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Climate change is reducing and fragmenting salmon habitat

Bear Valley Creek is a tributary of Idaho’s aptly named Salmon River. With its lazy meanderings, rushing waters and limited human impact, “it’s as good as it gets for the salmon,” Crozier said. Its salmon population has been robust, but even here climate change is beginning to affect chinook habitat. Credit: James A. McKean Salmon […]

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As climate change threatens rising urban costs, is biomimicry the way forward?

Concept illustrating new possibilities for the development of sustainable construction technologies and … [+] green life in the form of a house-shaped pond located in a lush forest. 3d rendering. Getty It is well established that urban environments will house the majority of the world’s population in the coming decades. Although extreme weather conditions cause […]

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Climate change affects the likelihood of armed conflict

Climate change affects the likelihood of armed conflict. Credit: UPV Climate change influences the likelihood and duration of armed conflict in Africa. This is the conclusion of a study carried out by a team from the INGENIO Institute, a joint center of the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV) and the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas […]

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The Gadi supercomputer analyzes climate change

New funding will unlock powerful Australian simulators to give scientists around the world a better chance of tackling climate change. The Canberra-based supercomputer Gadi, which means “search” in the language of the Ngunnawal people, will do the math. The $7.6 million research facility unveiled Thursday will share its computing power with citizen scientists, industry, international […]

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Turkey goes even further in the fight against climate change

Turkey has set itself a target that goes beyond the reduction required as a developing country, announcing to the world its goal of being carbon neutral by 2053. The country has great potential at this point. It has tripled its only installed capacity of renewable energy in the last 20 years, while more than half […]

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350 Wisconsin director pledged to reverse ‘catastrophic’ climate change | Science & Environment

Chris Hubbuch | Wisconsin State Journal John Greenler was a teacher, farmer, administrator and activist. Over the past two decades, his work has focused on fostering connections between researchers, policymakers, and the public around the risks of climate change and efforts to address it. He now leads 350 Wis.a volunteer-run group that is the state’s […]

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Which communities in New York are most susceptible to the harms of climate change? Weigh yourself by July 7

“The way the state defines ‘disadvantaged’ is often unfair and inaccurate. In Manhattan, Hudson Yards and much of the High Line are considered disadvantaged, unlike many communities of color in Queens. Michael Appleton/Mayor’s Photographic Office Flood damage in Woodside, Queens from Hurricane Ida in 2021. CityViews are the opinions of readers, not those of City […]

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As climate change reshapes Alaska’s landscapes, tundra fires worsen

The Apoon Pass fire burns across the tundra on June 11, 2022. The Apoon Pass fire is close to the East Fork fire. (Photo by AFS/Ryan McPherson) For weeks, wildfires have raged across the vast region of southwest Alaska, threatening villages, scorching hundreds of thousands of acres and pushing smoke across the state. Fire on […]

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‘Viral dark matter’ could help mitigate climate change – here’s how

Recently, scientists discovered a treasure trove of new data on RNA viruses in the ocean, including 5,500 new species of RNA viruses. Analysis suggests that a small portion of them had genes “stolen” from organisms they infected, which helps identify their functions in marine processes. Several can help drive absorbed carbon from the atmosphere to […]

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Acne breakouts can be made worse by climate change

Cumulative data from recent years suggests that the burning of fossil fuels not only results in significant environmental impacts, but also significant overall and skin health impacts.1 While its negative impact on environmental health is clear, the effects that burning fossil fuels and a warming world have on skin diseases, including acne, have only more […]

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Climate change continues to pose challenges for Michigan farmers

EATON RAPIDS, Michigan — With weather more extreme than 10 or 20 years ago, climate change is creating challenges for Michigan farmers. We wanted to see how farmers are adapting and how they can even help slow down climate change. “When we think of climate change, it is something that is caused, largely by humans, […]

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Israeli study: Climate change brings expected storms – but 60 years earlier

Climate change is already causing a “significant intensification” of winter storms in the Southern Hemisphere to a level not expected before 2080, a new Israeli study has found. The study, published by the Weizmann Institute of Science in the journal Nature Climate Change, is part of an effort by scientists around the world to use […]

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Letter: Routt GOP’s ‘do nothing’ approach to climate change is a missed opportunity

I’m disappointed. Routt County Republicans had a half-page opinion piece in the Pilot & Today regarding climate change and the “costs” of the Routt County Climate Action Plan. There are a lot of excellent conservative thinkers and policy experts out there, so I was hopeful that what we would read in the article would be […]

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Saudi water companies betting on hydrogen to fight climate change: IDA CEO

RIYADH: The ancient city of the Nabataeans in the historic AlUla Valley rises from the dawn of time to put Saudi Arabia on the world tourism map. The AlUla Royal Commission, or RCU, is keen to take this step by pursuing a bold master plan to develop its hospitality, tourism and sustainability infrastructure. “The historic […]

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Reality check for Ai before serving on the front lines of climate change

NEW DELHI : Tilda, designer, is doing her part to reduce carbon emissions. She will showcase a handmade collection of 30 fashion garments created entirely from discarded and repurposed materials at a metaverse store on World Environment Day on June 5. So what, you may ask. Tilda is one of countless designers around the world […]

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Southwest WA is forecast for a dry winter and climate change is part of the reason

As Australia’s north and east brace for a very wet winter, the weather bureau’s seasonal outlook shows that WA’s most populated region looks drastically different from the rest of the country. Key points: WA’s Southwest Land Division Expected to Have a Drier Winter Warmer ocean temperatures are part of the reason Climate change models suggest […]

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Climate change and the Chehalis River: Experts outline potential dangers to fish and flooding

By Isabel Vander Stoep / [email protected] Editor’s note: This story is part of “Headwaters to Harbor”, a project by The Chronicle to document the Chehalis River from Pe Ell to Grays Harbor while highlighting the people and issues of the river along the way. Our coverage is compiled at www.chronline.com/Chehalis-River. For the Chehalis River Basin, […]

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Women have been the most affected victims of Covid, climate change. Public-private partnership can help

More people around the world are facing humanitarian crises than ever before. About 274 million people will need humanitarian assistance in 2022, according to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). While challenges such as the COVID-19 pandemic, violent conflict, forced displacement and climate change affect humanity on a large scale, […]

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Kiribati and China pledge to strengthen cooperation on BRI and climate change

Kiribati and China pledged to deepen cooperation in jointly building the Belt and Road and synergize it with Kiribati’s 20-Year Vision, expand cooperation in various fields, and focus on improving people’s livelihoods. Kiribati President and Foreign Minister Taneti Maamau (R) meets with Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Tarawa, Kiribati, May 27, […]

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Davos Voices: What leaders say about climate change and war | Technology

By PETER PRENGAMAN, KELVIN CHAN, HELENA ALVES – Associated Press DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Business buzzwords. Technical jargon. Bold but vague statements on climate change and Russia’s War in Ukraine. the World Economic Forum Annual Gathering CEOs and heads of government this week in Davos, the city in the Swiss Alps, may seem full of […]

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Climate change and the emergence of bat-borne viruses

Many zoonotic diseases are sensitive to climate change due to changes in habitats that introduce contact between humans and new species, as well as changes in temperature and precipitation patterns. In a recent Virus study, researchers discuss correlations between the emergence and spread of bat-borne diseases and climate events and changes. Study: Climate anomalies and […]

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Climate change has made India and Pakistan’s March and April records 30 times more likely

Placeholder while loading article actions The oppressive heat experienced by India and Pakistan in March and April was the most intense, widespread and persistent in the region’s history. A study released on Monday finds that human-induced climate change has made this historic event at least 30 times more likely. He determined that climate change increases […]

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Farmer sues VW for climate change; German justice has doubts

BERLIN — A German court on Friday cast doubt on claims by a German farmer that carmaker Volkswagen is partly responsible for the impact of global warming on his family business. The plaintiff, Ulf Allhoff-Cramer, says drier soils and heavier rains due to climate change are hurting his fields, livestock and commercial forests. “Farmers are […]

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Oregon companies intend to destroy the Earth

Oregonians should know and hold accountable those who have joined the campaign to undermine the viability of our planet for future generations. If global warming and its consequences on climate change continue unchecked, they risk destroying our natural ecosystem (forests, woodlands, grasslands, deserts, etc.) by the end of the century, as well as our agriculture, […]

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Climate change added $4 billion to damage from Japanese Typhoon Hagibis | Imperial News

A new study calculates the extent to which damage from individual extreme weather events can be attributed to human-induced climate change. The extreme rainfall that hit Japan during Typhoon Hagibis in October 2019 was made 67% more likely by human-induced climate change, according to an analysis by scientists from Imperial College London and the University […]

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In a warming world, trees are not a panacea against climate change

By William R. L. Anderegg 5 minutes Lily When people talk about ways to slow climate change, they often mention trees, and for good reason. Forests occupy a A large quantity carbon dioxide that warms the planet and that people release into the atmosphere when they burn fossil fuels. But will trees keep pace as […]

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SEC rule on climate change avoids Congress and voters

The rule recently proposed by the Securities and Exchange Commission is so complex and far-reaching that it could reorient the entire US financial system into one that prioritizes climate change over financial soundness. The rule risks turning the SEC into a quasi-environmental agency in which climate “experts” have greater influence than financial regulators focused on […]

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UK teenage perspectives on youth climate strikes

Thiery, BW et al. Intergenerational inequalities in exposure to climate extremes. Science 374eabi7339 (2021). Article Google Scholar Elliott, T. & Earl, J. Organizing the Next Generation: Youth Engagement with Activism Inside and Outside Organizations. Soc. Social Media. 42056305117750722 (2018). Google Scholar Fisher, DR The wider significance of #FridaysForFuture. Nat. Air conditioning Switch 9430–431 (2019). Article […]

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Disconnect: Climate Change and the Australian Elections

The televised debates between the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition leading up to the May 21 election almost completely ignored climate change and the urgent action needed to tackle it. On the other hand, recent polls reported that tackling climate change is one of the top three issues for the majority of […]

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Music fans care the most about climate change. Now we need an anthem

52 years after paving paradise and building a parking lot, the defense of climate action through music is finally breaking through. According to a new survey released today by lobby group Music Declares Emergency, music fans care more about the climate crisis than non-music fans. While 72% of people who rated music as “not important” […]

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Circular economy integral to meeting climate change goals, research finds

We hear more and more about net zero goals in recent years. Since 126 countries signed the Paris Agreement at COP 21 in 2015, climate change has been high on the agendas of international governments. The continued finalization of the agreement at COP 26 at the end of 2021 in Glasgow saw a further strengthening […]

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Climate change: BC and Alberta heat waves among the most extreme

The record-breaking heatwave that ravaged western North America last June was among the most extreme on record anywhere in the world, according to new modeling and analysis by researchers from universities across the UK. The study published Wednesday in the journal Science Advances found that only five other heat waves since the 1960s were more […]

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How climate change can shape our relationship choices

The world is ending. Who would you choose? Played in a low voice, it was a high school game. The two phrases seemed to be in discordant opposition at the time. Today, on the edge of ecological and existential chaos, they feel relevant again. The world is end. Who do we choose? Our relationships do […]

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Climate change means one in 25 homes could become uninsurable by 2030, report warns

About one in 25 Australian homes is at risk of becoming effectively uninsurable by 2030, according to a new Climate Council report based on analysis by a climate risk assessment group. Key points: Forecasts are based on a business-as-usual emissions scenario Queensland followed by New South Wales is expected to be hardest hit In the […]

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Letter: Response to climate change based on extreme predictions | Letters to the Editor

For the editor: Is climate change so bad that we need to spend billions of dollars to reach net zero by 2050? The reality is that temperatures have only risen about 0.13°C per decade over the past 40 years, according to satellite data from the University of Alabama at Huntsville. There were similar temperature increases […]

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Sinn Féin cannot have it both ways on climate change

Mary Lou McDonald was the keynote speaker at the first National Energy Summit, convened last Tuesday in Croke Park. The summit was designed to bring together “industry experts and thought leaders from the public and private sectors to find solutions to the challenges we face in securing our energy supply…to achieve our 2030 goals. and […]

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Climate change threatens historic NC town founded by black Americans

Tom Foreman Jr. PRINCEVILLE, NC — As she exits her hometown’s only restaurant with an order of cabbages and hush puppies, Carolyn Suggs Bandy stops to brag about a spot that lays claim to the oldest town in charter by black Americans nearly 140 years ago. “It’s sacred to me,” Bandy, 65, said. “We have […]

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University of Limerick-based sustainability challenge hopes to tackle climate change

Minister of State Ossian Smyth TD has launched a competition at the University of Limerick which aims to tackle climate challenges. Minister Smyth, responsible for public procurement, e-government and the circular economy, was at the Bernal Institute at the University of Limerick to launch the sustainability challenge. He was attending an event at the Bernal […]

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Microbes play key role in climate change in new report

Algal blooms can endanger humans and animals. (Photo credit: ASM Microbes and Climate Change Report.) Microbes may be small, but they have a huge impact on environmental and human health in a changing climate. the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) published a new report, Microbes and climate change: science, people and impactsco-authored by David Karla […]

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Coral reefs: Caribbean coral reefs most likely to survive climate change

Getty Images Caribbean coral reefs most likely to survive climate change. Scientists have discovered that corals on the north shore of Cuba has the best chance of avoiding the destruction caused by marine heat waves. There are other areas where corals could also survive, around the Bahamas, the Dominican Republic, Guadeloupe, Haiti, eastern Jamaica and […]

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How the Mass. should it fight against climate change? Here’s what the gubernatorial candidates are saying

Curious to know how the next governor will handle climate change? Get ready to go through a jungle of jargon: Terms like carbon free, net zero, electrification and distributed energy. The two leading Democratic gubernatorial candidates, State Senator Sonia Chang-Díaz and Attorney General Maura Healeyunveiled ambitious but complicated plans. To help voters, we’ve summarized the […]

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Climate change affects the soundscape of the oceans – Oceanographic

According to a new study, climate change is affecting the soundscape of the ocean by accelerating underwater sounds. As a variety of marine animals depend on communication below the surface, warming oceans could have a direct impact on their survival. Climate change is warming the oceans all over the world. While warmer water temperatures affect […]

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Scientists flood the woods to search for ‘ghost forests’ | Climate change

Scientist Anya Hopple looks at a probe inserted into a tree in a wooded area at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center in Edgewater, MD. Hopple, a research scientist at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, is leading a study on the impacts of sea level rise on forests. Dave Harp In low places bordering the Chesapeake […]

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‘Sense of Urgency’ for HHS Climate Change Office

Without money and permanent staff to address the public health effects of global warming, low-income and elderly populations risk devastating consequences, from weather emergencies to chronic diseases, leading to preventable deaths and costing billions of dollars to the world. government. Meanwhile, city and state public health officials say it will take hundreds of billions of […]

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New funding for KPU research to help agriculture recover from climate change impacts

New funding will help researchers at Kwantlen Polytechnic University study ways to help agriculture recover from the extreme impacts of climate change like the heat wave and flooding that hit British Columbia in 2021. The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) has awarded the Institute for Sustainable Horticulture at KPU $440,000 over […]

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Economists care about climate change more than any other election issue

Offered a menu of issues to choose from as the most important in the May 21 election, Australia’s top economists have overwhelmingly focused on one. Three-quarters of the top 50 economists surveyed by The Conversation and the Australia Economic Society named “climate and environment” as the most important issue for the new government and the […]

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Disobedience to climate change in all its forms

I think in particular of the thousands of Massachusetts residents who showed up at hearings in Beacon Hill, signed petitions and lobbied their senators and state representatives, all in favor of the proposition that the use of fossil fuels must stop. I think of the activists who write countless letters to the editor to counter […]

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Climate Change and Workforce Development Top Topics on Day 1 of Arctic Encounter Symposium in Anchorage

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) – The United States is an Arctic nation because of Alaska, and Thursday the Symposium Encounter with the Arctic began at the Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center. At the event, Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy hosted ambassadors from other Arctic nations “Our common interests include transportation, resource development including minerals, oil and gas, […]

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Kenya needs a new financing model in the war on climate change

Ideas & Debate Kenya needs a new financing model in the war on climate change Thursday 07 April 2022 Asokon Lomulin in his hut in Kamekwi village in Turkana during a prolonged drought in 2019. PHOTO | JARED NYATAYA By Olufunso SomorinMore from this author Summary Urgent action is needed to build the resilience and […]

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Donors get $100m to benefit minorities on climate change

NEW YORK (AP) — A group of financial donors committed to racial equity plans to announce Tuesday that it has secured at least $100 million a year to benefit minority groups who are disproportionately affected by extreme weather events. The group, the Donors of Color Network, will also announce that 10 of the country’s top […]

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Pushing for an inquiry into the health impacts of climate change

“Extreme weather events have a huge impact on people’s mental health, in many cases for years after the events,” she said. “In communities across Australia, we have seen an increase in clinically diagnosed post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety disorders, depression and suicide in the years following such events.” Falinski said national security, achieving net zero, the […]

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Carbon cycle estimates – key to predicting climate change – are incorrect, Virginia Tech researchers show | VTX

Virginia Tech researchers, in collaboration with the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, have discovered that key elements of the global carbon cycle used to track the movement of carbon dioxide through the environment are not correct, which could significantly alter the conventional models of the carbon cycle. Estimating the amount of carbon dioxide that plants extract […]

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How bad is Ukraine’s war on climate change?

A car drives past the Gazprom Neft oil refinery in Omsk, Russia, February 10, 2020. Photo: Alexei Malgavko/REUTERS One of the most important side effects of the war in Ukraine is a reassessment of Western countries’ dependence on Russian oil and gas. I spoke with new York editor David Wallace-Wells on what this means for […]

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UN commission reaffirms women’s leadership in the fight against climate change

The 66th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW66), the second largest United Nations intergovernmental meeting in New York, closed its two-week session, recognizing the important role of women and girls as agents of change for sustainable development, protecting the environment and combating the adverse effects of climate change. […]

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Loss of forests due to alterations in temperature and rainfall compounds the problem of deforestation

India’s forest loss could become an even bigger problem than expected in the coming years, with new research revealing that climate change has caused major recent losses. The first-ever nationwide study on the relationship between forest loss and rainfall and temperature trends in India, conducted by the University of Reading, found that they may have […]

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Agrology System deploys sensors, IoT and AI to help farmers manage climate change – IoT World Today

The startup’s product was first used in California’s wine country as wildfires damage crops A Virginia-based startup has deployed what he calls the first “predictive farming system” capable of using AI, IoT and machine learning to provide winemakers and specialty crop farmers with agronomic data that can be used to predict and solve problems. issues […]

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Indian banks unprepared for financial impacts of climate change: report

An analysis of major Indian banks by think tank Climate Risk Horizons warned on Tuesday that the country’s banking sector is unprepared for the financial impacts of climate change. The report, “Unprepared: India’s Big Banks Perform Poorly on Climate Challenge,” ranks the country’s 34 largest banks (based on market capitalization) according to a series […]

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Do you have allergies? Climate change is making the pollen season longer and longer

By Yingxiao Zhang and Allison L. Steiner 5 minutes Read Get ready, allergy sufferers – new research shows that the pollen season is going to get much longer and more intense with climate change. Our latest research reveals that the United States will face up to 200% increase in this century’s total pollen if the […]

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Climate change: Smoke from wildfires is destroying the ozone layer, new study finds

However, the damage was temporary, and ozone levels returned to pre-wildfire levels as the smoke cleared from the stratosphere. Smoke from wildfires, which have become a common occurrence around the world, can destroy the Earth’s ozone layer, a new study has found. The ozone shield in the Earth’s stratosphere absorbs ultraviolet rays from the sun. […]

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Behavioral economics in action – climate change

If you were to count the number of times in a day that your actions do not match your intentions, in your opinion, what would the count be? It’s a perfect example of what behavioral economics rotates on; the famous intention-action gap. Here, Joshua Gordon, writing for FirstRand, gives everyday examples of how easily things […]

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Arab youth to fight climate change in new project launched at Expo 2020 Dubai

Within the framework of this partnership, the two parties will cooperate to implement an interactive curriculum project accessible to all students of universities, colleges and higher institutes in the Arab world in order to have direct access, based on the principle of open source, various educational programs, awareness and training materials on the causes of […]

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This investor is fighting climate change by pushing portfolios towards a net zero carbon footprint

Nili Gilbert has always enjoyed solving difficult problems. As a young girl, she spent hours poring over the mind-bending book The Lady or the Tiger? And other logic puzzles. Years later, while working as a quantitative investor, he was modeling human behavior which turned out to be a particularly difficult puzzle. Today, as Vice President […]

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Northern Ireland MPs pass Edwin Poots climate change bill

Northern Ireland is set to officially have its own climate change legislation after Stormont MPs passed a bill from Agriculture Minister Edwin Poots. r Poots and Green Party leader Clare Bailey had both proposed climate change bills, but Ms Bailey withdrew her bill on Wednesday. Northern Ireland is currently the only part of the UK […]

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Agriculture development in Mekong Delta must adapt to climate change (Vietnamese PM)

March 8, 2022 KIEN GIANG — Agricultural development in the Mekong Delta region must adapt to climate change and be closely linked to the growth of industry and services, said Prime Minister Phạm Minh Chính. He made the statement while presiding over a meeting jointly held in Kiên Giang province in the Mekong Delta on […]

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Councils reflect on the costs of climate change as a whole in Waikato

Thames-Coromandel District Council Coastal flooding on the Coromandel Peninsula last year – long term coastal protection costs could be high. Calculating the long-term costs of climate change for the Waikato is a bit like guessing the proverbial length of a very elongated piece of string. But, although no rough estimate of the costs has yet […]

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Climate change bills split to focus in House

As Maryland senators wrestle with a massive overarching bill to zero the state’s carbon footprint, members of the House of Delegates are tackling these climate change issues in four separate bills. One such bill, requiring the state to gradually convert to an all-electric fleet, has already passed the House. Two others, calling for new construction […]

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UNM Physics and Astronomy hosts symposium on new climate change report : UNM Newsroom

University of New Mexico climatologist David Gutzler lectures at a physics and astronomy symposium on Volume 2 of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) recently published, assessing climate change impacts and adaptation strategies. The discussion takes place on Friday 4 March at 3.30 p.m. in room 1100 of the PAIS building. The discussion can […]

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Nine research finds Australians want brands to show leadership on climate change

A new study from Nine and leading market research firm Crowd.DNA shows that the loss of faith in government policy to act on climate change is seeing Australians want big companies and brands to come up with bold plans to a sustainable future. The research, published today at Nine’s State of the Nation The virtual […]

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Not too late to reduce the cost of climate change

The economic toll of climate change is set to worsen in cities and regions across Australia, but market experts say there is still time for stronger action. Increasingly frequent and severe events will hit crucial supply chains, markets, finance and trade, reducing the availability of goods in Australia and raising their price, an international report […]

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Climate change advice Pollination attracts investment from ANZ

ANZ Banking Group has taken a minority stake in sustainability investment and consultancy firm Pollination, with the complementary partnership to accelerate the company’s net zero aspirations. Specialist climate change investment and advisory Pollination has attracted a $50 million investment from Australian and New Zealand (ANZ) banking group as part of its Series B funding round, […]

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Stockton teacher takes part in Climate Change Studies program pilot

STOCKTON, Calif. (KTXL) – A Stockton teacher is among a select group of California high school educators participating in a climate change pilot program. Scott Jorgensen, a teacher at Pacific Law Academy, teaches a program developed by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and the San Joaquin and Kern county Bureau of Education departments. He teaches the […]

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Climate change: these cities will be under water, according to the ranking

A ranking based on population and elevation places Vancouver in the top 20 when it comes to cities that will be submerged as sea levels rise. The ranking of coastal towns has been drawn up on the basis of a “conservative estimate” of an elevation of up to 1.5 metres, although project officials say other […]

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Women should be at the center of climate change conversations

Women planting cassava on newly prepared land in Nigeria, July 12, 2017. [AFP, Courtesy] A walk through Nairobi’s Karura Forest on a cool morning is nostalgic. One cannot help but marvel at various native trees and shrubs. A shrub, we learned, is known as mutatis in Gikuyu language (umbrella tree). Its leaves and branches are […]

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Western mega-drought worst in 1,200 years, intensified by climate change, study finds | News

The country united states of americaUS Virgin IslandsU.S. Minor Outlying IslandsCanadaMexico, United Mexican StatesBahamas, Commonwealth ofCuba, Republic ofDominican RepublicHaiti, Republic ofJamaicaAfghanistanAlbania, People’s Socialist Republic ofAlgeria, People’s Democratic Republic ofAmerican SamoaAndorra, Principality ofAngola, Republic ofAnguillaAntarctica (the territory south of 60 degrees S)Antigua and BarbudaArgentina, Argentine RepublicArmeniaArubaAustralia, Commonwealth ofAustria, Republic ofAzerbaijan, Republic ofBahrain, Kingdom ofBangladesh, People’s Republic […]

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Climate change: US climate envoy slams countries that don’t embrace science

New Delhi, February 17 (IANS): Stating that only 20 countries on the planet account for 80% of all emissions, US Presidential Special Envoy for Climate John Kerry said that unfortunately not all countries are adopting science-based plans to limit the rise in temperature. “Unfortunately, some of these countries have not yet adopted plans to […]

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Climate change and extreme weather will have complex effects on disease transmission

Temperature fluctuations such as heat waves can have very different effects on infection rates and disease outcomes depending on the average background temperature, according to a report published today in eLife. The study suggests that it will become increasingly difficult to predict the consequences of climate change on host-pathogen interactions as global temperatures rise and […]

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Discrepancy between terrestrial and marine data resolved; shows that ice sheets are vulnerable to small fluctuations in carbon dioxide

New research from the University of Massachusetts Amherst definitively resolves a long-standing discrepancy in the geological record that pitted studies of marine ice sheet behavior against those that reconstructed past conditions on land. The research, recently published in the journal Geology, and funded by the National Science Foundation and the National Environment Research Council, lends […]

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How climate change pushed the koala into the ‘endangered’ category

Beautiful picture of Koala According to the sources, the Australian government has listed the the koala (Phascolarctos cinereus), the cuddly marsupial that is the country’s icon, as well as “In danger” recently in the states of Queensland and New South Wales, as […]

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Climate science: what about these colors and their link to climate change? | Opinion

Let’s take a look at some chemistry first. Don’t worry, please stick with it and there are no tests. Hydrogen is the first element of the periodic table and its atomic number is 1. It is a clear, colorless, odorless and highly combustible gas. Also of note, hydrogen is the most abundant chemical substance in […]

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Study finds US companies talk cheap about climate change

Compelling academic articles The Global Research Alliance for Sustainable Finance and Investment is a collaboration of universities committed to producing high-quality, interdisciplinary research and teaching programs in sustainable finance and investment. In this series, we highlight compelling papers presented at the last GRASFI conference, with commentary from a BNP Paribas Asset Management ‘practitioner’. As the […]

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Climate change impacts air composition: study

In a landmark study of airborne microorganisms from ground level down to 3,500 meters, NTU Singapore scientists found that bacteria and fungi populate the planet’s lower atmosphere in very specific ways and, if they are modified, may have a negative impact on human health and the food supply. In their latest article published in the […]

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Implications of the status quo versus climate change adaptation

CLIMATE CHANGE By Peter Makwana AS climate change-related emissions continue to rise, leading to long-term impacts, well-known global emitters are trying to circumvent regulatory procedures and standards by opting for the business as usual (BAU) concept while continuing to issue and adapt. The concept of business as usual as an information tool for future energy […]

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WINTER’S END, Noëlle Janaczewska’s contemporary commentary on climate change from an admirer of the cold opens at the Griffin Theater

Thursday, February 3, 2022, 7 p.m., SBW Stables Kings Cross Part dramatic monologue, part TED Talk, Noëlle Janaczewska’s THE END OF WINTER is a moving personal story of one woman’s realization of loss on many levels as she contemplates the future of her favorite season. Interspersed with historical and scientific facts, personal memories and more […]

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Climate change will deprive the oceans of precious oxygen

The emergence of deoxygenation is expected to be widespread in large areas of the oceans before 2080. Photo: Pixabay/joker When it comes to climate change, there is bad news and there is even worse news. Into this last category falls a new study in which scientists predict that more than two-thirds of the world’s oceans […]

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Why protesting outside politicians’ homes can help reverse climate change

As President Biden’s Build Back Better Act, which contains a landmark $555 billion investment in clean energy, stalls in Congress, climate advocates are preparing to act in an unconventional approach. “I am convinced that the only way to achieve this level of policy change is through collective awakening,” Margaret Klein Salamon, executive director of the […]

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Climate change a growing concern for the Fed as candidates face a hearing | Economic news

By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER, AP Business Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — How far the Federal Reserve can go to force banks to factor climate change implications into their lending policies could be the focus of a Senate hearing Thursday on the nominations of Sarah Bloom Raskin and two economists on the influential Fed Board of Governors. The […]

Climate change

Helping customers fight climate change through biodiversity

Climate change is the greatest existential crisis we face today. Unless urgent action is taken, it will devastate future generations and transform life on our planet. As lawyers and human beings, we have a responsibility to help preserve our planet and help our clients do the same by helping them navigate the law. Indeed, the […]

Climate change

How to teach kids about climate change, inspire hope and take action to change the future

By Maya K Gislason, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University and Angel M Kennedy, PhD Student, Faculty of Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University Vancouver, January 30 (The Conversation) Children and Youth know that climate change is altering lives, environmental patterns and futures. Human-induced climate change is altering the intensity of the likelihood […]