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Bitter sensitive children eat more vegetables with help of dip

Close to 70 percent of children have a sensitivity to bitter tasting foods, and that can cause them to avoid many of the leafy, green vegetables they should be eating for healthy development.
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Climate change: More than just a word game

Climate change: More than just a word game | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
While poor countries are jostling to ensure the lives of their people are protected in a deal on the changing climate being negotiated in Durban, various NGOs, agencies and research institutes are lobbying to get a word into the negotiating text.
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Message to Durban: Declare War on Climate Change

Message to Durban: Declare War on Climate Change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
The Wars on Drugs and Poverty in the 1960s were obviously not literal wars involving guns and bombs. They were wars of conscience and responsibility - a recognition that there is an illness, an evil, an injustice that damages the fabric of society.
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UNICEF: Children most vulnerable to climate change

UNICEF: Children most vulnerable to climate change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

Among the various obstacles to achieving a minimum standard of living for children, an evolving threat is climate change. A recent UNICEF regional report shows that children in East Asia and the Pacific are most at risk.

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Geoengineering could save Earth — or destroy it

At a time of deep concern over global warming, a group of scientists, philosophers and legal scholars examined whether human intervention could artificially cool the Earth — and what would happen if it did.

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It’s Wrong to Wreck the World

Preventing catastrophic climate change will require rapid cultural transformation. And that will take a sweeping affirmation of the rights of future beings and our duties of compassion and justice. And that will take a national conversation about what is good, and just, and worthy of us.

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Climate change conference lures no congressmen

Climate change conference lures no congressmen | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
The new effort is aimed at persuading U.S. politicians that they should curb greenhouse gas emissions for moral and ethical reasons.
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Climate change and the Kiribati syndrome - The Boston Globe

Climate change and the Kiribati syndrome - The Boston Globe | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Kiribati (pronounced “keer-ah-bass’’) is a small Pacific island nation, one made up of more than 30 coral atolls that rise, at least for now, barely 6 feet above water. It lies about halfway between Australia and Hawaii.
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Abrupt permafrost thaw increases climate threat, experts say

Abrupt permafrost thaw increases climate threat, experts say | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
As the Arctic warms, greenhouse gases will be released from thawing permafrost faster and at significantly higher levels than previous estimates, according to a survey of international experts.
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Canadian environment minister: ‘Kyoto is the past’ but refuses to confirm withdrawal

Canadian environment minister: ‘Kyoto is the past’ but refuses to confirm withdrawal | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
TORONTO — Canada’s Conservative environment minister said Monday that signing the Kyoto Protocol on climate change was one of the previous government’s biggest “blunders” but he declined to confirm a report that Canada will formally pull out of the...
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U.N. Food And Agriculture Organization Warns 25 Percent Of Land Highly Degraded

U.N. Food And Agriculture Organization Warns 25 Percent Of Land Highly Degraded | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
ROME -- The United Nations has completed the first-ever global assessment of the state of the planet's land resources, finding in a report Monday that a quarter of all land is highly degraded and warning the trend must be reversed if the world's...
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Climate Change: UN Extreme Weather Report Triggers Storm of Protest - SPIEGEL ONLINE - News - International

Climate Change: UN Extreme Weather Report Triggers Storm of Protest - SPIEGEL ONLINE - News - International | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
In mid-November, the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change published a special report on extreme weather events, such as hurricanes, floods and heat waves.
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Durban – your guide to the latest vital climate summit

Durban – your guide to the latest vital climate summit | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
The ostensible aim is to devise a successor to the Kyoto protocol, but there's so much more going on...
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Drug Resistance Loiters on Antibiotic-Free Farms - ScienceNOW

Drug Resistance Loiters on Antibiotic-Free Farms - ScienceNOW | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Drug Resistance Loiters on Antibiotic-Free Farms - ScienceNOW...
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How climate change has affected your favorite landscapes

How climate change has affected your favorite landscapes | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
This week, world leaders have been at the United Nations Climate Change conference in Durban, South Africa, to discuss climate change.
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Washington Post Misses Link Between Sea-Level Rise and Climate Change

Washington Post Misses Link Between Sea-Level Rise and Climate Change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
The Post story included the what, who, where and how of basic journalism. What was missing was the why. Why is sea level rising and eroding the beach in Chincoteague?
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Heads in the Sand

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Republican politicians are increasingly questioning or flatly denying the established science of climate change. Why now?
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UN now monitoring, mapping climate change from space | The New Age Online

UN now monitoring, mapping climate change from space | The New Age Online | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Global climate change can now be observed from space.
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U.N. scientist: fighting climate change saves costs

U.N. scientist: fighting climate change saves costs | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
The U.N.'s top climate scientist cautioned climate negotiators Wednesday that global warming is leading to soaring financial costs.
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Corporations accept climate change reality

Corporations accept climate change reality | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Wilson said pricing premiums to account for increased extreme weather events is permanent.
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Southern Ocean ‘warming faster’ (ScienceAlert)

Southern Ocean ‘warming faster’ (ScienceAlert) | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

The Southern Ocean is warming at a faster rate than average and becoming more acidic, new research shows.

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Why the fast jet stream winds cannot contribute much renewable energy after all

Why the fast jet stream winds cannot contribute much renewable energy after all | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
The assumption that high jet steam wind speeds in the upper atmosphere correspond to high wind power has now been challenged by new research.
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DFID Bloggers » Whatever happened to climate change?

DFID Bloggers » Whatever happened to climate change? | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

Journalist Jon Snow examines how the media have reported on climate change since the 2009 summit in Copenhagen, and what their role might be during and after COP17.

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Wood fires fuel climate change – UN

Wood fires fuel climate change – UN | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Log burning and diesel vehicles two of the biggest culprits in developed world in generating pollution causing black carbon...
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Mexican farmers suffer worst drought in 70 years

Mexican farmers suffer worst drought in 70 years | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico is being battered its worst drought in seven decades, which has devastated farm life and is expected to continue into next year.The lack of rainfall has affected almost...
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