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Climate Forecast: 70% of U.S. Counties Could Face Some Risk of Water Shortages by 2050

Climate Forecast: 70% of U.S. Counties Could Face Some Risk of Water Shortages by 2050 | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
More than 1 in 3 U.S. counties could face a “high” or “extreme” risk of water shortages by 2050 by Dave Levitan, reposted from OnEarth When the heat turns up in an overcrowded bar, patrons waiting for service tend to get thirstier.
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Strong Reactions to Scientist's Role in Heartland Case | Climate Central

Strong Reactions to Scientist's Role in Heartland Case | Climate Central | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
A comprehensive roundup of reactions to the latest developments in the Heartland Institute leak scandal, including Peter Gleick's involvement.
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Water management and climate change in ancient Maya city

Water management and climate change in ancient Maya city | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
There are new findings from inside a cave and a key cultural and religious center for the ancient Maya.
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Coal, not oil sands, the true climate change bad guy, analysis shows

Coal, not oil sands, the true climate change bad guy, analysis shows | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
B.C.professors surprised to find emissions from Alberta oil sands shouldn’t have a major impact on global warming...
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Nature News Blog: ‘Climate-gate’ researchers enter Heartland debate

Leading climate scientists have told the controversial Heartland Institute to take a long hard look at itself, after a damming set of documents purported to be from the think-tank were leaked online.  

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Diet soda tied to heart attack, stroke risks: study

Diet soda tied to heart attack, stroke risks: study | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Diet soda may benefit the waistline, but a new study suggests that people who drink it every day have a heightened risk of heart attack and stroke.The study, which followed...
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Why Global Warming Still Considered Target Of Skepticism For Americans

Why Global Warming Still Considered Target Of Skepticism For Americans | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
If you follow the popular polls, you might think that Americans are growing ever more skeptical about man-made climate change -- despite the consensus among published climate scientists.
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Climate change may increase risk of water shortages in hundreds of US counties by 2050

Climate change may increase risk of water shortages in hundreds of US counties by 2050 | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
More than one in three counties in the US could face a "high" or "extreme" risk of water shortages due to climate change by the middle of the 21st century, according to a new study.
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Climate change increases risk of storm surges, according to MIT study

Climate change increases risk of storm surges, according to MIT study | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Scientists from MIT have developed a method to examine how multiple effects of climate change – including the combination of sea-level rise and stronger hurricanes -- will affect storm surges that wash over sea walls and inundate communities,...
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Fish of Antarctica threatened by climate change

Fish of Antarctica threatened by climate change | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
A study of the evolutionary history of Antarctic fish and their "anti-freeze" proteins illustrates how tens of millions of years ago a lineage of fish adapted to newly formed polar conditions -- and how today they are endangered by a rapid rise in...
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How Much Ice Is Vanishing? You Don't Want to Know | Climate Central

How Much Ice Is Vanishing? You Don't Want to Know | Climate Central | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Climate Central bridges the scientific community and the public, providing clear, honest information to help people make sound decisions about climate and energy.
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Climate Change Bird Atlas

Climate Change Bird Atlas | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
An interactive online bird atlas gives you a sneak peek at the fate of 150 American bird species under different climate scenarios and emission levels.
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Anti-obesity panic blamed for new eating disorder

Anti-obesity panic blamed for new eating disorder | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
DOCTORS have started treating a new type of eating disorder, warning aggressive anti-obesity campaigns are driving healthy children to starvation.
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Birders beware: climate change could push 600 tropical birds into extinction

Birders beware: climate change could push 600 tropical birds into extinction | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
There may be less birds for birders to see in the world as the planet warms.
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Water, water... nowhere

Water, water... nowhere | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
On the River Kennet in Berkshire conservationists are resorting to stunning fish using electric probes and rescuing them from the dwindling trickle of water.
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Heartland launches legal action against climate change bloggers and journalists | Crikey

Heartland launches legal action against climate change bloggers and journalists | Crikey | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Controversial US think tank the Heartland Institute has sent legal letters to bloggers and writers who reported on the release of the leaked Heartland Institute documents last week.
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Phosphate in food is ‘health risk’ that should be labelled, claim researchers

Phosphate in food is ‘health risk’ that should be labelled, claim researchers | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Food products with high phosphate contents are damaging to the health of the general public, and as such should be labelled, say researchers behind a new study.
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Climate change killing mighty trees in Alaska, researchers say

Climate change killing mighty trees in Alaska, researchers say | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
U.S. Forest Service researchers have confirmed what has long been suspected about a valuable tree in Alaska's Panhandle: climate warming is killing off yellow cedar.
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Hume: Fake skeptics of climate change won't be swayed by good science

Hume: Fake skeptics of climate change won't be swayed by good science | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
A couple of years ago, a server at the University of East Anglia's Climatic Research Unit was hacked.
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Climate science attack machine took donations from major corporations

Climate science attack machine took donations from major corporations | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Much of Heartland Institute's work funded by one anonymous donor, but some corporations also gave cash, documents show...
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UPDATE: Climate Denial Bombshell

UPDATE: Climate Denial Bombshell | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
A major event in the U.S. political battle over climate change happened this week with the unauthorized release of secret internal documents that reveal the finances and truly Machiavellian strategy of the Heartland Institute.
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Emerging economies slam Canada over Kyoto withdrawal

Emerging economies slam Canada over Kyoto withdrawal | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Environment Minister Peter Kent is rejecting new questions from the world's largest emerging economies about the Canadian government's sincerity and credibility on fighting climate change in light of its decision to walk away from the Kyoto Protocol.
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The end of the line for our biggest trees?

The end of the line for our biggest trees? | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Big trees evolved for longevity and stability, commodities in short supply these days, says Professor Bill Laurance.
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Dramatic changes to sea algae could have harmful effects for human health: Welsh academics - Wales News - News - WalesOnline

Dramatic changes to sea algae could have harmful effects for human health: Welsh academics - Wales News - News - WalesOnline | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
DRAMATIC changes to sea algae could have harmful knock-on effects for human health and the rest of the food chain, research from Welsh scientists has revealed.
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Has the Earth's Missing Heat Been Found?

Has the Earth's Missing Heat Been Found? | Climate change challenges | Scoop.it
Starting in about 2003, a slowdown in heat buildup was observed in the ocean while greenhouse gases continued to build up in the atmosphere, trapping more heat. Six years later Kevin Trenberth asked, where was the missing heat?
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