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Climate Change Challenges Power Plant Operations

Climate Change Challenges Power Plant Operations | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it

Drought and rising temperatures are forcing water managers across the country to scramble for ways to produce the same amount of power from the hydroelectric grid with less water, including from behemoths such as the Hoover Dam.

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How sea otters can reduce CO2 in the atmosphere: Appetite for sea urchins allows kelp to thrive

How sea otters can reduce CO2 in the atmosphere: Appetite for sea urchins allows kelp to thrive | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
A new study suggest that a thriving sea otter population that keeps sea urchins in check will in turn allow kelp forests to prosper and help reverse a principal cause of global warming.
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We can’t afford not to save the melting Arctic

We can’t afford not to save the melting Arctic | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
To see the ice disappear this quickly is unprecedented. The 2012 melt has comprehensively broken all previous records. We are now heading into uncharted territory because the Arctic helps to cool the climate and regulate our weather patterns.
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What If TV Weathercasters Told the Truth About Climate Change?

What If TV Weathercasters Told the Truth About Climate Change? | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
I'd expected to hear more about these extreme weather events in the news, and in my ideal world, they'd even include a little context about why they were happening. But nearly all the news and weather reports I watched said the same thing.
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Obama: Climate Change Not A Hoax, Extreme Weather Not A Joke

Obama: Climate Change Not A Hoax, Extreme Weather Not A Joke | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
In this Campaign Climate Wrap, we look at the role climate change has—and hasn't—played in this week's presidential electioneering.
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Mars Climate History Dated

Mars Climate History Dated | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Researchers from the Niels Bohr Institute have dated climate history for Mars for the first time.
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The Baffling Nexus of Climate Change and Health

The Baffling Nexus of Climate Change and Health | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
At the Department of Health and Human Services, new efforts are under way to understand what effects a changing climate could have on infectious diseases, allergies, air pollution and so on.
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Big Data Shows Hyperlocal Harshness of 2012 Drought

Big Data Shows Hyperlocal Harshness of 2012 Drought | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
While the world's best tech could not save the 2012 harvest, the latest tools for detecting and analyzing massive streams of climate data offer a view of the disaster extraordinary in both its scope and hyperlocal detail.
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Can We Save Coral Reefs?

Can We Save Coral Reefs? | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
The news about coral reefs seems dire lately—overfishing, pollution and climate change have scientists picturing a world without coral reefs. Is all hope lost?
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Climate Change: How The Wet Will Get Wetter And The Dry Will Get Drier

Climate Change: How The Wet Will Get Wetter And The Dry Will Get Drier | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
How much extra energy are we putting in the atmosphere through emission of greenhouse gases?
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Bangkok 2012: Climate talks breaking down

Bangkok 2012: Climate talks breaking down | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
In a repeat of the Bonn conference, rich and poor countries square off as the search for an international agreement on climate change continues.
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Climate Needs to Move to Top of Political Agendas, Denmark Says

Climate Needs to Move to Top of Political Agendas, Denmark Says | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
The fight against global warming
should move to the top of the world’s political agenda and the
European Union has to lead the shift to climate-friendly
policies, Denmark’s Climate Minister Martin Lidegaard said.
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Global Warming Is a De-Facto Tax on the Middle Class

Global Warming Is a De-Facto Tax on the Middle Class | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
 Global warming and climate change are costing us money, thereby acting as an economic tax on the middle class. But there is a simple way to cut this tax and its drag on the U.S. economy.
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#420 He feeds their hunger for music | This gives me hope

#420 He feeds their hunger for music | This gives me hope | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
For a mother with limited resources, providing my brother and me with musical instruments meant scouring the classifieds and haunting second-hand store...
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In swing states climate change considered critical election issue

In swing states climate change considered critical election issue | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Climate change, a signature issue for President Obama, has thus far been absent on the campaign trail. Here's why you can expect it to soon dominate the debate.
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While Romney Mocks Sea-Level Rise, City Planners across the Country Take Action

While Romney Mocks Sea-Level Rise, City Planners across the Country Take Action | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
 
At the Republican national convention last week, Mitt Romney mocked efforts to address climate change, specifically deriding President Obama for seeking to address rising ocean levels.
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Disease-Spreading Ticks on the Move as Climate Changes

Disease-Spreading Ticks on the Move as Climate Changes | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
One more reason to be nervous about climate change: Tick species are on the march.
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No ban on pesticides that 'threaten bees'

No ban on pesticides that 'threaten bees' | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Nerve-agent pesticides should not be banned in Britain despite four separate scientific studies strongly linking them to sharp declines in bees around the world, Government scientists have advised.
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Climate change, conservatives and big money

As the leader of the national grassroots organization of Republicans who care about conservation issues — ConservAmerica — I've grown too accustomed to networking along the fringes of these gatherings. Even though we believe nothing is more conservative than conservation, we find ourselves in league with representatives of other groups that have been shunted out of the GOP's big tent, like Republican Majority for Choice and Log Cabin Republicans.

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African Farmers Must Do More To Beat Climate Change, Study Says

African Farmers Must Do More To Beat Climate Change, Study Says | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
* Farmers bringing in faster-growing, drought-resistant crops * More need to store water, switch to hardy crops * Africa specially vulnerable to climate change By Alister Doyle OSLO, Sept...
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Michael Bloomberg Leads Cities in the Fight Against Climate Change

Michael Bloomberg Leads Cities in the Fight Against Climate Change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Michael Bloomberg, Mayor of New York City, deep-pocketed philanthropist, and chairman of C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, proves that, together, cities can solve the great environmental challenges of today.
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North Sea island becomes living climate lab

North Sea island becomes living climate lab | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Jellyfish and chips? Climate change is bringing new species to a warming North Sea. While cod and shrimps move northwards, exotic immigrants are changing the ecosystem and the food chain.
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Summer from Hell: Climate Change Makes Its Presence Known

Summer from Hell: Climate Change Makes Its Presence Known | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
The summer of 2012 has come to a close, but it won’t be forgotten anytime soon. It delivered one extreme weather event after another, from heat waves to freak storms, wildfires to drought. People lost their homes and livelihoods, yet...
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Don't give up on organic food, our experts urge

Don't give up on organic food, our experts urge | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
A new review of previous research on organic food is getting a lot of media attention for concluding that the published literature...
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Democratic Platform Tackles Climate Change

Democratic Platform Tackles Climate Change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
As the final weeks of the 2012 presidential campaign unfold, one of the starkest contrasts between the recently released Democratic and Republican party platforms is in climate change policy.
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