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Climate change risk threatens 18 U.S. military sites: study

Rising sea levels due to hurricanes and tidal flooding intensified by climate change will put military bases along the U.S. East Coast and Gulf Coast at risk, according to a report released on Wednesday. »
27 Jul, 07:40 - reuters -  - 

Temperature in Kuwait hits 54 Celsius, sets possible record amid Middle East heatwave – UN

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO), a United Nations specialized agency, will set up a committee to examine whether a 54 degrees Celsius temperature recently recorded in Kuwait, has set the new highest temperature for Asia, as well as for the entire Eastern hemisphere. »
27 Jul, 02:10 - UN -  - 

Sanders Says Climate Change Is a Central Election Issue

And Democratic leaders think younger voters will respond -- Read more on »
26 Jul, 21:50 - scientificamerican -  - 

Weather Disasters Can Fuel War in Volatile Countries

Droughts and other extremes can cause dangerous economic shocks -- Read more on »
26 Jul, 21:50 - scientificamerican -  - 

On first International Day, UNESCO calls for protection of mangrove ecosystems

Mangroves are rare and vital ecosystems that help to protect coastlines and mitigate the effects of climate change, but their survival is being jeopardized, the United Nations cultural agency said today, calling for greater preservation efforts as the international community marks the first ever International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem. »
26 Jul, 20:00 - UN -  - 

Federal Councillor Doris Leuthard welcomes Solar Impulse in Abu Dhabi

On Tuesday 26 July, Federal Councillor Doris Leuthard welcomed the solar-powered plane Solar Impulse as it completed its round-the-world flight in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). She also congratulated the initiators and pilots Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg on behalf of the Federal Council. »
26 Jul, 18:10 - -  - 

EPA ruling on aircraft emissions paves way for new regulations

US agency’s declaration that jet engine exhaust endangers public health represents key milestone, reports Climate Central. The Environmental Protection Agency on Monday declared that jet engine exhaust endangers public health by contributing to climate change, a key milestone as it works to develop regulations that will cut carbon emissions from commercial aircraft. »
26 Jul, 14:30 - guardian -  - 

Disasters linked to climate can increase risk of armed conflict

Research found that 23% of violent clashes in ethnically divided places were connected to climate disasters. Climate-related disasters increase the risk of armed conflicts, according to research that shows a quarter of the violent struggles in ethnically divided countries were preceded by extreme weather. »
26 Jul, 01:50 - guardian -  - 

Weather disasters raise conflict risk in multi-ethnic nations: study

Multi-ethnic nations are vulnerable to armed conflicts after weather disasters such as heatwaves and droughts in a trend that could worsen with global warming, scientists said on Monday. »
26 Jul, 00:00 - reuters -  - 

Tim Kaine's Climate Record Is All over the Map

He is for natural gas and oil drilling, yet also for cutting greenhouse gas emissions -- Read more on »
25 Jul, 21:10 - scientificamerican -  - 

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