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#103943
2015-05-22

Caribbean Looks to France as Key Partner in Climate Financing

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, May 22 2015 (IPS) - By the time leaders of the international community sit down in Paris later this year to discuss climate change, at least two Caribbean leaders are hoping that France can demonstrate its commitment to assisting their adaptation efforts by re-joining the ...

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#103944
2015-05-22

Climate change blamed for severe drought hitting Vietnam's coffee crops

Exports drop 40% as world’s second-biggest coffee exporter suffers rising temperatures and drought, combined with effects of deforestation, land degradation and depleted water resources caused by decades of growth

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#103919
2015-05-21

Obama Recasts Climate Change as a Peril With Far-Reaching Effects

NEW LONDON, Conn. — President Obama used a commencement address on Wednesday at the Coast Guard Academy to cast his push for urgent action to combat climate change as a national security imperative, saying that the warming of the planet poses an “immediate risk” to the United States.

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#103921
2015-05-21

UN tasks Africa on climate change impact on food security

The UN University Institute for Natural Resources in Africa (UNU-INRA), Accra, Ghana, says African governments and other stakeholders must take steps to mitigate climate change impact on food security.

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#103922
2015-05-21

What would it take to limit climate change to 1.5 C?

Limiting temperature rise by 2100 to less than 1.5°C is feasible, at least from a purely technological standpoint, according to the study published in the journal Nature Climate Change by researchers at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), the Potsdam Institute for C ...

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#103912
2015-05-20

China, Brazil to jointly address climate issues for sustainable growth

BRASILIA, May 19 (Xinhua) -- As a result of Chinese Premier Li Keqiang's ongoing visit to Brazil, China and Brazil Tuesday signed a joint statement on addressing the climate change issue together for a common vision of sustainable development.

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#103892
2015-05-19

African Women Mayors Join Forces to Fight for Clean Energy

PARIS, May 18 2015 (IPS) - When some 40,000 delegates, including dozens of heads of state, descend on Paris for the United Nations Climate Change Conference later this year, a group of African women mayors plan to be there and make their voices heard on a range of issues, including electrification.

News Headlines
#103895
2015-05-19

Mountains hold climate change surprise, scientists find

Mountains are shaped differently than scientists thought they were, and that could be good news for mountain-dwelling species adapting to climate change.

News Headlines
#103880
2015-05-18

Minister warns Asia-Pacific highly vulnerable to climate change

ISLAMABAD: Global Climate Risk Index-2015 said that five out of top 10 countries most affected by climate change-induced disasters during 1994-2013 are located in Asia Pacific.

News Headlines
#103883
2015-05-18

Climate talks can't fail as there is no alternative planet, says French minister

France’s foreign minister warned Monday that the international community had no option but to combat climate change as there is “no alternative planet”.

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#103841
2015-05-15

Poor Land Use Worsens Climate Change in St. Vincent

KINGSTOWN, May 14 2015 (IPS) - For 32 years, Joel Poyer, a forest technician, has been tending to the forest of St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

News Headlines
#103845
2015-05-15

Modi, Li flag climate change as greatest global challenge to be tackled in 21st century

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese Premier Li Keqiangon on Friday flagged the issue of the adverse effects of climate change as one of the greatest global challenges facing people in the 21st century, and said it needs to be addressed through international cooperation in the context of sus ...

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#103829
2015-05-14

Climate change boosts a migratory insect pest

The potato leafhopper is a tiny insect—barely half the size of a grain of rice—with a bright lime green color that helps it blend in against plant leaves.

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#103830
2015-05-14

Tackling climate change - and more - in Mali

One of the rocks that climate change sceptics like to throw at those advocating action to tackle climate change is that it’s all very well for the rich developed world to reduce its carbon footprint but it’s immoral to ask the world’s poor to give up cheap energy such as coal.

News Headlines
#103807
2015-05-13

Massive southern invasions by northern birds linked to climate shifts

Scientists have pinpointed the climate pattern that likely sets the stage for boreal bird irruptions in which vast numbers of northern birds migrate far south of their usual winter range. The discovery could make it possible to predict the events more than a year in advance.

News Headlines
#103794
2015-05-12

Europe quietly shelves forestry debate ahead of Paris climate talks

A delicate negotiation about how to account for forestry and land use emissions looms large over this year’s UN climate conference in Paris.

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#103779
2015-05-11

Caribbean Looks to Paris Climate Summit for Its Very Survival

FORT-DE-FRANCE, Martinique, May 9 2015 (IPS) - Caribbean leaders on Saturday further advanced their policy position on climate change ahead of the 21st Conference of Parties, also known as COP 21, scheduled for Paris during November and December of this year.

News Headlines
#103787
2015-05-11

Global sea level rise is accelerating, says new study

HOBART, Australia, May 11 (UPI) -- The rate of global sea level rise is increasing, according to a new study.

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#103763
2015-05-08

How climate science denial affects the scientific community

Climate change denial in public discourse may encourage climate scientists to over-emphasise scientific uncertainty and is also affecting how they themselves speak -- and perhaps even think -- about their own research, a new study from the University of Bristol, UK argues.

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#103772
2015-05-08

UN climate chief Christiana Figueres praises ACT efforts

The ACT government's efforts to combat the impact of climate change were endorsed by lead United Nations negotiator Christiana Figueres on Friday, as she moved to dismiss criticism from a senior adviser to Prime Minister Tony Abbott.

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#103738
2015-05-07

Poor nations urged to push rich nations to pay for environmental damages

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Climate Change Senator Mushahidullah Khan expressed his resentment over non-serious attitude and response of the rich polluting countries in tackling global warming and extending financial and technical support to the poor countries boost their climate-resilience ...

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#103720
2015-05-06

Call for climate sensors to gauge mountain warming risk

Developing countries with mountainous areas need to improve their monitoring of local climate change and its impact on drinking water sources, a report warns.

News Headlines
#103709
2015-05-05

Fjords soak up a surprising amount of carbon

Inlets at high latitudes store carbon faster than do other marine ecosystems.

News Headlines
#103714
2015-05-05

Three ways to strengthen IPCC reports

Regional hubs, truly global science and a smoother process would improve climate reports, says Purnamita Dasgupta.

News Headlines
#103696
2015-05-04

Jane Goodall: why I fear for the apes as climate change intensifies

The primatologist says change is happening too fast for evolutionary adaptation to save some species

News Headlines
#103681
2015-05-01

Climate Change May Speed Asthma Spread

ALAMEDA, Calif.—The first time Devine Simpson had an asthma attack, she said she couldn't stop coughing. It was so bad, it woke her up in the middle of the night.

News Headlines
#103688
2015-05-01

Climate drives 'new era' in Arctic Ocean

Changes in the Arctic Ocean are so profound that the region is entering what amounts to "a new era", according to Norwegian scientists.

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#103670
2015-04-30

Climate change will significantly affect Australians’ health, report finds

Report by the Australian Academy of Science warns extreme weather events will contribute to the spread of disease and disrupt food and water supplies

News Headlines
#103676
2015-04-30

Climate change risk to 'one in six species'

If carbon emissions continue on their current path - and temperatures rise by 4 degrees - 16% of animals and plants will be lost, according to a review of evidence.

News Headlines
#103657
2015-04-29

Whitening the Arctic Ocean: May restore sea ice, but not climate

Some scientists have suggested that global warming could melt frozen ground in the Arctic, releasing vast amounts of the potent greenhouse gas methane into the atmosphere, greatly amplifying global warming.

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#103658
2015-04-29

EU votes to scale back on biofuels linked to deforestation

The European Parliament voted overwhelmingly today on a new cap on biofuels derived from edible crops, which critics say not only compete with feeding a growing global population but also contribute to deforestation and release unacceptably high levels of greenhouse gas emissions.

News Headlines
#103659
2015-04-29

Caribbean Stakes Out “Red Lines” for Paris Climate Talks

CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Apr 28 2015 (IPS) - When the international climate change talks ended in Peru last December, the 15-member Caribbean Community (CARICOM), a political and economic union comprising small, developing, climate-vulnerable islands and low-lying nations, left with “the bare minimu ...

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#103661
2015-04-29

Scientists and Religious Leaders Discuss Climate Change at Vatican

VATICAN CITY — For a 2,000-year-old institution hardly known for its mutability, there was a sense of urgency at the Vatican on Tuesday when scientists, diplomats and religious and political leaders discussed climate change and its impact on the world’s poor.

News Headlines
#103644
2015-04-28

Global warming brews weird weather

Global warming has profoundly changed the odds of extreme heat, rain and snowfall, researchers report on 27 April in Nature Climate Change1.

News Headlines
#103650
2015-04-28

Three in every four extremely hot days linked to climate change

If climate change was a game, we'd have racked up quite a score. A fresh study suggests that humans are responsible for a hefty number of today's extreme hot days and rainstorms.

News Headlines
#103611
2015-04-27

We need our leaders to speak out on climate change, not stay silent

The less that political, community and business leaders talk about climate change, the more scope there is for scepticism to emerge Something is missing from the British general election campaign. Climate change had its 3.5 seconds of fame during the seven-way leaders’ debate, but has barely bee ...

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#103630
2015-04-27

New study connects extreme weather events and climate change

ZURICH, Switzerland, April 27 (UPI) -- A new study has found a significant correlation between climate change and extreme weather events across the globe.

News Headlines
#103604
2015-04-24

Worth saving: landscapes we don't want to lose to climate change

As Earth Day turns 45, share your story about the natural or urban landscape you most want to save. The most compelling submissions will be featured in a Guardian video Climate change isn’t the future. It’s happening now and threatening some of the most remarkable ecosystems on the planet.

News Headlines
#103597
2015-04-23

Germany pushes climate insurance for developing countries

2015 is a fateful year for the international community’s development and climate goals.

News Headlines
#103581
2015-04-22

Climate change: Paris 'last chance' for action

Scientists are calling on world leaders to sign up to an eight-point plan of action at landmark talks in Paris.

News Headlines
#103582
2015-04-22

Arctic beetles may be ideal marker of climate change

Researchers need to find ways to measure how the changes in climate are affecting biodiversity.

News Headlines
#103583
2015-04-22

Global warming more moderate than worst-case models, empirical data suggest

A study based on 1,000 years of temperature records suggests global warming is not progressing as fast as it would under the most severe emissions scenarios outlined by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

News Headlines
#103556
2015-04-21

Keeping up with the climate: efforts to reduce African crop losses face the extra hurdle of climate change

Farmers in tropical areas have long struggled to maximize their crop yields, but the strikes against them just continue to mount. To start with, they tend to lack storage and processing tools that industrialized countries take for granted — things like refrigeration, ovens, and grain elevators.

News Headlines
#103562
2015-04-21

Nobel winners to help Asian cities tackle climate change

OSLO (REUTERS) - Nine Nobel prize winners in fields ranging from economics to medicine will try to come up with ideas this week to help fast-growing cities in Asia cope with global warming.

News Headlines
#103563
2015-04-21

Climate change will increase flow of migrants to Europe

The tragic capsizing of yet another boat in the Mediterranean, crammed to the rafters with people seeking refuge in Europe, underlines the need for action in the region.

News Headlines
#103537
2015-04-20

Limited soil nutrients may hamper plants ability to slow climate change

MISSOULA, Mont., April 20 (UPI) -- Some climate models suggest runaway global temperatures will be held in check -- at least a little bit -- by the uptick in green growth enabled by a warming planet. In other words, the plant life encouraged by global warming will pull excess carbon dioxide out ...

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#103508
2015-04-17

UK acorn crop 'being hit by climate change'

Climate change could be affecting the quality of acorn crops from the UK’s oak trees, the Woodland Trust has said.

News Headlines
#103497
2015-04-16

Warning over aerosol climate fix

Any attempts to engineer the climate are likely to result in "different" climate change, rather than its elimination, new results suggest.

News Headlines
#103503
2015-04-16

African Ministers Unite in Calling for Strong Universal Climate Agreement, Sufficient Finance

With countries set to approve a new climate change agreement under the UN in Paris in December, Ministers from governments across Africa have renewed their call for a strong and universal climate change agreement with increased flows of funds, including through market and finance opportunities, ...

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#103504
2015-04-16

UN-REDD Moves towards Implementation

15 April 2015: Demonstrating a shift from planning and preparation to implementation, a number of funding mechanisms, support tools and projects for REDD+ have been launched.

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