This week in climate news - 26 August 2018

The most popular articles from the past week.

What's behind the retreating kelps and expanding corals?

Climate change and other external forces are causing rapid marine community shifts in Japan's coastal ecosystems. Better understanding of species distribution dynamics, as driven by these factors, can improve conservation efforts and climate change management. »
21 August 2018, 20:00 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Wildfire smoke fills U.S., Canadian skies as officials ponder options

SEATTLE (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Crooner Perry Como once sang "the bluest skies you've ever seen are in Seattle," but this week the city registered its worse air quality of the past two decades. »
22 August 2018, 00:10 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Ecosystems are getting greener in the Arctic

Researchers have developed a new benchmark model that estimates changes in the proportion of the Earth's surface where plant growth will no longer be limited by cold temperatures over the 21st century. »
22 August 2018, 02:10 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Imitate Vaxjo? As heat rises, Swedish city goes green - and thrives

Ringed by forests in southern Sweden, the city of Vaxjo is thriving even as it cuts greenhouse gas emissions at rates more typical of economic crashes in recessions or wars. »
23 August 2018, 14:10 - reuters - Search similar - Email

Australia has no climate policy: a quick response to a drawn-out farce | Graham Readfearn

Climate change denial is at the root of the half-baked policies and outright wrecking that have blighted the past decade. I needed to write this column really quickly, otherwise we might have had a new prime minister before I’d finished, and the climate policy we don’t have might have changed several times. »
21 August 2018, 05:10 - guardian - Search similar - Email

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