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West Coast Wetlands Could Nearly Disappear in 100 Years

Although the Gulf and East coasts get most of the attention, the West Coast could see massive losses -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com. »
22 February 2018, 16:40 - scientificamerican - Search similar - Email

Debt for dolphins: Seychelles creates huge marine parks in world-first finance scheme

An innovative exchange of sovereign debt for marine conservation, backed by the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio, could pave the way to saving large swaths of the world’s oceans. The tropical island nation of Seychelles is to create two huge new marine parks in return for a large amount of its national debt being written off, in the first scheme of its kind in the world. »
22 February 2018, 14:20 - guardian - Search similar - Email

EU should raise fossil fuel taxes to plug Brexit budget gap: former officials

The European Union should raise taxes on fossil fuels to help meet goals on climate change and plug a budget gap after Britain leaves the bloc, former senior EU officials said in a letter to EU leaders. »
21 February 2018, 16:10 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Sea-level legacy: 20 cm more rise by 2300 for each 5-year delay in peaking emissions

Peaking global carbon dioxide emissions as soon as possible is crucial for limiting the risks of sea-level rise, even if global warming is limited to well below 2 degrees C. A new study analyzes for the first time the sea-level legacy until 2300 within the constraints of the Paris Agreement. »
21 February 2018, 16:00 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Land use change has warmed Earth's surface

Recent changes to vegetation cover are causing Earth's surface to heat up. Activities like cutting down evergreen forests for agricultural expansion in the tropics create energy imbalances that lead to higher local surface temperatures and contribute to global warming. »
21 February 2018, 03:40 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Climate change, evolution, and what happens when researchers are also friends

A new study that addresses how climate change is affecting the evolution of organisms underscores the need for evolutionary, ecosystem and climate scientists to work together to better understand eco-evolutionary feedback dynamics. »
21 February 2018, 03:40 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Climate change 'will push European cities towards breaking point'

Study highlights urgent need to adapt urban areas to cope with floods, droughts and heatwaves. Major British towns and cities, including Glasgow, Wrexham, Aberdeen and Chester, could be much more severely affected by climate change than previously thought, according to new research. »
21 February 2018, 03:30 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Seas to rise about a meter even if climate goals are met - study

Sea levels will rise between 0.7 and 1.2 meters (27-47 inches) in the next two centuries even if governments end the fossil fuel era as promised under the Paris climate agreement, scientists said on Tuesday. »
20 February 2018, 18:00 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Scientists race to explore Antarctic marine life revealed by giant iceberg

British Antarctic Survey is trying to reach a newly revealed ecosystem that had been hidden for 120,000 years below the Larsen C ice shelf. »
20 February 2018, 11:41 - guardian - Search similar - Email

South Australia election: Jay Weatherill criticised over fossil fuel expansions

Premier’s position on oil drilling and fracking described as ‘disingenuous’ after debate The South Australian premier, Jay Weatherill, did not oppose some of the country’s largest fossil fuel expansions during an environment-focused election debate, prompting conservation groups to question his government’s leadership on climate change. »
20 February 2018, 08:31 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Trees for Trump: one million plants pledged to offset U-turn on climate change

Environmentalists say forest the size of Kentucky could compensate for ‘monumental stupidity’ of US withdrawal from Paris climate agreement. More than one million trees have been pledged for Trump Forest, a bid by environmentalists to offset the US president’s curtailing of Obama-era clean energy initiatives by planting 10 billion trees around the globe. »
20 February 2018, 08:30 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Climate change spells turbulent times ahead for air travel

From rising temperatures preventing take-off to rising seas flooding runways, aviation needs to adapt to changes already grounding flights around the world. Phoenix gets hot. But not usually as hot as last June, when the mercury at the airport one day soared above 48C. That exceeded the maximum operating temperature for several aircraft ready for take-off. They didn’t fly. »
19 February 2018, 13:30 - guardian - Search similar - Email

This week in climate news (18 February 2018)

The most popular articles from the past week. »
18 February 2018, 18:00 - climatiq - Search similar - Email

Climate Deniers Support Likely Candidate for Top White House Environment Job

Donald van der Vaart might listen to scientists but won't say humans are major cause of climate change -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com. »
16 February 2018, 18:50 - scientificamerican - Search similar - Email

News network climate reporting soared in 2017 thanks to Trump | Dana Nuccitelli

But the networks need to improve reporting on climate events unrelated to Trump. In 2016, US TV network news coverage of climate change plummeted. News coverage was focused on the presidential election, but the corporate broadcast networks didn’t air a single segment informing viewers how a win by Trump or Hillary Clinton could affect climate change or climate policy. »
15 February 2018, 14:31 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Balearics launch pioneering plan to phase out emissions

Green manifesto for 2050 includes measures for transport and clean energy but could put islands on a path to confrontation with Madrid. The Balearic islands’ government has launched a pioneering plan to phase out greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, potentially setting itself on a collision course with the Spanish government. »
15 February 2018, 14:30 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Decline in krill threatens Antarctic wildlife, from whales to penguins

Climate change and industrial-scale fishing is impacting the krill population with a potentially disastrous impact on larger predators, say scientists. »
14 February 2018, 16:20 - guardian - Search similar - Email

OECD says energy taxes in developed economies too low to fight climate change

Energy taxes in major advanced economies are not doing enough to reduce energy use, improve energy efficiency and drive a shift toward low-carbon sources, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) said on Wednesday. »
14 February 2018, 13:10 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Melting ice sheets are hastening sea level rise, satellite data confirms

Research shows that pace of melting in Antarctica and Greenland has accelerated. Melting ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica are speeding up the already fast pace of sea level rise, new satellite data shows. »
13 February 2018, 11:50 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Weatherwatch: Extreme flooding on rise in Europe over past 20 years

Scientists track global statistics and conclude past events are not reliable predictors for future risk. For the inhabitants of the Cumbrian village of Glenridding, the winter of 2015/16 was a miserable one. »
12 February 2018, 23:10 - guardian - Search similar - Email
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