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July 25, 2016

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July 25, 2016

Health Issues Due to Sea Level Rise Impact Communities in South Florida

July 12, 2016 — The Florida Institute for Health Innovation released a report today on communities from Palm Beach to Key West with the greatest risk for adverse health effects of sea level rise and mapped zones ... read more

July 8, 2016 — The resurgence of Zika virus has raised anxieties about the spread of infectious disease by mosquitoes; climate change and species invasions are strong themes on the minds of infectious disease ... read more

June 13, 2016 — Common belief states that the dominant factor determining water scarcity in the next few decades will be population growth. However, according to a new study, it's climate change -- not ... read more

Climate Change Likely to Turn Up Heat on Koalas

June 8, 2016 — A changing climate means that by 2070 koalas may no longer call large parts of inland Australia home, researchers have ... read more

Pursuing Energy Independence Will Hardly Mitigate Climate Change

June 7, 2016 — Although cutting carbon dioxide emissions can lead to energy security benefits, such as reducing energy imports, pursuing energy independence will not equivalently reduce emissions, reports a new ... read more

Parts of Philippines May Submerge Due to Global Warming

June 6, 2016 — More than 167,000 hectares of coastland – about 0.6% of the country’s total area – are projected to go underwater in the Philippines, especially in low-lying island ... read more

Researchers Mine Twitter to Reveal Congress' Ideological Divide on Climate Change

June 2, 2016 — Senate Democrats are three times more likely to follow science-related Twitter accounts than their Republican peers, according to a new study. The research shows the growing divide between parties on ... read more

June 1, 2016 — Irrigation systems caused New Zealand farmers to think their local area cooler and wetter than it was -- inaccurate perceptions that may slow their efforts to address climate change. The study is the ... read more

Bee Populations Expanded During Global Warming After the Last Ice Age

May 31, 2016 — Population sizes of the Australian carpenter bee have increased dramatically during the global warming following the last Ice Age. This matches previous studies on bees in North America and Fiji, ... read more

Clouds Provide Clue to Better Climate Predictions

May 25, 2016 — A research group from the CERN Cloud experiment has uncovered the processes behind the formation and evolution of small atmospheric particles free from the influence of pollution. Their findings are ... read more

May 25, 2016 — A new paper explains why some climate processes are more effective than others at warming/cooling the Earth. By accounting for these differences we can more accurately determine the most important ... read more

May 16, 2016 — As climatologists closely monitor the impact of human activity on the world's oceans, researchers have found yet another worrying trend impacting the health of the Pacific ... read more

Four of Five British People Are Unaware of Ocean Acidification

May 9, 2016 — Just one in five people in Britain are aware of ocean acidification -- a consequence of carbon emissions that poses serious risks to sea-life -- a survey of 2,501 members of the public has ... read more

Exciting Ideas Won't Slow Climate Change If People Don't Buy in and Buy Them

May 9, 2016 — As governments and researchers race to develop policies and technologies to make energy production more sustainable and mitigate climate change, they need to remember that the most sophisticated ... read more

May 5, 2016 — Framing the issue of climate change collectively is more effective than emphasis on personal responsibility, finds a new study. People are willing to donate up to 50 percent more cash to the cause ... read more

Skepticism About Climate Change May Be Linked to Concerns About Economy

May 4, 2016 — Americans may be more likely to accept the scientific evidence of human-caused climate change and its potentially devastating effects if they believe the economy is strong and stable, according to ... read more

As Global Temperatures Rise, Children Must Be Central Climate Change Debates

May 4, 2016 — Forecasts suggest that by 2050, the world could see 200 million environmental migrants, many of whom would be children. And yet, children are largely left out of discussions about appropriate ... read more

US Climate-Adaptation Plans Long on Ideas, Short on Details, Priorities

May 2, 2016 — An analysis of more than 40 climate-adaptation plans from across the US shows that local communities are good at developing strategies to combat the harmful effects of climate change but often fail ... read more

Demographic Changes Increase the Risk of Natural Fires

May 2, 2016 — In many parts of the world, grass and forest fires pose a threat to animals and humans. According to a new study from Sweden, while climate change is likely to cause more and larger fires, in the ... read more

How Much Does Groundwater Contribute to Sea Level Rise?

May 2, 2016 — Land water, including groundwater extraction, contributes far less to sea level rise than previously thought, according to a new ... read more

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