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Arctic sea ice likely to hit record low next week | Reuters

Arctic sea ice likely to hit record low next week | Reuters | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Sea ice in the Arctic Ocean is likely to shrink to a record small size sometime next week, and then keep on melting, a scientist at the U.S.
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Climate Extremes Reexamined: Can We Quantify The Straw That Breaks The Camel’s Back?

Climate Extremes Reexamined: Can We Quantify The Straw That Breaks The Camel’s Back? | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

James Hansen’s recent work on attributing climate extremes to global warming is very important. That’s because off-the-charts extreme weather — along with its impact on food production — is how most Americans and indeed most homo sapiens are likely to experience the negative impacts of climate change for the foreseeable future. So it’s no surprise that it has come under attack.

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Food for thought on climate-change effects - The Nation

Food for thought on climate-change effects - The Nation | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Food for thought on climate-change effects The Nation Climatologist James Hansen has long been vilified as an alarmist by climate-change sceptics.
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Climate change: How Toronto is adapting to our scary new reality

Climate change: How Toronto is adapting to our scary new reality | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Michael D'Andrea had no notion that August day just how wrathful the afternoon would turn, how calamitous, what an effect it would have on the city's future.
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Trees found to be emitting methane gas

Trees found to be emitting methane gas | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
According to a new study by Yale University's School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, diseased trees may be releasing unusually large amounts of methane gas into the air.
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Excessive summertime heat can shorten gestation time for beef cattle

Excessive summertime heat can shorten gestation time for beef cattle | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
New research indicates that excessively hot summertime temperatures can shorten the gestation length of beef cows, altering animal management requirements.
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Record Heat, Drought Pose Problems for U.S. Electric Power

Record Heat, Drought Pose Problems for U.S. Electric Power | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
This summer’s scorching heat and record drought in the United States have pressured the water-dependent electricity system.
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'Big Food' girds for California GMO fight | Grain News

'Big Food' girds for California GMO fight | Grain News | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
After two decades fighting to force U.S. food companies to tell consumers when their products are made with genetically modified organisms, activists in California have mounted what is potentially their most promising offensive to date.
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The benefits of trees in avoiding and adapting to climate change

The benefits of trees in avoiding and adapting to climate change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Toronto's dense urban forest is important as our electrical grid and stormwater system for helping us survive whatever extreme weather befalls us.
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Scientists grapple with rapidly changing climate impacts on Lake Champlain

Scientists grapple with rapidly changing climate impacts on Lake Champlain | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Scientists from different disciplines -- engineering, social sciences, geology and biology -- are working on models that can predict the effects of flooding and fine-scale climate forecasts.
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Is Toronto ready for climate change?

Is Toronto ready for climate change? | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Experts say that Toronto’s climate change adaptation strategy is moving forward, but the heat is on...
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Pacific drought, flood to intensify: study

Pacific drought, flood to intensify: study | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
A study of the southern hemisphere's largest rain band found climate change is expected to lead to more intense droughts and floods in the Pacific.
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Shifting Seasons Lead to Sour Year for Michigan Cherry Farmers | PBS NewsHour | Aug. 16, 2012

Shifting Seasons Lead to Sour Year for Michigan Cherry Farmers | PBS NewsHour | Aug. 16, 2012 | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
An early spring followed by 19 frost events killed Michigan's cherry crop and farmers' livelihoods this year. Climatologists say that these shifting seasons could mean more hard years for cherry farmers in the future.
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Lowest US carbon emissions won't slow climate change - environment - 20 August 2012 - New Scientist

Lowest US carbon emissions won't slow climate change - environment - 20 August 2012 - New Scientist | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Many US power companies have dropped coal in favour of lower-carbon natural gas, but the coal is being burned elsewhere in the world...
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UN calls on nations to adopt drought policies

GENEVA (AP) — The world urgently needs to adopt drought-management policies as farmers from Africa to India struggle with lack of rainfall and the United States endures the worst drought it has experienced in decades, top officials with the U.N.
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Nine Ways Climate Change Is Throwing Animal Populations ‘Out Of Kilter’

Nine Ways Climate Change Is Throwing Animal Populations ‘Out Of Kilter’ | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
By Ellie Sandmeyer Well over half the country is suffering from extreme drought, and locally, pets and animals are struggling with the effects of climate change as well. Triple-digit temperatures have gripped much of the U.S.
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Climate change adaptation: street surfaces that absorb water

Climate change adaptation: street surfaces that absorb water | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Researchers in Toronto, Chicago and Seattle are testing permeable road surfaces to deal with the extreme storms that come with climate change.
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Climate change puts Atlantic coastline in cross hairs

Climate change puts Atlantic coastline in cross hairs | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Inch by inch along parts of the Atlantic Coast, global climate change is swamping and eroding beaches, wetlands and farm fields.
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Studies shed light on why species stay or go in response to climate change

Studies shed light on why species stay or go in response to climate change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Two new studies provide a clearer picture of why some species move -- and where they go -- in response to climate change. One found a dramatic decline in populations of a mountain ground squirrel, except where humans lived.
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Panel warns heat will continue to scorch world

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Smaller Ontario communities are leaders in adapting to climate change

Smaller Ontario communities are leaders in adapting to climate change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Technology allows faster response times during heat waves and helps reduce road salt during winter ice storms.
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Victoria should brace for rising sea levels, more storms: climate change report

Victoria should brace for rising sea levels, more storms: climate change report | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
A risk assessment on climate change for the City of Victoria says it needs to start work now to prepare for rising sea levels, more storms, wetter winters and drier summers.
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12 Million Californians ‘Highly Vulnerable’ to Climate Change — Now What?

12 Million Californians ‘Highly Vulnerable’ to Climate Change — Now What? | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

Climate change will disproportionately affect California’s most disadvantaged and isolated communities, according to a recent report from the Pacific Institute.

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Climate change and transit: London’s subway system faces flooding risk

Climate change and transit: London’s subway system faces flooding risk | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Underground stations near Thames River and tributaries are at risk of flooding amid the intense rainfalls and rising sea levels.
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Exporting Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Is Still Bad For The Climate

Exporting Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Is Still Bad For The Climate | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
The surge in U.S. production of shale gas is creating a surge in permit requests to build liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals. That’s because the glut of U.S. gas has dropped domestic prices sharply below global price levels.
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