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Unlikely 24-Hour Ritual Uncovers Alarming Climate Change Clues

Unlikely 24-Hour Ritual Uncovers Alarming Climate Change Clues | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
MAD ISLAND, Texas (AP) — Armed with flashlights, recordings of bird calls, a small notebook and a stash of candy bars, scientist Rich Kostecke embarked on an annual 24-hour Christmastime count of birds along the Texas Gulf Coast.
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Why Wild Animals Are Moving Into Cities, And What To Do About It

Why Wild Animals Are Moving Into Cities, And What To Do About It | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
It’s been a while since he tried to count them all, but Stan Gehrt estimates that more than 2,000 coyotes make a comfortable living in the Chicago
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With climate change, winter isn't what it used to be

With climate change, winter isn't what it used to be | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Scientists analyzing the effects of climate change say they are surprised to see how much winter has already changed and the cascade of effects that unleashes, from outbreaks of pests and diseases to fewer days of skiing.
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Can Silicon Valley Adapt to Climate Change?: Scientific American

Can Silicon Valley Adapt to Climate Change?: Scientific American | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
The high-tech mecca will have to focus its short attention span on long-term planning for sea-level rise and other global warming impacts
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The waters are rising, and they don't have enough buckets.

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Pics, shoots and leaves: Ecologists turn digital cameras into climate change tools

As digital cameras become better and cheaper, ecologists are turning these ubiquitous consumer devices into scientific tools to study how forests are responding to climate change.
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Obama: Climate change among top three priorities for second term

Obama: Climate change among top three priorities for second term | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
President Obama said in an interview with TIME that climate change would be one of his top second-term priorities, keeping up a drumbeat on the subject without marching out specific plans.
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Climate change on world stage

Climate change on world stage | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
In a question-and-answer session, Professor Robert Stavins discusses the recent international conference on climate change, and the prospects for nations to reach agreement on a plan to confront it.
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Viticulture: Fruity with a hint of drought

Viticulture: Fruity with a hint of drought | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Jamie Goode tracks how our changing climate is sending ripples of disruption through the wine world.
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Will Colleges Kick Coal Out of Their Stockings? : Climate Desk

Will Colleges Kick Coal Out of Their Stockings? : Climate Desk | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

Can college students reshape energy politics in the US by reforming their colleges’ endowments? That’s the hope of idealistic students at 189 different campuses across the country who have launched campaigns to encourage their school administrators and trustees to dump all their investments in fossil fuels. The campaign, the students say, gives them a direct check on the power of the oil, coal and gas industries, which they hope will have broader effects nationwide.

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The upcoming generation gives me hope.

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USGS Release: Emerging Consensus Shows Climate Change Already Having Major Effects on Ecosystems and Species (12/18/2012 11:45:00 AM)

USGS Release: Emerging Consensus Shows Climate Change Already Having Major Effects on Ecosystems and Species (12/18/2012 11:45:00 AM) | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Plant and animal species are shifting their geographic ranges and the timing of their life events – such as flowering, laying eggs or migrating – at faster rates than researchers documented just a few years ago, according to a technical report on...
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Climate Conversations - Why a Global Climate Agreement Is Necessary - and Possible

Climate Conversations - Why a Global Climate Agreement Is Necessary - and Possible | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

Despite the evident challenge of capital stock turn over in our existing energy systems, time is not on our side. Science tells us that global greenhouse gas emissions must peak this decade and decrease rapidly thereafter.

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Shanghai food watchdog checks KFC chicken samples - Globaltimes.cn

Shanghai's municipal food safety administration said Wednesday it is testing samples of raw chicken supplied to fast food chain KFC over public concerns about excessive amounts of antibiotics.
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They're looking at Yum's and McDonald's as well.

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Storm damages Stanley Park and West Vancouver seawalls - British Columbia

Storm damages Stanley Park and West Vancouver seawalls - British Columbia | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
A storm surge combined with the high tide on Monday morning to damage parts of the seawall in Vancouver's Stanley Park and the seawalk in West Vancouver.
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Preview of more storms to come?

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NOAA: 2012 To Rank as Second Costliest Year Since 1980 | Climate Central

NOAA: 2012 To Rank as Second Costliest Year Since 1980 | Climate Central | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Despite fewer extreme weather and climate events than 2011, 2012 is likely to eclipse last year's economic losses, NOAA said.
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Could Climate Change Boost Toxic Algal Blooms in the Oceans?: Scientific American

Could Climate Change Boost Toxic Algal Blooms in the Oceans?: Scientific American | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Preliminary research hints that ocean acidification may promote some types of algal blooms that make people and animals sick
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Biodiversity Impacted By Climate Change - Science News - redOrbit

Biodiversity Impacted By Climate Change - Science News - redOrbit | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Global warming is causing plant and animal species to alter their geographic ranges and the timing of key life events such as migrating, flowering, or laying eggs.
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EcoAlert: Strong Link Between Climate Change and Volcanic Eruptions Discovered

EcoAlert: Strong Link Between Climate Change and Volcanic Eruptions Discovered | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
It has long been known that volcanic activity can cause short-term variations in climate.
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Impact of climate change on California's electricity infrastructure could be costly

Impact of climate change on California's electricity infrastructure could be costly | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
(Phys.org)—If you think it's been unusually hot lately, just wait—by the end of the century, temperatures in California are expected to rise significantly.
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So much to take into account

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How Bad Will Climate Change Get for the Eastern U.S.? Look at These Crazy Maps

How Bad Will Climate Change Get for the Eastern U.S.? Look at These Crazy Maps | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Climate change-related heat waves and intense storms are projected to hit Eastern U.S. cities especially hard.
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Climate: The mother behind kids' long-shot legal crusade

Climate: The mother behind kids' long-shot legal crusade | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
EUGENE, Ore. -- For Julia Olson, it all started with "An Inconvenient Truth." The then-thirtysomething environmental lawyer watched Al Gore's climate change documentary while eight months pregnant with her second child.
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Norovirus to ruin Christmas for thousands - Telegraph

Norovirus to ruin Christmas for thousands - Telegraph | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Families face ruined Christmas celebrations as the worst-ever outbreak of the winter vomiting bug escalates sharply.
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Climate change's soaring costs

Climate change's soaring costs | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
"Katrina" or "Sandy" are seemingly harmless names for dramatic storms that left a trail of economic destruction in their wake. Microinsurance is aimed at giving poor people the chance to protect themselves.
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No surprise that the poor are always hardest hit

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How to Stop Climate Change From Killing the Economy

How to Stop Climate Change From Killing the Economy | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
"What we're going to experience is unprecedented in human history in terms of the type of climate we're creating for ourselves," says one economics professor.
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We can pay for necessary changes or we can shell out for damages.

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Arctic Storms: A Climate Danger Nobody's Talking About | Climate Central

Arctic Storms: A Climate Danger Nobody's Talking About | Climate Central | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
The dozens of polar lows that roil the Greenland, Iceland and Norwegian seas every year may have an effect on the climate of North America and Europe.
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It all adds up

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