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New study: pesticides increase extinction risk for bumblebee populations

New study: pesticides increase extinction risk for bumblebee populations | in plain sight | Scoop.it
Exposure to neonicotinoids could lead to fewer bumblebee colonies, less pollination, and ultimately to population extinctions.
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New research - CO2 emissions damaging all sea life

New research - CO2 emissions damaging all sea life | in plain sight | Scoop.it

All sea life will be affected because carbon dioxide   (CO2) emissions from modern society are making the oceans more acidic, a major new report will say.  The eight-year study from more than 250 scientists finds that infant sea creatures will be especially harmed.

 

This means the number of baby cod growing to adulthood could fall to a quarter or even a 12th of today's numbers, the researchers suggest.

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Call to 'sue UK ministers' over climate

Call to 'sue UK ministers' over climate | in plain sight | Scoop.it

Prof Sir David King, the UK government's former chief scientist, is supporting a legal case forcing ministers to shrink carbon emissions to zero by 2050. King asserts that the UK government knows the 80% target cut behind that plan was too weak.   He told the BBC that:  "This is crazy," The government knows very well what needs to be done - but it isn't doing it.”

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Sir David King's warning indicates that despite recent progress, action and low carbon Innovation to adapt to our changing climate is vital..

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Arctic stronghold of world’s seeds flooded after permafrost melts

Arctic stronghold of world’s seeds flooded after permafrost melts | in plain sight | Scoop.it
No seeds were lost but the ability of the rock vault to provide failsafe protection against all disasters is now threatened by climate change
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Brexit-proof the UK economy with more R&D, say employers

Brexit-proof the UK economy with more R&D, say employers | in plain sight | Scoop.it
New CBI campaign says economy risks being left behind unless UK research budget rises to 3% of GDP from 1.7%
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More investment won't necessarily deliver improved UK productivity unless attention is paid to improving translation of research / ideas into applications.

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Cambium LLP's curator insight, March 30, 2017 1:35 AM

More investment won't necessarily deliver improved UK productivity unless attention is paid to improving translation of research / ideas into applications of value to business

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4 Major Technology Shifts Will Transform The Future

4 Major Technology Shifts Will Transform The Future | in plain sight | Scoop.it

For the past fifty years or so, technology has followed a fairly predictable path. We squeeze more transistors onto silicon wafers, which makes chips more powerful and devices smaller. Manual processes become automated, productivity increases and life gets better. Rinse and repeat.

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Australia’s new normal … as city temperatures hit 47C people shelter from the deadly heat

Australia’s new normal … as city temperatures hit 47C people shelter from the deadly heat | in plain sight | Scoop.it
In Sydney’s baking suburbs, fans have sold out – and fears about the effects of climate change are mounting
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Climate change: Fresh doubt over global warming 'pause'

Climate change: Fresh doubt over global warming 'pause' | in plain sight | Scoop.it
New research backs a controversial study that found there had been no slowdown in global warming.
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Arctic heatwave could break records - BBC News

Arctic heatwave could break records - BBC News | in plain sight | Scoop.it
Temperatures at the North Pole could be up to 20 degrees higher than average this Christmas Eve.
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El Niño Strengthening, Will Be among Biggest on Record

El Niño Strengthening, Will Be among Biggest on Record | in plain sight | Scoop.it

The El Niño weather pattern, a phenomenon associated with extreme droughts, storms and floods, is expected to strengthen before the end of the year and become one of the strongest on record, the U.N. weather agency said on Monday. The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said this El Niño was already "strong and mature" and the biggest in more than 15 years.

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UK Met. Office warns of big changes underway in the global climate system

UK Met. Office warns of big changes underway in the global climate system | in plain sight | Scoop.it
Regional temperature and rainfall worldwide will be affected by big changes that are underway in key patterns in the global climate system
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7 maps show the dramatic effects of rising sea levels

7 maps show the dramatic effects of rising sea levels | in plain sight | Scoop.it

7 maps show the dramatic effects of rising sea levels using thewebsite www.floodmap.net, we can see exactly what it looks like with the dark blue pixels representing the rising sea levels.

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Antarctica has never been this hot: The record was broken twice last week

Antarctica has never been this hot: The record was broken twice last week | in plain sight | Scoop.it
Another signs that the poles are warming fast.
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Records fall across region amid heat wave; triple-digit temperatures forecast for World Series

Records fall across region amid heat wave; triple-digit temperatures forecast for World Series | in plain sight | Scoop.it
New heat records were set across Southern California as temperatures soared in advance of Tuesday’s World Series opener at Dodger Stadium.

Via PIRatE Lab
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Who should pay for damage associated with climate change – and who should be compensated?

Who should pay for damage associated with climate change – and who should be compensated? | in plain sight | Scoop.it
To deliver climate justice we must focus on vulnerable people not countries.
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Cambium LLP's curator insight, September 30, 2017 5:07 PM

What kinds of innovations are needed to enable humanity's faster adaptation to the planet's changing climate?

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Climate change could exacerbate economic inequalities in the U.S.

Climate change could exacerbate economic inequalities in the U.S. | in plain sight | Scoop.it
Counties across the United States won’t all pay the same price for climate change, a new simulation predicts.
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Important news if you are one of the 150 million people living within a meter (3 feet) of today’s sea level.

Important news if you are one of the 150 million people living within a meter (3 feet) of today’s sea level. | in plain sight | Scoop.it
New study shows worrisome signs for Greenland ice

Greenland ice is melting fast, and could potentially cause many meters of sea level rise

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Climate change: ‘human fingerprint’ found on global extreme weather

Climate change: ‘human fingerprint’ found on global extreme weather | in plain sight | Scoop.it
Global warming makes temperature patterns that cause heatwaves, droughts and floods across Europe, north America and Asia more likely, scientists find
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Broadcast news spent less than an hour covering climate change in 2016

Broadcast news spent less than an hour covering climate change in 2016 | in plain sight | Scoop.it
50 minutes, to be exact.
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2016 hottest year ever - yet media coverage declines!

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Huge Antarctic iceberg poised to break away

Huge Antarctic iceberg poised to break away | in plain sight | Scoop.it

One of the 10 largest icebergs ever recorded is ready to break away from Antarctica

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2017 Predictions: The age of collaboration and interoperability

2017 Predictions: The age of collaboration and interoperability | in plain sight | Scoop.it
Changes in roaming, the impact of IoT and continued M&A activity will require greater collaboration and interoperability in 2017.
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Happy Holidays and best wishes for 2017

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UK heritage hit by climate change, warns National Trust

UK heritage hit by climate change, warns National Trust | in plain sight | Scoop.it
Rising temperatures and more extreme weather posing new challenges for National Trust properties’ gardens, rare books and tapestries
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Permafrost warming in parts of Alaska is 'unbelievable' - BBC News

Permafrost warming in parts of Alaska is 'unbelievable' - BBC News | in plain sight | Scoop.it
A leading expert tells the BBC that rapid rates of warming will see permafrost in parts of Alaska start to thaw by 2070.
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July was Earth's hottest month on record, NOAA says - BBC News

July was Earth's hottest month on record, NOAA says - BBC News | in plain sight | Scoop.it
July was the hottest month on Earth since records began in 1880, according to US scientists.
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Watch this Six-Year-Old’s Video on Climate Change

Watch this Six-Year-Old’s Video on Climate Change | in plain sight | Scoop.it
Montana boy travels to the White House with his video on how climate change is affecting his family and community.
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