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As cities boom, forests key to meeting demands for water, food and energy – UN

With two-thirds of the world’s population expected to live in urban areas by 2050, forests are critical part of the solution to the unprecedented demand for water, food and energy that these cities will face, senior United Nations officials said Wednesday, on the International Day of Forests. »
21 Mar, 22:50 - UN -  - 

New interactive map shows climate change everywhere in world

A geography professor has created a new interactive map that allows students or researchers to compare the climates of places anywhere in the world. The map draws on five decades of public meteorological data recorded from 50,000 international weather stations around the Earth. »
21 Mar, 22:10 - sciencedaily -  - 

Cutting greenhouse gas emissions would help spare cities worldwide from rising seas

Coastal cities worldwide would face a reduced threat from sea level rise if society reduced greenhouse gas emissions, with especially significant benefits for New York and other US East Coast cities, new research indicates. »
21 Mar, 22:10 - sciencedaily -  - 

US national parks increasingly important for bird conservation in face of climate change

US national parks could become even more important for the conservation of bird species in the face of climate change, according to a new study. »
21 Mar, 22:10 - sciencedaily -  - 

Flooding and heavy rains rise 50% worldwide in a decade, figures show

Such extreme weather events are now happening four times more than in 1980, according to a European science paper. Global floods and extreme rainfall events have surged by more than 50% this decade, and are now occurring at a rate four times higher than in 1980, according to a new report. »
21 Mar, 18:41 - guardian -  - 

U.S. judge to question Big Oil on climate change

Five of the world's biggest energy producers will be questioned by a federal judge on Wednesday about climate change science, part of a lawsuit that accuses the companies of misleading the public for years about their role in global warming. »
21 Mar, 15:30 - reuters -  - 

AB InBev sets climate, water goals to keep fizz in beer sales

Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world's biggest brewer, said on Wednesday it would cut its greenhouse gas emissions by a quarter by 2025 and help thousands of farmers cope with disruptions to water supplies stoked by global warming. »
21 Mar, 09:10 - reuters -  - 

A judge asks basic questions about climate change. We answer them

California judge William Alsup put out a list of questions for a climate change ‘tutorial’ in a global warming case Continue reading... »
21 Mar, 06:00 - guardian -  - 

Federal Government's Silence on Climate Could Stymie Disaster Planning

Refusal to acknowledge warming could also widen partisan divide -- Read more on »
20 Mar, 21:30 - scientificamerican -  - 

McDonald's sets greenhouse gas reduction targets

McDonald's Corp on Tuesday announced an approved, science based target to cut greenhouse gas emissions and battle climate change, saying it is the first restaurant company to do so. »
20 Mar, 17:20 - reuters -  - 

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