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In hot water: Climate change harms hot spots of ocean life.

The six ocean hot spots that teem with the biggest mix of species are also getting hit hardest by global warming and industrial fishing, a new study finds. An international team looked at more than 2,100 species of fishes, seabirds, marine mammals and even tiny plankton to calculate Earth's hot spots of marine biodiversity. ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Wildlife 'hot spots' in the ocean are being hit hardest by climate change.

The six ocean hot spots that teem with the biggest mix of species are also getting hit hardest by global warming and industrial fishing, a new study finds.

- Global News - CA

Emails: EPA's Pruitt cozy with fossil fuel industry.

While serving as Oklahoma's attorney general, new EPA chief Scott Pruitt was in frequent contact with fossil fuel companies and special interest groups working to undermine federal efforts to curb planet-warming carbon emissions.

- Hawaii News Now - US

Arrogant Rep. Dave Brat ignites overflow Virginia crowd with climate change denial, ACA repeal talk.

Last month, Rep. Dave Brat from Virginia's 7th Congressional District loudly complained to attendees at a tea party meeting that The women are in my grill no matter where I go. They come up, and say, 'When's your next town hall?'' His constituents got that town hall last night, at a small private restaurant ...

- Daily Kos - US

Pioneers: Climatologists' 38-year-old paper predicted what we're seeing happen in the Arctic melt.

Claire L. Parkinson's scientific paper Arctic sea ice decay simulated for a CO2-induced temperature rise' was published in Climate Change in 1979, the peer-reviewed journal, when it was just 2 years old. So was the Vermont native's doctorate in geography and climatology. Parkinson's paper, co-authored by William W. ...

- Daily Kos - US

Latvia completes ratification of the Paris Climate Change Agreement - The Baltic Times.

Latvia has completed ratification of the Paris Climate Change Agreement, Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics has announced on his ......

- The Baltic Times - US

Young African penguins are dying because they can't find the fish they need.

ShutterstockWhen young African penguins leave their nests for the first time they do so alone, without any guidance from their parents. They need to use their instinct to follow cues in their environment to find food and stay alive in their first months at sea. Hard as that may have been in the past, today climate change ...

- The Conversation - UK

How do we keep gardening in the face of a changing climate?.

Keep the climate in mind when you're choosing what to plant. shutterstockSince 1880, the average global temperature has increased by 0.8°℃, with large changes in rainfall redistribution. With these changing conditions upon us, and set to continue, gardeners will have to alter the way they do things. As climate largely ...

- The Conversation - UK

In hot water: Climate change harms hot spots of ocean life.

WASHINGTON — The six ocean hot spots that teem with the biggest mix of species are also getting hit hardest by global warming and industrial fishing, a new study finds.

- Yahoo! News - US

Climate change: Apocalypse by 1000 cuts.

Not since the Reagan era cold war with Russia has apocalyptic awareness been so forefront in the public's mind. Disturbing incidents ranging from nuclear football Facebook selfies to alarming North Korean military activity now accrue weekly. Sometimes hourly. What can one do besides scroll through Twitter before bedtime and ...

- Boing Boing - US

EPA chief Pruitt cozy with fossil fuel industry, Koch brother efforts to block warming curbs, emails reveal.

While serving as Oklahoma's attorney general, new Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt coordinated closely with fossil-fuel companies and special interest groups working to undermine federal efforts to curb planet-warming carbon emissions, newly released emails show. More than 7,500 pages were released under ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Here's what the Ice Age tells us about future sea level rise

A new study on an ancient ice sheet may hold important clues about our planet's future. The research focuses on the Laurentide Ice Sheet, the massive expanse covering North America during the last Ice Age, which ended about 10,000 years ago. A team of scientists found that small spikes in the temperature of the ocean , not ...

- Mashable! - US

Government to 'water down' action on environmental hit of third runway

The government looks set to flout recommendations made by its own climate change advisers regarding the environmental impact of Heathrow expansion, MPs warned today. The Environmental Audit Committee has found the government is not doing enough to show it can mitigate the environmental hit the new runway is expected to ...

- City AM - UK

In age of Trump, apocalyptic rhetoric becomes mainstream

The longer President Trump is in office, the more Cat Deakins worries about the future – for herself and her children. With every executive order and cabinet appointment, she envisions another scenario: an America that rejects immigrants, that succumbs to climate change, that erupts in war. It's scary to me that are ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Doomsday-proof vault in the Arctic receives a major deposit of seeds

A frozen tundra is perhaps the worst place in the world to grow crops. But that didn't stop people from bringing nearly 50,000 seeds of potatoes, lentils, wheat, barley and other food staples to the Arctic Circle this week. The seeds won't be sprinkled across frozen farmlands. Instead, they'll be stored indefinitely at a ...

- Mashable! - US

Emails Reveal EPA's Scott Pruitt Was Cozy With The Fossil Fuel Industry

WASHINGTON — While serving as Oklahoma's attorney general, new Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt was in frequent contact with fossil fuel companies and special interest groups working to undermine federal efforts to curb planet-warming carbon emissions.

- TPM News - US

Cities 'disappearing' into Atlantic

Eleven African cities made the list of the world's 100 Resilient Cities, with Dakar the first to release a strategy for fighting climate change and overpopulation

- CNN Top Stories - US

Killer whales are 'terrorizing' narwhal as melting Arctic ice gives them easier access to prey

The decline in ice due to global warming means killer whales arrive earlier, leave later, and are greater in number. 'I think the narwhal are scared to death'

- National Post - CA

Scientists discover how essential methane catalyst is made

New ways to convert carbon dioxide into methane gas for energy use are a step closer after scientists discovered how bacteria make a component that facilitates the process. Recycling CO2 into energy has immense potential for making these emissions useful rather than a major factor in global warming. However, because the ...

- ScienceDaily - US

In hot water: Climate change harms hot spots of ocean life

The six ocean hot spots that teem with the biggest mix of species are also getting hit hardest by global warming and industrial fishing, a new study finds.

- PhysOrg - NL

Can Australia's wicked heat wave convince climate change deniers?

Sydney's sweltering recent record high of 47 degrees Celsius has brought the reality of climate change into sharp focus for many Australians. Skepticism in the country is waning - quickly enough?

- Deutsche Welle - DE

World food security in jeopardy' due to multiple challenges, FAO warns

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Country: World Mankind's ability to feed itself is in jeopardy due to intensifying pressures on natural resources, mounting inequality, and the fallout from a changing climate, warns a FAO report. 22 February 2017, Rome - Mankind's future ability to feed itself ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Business-as-usual not an option with future global food security in jeopardy, cautions UN agency

Warning that diminishing natural resources and a changing climate have put humankind's future ability to feed itself “in jeopardy,” the United Nations underlined today that while the planet still has the potential to produce enough food, “major transformations” are needed to make production ...

- UN - INT

If climate change doesn't kill us, it'll make us stronger

Many dark clouds have a silver lining.

- Daily Nation - KE

Tim Farron: Climate change complacency faces shake-up thanks to Donald Trump

Interview: Liberal Democrat leader spoke to IBTimes UK at launch of new green technology drive.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

What Your TV Meteorologist Likely Thinks Of Climate Change

Most TV meteorologists do understand that climate is changing and that humans are contributing to it. And the data proves it.

- Forbes.com - US

Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: Enablers of the chaos make things worse for the country

NY Times: Michael Eisen, an evolutionary biologist, is among the elite of American scientists, with a tenured position at the University of California, Berkeley, and generous funding from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute for his research on fruit flies. But late last month, dismayed over the Trump administration's ...

- Daily Kos - US

'Scientific American' Blames Climate Change for Oroville Dam Crisis

Scientific American published an article Monday claiming that climate change is to blame for the ongoing Oroville Dam crisis, due to engineering calculations made that did not anticipate global warming.

- Breitbart - US

Student community in Bengal to help conserve Gangetic river dolphin

Kolkata, Feb 22 School and college students in West Bengal will be among key stakeholders in the national project to develop a conservation action plan for the Gangetic River Dolphin to save the national aquatic animal from extinction, an official said on Wednesday. The Wildlife Institute of India project is part of the ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Automakers urge new EPA chief to withdraw Obama CO2 rules

A trade association representing GM, Toyota, Volkswagen and nine other automakers on Tuesday asked new EPA's new chief to withdraw an Obama administration decision to lock in vehicle emission rules through 2025.

- Automotive News - US

Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: Enablers of the Chaos make things worse for the country

NY Times: Michael Eisen, an evolutionary biologist, is among the elite of American scientists, with a tenured position at the University of California, Berkeley, and generous funding from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute for his research on fruit flies. But late last month, dismayed over the Trump administration's ...

- Daily Kos - US

UC academic to write Global Warming Special Report for UN

University of Canterbury Associate Professor Bronwyn Hayward is the only New Zealander among the world experts appointed by the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate change to prepare the Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5C.

- Scoop NZ - NZ

UNICEF research from Mongolia shows children bear brunt of extreme weather

Source: UN Children's Fund Country: Mongolia Children born or in utero during the 2009/10 catastrophic winter and living in districts severely hit have significantly worse health compared with same-age children living in less affected districts.By Valeria Groppo A result of climate change extreme weather events are becoming ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Scott Pruitt is making nice with EPA employees, but big changes are to come.

The agency will soon be charged with rolling back two major regulations on climate change and water pollution.

- Grist Magazine - US

MORE WARM-DWELLING ANIMALS AND PLANTS AS A RESULT OF CLIMATE CHANGE

Since 1980, populations of warm-dwelling species in Germany have increased. The trend is particularly strong among warm-dwelling terrestrial species, as shown by the most comprehensive study across ecosystems in this regard to date. The most obvious increases occurred among warm-dwelling birds, butterflies, beetles, soil ...

- ENN - US

New URI professor examining effects of climate change on coral reefs, shellfish

The newest professor in the University of Rhode Island's College of the Environment and Life Sciences, Hollie Putnam, thinks some corals and shellfish might have good enough memories' to buffer the changes in ocean chemistry that are resulting from global climate change.A native of Minnesota who earned a doctorate at the ...

- ENN - US

Protestors block Heathrow tunnel causing chaos for airport passengers

Climate change protesters have blockaded a motorway tunnel leading to Heathrow Airport in protest against a planned third runway being built.

- eTurboNews - US

If EPA Chief Pruitt Is Listening To Private Enterprise, He'll Think About Pricing Carbon

The confirmation of Scott Pruitt to lead the EPA raises questions and concerns about whether he'll take any action to address climate change -- and whether Republican-led solutions to price carbon will get an audience on his watch.

- Forbes.com - US

Thought-provoking 'Love Song' is a call to action on climate

The Climate Coalition has crafted a cinematic ad that presents the dangers of climate change in a most artistic way.

- Economic Policy Institute - US

Thought-provoking 'Love Song' is a call to action on climate

The Climate Coalition has crafted a cinematic ad that presents the dangers of climate change in a most artistic way.

- MNN - US

Team investigates affects of acidification on marine ecosystems off Japan

British and Japanese scientists are conducting new research seeking to discover how Japan's marine ecosystem may be affected by global warming. They are studying the potential side effects of rising acidity in Japan's seas caused by increased levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Previous studies in the Mediterranean ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Small ponds have outsized impact on global warming: study

Tiny natural ponds pose an overlooked danger for speeding up global warming, according to a study published Monday in the journal Nature Climate Change. In experiments designed to simulate moderate future warming, scientists in Britain found that such ponds — 1 metre across — gradually lose the capacity to soak up one ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Republicans make killing consumer protections a top priority

There's a lot important stuff going down that our leaders need to deal with — immigration, climate change, Russians running amok. So what are Republican lawmakers doing? They're busy with legislation aimed at stripping Americans of consumer protections. About a half-dozen bills take aim at various...

- Los Angeles Times - US

Maple syrup producers face challenges in warming world

New Hampshire's maple syrup producers say they are feeling the impact of climate change, as winters become warmer and frigid nights so critical to their business become fewer.

- Newsday - US

In Ancient Chacoan Society, Women Ruled

Before they disappeared in 1130, the Chacoans of New Mexico were a society on par with the Mayans. Without a writing system to speak of, they maintained complex trade partnerships with nearby populations. They lived in sprawling, complex stone mini-cities called "great houses"—the largest of which, Pueblo Bonito in Chaco ...

- Discover - US

Are supermarkets facing the beginning of the end?

In the face of climate change, water shortages, and political instability, the current supermarket model is extremely vulnerable.

- Treehugger - US

Scientists plan to trap a ship in Arctic ice

The nearly 400-foot-long Polarstern is designed to break through ice in frigid waters—but for an upcoming trip to study climate change, Germany is going to purposely let its ship become stuck in the middle of the floes, per the BBC.

- FOX News - US

South Dakota bill leaves evolution skepticism up to teachers

PIERRE, S.D. — South Dakota legislators are weighing whether to let teachers decide how much skepticism to work into lessons on contentious scientific topics such as evolution and climate change.

- Yahoo! News - US

No animal required, but would people eat artificial meat?

Futurists tell us that we will be eating in vitro meat – meat grown in a laboratory rather than on a farm – within five to ten years. IVM was first investigated in the early years of this century and since then criticisms of farm animal production systems, particularly intensive ones, have escalated. They include the ...

- The Conversation - UK

Red state rural America is acting on climate change – without calling it climate change

One primary concern in rural areas: higher temperatures put strain on water and energy sources. AP Photo/Robert RayPresident Donald Trump has the environmental community understandably concerned. He and members of his Cabinet have questioned the established science of climate change, and his choice to head the Environmental ...

- The Conversation - UK

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