Monthly Archives: December 2013

Planet likely to warm by 4C by 2100 scientists warn

Guardian: Temperature rises resulting from unchecked climate change will be at the severe end of those projected, according to a new scientific study. The scientist leading the research said that unless emissions of greenhouse gases were cut, the planet would heat up by a minimum of 4C by 2100, twice the […] Read the original […]

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Madagascar battles locust swarms save rice & maize crops

Guardian: A pair of farmers in Madagascar are struggling to drive off hundreds of thousands of locusts heading for their rice plantation, equipped with no more than a branch and a plastic bag. “It’s the third time in a month that these bugs have come near here and I’m terrified […] Read the original post […]

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Climate Change will Reduce Population of Many Marine Organisms by 2100, Researchers Say

Nature World: Researchers are expecting to see a huge decline in the population of marine creatures that dwell on the ocean surface by the next century. According to estimates by a team of researchers led by National Oceanography Center scientists, the number of marine creatures in North Atlantic will decrease by […] Read the original […]

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Shellfish Face Uncertainty as Oceans Become Warmer

Climate News Network: If you like the occasional plate of grilled scallops or fancy an oyster now and then, read on and ponder. The health of several species of European shellfish is under threat. Shellfish face an uncertain future as the oceans become warmer and more acidic because of the changing […] Read the original […]

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In search of next Big Fix to combat climate change

USA Today: In the 1890s, New York City was swamped — not by a storm but something smellier, horse manure. Horses, the primary mode of transportation, dropped more than a million pounds each day, causing a sanitation crisis. No one found a fix, and some estimated the streets would […] Read the original post by […]

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Florida’s mangroves head northwards

Climate News Network: The mangroves of Florida are on the move. Mangrove forests in the north of the state have doubled in area in the last 28 years, thanks not to global warming as such, but because the number of sharply frosty days has dropped. The discovery is in itself not […] Read the original […]

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North Dakota train crash prompts call for evacuation

Grand Forks Herald: Officials urged people in Casselton and the surrounding area to evacuate their homes as they dealt with the fallout from a massive fire when two trains collided Monday. The fire started about 2:10 p.m. when a westbound grain train derailed about a half-mile west of Casselton […] Read the original post by […]

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Florida’s mangrove forests expand north with climate change

LiveScience: Fewer deep freezes, attributable to Earth’s warming climate, have caused mangrove forests to expand northward in Florida over the past three decades, new research suggests. “Mangroves showed the largest increases in regions where cold snaps became less frequent over the past 30 years,” study co-author Kyle Cavanaugh, an ecologist at […] Read the original […]

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Kenya: Excess of Policies Can’t Deal With Climate Change

Inter Press Service: Kenya is facing its greatest challenge as weather patterns are starting to significantly affect food production. And experts are blaming the low adaptive capacity of the farming sector on an excess of policy and institutional frameworks that are silent on both climate change and agriculture. Joshua […] Read the original post by […]

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On defense: Cities get serious about climate resilience in 2013

Grist: If 2012 was the year a changing climate beat U.S. cities like Apollo beat Rocky, 2013 may go down as the year that urban America hit the meat locker and got serious about defending itself. Thanks to disasters like Superstorm Sandy, being “green” is no longer just a tired trend. […] Read the original […]

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