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Rising sea levels may build, rather than destroy, coral reef islands

Rising global sea levels may actually be beneficial to the long-term future of coral reef islands, such as the Maldives, according to new research. Low-lying coral reef islands are typically less than three meters above sea level, making them highly vulnerable to rising sea levels associated with climate change. »
14 Nov, 01:40 - sciencedaily -  - 

Back-to-the-future plants give climate change insights

If you were to take a seed and zap it into the future to see how it will respond to climate change, how realistic might that prediction be? More so than was previously realized, according to a new study. »
14 Nov, 01:40 - sciencedaily -  - 

New EU energy targets put bloc on course to overshoot climate goals

New energy saving and renewables targets adopted by the European Union on Tuesday put the bloc on course to overshoot its climate goals, the EU executive said, as it cut its projections of energy usage to account for Brexit. »
13 Nov, 21:00 - reuters -  - 

Climate change damaging male fertility

Climate change could pose a threat to male fertility -- according to new research. New findings reveal that heatwaves damage sperm in insects - with negative impacts for fertility across generations. »
13 Nov, 19:30 - sciencedaily -  - 

Spain to propose ban on sale of petrol, diesel cars from 2040

Spain plans to propose a ban on sales of petrol, diesel and hybrid cars from 2040, government sources said on Tuesday, joining a string of countries taking aim at polluting vehicles to help cut greenhouse gas emissions. »
13 Nov, 17:50 - reuters -  - 

EU to cut Britain from emissions trading system in no-deal Brexit

Britain will be excluded from the European Union's Emissions Trading System (ETS) and all other legislation to help limit the impact of climate change, if it leaves the bloc in March 2019 without a deal, the EU executive said on Tuesday. »
13 Nov, 17:50 - reuters -  - 

Spain plans switch to 100% renewable electricity by 2050

Ambitious scheme also aims to fully decarbonise country’s economy shortly after. Spain has launched an ambitious plan to switch its electricity system entirely to renewable sources by 2050, and completely decarbonise its economy soon after. By mid-century, greenhouse gas emissions will be slashed by 90% from 1990 levels under the draft climate change and energy transition law. »
13 Nov, 17:20 - guardian -  - 

Modelling reveals dynamics of climate change, urbanization and heat-mitigating technologies

Researchers have completed some of the most sophisticated modeling of the effects of climate change and urban centers in the US, and are finding that some of today's proposed solutions will provide only a fraction of relief from the projected heat. »
13 Nov, 07:10 - sciencedaily -  - 

World has no capacity to absorb new fossil fuel plants, warns IEA

Watchdog says new projects must be low carbon or existing plants must be cleaned up. The world has so many existing fossil fuel projects that it cannot afford to build any more polluting infrastructure without busting international climate change goals, the global energy watchdog has warned. »
13 Nov, 01:30 - guardian -  - 

Con­ser­va­tion areas help bird­life ad­apt to cli­mate change

A warming climate is pushing organisms towards the circumpolar areas and mountain peaks. A recently conducted study on changes in bird populations reveals that protected areas slow down the north-bound retreat of species. »
13 Nov, 01:00 - sciencedaily -  - 

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