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Smithsonian Institution Statement on Climate Change

by GLOBE Foundation  (Oct. 2, 2014)

It was perhaps inevitable, but was significant nonetheless. The 160 year old Smithsonian Institution has formulated its first official statement about the causes and impacts of climate change. In a blog statement posted on ...

EPA Administrator Says Nation Must Prepare For Climate Change, Fight Nutrient Pollution

by Bloomberg BNA  (Sep. 30, 2014)

Tackling nutrient pollution, shoring up water infrastructure, and preparing communities for climate change and extreme weather events are among the most significant environmental challenges facing the country today, the Environmental Protection Agency administrator said Sept. 29. “Our health and economy and way of life depend on clean water ...

Extreme weather driving countries to adapt to climate change

by European Environment Agency (EEA)  (Oct. 15, 2014)

Adapting to climate change has reached the political agenda in most European countries, according to the most comprehensive analysis of adaptation in Europe published to date. Extreme weather events and EU policies were the most common reasons for beginning to address adaptation. The survey brings together detailed responses from 30 European ...

First-of-its-Kind Report Ranks U.S. Insurance Companies on Climate Change Responses

by Ceres  (Oct. 22, 2014)

Amid growing evidence that climate change is having wide-ranging global impacts that will worsen in the years ahead, a new report from Ceres ranks the nation's 330 largest insurance companies on what they are saying and doing to respond to escalating climate risks. The report found strong leadership among fewer than a dozen companies but generally ...

Climate changes ensnare Antarctic predator

by Climate News Network  (Jul. 29, 2014)

Climate change has begun to take its toll of one of Antarctica’s top predators. The Antarctic fur seal is being born with a lower weight and tends to breed later than earlier generations − almost certainly in response to the reduced availability of its prime food, krill. But the fur seal (Arctocephalus gazelle) is also changing in ...

Climate renews famine risk to Africa’s Sahel

by Climate News Network  (Oct. 20, 2014)

The Sahel, the arid belt of land that stretches from the Atlantic to the Red Sea and separates the Sahara desert from the African savanna, is no stranger to drought and famine. Now scientists in Sweden say the Sahel faces another humanitarian crisis even than in the recent past − with the changing climate partly ...

Climate change heralds end of civilisations

by Climate News Network  (Aug. 13, 2014)

Scientists looking at what is known as the “Fertile Crescent” of ancient Mesopotamia have found new evidence that drought caused by climate change brings an end to civilisations. It is the latest study that confirms the threat posed to present ...

Natural gas boom will not slow climate change

by The Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)  (Oct. 15, 2014)

The recent natural gas boom due to the use of technologies such as fracking will not lead to a reduction of overall greenhouse gas emissions. Burning natural gas produces only half the CO2 emissions as coal per unit of energy. However, as natural gas becomes abundant and therefore cheap, it adds to the total energy supply and only partially ...

Farmers Urge Cameron To Tackle Climate Change – Rainwater Tanks to Collect Free Water

by Enduramaxx Ltd  (Sep. 19, 2014)

According to the Western Morning News, campaigners, including some farmers, are urging David Cameron to take action at next week’s climate change summit in New York, following widespread flooding and storms that have battered the Westcountry and Somerset earlier in the year. A number of charities back the campaigners, including Christian ...

Scientists refute lower emissions claim for fracking

by Climate News Network  (Oct. 15, 2014)

The argument that fracking can help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions is misguided, according to an international scientific study, because the amount of extra fossil fuel it will produce will cancel out the benefits of its lower pollution content. The study, published today in the journal Nature, recognises that ...

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