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Credible figures for livestock emissions of greenhouse gases

Credible figures for livestock emissions of greenhouse gases | Global environmental change | Scoop.it
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Last week, The Commission on Sustainable Agriculture and Climate Change released its recommendations to help the world achieve food security in the face of climate change.
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Uganda – the coffee king desperate for a downpour | John Vidal

Uganda – the coffee king desperate for a downpour | John Vidal | Global environmental change | Scoop.it
Coffee has been the cash crop mainstay of Rwenzori for generations but climate change is tilting the crown, villagers sayIt's feels pretty perfect here.
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NYTimes: The Geography of Thanksgiving Foods

NYTimes: The Geography of Thanksgiving Foods | Global environmental change | Scoop.it
The terms cooks enter into search engines can provide clues as to what dishes are being cooked around the nation.

 

Some fascinating (if not entirely scientific) maps that show the most common searches on www.allrecipes.com and regional differences in food preferences.  More importantly, it also is an interesting glimpse into the geography of language.  Some similar dishes are called by more regional names (e.g.-"Stuffing" in the Northeast and West, "Dressing" in the Midwest and South).  This set of maps also reinforce the concepts of regions.  A fun way to teach some actual content and enjoy the holiday.


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Climate Change May Make Insect-Born Diseases Harder to Control: Scientific American

Climate Change May Make Insect-Born Diseases Harder to Control: Scientific American | Global environmental change | Scoop.it
Warmer temperatures will combine with numerous other factors to make diseases like malaria and West Nile virus harder to control...
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Fox viewers are the most misinformed about climate change

Fox viewers are the most misinformed about climate change | Global environmental change | Scoop.it
Yet another study has shown that Fox News viewers are the most misinformed about important political issues -- this time, global warming.
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Walmart’s promised green product rankings fall off the radar

Walmart’s promised green product rankings fall off the radar | Global environmental change | Scoop.it
In 2009, Walmart unveiled grand plans to create a Sustainability Index that would, within five years, result in green labels for all the products it sells.
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Crowdsourced climate science in the news

The Economist does an article about crowdsourced science, and features work by professors of the Master in Global Environmental Change.
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Drier, hotter: can Egypt escape its climate future?

Drier, hotter: can Egypt escape its climate future? | Global environmental change | Scoop.it
John Vidal begins his African climate journey in Egypt, which is experiencing rising temperatures, coastal erosion, storms and water scarcity...
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Caribbean fisheries highly vulnerable to climate change, need to adapt

Caribbean fisheries highly vulnerable to climate change, need to adapt | Global environmental change | Scoop.it
Analysis in the SEI journal Climate and Development predicts severe negative impacts, including loss and alteration of habitats, smaller and less-diverse fish stocks, and coral bleaching, and urges prompt action to help the region’s fishers prepare.
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Master in Global Environmental Change

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Two professors of the Master in Global Environmental Change have contributed to a book on energy policies published this week.

Lara Lázaro Touza and Elena López-Gunn wrote on “Climate Change Policies—Mitigation and Adaptation at the Local Level: The Case of the City of Madrid (Spain)”.

In a nutshell, the authors show that there are plenty of mitigation efforts, but that adaptation to climate change has not received sufficient attention in Madrid.

 

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KNOW YOUR ENEMY...the Koch Brothers

KNOW YOUR ENEMY...the Koch Brothers | Global environmental change | Scoop.it
David and Charles Koch, oil tycoons with strong right-wing views and connections, look set to tighten their grip on US politics...
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The World Economic Forum Blog: Social innovators create a new model for inclusive growth

The World Economic Forum Blog: Social innovators create a new model for inclusive growth | Global environmental change | Scoop.it
What does it take to generate ground-breaking models that successfully tackle pressing social and environmental problems? And how can these models drive meaningful, lasting change that occurs across sectors?
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Why are we eating bluefin tuna to extinction?

Why are we eating bluefin tuna to extinction? | Global environmental change | Scoop.it
Like many of the major environmental problems facing humans today, it is no longer up to a handful of nations to change the dynamics of the bluefin business, says author Paul Greenberg.
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Black Thursday is replacing Black Friday as more stores open on Thanksgiving

Black Thursday is replacing Black Friday as more stores open on Thanksgiving | Global environmental change | Scoop.it
Black Thursday is becoming the new Black Friday .
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Is climate scepticism a largely Anglo-Saxon phenomenon?

Is climate scepticism a largely Anglo-Saxon phenomenon? | Global environmental change | Scoop.it
Leo Hickman: A new study shows that climate sceptics feature much more prominently in the UK and US media than in other countries...
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Development without Carbon: Climate and the Global Economy through the 21st Century | Publications at SEI

Development without Carbon: Climate and the Global Economy through the 21st Century | Publications at SEI | Global environmental change | Scoop.it
The Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) links science and policy across a broad range of environmental and development issues at all scales across the globe.
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Climate Conversations – Can cultural connections boost adaptation to climate change?  | Climate Change

Climate Conversations – Can cultural connections boost adaptation to climate change?  | Climate Change | Global environmental change | Scoop.it
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