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July 24, 2014
Size and age of plants impact their productivity more than climate
Tucson AZ (SPX) Jul 23, 2014
The size and age of plants has more of an impact on their productivity than temperature and precipitation, according to a landmark study by University of Arizona researchers. UA professor Brian Enquist and postdoctoral researcher Sean Michaletz, along with collaborators Dongliang Cheng from Fujian Normal University in China and Drew Kerkhoff from Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio, have combined a new mathematical theory with data from more than 1,000 forests across the world to show that climate has ... read more

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China to roll out climate policy by early 2015
A climate protection plan from Beijing should be finalized by early next year, a director at the National Development and Reform Commission said from Berlin. ... more
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Australia abolishes divisive carbon tax
Australia on Thursday axed a divisive carbon tax after years of vexed political debate, handing the business-friendly government a victory but prompting critics to label the move a "big step backwards". ... more
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Urban heat - not a myth, and worst where it's wet
A new Yale-led study quantifies for the first time the primary causes of the "urban heat island" (UHI) effect, a common phenomenon that makes the world's urban areas significantly warmer than the su ... more
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Corals respond to climate change - fatter and more flexible
The future health of the world's coral reefs and the animals that depend on them relies in part on the ability of one tiny symbiotic sea creature to get fat-and to be flexible about the type of alga ... more
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IPCC must consider alternate policy views
In addition to providing regular assessments of scientific literature, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Process (IPCC) also produces a "Summary for Policymakers" intended to highlight r ... more
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Putting a price tag on the 2 degree climate target
Addressing climate change will require substantial new investment in low-carbon energy and energy efficiency - but no more than what is currently spent on today's fossil-dominated energy system, acc ... more
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More carbohydrates make trees more resistant to drought
How well tropical trees weather periods of drought depends on the carbohydrates stored, as revealed by a novel experiment conducted by an international team of researchers headed by ecologists from ... more
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Kudzu can release soil carbon, accelerate global warming
Clemson University scientists are shedding new light on how invasion by exotic plant species affects the ability of soil to store greenhouse gases. The research could have far-reaching implications ... more
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Climate change and the ecology of fear
Climate change is predicted to have major impacts on the many species that call our rocky shorelines home. Indeed, species living in these intertidal habitats, which spend half their day exposed to ... more
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Capturing CO2 emissions needed to meet climate targets
Technologies that are discussed controversially today may be needed to keep the future risks and costs of climate change in check. Combining the production of energy from fossil fuels and biomass wi ... more
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To address climate change, nothing substitutes for reducing CO2 emissions
The politically expedient way to mitigate climate change is essentially no way at all, according to a comprehensive new study by University of Chicago climatologist Raymond Pierrehumbert. Amon ... more
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No further action on climate change could cost billions, EU says
Climate damage to the European Union could cost more than $200 billion if no further action is taken, a European analysis published Wednesday finds. ... more
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Differing patterns of climate change in the North and South
Korean research team revealed conflicting climate change patterns between the middle latitude areas of the Northern and Southern Hemispheres in relation to glacial and interglacial cycles which have ... more
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Report sees hefty cost of climate change on US economy
The US faces huge economic costs from climate change, including massive property loss from sea-level rise and major declines in some crop yields, according to a bipartisan report released Tuesday. ... more
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Al Gore joins Australian mining tycoon in climate change plan
Former US vice president Al Gore Wednesday hailed recent moves by the United States and other nations to confront climate change as "extraordinary", and encouraged Australia to join global efforts. ... more
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Climate change winners and losers
The Antarctic Peninsula, the northern most region of Antarctica, is experiencing some of the most dramatic changes due to climate warming, including population declines of some penguin species. This ... more
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Court mostly backs US effort to cut greenhouse gases
The Supreme Court on Monday nibbled away at President Barack Obama's authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions but broadly upheld the effort to fight climate change. ... more
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Former US climate chiefs urge political unity
Four former heads of the US Environmental Protection Agency who served under Republican presidents urged lawmakers Wednesday to stop bickering over whether climate change is real, and start finding solutions. ... more
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Climate change beats biodiversity as a priority
As climate change has become a more prominent public concern, some scientists have worried that it might distract attention from related environmental problems, such as the global loss of biodiversi ... more
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Struggling climate talks look to UN summit for push
A new round of talks on climate change sputtered to a close on Sunday, placing the onus on a UN summit in September to boost momentum for a global pact by the end of 2015. ... more
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Minimum CO2 price of $32 needed to curb warming: study
A global carbon price of at least $32 (24 euros) per tonne is needed by 2015 to apply an effective brake on global warming - almost five times today's European market rate, a study said Monday. ... more
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Obama renews climate change push
President Barack Obama renewed his campaign to curb carbon emissions Saturday, saying the debate over climate change is over. ... more
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Quarter of Djibouti population desperate for drought aid: UN
Nearly a quarter of the population in drought-hit Djibouti is in desperate need of aid, with malnutrition and a dramatic lack of water causing a mass exodus from rural areas, the UN said on Thursday. ... more
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Warming climates intensify greenhouse gas given out by oceans
Rising global temperatures could increase the amount of carbon dioxide naturally released by the world's oceans, fuelling further climate change, a study suggests. Fresh insight into how the o ... more
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