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October 24, 2014
Recently discovered microbe is key player in climate change
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Tiny soil microbes are among the world's biggest potential amplifiers of human-caused climate change, but whether microbial communities are mere slaves to their environment or influential actors in their own right is an open question. Now, research by an international team of scientists from the U.S., Sweden and Australia, led by University of Arizona scientists, shows that a single species of microbe, discovered only very recently, is an unexpected key player in climate change. The findings ... read more

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Mediterranean, Semi-Arid Ecosystems Prove Resistant to Climate Change
Climate change predictions for the Middle East, like other arid regions of the world, are alarming. In an area known for its water scarcity, rainfall is expected to decrease even further in the near ... more
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Can big data make sense of climate change?
Big Data analytics are helping to provide answers to many complex problems in science and society, but they have not contributed to a better understanding climate science, despite an abundance of cl ... more
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British government says EU emissions trading system broken
British Energy Secretary Ed Davey said Monday the European Union can lead the fight against climate change, but only if certain reforms are enacted. ... more
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Rising sea levels of 1.8 meters in worst-case scenario
The climate is getting warmer, the ice sheets are melting and sea levels are rising - but how much? The report of the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in 2013 was based on the b ... more
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Climate talks told to ease rifts as heat busts record
Fresh UN climate talks opened in Bonn on Monday with a plea for nations to overcome rifts as scientists reported record global temperatures for a month of September. ... more
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Sheltering habits help sharks cope with acid oceans
A shark's habitat can reduce its sensitivity to rising CO2 levels, according to Australian scientists. Globally, ocean acidification - linked to emissions of greenhouse gases - remains a major conce ... more
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1934 drought was worst of the last millennium
The 1934 drought was by far the most intense and far-reaching drought of the last 1,000 years in North America, and was caused in part by an atmospheric phenomenon that may have also led to the curr ... more
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Drought-hit US town learns to live without water
In front of the local fire station, Pete Rodriguez stands next to his pick-up truck, filling about a dozen buckets from a vast tank. ... more
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Australia PM rebuffs Booker Prize winner criticism
Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Thursday brushed off criticism about Australia's environmental policies by newly crowned Booker Prize winner Richard Flanagan, saying the country had "a very, very strong" record. ... more
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Pentagon: Climate change 'immediate' national security risk
Rising global temperatures, rapidly melting arctic ice and other effects of climate change are posing immediate risks to US national security and military and humanitarian operations, the Pentagon warned Monday. ... more
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Greenpeace wants EU leaders to follow big business
European leaders are called to follow leading international companies in their push to advance a low-carbon economy, Greenpeace said. ... more
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Saving Australia's Outback means living in it: study
As one of the wildest and most natural places on Earth, Australia's Outback is home to few people, but a new study Wednesday argues that it needs a bigger population to escape decline. ... more
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EU struggles to agree 2030 climate targets for October summit
European Union leaders face difficult negotiations to agree a package of climate change targets for 2030 at an end-of-October summit, with coal-reliant Poland leading objections, sources said Friday. ... more
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Climate change alters the ecological impacts of seasons
If more of the world's climate becomes like that in tropical zones, it could potentially affect crops, insects, malaria transmission, and even confuse migration patterns of birds and mammals worldwi ... more
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Schwarzenegger goes from Terminator to climate 'Innovator'
Hollywood legend Arnold Schwarzenegger has gone from being the "Terminator" to the "Innovator", France's Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said Saturday, praising him for his work to prevent climate change. ... more
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Kerry on climate change: Time running out for action
US Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday issued a stark warning about the mounting effects of climate change, from food shortages to devastating droughts, saying time was running out for real action. ... more
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More accurate model for greenhouse gases from peatlands developed
Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory have created a new model to more accurately describe the greenhouse gases likely to be released from Arctic peatlands as the ... more
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Experts call for widening the debate on climate change
Environmental scientists are being urged to broaden the advice they give on global climate change, say experts who are also frustrated that decision makers are not taking enough action. Writin ... more
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Climate detectives reveal handprint of human caused climate change in Australia
Australia's hottest year on record in 2013 along with the accompanying droughts, heat waves and record-breaking seasons of that year was virtually impossible without the influence of human-caused gl ... more
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Greenland Ice Sheet's meltwater channels studied
An international research team's field work, drilling and measuring melt rates and ice sheet movement in Greenland is showing that things are, in fact, more complicated than we thought. "Altho ... more
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Greenland Ice Sheet more vulnerable than previously thought
A new model developed by researchers at the University of Cambridge has shown that despite its apparent stability, the massive ice sheet covering most of Greenland is more sensitive to climate chang ... more
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CO2 emissions set to reach new 40 billion ton record high in 2014
Carbon dioxide emissions, the main contributor to global warming, are set to rise again in 2014 - reaching a record high of 40 billion tonnes. The 2.5 per cent projected rise in burning fossil ... more
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NASA, Partners Target Megacities Carbon Emissions
Driving down busy Interstate 5 in Los Angeles in a nondescript blue Toyota Prius, Riley Duren of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, is a man on a mission as he surveys the vast ... more
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Climate: Now to turn summit prose into action
Having renewed their commitment to saving Earth's climate, governments face daunting challenges in the coming months to draft a global pact and set targets for slashing carbon emissions, analysts said Wednesday. ... more
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