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US climate study group gets big oil funds

US climate study group gets big oil funds | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

A reputable US think-tank that sought solutions for climate change has lost most of its charitable donations and will now take funding from big oil and energy interests, it said Wednesday.

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Methane may be answer to 56-million-year question: Ocean could have contained enough methane to cause drastic climate change

Methane may be answer to 56-million-year question: Ocean could have contained enough methane to cause drastic climate change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
The release of massive amounts of carbon from methane hydrate frozen under the seafloor 56 million years ago has been linked to the greatest change in global climate since a dinosaur-killing asteroid presumably hit Earth nine million years earlier.
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No cases of infectious salmon anemia in B.C., food agency says

No cases of infectious salmon anemia in B.C., food agency says | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Tests on 48 wild salmon samples have found no cases of infectious salmon anemia in B.C., a Canadian Food Inspection Agency official says.

Con Kiley, director of the agency’s national aquatic animal health program, said Tuesday the tests the Fisheries Department did were verified by an independent lab in Norway.

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Drought: Climate change evaporates part of China's hydropower production -- 11/08/2011 -- www.eenews.net

Drought: Climate change evaporates part of China's hydropower production -- 11/08/2011 -- www.eenews.net | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
SHANGHAI -- China has set ambitious goals for itself to develop hydropower to help mitigate the risks of climate change, but increasing extreme weather events likely rooted in climate change are now sabotaging the goals' foundations.
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Warmer seas leave salmon emaciated - Fishupdate.com

Warmer seas leave salmon emaciated - Fishupdate.com | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
High sea temperature severely reduces appetite and growth rates in farmed salmon, according to National Institute of Nutrition and Seafood Research in...
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The Perils of Ocean Acidification | GreenAnswers

The Perils of Ocean Acidification | GreenAnswers | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
This article details the detrimental effects of ocean acidification on shell forming ocean species. Ocean acidification is caused by high levels of CO2 in the atmosphere.
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Could old age lessen climate change? Study sees promise

Could old age lessen climate change? Study sees promise | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Much has been written about the economic impact of an aging population in which fewer workers exist to support retirees.
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This Chart Refutes Two Favorite Myths Of Climate Change Skeptics

This Chart Refutes Two Favorite Myths Of Climate Change Skeptics | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
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Canada’s climate change plans to fall short, new study says

Canada’s climate change plans to fall short, new study says | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Report says federal and provincial programs to cut greenhouse gas emissions will get Canada almost halfway toward its emission target for 2020.
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Climate change, beetle may doom rugged pine

Climate change, beetle may doom rugged pine | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

Whitebark pines may be among the earliest victims of a warming climate in the Northwest, as rising temperatures at higher elevations have brought the trees into contact with the destructive mountain pine beetle.

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Climate scientist has ice job

Climate scientist has ice job | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Richard Alley may be an internationally recognized scientist, but he’s not above using a light-hearted approach to make a complex subject easier to grasp.
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UA scientists find evidence of Roman period megadrought

UA scientists find evidence of Roman period megadrought | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
A new study at the University of Arizona's Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research has revealed a previously unknown multi-decade drought period in the second century A.D.
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Climate change affecting oceans faster: study › News in Science (ABC Science)

Climate change affecting oceans faster: study › News in Science (ABC Science) | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Climate change is having a more pronounced effect on animals and plants in the world's oceans than scientists had previously anticipated, a new analysis shows.
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Climate change causing massive movement of tree species across the West

Climate change causing massive movement of tree species across the West | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
A huge "migration" of trees has begun across much of the West due to global warming, insect attack, diseases and fire, and many tree species are projected to decline or die out in regions where they have been present for centuries, while others...
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Greenhouse gas index continues to climb

Greenhouse gas index continues to climb | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
NOAA's updated Annual Greenhouse Gas Index (AGGI), which measures the direct climate influence of many greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide and methane, shows a continued steady upward trend that began with the Industrial Revolution of the 1880s.
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Climate Change: How to spot a dodgy study

Climate Change: How to spot a dodgy study | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
This has been an eventful year for natural calamities - drought in the Horn of Africa, floods yet again in Pakistan, and now also in Thailand.
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Climate change threatens China's crops|Economy|chinadaily.com.cn

Climate change threatens China's crops|Economy|chinadaily.com.cn | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
China might face increasingly grim food shortages in the next few decades due to a possible drop in the country's grain harvest.
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Peanut Butter Shortage: Here Are the Companies Being Affected

Peanut Butter Shortage: Here Are the Companies Being Affected | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

Sharp increases in peanut butter prices, an effect following one of the worst peanut harvests in decades, can be an indication of a larger food crisis to come.

 

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The Kyoto Accords — and Hope — Are Expiring

The Kyoto Accords — and Hope — Are Expiring | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
In hard economic times, a global climate deal is less likely than ever...
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US 'a decade away' on carbon action

US 'a decade away' on carbon action | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
ACTION on climate change at a federal level in the United States is at least a decade away, former US vice president Al Gore's right-hand man says.
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Health cost of 6 U.S. climate disasters: $14 billion

Health cost of 6 U.S. climate disasters: $14 billion | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Deaths and health problems from floods, drought and other U.S.
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Six Steps to Food Security in a Seven-Billion World

Six Steps to Food Security in a Seven-Billion World | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
It is a staggering statistic to realize earth's inhabitants have increased two-fold in the past fifty years. I wondered, "How is the earth going to feed all these people?
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African farmers battle to break into carbon credit market

African farmers battle to break into carbon credit market | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
African farmers say they are struggling to access a key programme meant to help them take part in the fight against climate change.
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Mayor Bloomberg Denounces GOP Presidential Candidates Views On Climate Change, Evolution

Mayor Bloomberg Denounces GOP Presidential Candidates Views On Climate Change, Evolution | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Mayor Michael Bloomberg took a shot at the current field of GOP candidates for president Thursday, denouncing their stances on evolution and climate change as anti-science.
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Scientists account for sea level rise

Scientists account for sea level rise | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
A team of researchers say they have resolved a major issue in accurately measuring the contributions of different factors to rising sea levels.

 

The researchers, featuring CSIRO scientists from Hobart's Centre for Australian Weather and Climate Research, conducted an 'audit' of the causes of sea-level rise.

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