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22/12/2014
The cost of adaptation to climate change is likely to go up by two to three times of the estimated $70 to $100 billion by 2050, a recent United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) report says. These estimates were based on the two ...   
21/12/2014
Earlier this month, for the first time, all 190 nations meeting in Lima Peru pledged to present actionable plans to cut CO2 emissions by early next year. But many feel that the landmark accord wasn't strong enough. Host Steve Curwood discusses ...   
21/12/2014
Global climate models agree that temperatures will rise in the Pacific Northwest through the 21st century.But making specific and accurate predictions for an area as small and unusual as Mount Rainier National Park is beyond the scope of ...   
21/12/2014
At the foot of the Nisqually Glacier, the roar of rushing water and grinding rock is so loud you have to shout to be heard. Water bursts from an ice cave the size of an aircraft hangar, its arched roof dripping in the sun. Flurries of ...   
21/12/2014
As our planet warms, scientists and the general public are increasingly asking if human-caused climate change influences the extreme weather events we see all around us. Until recently, the answer was always “we don’t know yet.” Today, the answer ...   
20/12/2014
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” — Margaret Mead New Yorkers were treated to a front-row seat of Mead’s words in actions last week when, ...   
20/12/2014
Forest clearing can have just as catastrophic an impact on the world's climate as carbon pollution, according to a new study published in the peer-reviewed science journal Nature Climate Change.The study finds that deforestation increases ...   
20/12/2014
I have a theory as to why Americans don't worry all that much about global warming: High-profile purveyors of climate change don't push for reductions in greenhouse gases so much as focus on berating people who do not agree with their opinions. ...   
20/12/2014
It's just past sunset and the strip at South Beach, Miami, is pumping. It is the biggest weekend of the year in America's glitziest city. The Art Basel is on, an annual fine art festival that has been overwhelmed by the world's thrillingly ...   
19/12/2014
The permafrost in some of Alaska's most iconic national parks could all but disappear this century, new research suggests.Right now, half of the ground in Denali National Park's is frozen year-round, but if global warming continues at the ...   
19/12/2014
Going into the Lima talks there was a great sense of optimism buoyed by the successful climate change summit held by the UN secretary general in September and with the many hundreds of thousands of marchers in New York and many other cities ...   
18/12/2014
The critical role that vast tropical forests such as Brazil’s Amazon play in suppressing climate change is well known: They store huge quantities of carbon, acting as “carbon sinks.” But as a report out this week argues, scientists are ...   
18/12/2014
This week, following months of slobbering coverage from mainstream and nominally liberal journalists, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) announced that he will “actively explore the possibility of running for president of the United States." If ...   
18/12/2014
As scientists continue to monitor the Arctic for changes in the face of climate change, they recently discovered some staggering new information - temperatures in the region are rising twice as fast as anywhere else on Earth, a new NOAA-led ...   
18/12/2014
Increasingly severe heat waves and more frequent and intense flooding due to climate change will spur the spread of cholera in vulnerable regions of the world, new research suggests. In an effort to better understand the environmental ...   
18/12/2014
A nimble underwater robot has traveled below Arctic sea ice and collected the most extensive real-time video footage yet from this largely unexplored environment, revealing an unexpectedly rich ecosystem, scientists report. Researchers ...   
17/12/2014
Fracking Banned in New York | Photo, Scientific American
Fracking has been banned in New York State since 2008. Then-Governor David Paterson imposed a moratorium on the controversial technique-- which fractures shale rock using high pressure, specially treated water to release gas trapped ...   
17/12/2014
Peatlands in the Peruvian Amazon store ten times the amount of carbon as undisturbed rainforest in adjacent areas, making them critical in the battle to fight climate change, finds a new study published in Environmental Research ...   
17/12/2014
Not every year can be a record setter in the Arctic. But records are only one small piece of a larger puzzle that shows persistent change in the Arctic. And that change hasn't slowed according to this year's Arctic Report Card released at the ...   
16/12/2014
This year is on track to be the warmest ever recorded in Europe, and greenhouse gas emissions played a major role, according to new research. Scientists have analysed centuries of temperature records to conclude that this year’s warmth was made ...   
16/12/2014
California has been suffering from a three-year-drought that is the worst the region has seen in more than a millennium. Now an analysis conducted by NASA has revealed that in order for the state to recover from its current predicament, it's ...   
16/12/2014
The UN climate conference in Lima, Peru (COP 20) finally came to a close early Sunday morning. Negotiators haggled around the clock well past the formal Friday deadline, but still could only come up with a weak agreement called the "Lima Call for ...   
16/12/2014
Climate scientists have received a boost of up to US$150 million from US space agency NASA for a five year campaign to probe how air pollution, manmade fires across Africa and warming oceans may affect our climate. The money will be ...   
15/12/2014
tists have long expected extra carbon dioxide in the atmosphere to boost tree growth - the climate-changing waste product of our fuel-burning ways is plant food, after all. But a new study suggests that trees in tropical rainforests around the ...   
15/12/2014
This piece takes the long view in gauging efforts to stem global warming and its impacts using the tools of diplomacy. It is not about the details of the outcome of climate treaty talks that concluded yesterday in Lima, Peru. (Here’s what parties ...   

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