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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 November 2018, 01:40 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

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 November 2018, 01:40 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

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 November 2018, 21:00 - reuters - Search similar - Email

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 November 2018, 19:30 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

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 November 2018, 17:50 - reuters - Search similar - Email

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 November 2018, 17:50 - reuters - Search similar - Email

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 November 2018, 17:20 - guardian - Search similar - Email

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 November 2018, 07:10 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

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 November 2018, 01:30 - guardian - Search similar - Email

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 November 2018, 01:00 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Big Oil spent 1 percent on green energy in 2018

Top oil and gas companies jointly spent around 1 percent of their 2018 budgets on clean energy, but investments by Europe's giants vastly outpaced their U.S. and Asian rivals, a study showed. »
12 November 2018, 03:50 - reuters - Search similar - Email

This week in climate news (11 November 2018)

The most popular articles from the past week. »
11 November 2018, 18:00 - climatiq - Search similar - Email

Farmer adjustments can offset climate change impacts in corn production

New research looks closely at the future of maize crop yields with the effects of climate change. »
10 November 2018, 05:10 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Amazon forests failing to keep up with climate change

New research has assessed the impact of global warming on thousands of tree species across the Amazon to discover the winners and losers from 30 years of climate change. The analysis found the effects of climate change are altering the rainforest's composition of tree species but not quickly enough to keep up with the changing environment. »
9 November 2018, 23:00 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Ragweed may expand its range northward with climate change

A new predictive model developed by ecologists and climate scientists suggests that climate change may allow common ragweed to extend its growing range northward and into major northeast metro areas, worsening conditions for millions of people with hay fever and asthma. »
9 November 2018, 23:00 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Craig Kelly MP mocks climate change 'exaggeration' in presentation to Liberal party members

Fossil fuels make us ‘safe from’ climate change, says MP who is working with Tony Abbott to move Liberals to the right. Coral bleaching has been happening for centuries, threats of rising sea levels to countries such as the Maldives and Tuvalu are greatly exaggerated and temperature gains have been grossly exaggerated by scientists. »
9 November 2018, 02:30 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Index Ranks U.S. Cities Based on Climate Risk and Readiness

The evaluation aims to help authorities better plan and prepare for the impacts of climate change -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com. »
8 November 2018, 22:20 - scientificamerican - Search similar - Email

Milestone carbon pollution plan rejected by Washington state voters

Measure known as Initiative 1631 would have put a $15 fee on each ton of carbon dioxide emitted in the state. »
7 November 2018, 22:00 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Ozone layer finally healing after damage caused by aerosols, UN says

Upper layer above northern hemisphere should be completely repaired in 2030s. The ozone layer is showing signs of continuing recovery from man-made damage and is likely to heal fully by 2060, new evidence shows. »
6 November 2018, 11:10 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Healing of ozone layer gives hope for climate action: UN report

The findings of a new UN-backed report, released on Monday, showing the ongoing healing of the ozone layer, are being hailed as a demonstration of what global agreements can achieve, and an inspiration for more ambitious climate action to halt a catastrophic rise in world temperatures. »
5 November 2018, 14:40 - UN - Search similar - Email
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