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Alaska Hunts Oil as Arctic Damage Shows Most Change From Climate - Bloomberg

Alaska Hunts Oil as Arctic Damage Shows Most Change From Climate - Bloomberg | Climate and Vegetation | Scoop.it
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Alaska Hunts Oil as Arctic Damage Shows Most Change From Climate
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“You have to adapt,” she says of climate change. “You plan for more storms, more often. You watch roads and buildings sink into the permafrost as it melts.
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This article was very nice to read. I like how I learned about Alaska having problems iwth the climate change too. I didnt know it affected Alaska. It just talks about how they have to adapt.

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Protecting Communities from Climate Change & Extreme Weather like Sandy

Protecting Communities from Climate Change & Extreme Weather like Sandy | Climate and Vegetation | Scoop.it

New York & New Jersey are inching toward recovery, but there's a long way to go before rebounding from Hurricane Sandy. Across the region, people are lining up for fuel for generators, buses for work & food for families. Many are without heat or medicines, and numerous families are in public-housing high rises in Lower Manhattan without access to safer alternatives.

Experts used to discuss climate change in terms of computer models and scientific forecasts. Now Americans are talking about it in its most urgent terms: people’s lives. When climate change intensifies extreme weather like hurricanes and droughts, our families—and our homes, jobs, neighborhoods, and plans for our children—feel the brunt.

The human toll of climate change is mounting and we must act. America must wake up and curb climate change...


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This article was all about protecting cities from the climate change and extreme weather. New york and new jersey are both recovering right now and they don't want to have another contastrofy so they are doing many things to prevent their cities from being damaged again.

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How climate change could make mercury pollution worse - Mother Nature Network

How climate change could make mercury pollution worse - Mother Nature Network | Climate and Vegetation | Scoop.it
How climate change could make mercury pollution worse Mother Nature Network Soils and vegetation can lock up mercury for decades, so when they burn, they can release "potentially significant" amounts of the toxic metal into the atmosphere,...
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I thought this article was really interesting. It taught me about how climate change could make mercury pollution worse. Before I read this I didn't think climate change had anything to do with mercury pollution. It explains how mercury can be inside soil and vegetation and when they burn that stuff the murcury is released. 

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Kate Van Roekel's comment, October 2, 2013 10:24 PM
I really enjoyed reading this article. It taught me a lot. I honestly had no clue what mercury pollution was, and now I know. How its also inside vegetation and such. I also learned some more interesting facts about climate change. This was a really good article about climate and vegetation.
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US Geological Survey Office Braces For Potential Government Shutdown - Huffington Post

US Geological Survey Office Braces For Potential Government Shutdown - Huffington Post | Climate and Vegetation | Scoop.it
US Geological Survey Office Braces For Potential Government Shutdown Huffington Post Research indicates that increased levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide result in...
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I like this because it talks about how vegetation is slowly being a threat to the rare canadian desert. It says that the desert is having twice as much rain as regular desert should. And it also says how there's patches of grass growing in spots of the desert. So there is vegetation starting on and around some of the dunes of the Spirit Sands.

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The Many Small Ways Americans Are Adapting to Climate Change - The Atlantic

The Many Small Ways Americans Are Adapting to Climate Change - The Atlantic | Climate and Vegetation | Scoop.it
The Atlantic The Many Small Ways Americans Are Adapting to Climate Change The Atlantic In some places, climate change is an explicit factor driving a city's action; such is the case in Baltimore, Maryland, which has a Climate Action Plan and a...

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This is article was kind of a different veiw on the the climate change in america. It explains how Americans are adaptind and dealing with the climate change. It's very interesting learning about how people have to deal with the climate changes.

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Climate change will hit poor countries hardest, study shows

Climate change will hit poor countries hardest, study shows | Climate and Vegetation | Scoop.it
Drought-prone areas will become drier and wet tropical regions wetter, says Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (#IPCC #MONSOON #JETSTREAM #DROUGHT #10km3x2 http://t.co/duefU4SKnq #K12 MAP ...
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In this article I learned that the climate change that our world is having will effect poor countires the most. It said how there is going to have more naturral disasters happen and they will mostly hit the poor countries in our world. I didn't know that the climate changes would effect so many poor countries in the world. That makes me think we need to do something about it.

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Aletta Verhey's comment, October 2, 2013 1:10 PM
Wow, I didn't know that low-income countries that experience change of climate will experience rise in sea level, stronger cyclones, and hotter days/ nights. I didn't know that the annual rainfall was affected by the temperature in subtropical and tropical regions!
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Vegetation and Climate Change in Eastern North America Since the Last Glacial Maximum

Vegetation and Climate Change in Eastern North America Since the Last Glacial Maximum | Climate and Vegetation | Scoop.it
I. Colin Prentice, Patrick J. Bartlein, and Thompson Webb III 1991. Vegetation and Climate Change in Eastern North America Since the Last Glacial Maximum. Ecology 72:2038–2056.
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This talks about how vegetation and climate has been changing since the last glacial maximus. It talks about how there has been continuous changes in the climate since the last glacial maximum. I thought it was pretty interesting.

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Vulnerability to climate change

Vulnerability to climate change | Climate and Vegetation | Scoop.it

Regions with both high climate and vegetation stability are shown in dark grey. Those regions with high climate stability but low levels of vegetation intactness are shown in dark orange. And those ecoregions with low climate stability but high vegetation intactness are dark cream. Regions that have both low climate stability and low levels of vegetation intactness are pale cream. Credit: Wildlife Conservation Society.


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I think this article is a good one. It says a lot about climate changes and it includes vegetation as well. I like how to picture shows low and high levels of vegetation. 

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Molly Langstraat's curator insight, September 23, 2013 5:40 PM

I think that this is a good picture to learn about both climate and vegetation. It shows the levels of vegetation and climate very clearly and is easy to understand. It shows us that that most of the world does not have a stable climate or vegetation intactness. Which could be because of global warming.

Brad Bortscheller's comment, September 27, 2013 12:10 PM
This article is great about climate change. It talks about why it happens and really gives me a better understanding on the issue at hand.