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#112661
2017-04-27

New Generation Rallies to Climate Cause in Trinidad

PORT OF SPAIN, Apr 26 2017 (IPS) - As two environmental activist groups in Trinidad and Tobago powered by young volunteers prepare to ramp up their climate change and sustainability activism, they are also contemplating their own sustainability and how they can become viable over the long-term.

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#112663
2017-04-27

Europe's meat and dairy farming vulnerable as climate change worsens water scarcity - study

ROME, April 26 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Water scarcity half a world away caused by climate change could push up prices for meat and diary products in Europe by disrupting supplies of soybean, which is widely used as feed for livestock, researchers said Wednesday.

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#112668
2017-04-27

Half of All Species Are on the Move—And We're Feeling It

As climate change displaces everything from moose to microbes, it’s affecting human foods, businesses, and diseases.

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#112652
2017-04-26

Millions of Colombians at risk to climate change: minister

Climate change has put nearly 12 million Colombians at risk from natural disasters like flooding and landslides, which could kill hundreds and cause serious infrastructure damage, the environment minister said on Tuesday.

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#112639
2017-04-25

How Warming Is Profoundly Changing a Great Northern Wilderness

The abrupt change in direction of a Yukon river because of a rapidly melting glacier has attracted international attention.

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#112641
2017-04-25

Climate change predicted to increase Nile flow variability

Climate change could lead to overall increase in river flow, but more droughts and floods, study shows

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#112642
2017-04-25

Climate change offers huge investment opportunity: experts

TEPIC, Mexico (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Climate change should be grasped as an opportunity to attract vast capital flows into low-carbon investments, create jobs and spur economic growth, rather than viewed as a money-absorbing burden, top officials and experts said.

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#112643
2017-04-25

Land of rising temperatures: The cultural effects of climate change in Japan

TOKYO—— With contrasts being such a notable feature of life in Japan, it is no surprise that – like in most countries – opinions of older and younger generations on climate change are so different.

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#112646
2017-04-25

Climate change could transform gardens

Artificial lawns, plants from arid countries and flower beds designed to cope with floods are among future features of UK gardens outlined in a major new report.

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#112629
2017-04-24

Bamboo Gaining Traction in Caribbean as Climate Savior

KINGSTON, Jamaica, Apr 24 2017 (IPS) - Keen to tap its natural resources as a way to boost its struggling economy, Guyana struck a multi-million-dollar deal with Norway in 2009.

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#112630
2017-04-24

Kenyans turn to camels to cope with climate change

While parts of Kenya are becoming drier, a growing number of people are starting to keep camels. The animals are more drought-resistant than cows - and their highly nutritious milk is catching on around the world.

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#112633
2017-04-24

The Unfolding Tragedy of Climate Change in Bangladesh

A three-foot rise in sea level would submerge almost 20 percent of the country and displace more than 30 million people—and the actual rise by 2100 could be significantly more

News Headlines
#112615
2017-04-21

'Climate change allows terrorists to thrive'

A report commissioned by the German foreign office shows how in scenarios of instability and conflict, climate change can contribute to the emergence and growth of terrorist groups such as Boko Haram or "Islamic State."

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#112594
2017-04-20

Canary in the kelp forest: Sea creature dissolves in today's warming, acidic waters

The one-two punch of warming waters and ocean acidification is predisposing some marine animals to dissolving quickly under conditions already occurring off the Northern California coast, according to a new study.

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#112596
2017-04-20

“Imagine a World Where the Worst-Case Scenarios Have Been Realized”

ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, Apr 20 2017 (IPS) - The tiny island-nation of Antigua and Barbuda has made an impassioned plea for support from the international community to deal with the devastating impacts of climate change.

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#112600
2017-04-20

Climate Change Is Transforming Arctic Rivers

The most dramatic shift is the rerouting of a major meltwater river in Canada that disappeared in what is, geologically speaking, the blink of an eye.

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#112580
2017-04-19

Can barnacle geese predict the climate?

The breeding grounds of Arctic migratory birds such as the barnacle goose are changing rapidly due to accelerated warming in the polar regions.

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#112565
2017-04-18

Glacier shape predicts risk of thinning

April 17 (UPI) -- By analyzing a glacier's shape, researchers can measure its susceptibility to thinning. Researchers at the University of Texas are using the analysis technique to identify glacial vulnerabilities in West Greenland.

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#112569
2017-04-18

Disease Burden Growing as Vector Insects Adapt to Climate Change

KINGSTON, Jamaica, Apr 18 2017 (IPS) - There were surprised gasps when University of the West Indies (UWI) Professor John Agard told journalists at an Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) meeting in late November 2016 that mosquitoes were not only living longer, but were “breeding in ...

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#112570
2017-04-18

Climate change taking big bite out of alpine glaciers

Across the Alps, glaciers have lost half their volume since 1900. And there is no letting up: Melting has accelerated since 1980. Most Alpine glaciers will be gone by the end of this century, scientists say.

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#112573
2017-04-18

Climate change causes glacial river in Yukon to change direction

Climate change has caused the massive Kaskawulsh Glacier in the Yukon to retreat so much that its meltwater abruptly switched direction, in the first documented case of "river piracy" in modern times.

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#112574
2017-04-18

Is It O.K. to Tinker With the Environment to Fight Climate Change?

For the past few years, the Harvard professor David Keith has been sketching this vision: Ten Gulfstream jets, outfitted with special engines that allow them to fly safely around the stratosphere at an altitude of 70,000 feet, take off from a runway near the Equator.

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#112557
2017-04-13

The Strange Case of the Liana Vine and Its Role in Global Warming

Liana and other vines are proliferating in the rainforests of Central and South America, and their spread is impeding the ability of trees to sequester carbon dioxide. Now, researchers are trying to determine the impact of this phenomenon on climate change.

News Headlines
#112562
2017-04-13

Sea level rise to trigger human migration, reshape inland cities

April 17 (UPI) -- A handful of inland cities in the United States are likely to be significantly impacted by inland migration as people flee rising sea levels. According to new research out of the University of Georgia, cities like Atlanta, Houston and Phoenix could see large influxes of people ...

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#112518
2017-04-12

Climate change upsets lives guided by nature, Native Americans say

CHUKUT KUK, Arizona, April 12 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - T he impacts of climate change stretch from the loss of polar bear habitat to African crop failures to threatening a seasonal festival among Native Americans that they believe is critical to keep the world in balance.

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#112498
2017-04-11

Greenhouse gas effect caused by mangrove forest conversion is quite significant

Clear-cutting of tropical mangrove forests to create shrimp ponds and cattle pastures contributes significantly to the greenhouse gas effect, one of the leading causes of global warming, new research suggests.

News Headlines
#112499
2017-04-11

Central America faces climate information gap

[SAN JOSÉ] Decision-makers in Central America lack the scientific information they need to incorporate into climate change mitigation programmes, especially those designed to help small farmers.

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#112487
2017-04-10

How frozen farmers’ fields are an unexpected culprit in climate change, according to a new study

Across Canada, the last of the snow and ice is melting away from a vast expanse of farmers’ fields, making way for the planting of this year’s crops.

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#112474
2017-04-07

Global warming may be turning the Arctic Ocean inside out

There's something special – and very counterintuitive – about the Arctic Ocean.

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#112462
2017-04-06

Plants have been helping to offset climate change, but now it's up to us

Plants take up carbon dioxide as part of the process of photosynthesis -- a series of cellular reactions through which they transform the Sun's energy into chemical energy for food.

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#112466
2017-04-06

With Climate Change Deniers in Charge, Time for Scientists to Step Up

In a Yale e360 interview, researcher Kevin Trenberth talks about why climate scientists need to speak out in the face of the Trump administration’s denial of the facts about climate change.

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#112469
2017-04-06

Climate change is undermining sustainable development in Myanmar. Here is what can be done about it.

Myanmar’s national government and some international development groups are adopting different but complementary approaches to tackling what many in the country consider to be one of the biggest threats to achieving sustainable development: Climate change.

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#112449
2017-04-05

Climate change impacting ‘most’ species on Earth, even down to their genome

Three recent studies point to just how broad, bizarre, and potentially devastating climate change is to life on Earth. And we’ve only seen one degree Celsius of warming so far.

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#112439
2017-04-04

Climate Change Solutions Can’t Wait for U.S. Leadership

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Apr 4 2017 (IPS) - From tourism-dependent nations like Barbados to those rich with natural resources like Guyana, climate change poses one of the biggest challenges for the countries of the Caribbean.

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#112440
2017-04-04

Climate-induced species migrations could upend human society: study

If the tuna that Pacific Island communities have reliably fished for generations suddenly change their behavior — teeming in totally new areas of the ocean or in smaller numbers, for example — this behavioral shift doesn’t affect only the tuna.

News Headlines
#112426
2017-04-03

There’s another story to tell about climate change. And it starts with water

It’s easy for all concerned about air, water and nature to descend into despair as we watch brazen rollbacks of environmental legislation in the US.

News Headlines
#112433
2017-04-03

Disaster in Icelandic nature

“It's safe to say we've seen a lot of change to Icelandic nature over the last 30 years, with much increase in vegetation.

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#112406
2017-03-31

Why Climate Change Is Making Koalas Thirsty

Australian koalas are drinking much more water than they used to—and it’s likely because of hot, dry weather aggravated by climate change. Koalas, which normally spend most of their time in the safety of eucalyptus trees, have begun to climb down and drink from artificial water stations provided ...

News Headlines
#112407
2017-03-31

Climate change: global reshuffle of wildlife will have huge impacts on humanity

Mass migration of species to cooler climes has profound implications for society, pushing disease-carrying insects, crop pests and crucial pollinators into new areas, says international team of scientists.Global warming is reshuffling the ranges of animals and plants around the world with profou ...

News Headlines
#112408
2017-03-31

Professor urges scientists to speak up about climate change

The facts, unfortunately, don't speak for themselves.That's why scientists have to speak out, according to Naomi Oreskes, a Harvard history of science professor who has taken a close look at the causes and effects of climate change denial.

News Headlines
#112409
2017-03-31

'Completely unlivable': Climate change pushing humans, other species to the brink

Human societies and a multitude of species are going to be tested by climate change in ways that are barely understood, a wide-ranging study involving researchers from 44 institutions around the world has found.

News Headlines
#112413
2017-03-31

Indonesian Farmers Weather Climate Change with Conservation Agriculture

JAKARTA, Mar 31 2017 (IPS) - Fifty-two-year-old farmer Theresia Loda was effusive when asked how conservation agriculture has changed her economic situation.

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#112392
2017-03-30

Climate change's toll on mental health

When people think about climate change, they probably think first about its effects on the environment, and possibly on their physical health. But climate change also takes a significant toll on mental health, according to a new report released by the American Psychological Association and ecoAm ...

News Headlines
#112375
2017-03-29

Technology isn't our sole salvation in tackling climate change

At the COP 21 climate convention in Paris at the end of 2015, leaders from 194 nations agreed to pursue actions that will cut greenhouse gas emissions enough to keep global warming within 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit) above pre-industrial conditions.

News Headlines
#112380
2017-03-29

Dead Sea evidence of unprecedented drought is future warning

A 30-metre layer of salt discovered beneath Dead Sea reveals drought worse than any in human history – and it could happen again.

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#112360
2017-03-28

Climate change puts invasive plants on the move

Climate change may force one of New England's invasive plant species to retreat north, while another will likely stay put and take over an even greater area, according to a new study by UConn faculty and former doctoral candidates.

News Headlines
#112361
2017-03-28

UAE’s fragile reefs will be under more strain: climate change report

The UAE’s fragile natural habitat and animal life are likely to be put under more strain by climate change, leading to economic losses for the growing tourism sector.

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#112365
2017-03-28

Migration crisis: Communities retreat as oceans swell, coasts erode

Erosion, rising seas, ferocious storms and other coastal perils have prompted the resettlement of more than 1 million people worldwide, with an exhaustive new analysis highlighting an emerging migration crisis that’s worsening as global warming overwhelms shorelines.

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#112338
2017-03-27

Climate change: ‘human fingerprint’ found on global extreme weather

The fingerprint of human-caused climate change has been found on heatwaves, droughts and floods across the world, according to scientists.The discovery indicates that the impacts of global warming are already being felt by society and adds further urgency to the need to cut carbon emissions. A k ...

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#112339
2017-03-27

Experts Say Climate Change May Be Making African Drought Worse

As East Africa struggles through a drought, scientists say climate change may be making the situation worse as a warming planet may be altering the weather patterns that bring rain to the region.

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