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#112280
2017-03-21

Record-breaking climate change pushes world into ‘uncharted territory’

Earth is a planet in upheaval, say scientists, as the World Meteorological Organisation publishes analysis of recent heat highs and ice lows

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#112283
2017-03-21

Peru floods could be in line with climate change models, says climatologist Mojib Latif.

Peru is being hit by devastating flooding. Is it a natural weather cycle or an impact of climate change?

News Headlines
#112266
2017-03-20

Climate change key suspect in the case of India’s vanishing groundwater

New study links India’s water crisis to the impact of climate change, which has weakened recent monsoons.

News Headlines
#112267
2017-03-20

New research fellows to combat climate change in Africa

[ACCRA] A programme is building the capacity of African researchers to understand climate change impacts and develop evidence-based solutions to help policymakers tackle climate change challenges.

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#112268
2017-03-20

Reconsider the impact of trees on water cycles and climate, scientists say

Forests and trees play a major role on water cycles and cooler temperatures, contributing to food security and climate change adaptation.

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#112269
2017-03-20

On front line of climate change as Maldives fights rising seas

White sand circles picked out by the sun in sparkling blue seas are the first signs that my plane has arrived at the Maldives, a tropical paradise spread over almost 1200 islands.

News Headlines
#112272
2017-03-20

'Extreme and unusual' climate trends continue after record 2016

In the atmosphere, the seas and around the poles, climate change is reaching disturbing new levels across the Earth.

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#112242
2017-03-16

Caribbean Stakes Future on Climate-Smart Agriculture

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Mar 16 2017 (IPS) - As Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries continue to build on the momentum of the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement and the 22nd Conference of the Parties (COP22) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Marrakech in 2016, spec ...

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#112243
2017-03-16

Stopping global warming is only way to save Great Barrier Reef, scientists warn

Improvements to water quality or fishing controls don’t prevent underwater heatwaves damaging coral, studies of mass bleaching events reveal

News Headlines
#112231
2017-03-15

Increase in extreme sea levels could endanger European coastal communities

Massive coastal flooding in northern Europe that now occurs once every century could happen every year if greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise, according to a new study.

News Headlines
#112236
2017-03-15

Growing algae bloom in Arabian Sea tied to climate change

BANDAR AL-ROWDAH, Oman -- The Gulf of Oman turns green twice a year, when an algae bloom the size of Mexico spreads across the Arabian Sea all the way to India.

News Headlines
#112222
2017-03-14

Changing climate could worsen foods’ nutrition

A dinner plate piled high with food from plants might not deliver the same nutrition toward the end of this century as it does today.

News Headlines
#112223
2017-03-14

Climate change threatens giant panda recovery

When you think of climate change and wildlife, your mind probably turns to thoughts of corals bleaching, frogs going extinct or skinny polar bears trapped on land.

News Headlines
#112204
2017-03-13

Climate Change Making Kenya’s Droughts More Severe

UNITED NATIONS, Mar 12 2017 (IPS) - The Super El Nino of 2015 to 2016 wrought droughts and floods around the world, yet it is its sister La Nina that is now fuelling drought and hunger in East Africa.

News Headlines
#112205
2017-03-13

SPARKS Plugs Gap in Caribbean Climate Research

KINGSTON, Jamaica, Mar 11 2017 (IPS) - On Nov. 30 last year, a new high-performance ‘Super Computer’ was installed at the University of the West Indies (UWI) during climate change week. Dubbed SPARKS – short for the Scientific Platform for Applied Research and Knowledge Sharing – the computer is ...

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#112209
2017-03-13

In race to curb climate change, cities outpace governments

Cities from Oslo to Sydney are setting goals to curb climate change that exceed national targets, causing tensions with central governments about who controls policy over green energy and transport and construction.

News Headlines
#112189
2017-03-10

Significant declines in Colorado River flows likely to continue as temperatures rise

A new study suggests that Colorado River flows have already declined due to rising global temperatures and are likely to experience further declines in the future.

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#112194
2017-03-10

EPA chief says carbon dioxide not 'primary contributor' to climate change

In an interview on CNBC this morning, Pruitt raised doubts over whether or not carbon dioxide is the main driver behind climate change. Asked if CO2 is the "primary control knob for climate," Pruitt said he wouldn't agree with that assessment.

News Headlines
#112195
2017-03-10

Climate change to hit Mediterranean with more forest fires

Climate change means the risk of forest fires will skyrocket in Mediterranean Europe in the coming decades, according to a new study. Existing fire prevention measures will be inadequate, so a change of strategy will be needed. EURACTIV Spain reports.

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#112183
2017-03-09

Investment key in adapting to climate change in West Africa

Climate projections for West Africa show that crop yields and grass for livestock grazing are likely to decline in the future.

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#112167
2017-03-08

Climate change impacts are already hitting us, say Europeans

New polling study also shows support for financial penalties for nations that refuse to be part of Paris climate deal, as Donald Trump has threatened

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#112172
2017-03-08

Warming may disrupt four-fifths of world's oceans by 2050: study

Global warming will disrupt four-fifths of the world's oceans by 2050 if greenhouse gas emissions keep rising, threatening fish that are the main source of food for a billion people, scientists said on Tuesday.

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#112175
2017-03-08

Diet and global climate change

Eating healthier food could reduce greenhouse gas emissions, says a new study

News Headlines
#112157
2017-03-07

Yukon species list shows climate change in action

When asked how biodiversity is changing in the North, Yukon botanist Bruce Bennett has a ready answer — "rapidly."

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#112159
2017-03-07

Study shows US grasslands affected more by atmospheric dryness than precipitation

A new study showing dryness of the atmosphere affects U.S. grassland productivity more than rainfall could have important implications for predicting how plants will respond to warming climate conditions.

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#112160
2017-03-07

Climate change impact on Australia may be irreversible, five-yearly report says

An independent review of the state of Australia’s environment has found the impacts of climate change are increasing and some of the changes could be irreversible.

News Headlines
#112113
2017-03-02

Caribbean Leaders Want Swifter Action on Climate Funding

ROSEAU, Dominica, Mar 1 2017 (IPS) - When Tropical Storm Erika hit the tiny Caribbean island of Dominica on Aug. 27, 2015, it killed more than two dozen people, left nearly 600 homeless and wreaked damages totaling more than a billion dollars.

News Headlines
#112116
2017-03-02

Global warming is increasing forest fire risk in the Alps

New regional and global studies link heatwaves, drought and insect outbreaks with a surge in wildfires, and the Alps are unlikely to be spared.

News Headlines
#112087
2017-02-27

New UN climate chief: 'Action on warming unstoppable'

The UN’s new climate chief says she’s worried about President Donald Trump - but confident that action to curb climate change is unstoppable.

News Headlines
#112072
2017-02-24

Netherlands to Host Global Centre of Excellence on Climate Adaptation

ROME, Feb 23 2017 (IPS) - The Netherlands announced that it will work with Japan and UN Environment Programme (UNEP) to establish a Global Centre of Excellence to help countries, institutions and businesses to adapt to a warming climate, which is increasing the frequency of natural disasters and ...

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#112073
2017-02-24

Scientists plan to save 50 key coral reefs from climate disaster

Coral reefs are dying and there is no global plan to save them…until now. Scientists want to focus on saving 50 of the most important reefs to help them survive climate change.

News Headlines
#112054
2017-02-23

Most wood energy schemes are a 'disaster' for climate change

Using wood pellets to generate low-carbon electricity is a flawed policy that is speeding up not slowing down climate warming.

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#112060
2017-02-23

Climate change doubles size of northern lakes, pushes bison off habitat

New research suggests that climate change has mysteriously caused lakes in a northern protected area to nearly double in size, forcing a herd of at-risk bison off some of their best habitat.

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#112062
2017-02-23

Gene Catalogues Aim to Help Crops Survive Climate Change

Scientists want to give the farming community better information about which crop strains are better suited to changing weather and soil conditions

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#112046
2017-02-22

Maple syrup producers blame climate change for production drop

DURHAM, N.H. -- New Hampshire's maple syrup producers say they are feeling the impact of climate change, as winters become warmer and frigid nights so critical to their business become fewer.

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#112020
2017-02-21

Study: Rising pond temperatures could accelerate global warming

Feb. 20 (UPI) -- New research suggests rising temperatures in small bodies of water, like ponds, could accelerate global warming.

News Headlines
#112025
2017-02-21

Climate change in the North Sea: oysters in, cod out

The temperature of the North Sea is increasing with climate change. Good news for immigrant species - bad news for cold-loving residents.

News Headlines
#112027
2017-02-21

Selenium deficiency promoted by climate change

As a result of climate change, concentrations of the trace element selenium in soils are likely to decrease.

News Headlines
#112009
2017-02-20

More warm-dwelling animals and plants as a result of climate change

Since 1980, populations of warm-dwelling species in Germany have increased.

News Headlines
#111975
2017-02-17

Germany seeks to boost climate and development on G20 agenda

When the foreign ministers of the world's 20 key economies meet to tackle the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement on climate, there has to be something serious going on.

News Headlines
#111981
2017-02-17

Nicaragua focuses on climate-change resistant coffee

With climate change threatening crops in many parts of the world, Nicaragua is turning to a robust variety of coffee bean to protect one of its key exports.

News Headlines
#111954
2017-02-16

Scientists propose refreezing Arctic in battle against climate change

Project would involve 10 million devices and cost $500 billion US

News Headlines
#111931
2017-02-15

Climate change takes root in northern communities' plants, botanist says

Climate change is altering the useful qualities of some plants, a Montreal botanist says, and changing the way some Indigenous people in northern Canada live.

News Headlines
#111932
2017-02-15

Norwegian ice cap 'exceptionally sensitive' to climate change

How will future climate change affect our glaciers? By looking into the past 4000 years, a new study finds an ice cap in southern Norway to be ‘exceptionally sensitive’ to climate change.

News Headlines
#111915
2017-02-14

Scientists underestimate impact of global warming on wildlife

"We need to greatly improve assessments of the impacts of climate change on species right now," researcher James Watson warned.

News Headlines
#111917
2017-02-14

Make food systems climate resilient now or future production will be compromised – UN warns

13 February 2017 – Failure to act now to make food systems more resilient to climate change will seriously compromise food production in many regions, which in turn could fail international efforts to end hunger and extreme poverty by 2030, the United Nations agricultural agency warned today.

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#111924
2017-02-14

Climate Change Is A Far Bigger Threat To Wildlife Than We Thought, Study Says

A global analysis of Earth’s threatened and endangered species has upended our scientific understanding about the extent to which climate change is affecting wildlife.

News Headlines
#111902
2017-02-13

Humans are changing climate 170 times faster than nature, say researchers

Research co-led by the Australian National University (ANU) claims that the actions of humans are causing the earth's climate to change 170 times faster than natural forces.

News Headlines
#111903
2017-02-13

Africa: Climate Change is a Threat to Nile-Sharing Countries

Celebrating Nile Day. The Rive Nile stretches an estimated 4,132 miles from its source to its mouth north in Egypt, which makes it the world’s second longest river after Amazon. It is shared by more than five states which 17 years ago conceived an idea of a body, Nile Basin Initiative [NBI], thr ...

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#111909
2017-02-13

South Africa: The Influence of Climate Change On Fire Activity in South Africa

University of Kwazulu-Natal — -Fires are often seen as destructive. But when used properly it can be a force for good. For example, the floral biodiversity of savanna ecosystems is largely driven by fire activity. South Africa's fynbos region - a floral region with plants unique to South Africa ...

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