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California targets cow gas, belching and manure as part of global warming fight

California targets cow gas, belching and manure as part of global warming fight | Climate Change & Water resources | Scoop.it
California is taking its fight against global warming to the farm. The nation's leading agricultural state is targeting greenhouse gases produced by dairy cows and other livestock. Despite strong opposition from farmers, Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation in September that for the first tim
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Why extreme weather is the new normal

Why extreme weather is the new normal | Climate Change & Water resources | Scoop.it
First, flood, then drought. These extremes are happening more often, and it is all part of an unfortunate new normal in a world with climate change.
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No Coal For Canada: Another Country Joins Climate Change Nice List

No Coal For Canada: Another Country Joins Climate Change Nice List | Climate Change & Water resources | Scoop.it
Canada steps up for clean energy.
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Nicholas Stern: cost of global warming ‘is worse than I feared’

Nicholas Stern: cost of global warming ‘is worse than I feared’ | Climate Change & Water resources | Scoop.it

Ten years ago the leading economist warned about climate change in a landmark report – he says while there is cause for optimism, the picture is still grim.


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Bloomberg Says Cities Will Fight Climate Change, With or Without Trump

Bloomberg Says Cities Will Fight Climate Change, With or Without Trump | Climate Change & Water resources | Scoop.it
Michael R. Bloomberg, a former New York City mayor, said American cities would continue to enact climate change policies because “doing so is in their own self-interest.”
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Advances in restoration ecology: rising to the challenges of the coming decades - Perring - 2015 - Ecosphere - Wiley Online Library

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Living in China’s Expanding Deserts

Living in China’s Expanding Deserts | Climate Change & Water resources | Scoop.it
People on the edges of the country’s vast seas of sand are being displaced by climate change.
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New, Space-Based View of Human-Made Carbon Dioxide

New, Space-Based View of Human-Made Carbon Dioxide | Climate Change & Water resources | Scoop.it
Scientists have produced the first global maps of human emissions of carbon dioxide ever made solely from satellite observations, using data from NASA's OCO-2.
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World Meteorological Organization Says Recent Years Hottest on Record

World Meteorological Organization Says Recent Years Hottest on Record | Climate Change & Water resources | Scoop.it
In climate news, the World Meteorological Organization said Tuesday that the five years from 2011 to 2015 were the hottest on record, with hundreds of thousands of deaths likely due to global warming from human activity. The findings were presented in Marrakesh, Morocco, where United Nations climate talks got underway this week. The report found human-induced climate change was directly linked to extreme events, including an East African drought and famine in 2011 that claimed over a quarter-million lives. Elena Manaenkova of the World Meteorological Organization says the Earth’s temperature has already risen by 1 degree Celsius, which is nearing the limit of a 1.5 degree rise set by the Paris Agreement.

Elena Manaenkova: "The conclusions are very clear that that was the warmest five-year period on record. We also confirm that the 2015 was the year when the global surface temperature exceeded 1 degree, and it links to the debate during this climate conference and the Paris Agreement targets."
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Impact of sea smell overestimated by present climate models

Impact of sea smell overestimated by present climate models | Climate Change & Water resources | Scoop.it
Leipzig. The formation of sulfur dioxide from the oxidation of dimethyl sulfide (DMS) and, thus, of cooling clouds over the oceans seems to be overvalued in current climate models. This concludes scientists from the Leibni
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The World Is on Track to Fall Short of Paris Agreement Goals

The World Is on Track to Fall Short of Paris Agreement Goals | Climate Change & Water resources | Scoop.it
The Emissions Gap Report finds that the world is on track to overshoot emissions reduction targets in 2030—and blow past the two-degree…
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California farmers irrigate crops with oil wastewater – invironment

California farmers irrigate crops with oil wastewater – invironment | Climate Change & Water resources | Scoop.it
Nearly 40% of chemicals used in industrial process claimed as trade secrets making scientific testing of produce impossible
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This is What It’s Like To Be a Young Climate Scientist

This is What It’s Like To Be a Young Climate Scientist | Climate Change & Water resources | Scoop.it
Now is one of the most interesting times in history to enter the climate science field.
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‘There is no cavalry left’: Cities prepare to lead the way on climate action

‘There is no cavalry left’: Cities prepare to lead the way on climate action | Climate Change & Water resources | Scoop.it
St. Petersburg, Florida, is far from the largest city in the United States. It’s not even the largest city in the state of Florida. But it just pledged to do something that could make a big impact on…
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170 Countries Agree to Ban HFCs in Landmark Climate Change Agreement

170 Countries Agree to Ban HFCs in Landmark Climate Change Agreement | Climate Change & Water resources | Scoop.it
You can now feel less guilty when you open the fridge or turn on the AC.
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5 Reasons to Be Optimistic About the Future of Climate Change

5 Reasons to Be Optimistic About the Future of Climate Change | Climate Change & Water resources | Scoop.it
Clean energy and activism? We're in!
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Climate Change Has Already Affected Nearly All Life on Earth

Climate Change Has Already Affected Nearly All Life on Earth | Climate Change & Water resources | Scoop.it
When we speak about climate change, it’s usually in the future tense. If we don’t dramatically reduce our carbon emissions in the next two decades, the average global temperature is likely to rise by…
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The proof that something terrifying really is happening with climate change

The proof that something terrifying really is happening with climate change | Climate Change & Water resources | Scoop.it
Global sea ice is retreating at unprecedented speed with its impact already being felt across the globe, a leading scientist has warned.  While ice in the Arctic is close to record lows, the Antarctic has seen sea ice running at lowest ever levels for this time of year since records began.
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How U.S. Diplomats in Marrakech Are Working to Trump-Proof Their Climate Wins

How U.S. Diplomats in Marrakech Are Working to Trump-Proof Their Climate Wins | Climate Change & Water resources | Scoop.it
Obama and his team have just two months to lock down the climate gains they’ve made in the past two terms and devise new projects for Trump’s administration to unravel. In the meantime, they’re…
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29 new governments join the Under2 Coalition, driving implementation of the Paris Agreement

29 new governments join the Under2 Coalition, driving implementation of the Paris Agreement | Climate Change & Water resources | Scoop.it
29 new signatories have joined the Under2 Coalition at a high-level ceremony at COP22 last Friday, demonstrating the strength of the coalition in both highly industrialized regions and across developing and emerging economies.
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Dirty Danube: looming pollution threats to the world’s most international river

Dirty Danube: looming pollution threats to the world’s most international river | Climate Change & Water resources | Scoop.it
After barely surviving decades of pollution during the communist era, the Danube is facing new threats from microplastics, pesticides and pharma waste
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New, space-based view of human-made carbon dioxide

New, space-based view of human-made carbon dioxide | Climate Change & Water resources | Scoop.it
Scientists have produced the first global maps of human emissions of carbon dioxide ever made solely from satellite observations of the greenhouse gas. The maps, based on data from NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2
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New permafrost map shows regions vulnerable to thaw, carbon release

New permafrost map shows regions vulnerable to thaw, carbon release | Climate Change & Water resources | Scoop.it
A new mapping project has identified regions worldwide that are most susceptible to dramatic permafrost thaw formations, known as thermokarst, and the resulting release of greenhouse gases.
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NASA Scientists Suggest We’ve Been Underestimating Sea Level Rise

NASA Scientists Suggest We’ve Been Underestimating Sea Level Rise | Climate Change & Water resources | Scoop.it
Sea level rise has been underestimated by up to 28 percent in some areas.
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Sweden is on target to run entirely on renewable energy by 2040

Sweden is on target to run entirely on renewable energy by 2040 | Climate Change & Water resources | Scoop.it
Sweden is on target to run entirely on renewable energy within the next 25 years, a regulatory official has said. Last year, 57 per cent of Sweden's power came from renewables such as hydropower and wind sources, with the remainder coming from nuclear power. 
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