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Furthermore, the prescribed burning protects against dangerous wildfires, since young stands are non-flammable for several years, which reduces fire size," says Maria Johansson. It is somehow ironic that a REDD+ project created to mitigate climate change globally, might substantially reduce ... ecosystem

On Monday, eight youth filed a lawsuit against Scott, a slew of state agencies, and the state of Florida itself. The kids, ages 10 to 19, are trying to get their elected officials to recognize the threat climate change poses to their constitutional rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. 18-year-old ...
A polar expedition which includes 25 people from universities across Turkey is carrying out a range of scientific studies in Antarctica to monitor climate change. Turkey has pledged to play a more active role in the Antarctic and climate science, with a view to establishing a permanent research base on ...
"We wanted to see how the community would respond when the streamflow changed based on how we think it will likely be affected by climate change in the future," Gunda said. "With climate change, especially in the Southwest, we are expecting to see a reduction in the total stream flow, but also a shift ...
Pfieffer's book is one of few places to get this sort of information on the history of Lyme and how it is connected to changing climate--writing on Lyme is usually directed at people with the disease and focuses on addressing their symptoms. It isn't the first piece published about Lyme and climate change, ...

Billed as a "Contra-COP23," it takes place about an hour's train ride from COP23, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change's 23rd annual Conference of Parties talks in Bonn, where the world is vowing to redouble its efforts to combat Climate Change in spite of the spurning of ...
Britain will become major developed economy to commit to examining how it will meet the terms of the Paris climate agreement and review its long-term target to cut carbon emissions, experts have said. The Committee on Climate Change will investigate the potential for the UK to tighten its ...
Eight young Floridians, ages 10 to 19, sued their state and its climate-policy-averse governor on Monday for failing to protect residents from the impacts of a warming climate. They say they already see signs of climate change around them--from powerful hurricanes to extreme heat waves to tidal ...
Volcanic eruptions alter the climate by spewing smoke and ash into the atmosphere, but scientists now also think the opposite might be true – changes in climate could actually cause volcanic eruptions. According to Gioachino Roberti, a PhD student at the University of Clermont Auvergne, glaciers can ...
As we've set out in a new study in Nature, the weakening of this ocean circulation system may have begun naturally but is probably being continued by climate change related to greenhouse gas emissions. This circulation is a key player in the Earth's climate system and a large or abrupt slowdown could ...
And now new evidence suggests that climate change is already weakening this massive ocean circulatory system. In a pair of papers published Wednesday in Nature, two sets of independent researchers used very different techniques to reach the same startling conclusion. Both studies found that melting ...
WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand will stop issuing permits for offshore oil and gas exploration as it moves to combat climate change, the government announced Thursday, but it stopped short of halting exploration already underway. The move provoked bitter responses from the petroleum ...
SANTA CRUZ — A new take on climate change is the topic of a documentary film made by two local videographers. Created and produced by Lois Robin and Ed Schehl, “The Dirt on Climate Change” is a culmination of an eight-month project and will be screened Sunday in Santa Cruz. The film tackles ...
In the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change adopted in Rio de Janeiro in 1992, governments agreed a long-term objective of stabilizing “greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that would prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system.
If climate change goals aren't met, the UK's countryside will be completely unrecognisable by 2100. This is how that .... year by year. Unable to keep pace with the changing climate, most of Norfolk's butterflies will stay where they are, in ever smaller numbers, until one day they simply aren't there anymore.

The Climate Change Preparedness and Resilience Plan, drafted in Nov. 2017, outlines steps the City of Cambridge can take to address potential issues created by climate change. The plans lists four major concerns for the city: increased temperatures, precipitation, rising sea levels, and storm surges.
I would like to add a point to your coverage of the town hall that our representative from the 21st District, Ms. Elise Stefanik, held on April 6 at Moriah. At that meeting Ms. Stefanik re-stated her belief that climate change is real and reviewed the actions she is promoting to help counter it. She focused in ...
(TriceEdneyWire.com) — More than a million African-Americans live within a half mile of existing natural gas facilities and that number continues to grow. Because of this, many predominately Black communities “face an elevated risk of cancer due to air toxic emissions from natural gas development,” ...
A new Gallup survey shows that independent voters are less concerned about climate change than they were a year ago. In the last year, independents have become less likely to accept that global warming is happening and that humans are the cause, and less likely to perceive that there's a scientific ...
CLEARLAKE >> The Lake County Campus of Woodland Community College is hosting a Speaker Series on Climate Change on the first three Wednesdays of April from 5-7 p.m. each evening in room 209. Everyone is invited to attend these informative and timely presentations that include the opportunity ...
The admission, coupled with statements he made regarding emission reductions, could prove significant in the growing number of lawsuits against ExxonMobil for contributing to climate change, particularly in public nuisance claims by New York City and several municipalities in California. “We are not in ...
April 3, 2018 – National Park Service officials have deleted every mention of humans' role in causing climate change in drafts of a long-awaited report on sea .... “It's becoming clearer and clearer to most Americans that weather patterns are changing, climate change is a real phenomenon, and it's affecting ...
Voreqe Bainimarama said the island nation now faces a “fight for survival” as climate change brings “almost constant” deadly tropical cyclones. The islands avoided a direct hit by Cyclone Josie on Sunday, but the storm brought heavy rains, high winds and flooding, which caused extensive damage to ...
The ground, made from dirt and coral, disappears twice a day when the high tide comes in. I visited Nasingin on a research mission to get the locals' notions of climate change. Constantly battered by fierce typhoons, sea surges, and strong winds, the community knows that nature's course has changed ...
You might assume this will happen sometime in the distant future, when sea levels rise. But it's already happening. Climate change is taking beaches away from humans — in a physical way, as rising seas erode them, and in the way humans interact with them, as several governments have closed beaches ...
Warm ocean water is melting Antarctica from below, destabilising its ice sheets and contributing to sea level rise. A new study has used data from satellites to determine how much underwater ice is melting. This has allowed researchers to map the retreat of the “grounding lines”, where large floating ice ...
A federal trial pitting two cities against major oil companies took a surprising turn when an oil company lawyer largely confirmed the science that connects the burning of oil to climate change damages—but not the blame. The case in San Francisco is weighing the question of whether climate change ...
The world is facing one of the largest food crises in more than 70 years, and climate change is only making it worse. Between 2030 and 2050, climate change could kill an additional 250,000 people every year, from malnutrition, malaria, diarrhea and heat stress. Mercy Corps sees possibility and not doom ...
Several other species in San Diego County are also facing grim prospects due to the changing climate, he said, including the willow flycatcher, tricolored blackbird and the loggerhead shrike — a little gray and white bird with a black mask that was fairly common 25 years ago. “Very few left on the coastal ...
Fiji's Prime Minister, Frank Bainimarama, has said the latest cyclone to rip through the country is due to climate change, and they are getting worse. Cyclone Josie, which hit the Pacific island nation this week, has already killed four people and caused severe flooding. “We are now at an almost constant ...
Fishing boats are catching more shrimp and lobsters than ever before—and although that may be good news for your next visit to a seafood restaurant, it's not so hot for climate change. The amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) emitted by fishing vessels rose 28% from 1990 to 2011, according to a new study, ...
According to calculations made for comparable pipelines, an explosion could incinerate an area of at least thirty city blocks. Others discussed rising greenhouse-gas emissions and the harm that climate change is inflicting on people around the world. Driscoll listened to the defendants silently and, after the last one testified, ...
Institutions and businesses around the world maintained their resolve to support the climate change agenda throughout 2017, despite the expressed intent of President Trump to reverse his own country's policy commitments. By the end of the year, even previous abstainers Nicaragua and Syria had both ...
“It's becoming clearer and clearer to most Americans that weather patterns are changing, climate change is a real phenomenon, and it's affecting things they care about, people they love and places that they love,” said Lubchenco, the former NOAA administrator. “I think what we are seeing is an effort to ...
"Climate change is expected to lead to more extremes of both heavy rainfall and drought, with different effects in different parts of the world," said Professor Richard Betts, Chair in Climate Impacts at the University of Exeter. "Such weather extremes can increase vulnerability to food insecurity. "Some change ...
Because the projected impacts of unchecked global warming are so dire, climate change has become the number one challenge facing humanity. Worsening storms, droughts and wildfires, catastrophic sea level rise, mass species extinction, disrupted food supplies and political and social unrest are all in ...
NEW YORK | BAMAKO (IDN) – Fatou Dembele is a farmer in landlocked Mali, where half of the population engaged in agriculture are women. Agriculture is a key sector to lift women out of poverty. But the increasing degradation of land and natural resources caused by climate change is making women ...
The plan covers 15 million acres in the Powder River Basin of Montana and Wyoming. The ruling on it is the latest to cite risks of fossil fuels and global warming. Neela Banerjee · By Neela Banerjee. Mar 26, 2018. A coal train winds through Wyoming. Kimon Berlin/CC-BY-SA-. The Powder River Basin, which stretches ...
CHEYENNE — U.S. government officials who engage in regional planning for an area of Wyoming and Montana that supplies 40 percent of the nation's coal must consider reducing coal mining as a way to fight climate change, a judge has ruled. Friday's ruling by U.S. District Judge Brian Morris in Great ...
Climate change has already made winters warmer and shorter, while a March study by researchers at Oregon State University found North America's snowpack has declined up to 30 percent in the past century. By 2050, climate change will cut ski resort winter seasons by 50 percent, with the hardest-hit in ...
What a Scottish volcano can teach us about climate change. BBC Britain ... Ben Nevis. Today, their sacrifices are helping us understand the effects of climate change. ... Even fewer know that now, more than a century later, this site is providing UK scientists with insights into climate change. Ben Nevis ...
"These conclusions really change the way that we think about the interaction between prehistoric societies and climate change. The abrupt climatic events seen at Star Carr are as large, if not larger, in magnitude as the (event 8,200 years ago) and yet here we confidently show that the populations at Star ...
Climate change may have played a role in the disaster – warmer ocean temperatures generally feed stronger storms. But even before the hurricane, exceptionally hot days, air pollution and sea level rise – all symptoms of a changing climate – had already been taking their toll on the islanders' health and ...
In 2017, high school sophomore Jamie Margolin founded Zero Hour, a youth-led collective that aims to mobilize young voices in the fight against climate change. Since then, Zero Hour has grown into a full-fledged organization raising awareness about the urgency of climate action. The group is planning a ...
In this study, researchers examined vegetation change as a function of wildfire disturbance and climate change over a 100-year period. Stralberg simulated wildfire using a model from Natural Resources Canada and used data from the Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute to determine what vegetation ...
Brett Montgomery works as a general practitioner, and regularly treats people with asthma. He also has asthma himself. He is affiliated with several organisations whose policy interests include climate change and human health; these include Doctors for the Environment Australia, the Doctors Reform ...
Some of the world's brightest minds are gathering in Christchurch this week to discuss how best to tackle the ever-pressing issue of climate change. ... As members of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) – a global coalition of scientists and academics – they will spend the next five days ...
It contributes nearly $30 million to the Maine economy annually and makes Maine the country's third most important maple syrup producing state, after Vermont and New York. But the industry is being stressed by the effects of a changing climate. Whitman said the tapping season in Maine starts about eight ...


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