technology transfer.

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#110134
2016-09-23

Different tree species use the same genes to adapt to climate change, researchers find

Both pine and spruce use the same suite of 47 genes to adapt to geographic variation in temperature, and to appropriately time acquisition of cold hardiness -- a trait that allows plants to tolerate the adverse conditions of winter -- large-scale analysis has revealed.

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#110137
2016-09-23

Terns flee warming temperatures in epic migration north to Alaska

Researchers on north-west coast of Alaska startled to discover Caspian terns an incredible 1,000 miles further north than species had been previously recorded

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#110138
2016-09-23

Ratifiying the Paris agreement will be a major step but must be the first of many

Making the accord legally binding is not enough to guarantee the world keeps warming within agreed limits. That will take much more - not least ending our reliance on fossil fuels

News Headlines
#110118
2016-09-22

Starting Line Draws Nearer for Global Climate Agreement

UNITED NATIONS, Sep 22 2016 (IPS) - The Paris Climate Agreement is on the verge of coming into force after 31 nations officially deposited their instruments of ratification here Wednesday, more than doubling the number of countries which have joined so far to reach 60.

News Headlines
#110120
2016-09-22

Global coral bleaching event might become new normal, expert warns

The worst global bleaching event on record could simply be the new normal, according to one of the foremost experts on coral reefs and their response to warming oceans.

News Headlines
#110121
2016-09-22

Paris climate goal will be 'difficult if not impossible to hit'

Top scientists meeting in Oxford this week say they see few scenarios that would meet the Paris target to limit temperature rise to 1.5C

News Headlines
#110122
2016-09-22

Paris Agreement could be sealed at lightning speed

More than 30 countries ratified the Paris climate agreement at a United Nations event in New York. Although this crosses the 55-country threshold, larger emitters still have to join for the treaty to enter into force.

News Headlines
#110127
2016-09-22

The rush to ratification of the Paris Agreement

At the time of writing, according to the UNFCCC website tracking ratifications of the Paris Climate Agreement (PA), we currently have 60 Parties and 47.76 percent of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions accounted for.

News Headlines
#110103
2016-09-21

'Red tape' locking small island states out of billions in climate funds

Commonwealth initiative aims to enable countries such as Vanuatu and Fiji to access $100bn pledged in Paris climate talks

News Headlines
#110104
2016-09-21

Theresa May: UK to ratify Paris climate change deal this year

Prime minister uses maiden UN speech to make emissions pledge which will be received with relief by green campaigners

News Headlines
#110106
2016-09-21

Climate change means land use will need to change to keep up with global food demand, say scientists

Without significant improvements in technology, global crop yields are likely to fall in the areas currently used for production of the world’s three major cereal crops, forcing production to move to new areas, new research suggests.

News Headlines
#110111
2016-09-21

Climate Change Pushing Need for Better Agriculture Data

BANGKOK — Climate change and its pressure on agriculture to adapt is adding fresh urgency, say experts, for accurate data amid a fast changing agricultural landscape.

News Headlines
#110112
2016-09-21

‘There is no time to waste’ Ban says, as Paris climate accord crosses first threshold for entry into force

21 September 2016 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon declared today that more than 55 countries have formally joined the Paris Agreement on climate change signed by world leaders this past April, officially crossing one of the two thresholds required to bring into force the landmark ...

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#110086
2016-09-20

Global trade deal threatens Paris climate goals, leaked documents show

Controversial Trade in Services Agreement (Tisa) could make it harder for governments to favour clean energy over fossil fuels as part of efforts to keep temperature rises to 1.5C

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#110087
2016-09-20

Climate change could shrink habitat of 90pc of Australia's eucalypt species

It may be harder to spot a mountain ash in parts of Australia's mountains or some species of mallee trees in the outback within 60 years as climate change causes the range of many species of eucalypts to shrink or even disappear entirely, new research suggests.

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#110090
2016-09-20

Balsam fir may disappear in New Brunswick due to climate change, says prof

New Brunswick may see softwood species such as balsam fir and black spruce disappear from the province's forests over the next 80 years or so, says a forestry professor.

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#110091
2016-09-20

New study examines where and how climate change is altering species

Like a casino dealer shuffling the deck, climate change is starting to reorder species from the grasslands of Argentina to ice-free areas of Greenland.

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#110092
2016-09-20

It’s time to help communities adapt to climate change

In East Timor, drought is devastating small farmers, but preparing and building resilience could help

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#110069
2016-09-19

Mauritius' 'blue economy' under threat from climate change

Fishermen at the port are unable to deal with the consequence of climate change and the coastal erosion caused by pollution and illegal fishing.They complain that the working conditions have become difficult adding that they have no other alternative means.

News Headlines
#110074
2016-09-19

New study undercuts favorite climate myth ‘more CO2 is good for plants’

A new study by scientists at Stanford University, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, tested whether hotter temperatures and higher carbon dioxide levels that we’ll see post-2050 will benefit the kinds of plants that live in California grasslands. They found that ca ...

News Headlines
#110033
2016-09-16

Canada’s eastern boreal forest could become a climate change refuge

With climate change driving species in the Northern Hemisphere ever further up the latitudinal ladder, a recent study released in the journal Science finds that Canada’s eastern boreal forests may act as crucial ecological reservoirs, islands of cooler habitat for the dominant tree species, blac ...

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#110045
2016-09-16

Climate Change Catch 22: It’s Official–the U.S. Military Poses a Significant Threat to the U.S. Military

This week, the Washington, D.C.-based Center for Climate and Security announced the release of a series of “bipartisan” statements and reports under the banner, “Military and National Security Leaders Urge Robust New Course on Climate Change.” The most comprehensive of the newly released documen ...

News Headlines
#109997
2016-09-15

Climate change and the Marshall Islands: lives in the balance

There may be music in the roar of the sea, as Byron eulogized, but the waves can also bring creeping unease. On low-lying fragments of land like the Marshall Islands, the tides are threatening to take away what they previously helped support: life.

News Headlines
#110006
2016-09-15

Was that climate change? Scientists are getting faster at linking extreme weather to warming

Is it still true to say you can’t point to any single extreme weather event and claim you can’t link it to human-caused climate change?

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#110011
2016-09-15

How climate change may affect fireflies

Fireflies are such a delight that they are the official insects of two U.S. states. On the other side of the world, Japan has declared them a national treasure.

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#109974
2016-09-14

Mapping Yukon's vulnerability to climate change

A new set of Yukon community maps offers a colourful look at how climate change could threaten infrastructure, and affect future development in the territory.

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#109954
2016-09-13

Brazil ratifies Paris agreement with pledge to sharply reduce emissions

The Brazilian government has ratified its participation in the Paris agreement on climate change, a significant step by Latin America’s largest emitter of greenhouse gases that could spur other countries to follow suit.

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#109956
2016-09-13

Jamaica a regional leader in mainstreaming climate change

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Environment Officer at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Dr Esther Zeledon, says Jamaica is considered a pioneer and leader in the region in its efforts to mainstream climate change considerations into national development.

News Headlines
#109958
2016-09-13

Wheat, one of the world’s most important crops, is being threatened by climate change

One of the biggest concerns about climate change is the effect it will have on agriculture. Many studies have suggested that rising temperatures could be harmful to farms around the world, although there’s plenty of uncertainty about how bad things will get and which food supplies we should worr ...

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#109959
2016-09-13

Eastern forests use up nitrogen in soil during earlier, greener springs

A warming climate is causing earlier springs and later autumns in eastern forests of the United States, lengthening the growing season for trees and potentially changing how forests function.

News Headlines
#109966
2016-09-13

One Simple Comic Explains Climate Change

Quick read captures 22,000 years of glaciers, heat and humans

News Headlines
#109940
2016-09-12

Bad news for nervous fliers: climate change is making severe turbulence more common

Incidents of severe air turbulence are on the rise and there will be worse to come as climate change takes hold, scientists have warned.

News Headlines
#109910
2016-09-09

How to increase REDD+ benefits to indigenous peoples and other traditional forest communities

To meet the target of limiting global warming to 2-degrees-Celsius established in the Paris Climate Agreement, it is crucial to curb tropical deforestation and encourage the reforestation of tropical forests that have already been cut down.

News Headlines
#109912
2016-09-09

The True Global Warming Hot Spots

Climate change is often blamed for environmental problems and natural events, but not always correctly. There are, however, places in the world where global warming is having an effect, as our interactive map shows.

News Headlines
#109913
2016-09-09

Vital improvements needed to forecast impact of climate change on biodiversity

Improvements must be made to how we predict the impact of climate change on plants and wildlife, according to new research published today in Science.

News Headlines
#109923
2016-09-09

Ocean warming affecting Arctic fish and birds

Until a few years ago, mackerel were unknown in Greenland's cold waters.

News Headlines
#109867
2016-09-08

Poor countries have the edge on climate innovation

The developing world and emerging markets are among the most exciting places for climate policy and innovation, according to a former White House official who advised the Obama administration in the run-up to the COP20 summit in Lima, Peru.

News Headlines
#109871
2016-09-08

Amitav Ghosh: 'climate change is like death, no one wants to talk about it'

Speaking at a literary festival in Bhutan, the Indian novelist Amitav Ghosh recently predicted that Himalayan regions, for no fault of their own, will face a catastrophe as climate change takes hold.

News Headlines
#109875
2016-09-08

Climate change and other human activities are affecting species migration

Humans have an impact on species migration both through climate change and by changing the landscape.

News Headlines
#109877
2016-09-08

Obama on Climate Change: The Trends Are ‘Terrifying’

MIDWAY ATOLL — Seventy-four years ago, a naval battle off this remote spit of land in the middle of the Pacific Ocean changed the course of World War II.

News Headlines
#109878
2016-09-08

In eastern Tibetan forest, signs of tree growth amid climate change

Researchers follow a lead from nomadic herders and find a forest getting nutrients and water from thawing permafrost

News Headlines
#109841
2016-09-07

The oceans are heating up. That's a big problem on a blue planet

An increase in water temperatures is having a profound effect that, with hidden stores of frozen methane thawing out, will soon start to feed on itself

News Headlines
#109811
2016-09-06

In historic ceremony, UN chief hails China, US for formally joining Paris climate agreement

3 September 2016 – Visiting the southeastern city of Hangzhou in China, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has commended the leaders of that country and the United States for formally joining the Paris Agreement on climate change today.

News Headlines
#109819
2016-09-06

Soaring ocean temperature is 'greatest hidden challenge of our generation'

IUCN report warns that ‘truly staggering’ rate of warming is changing the behaviour of marine species, reducing fishing zones and spreading disease

News Headlines
#109794
2016-09-02

'Coffee could be extinct by 2080': why climate change may eradicate your daily latte

Coffee could become extinct by 2080 if global warming continues to worsen, according to a report by The Climate Institute.

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