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Climate Change To Spur Rapid Shifts In Wildfire Hotspots, Analysis Finds 8.4.2009 Environmental News Network
Climate change will bring about major shifts in worldwide fire patterns, and those changes are coming fast, according to a first-of-its-kind analysis led by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, in collaboration with scientists at Texas Tech University.
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New Study Forecasts Global Warming Will Change Wildfire Patterns 8.4.2009 TreeHugger
Photo via About.com Researchers at UC Berkeley and Texas Tech are out with a that predicts climate change will alter global forest fire patters, making some areas more prone to fire while lessening the risk to others. The result could mean big changes for areas that either depend on fire or those that fear it. ... ...
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Plants buy Earth more time as CO2 makes them grow 5.4.2009 Environmental News Network
Trees and plants are growing bigger and faster in response to the billions of tons of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere by humans, scientists have found. The increased growth has been discovered in a variety of flora, ranging from tropical rainforests to British sugar beet crops.
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Medieval warming 1000 yrs ago was a result of natural climate mechanism 5.4.2009 Environmental News Network
In a new research, scientists have unraveled the natural climate mechanism that caused unusually warm weather in medieval times in Europe 1000 years back.
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Antarctic Ice Shelf Disappears, Arctic Melting Rapidly 4.4.2009 ENS
Antarctic Ice Shelf Disappears, Arctic Melting Rapidly
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GOP Willfully Distorts Research on Climate Legislation 4.4.2009 TreeHugger
Photo via Believe it or not, it gives me no pleasure to indulge in what some will inevitably construe as partisan attacks. But when opponents of --Republicans or Democrats--are willfully distorting the facts to support their case, the matter needs to be addressed. Case in point: the GOP is publicly claiming that climate change legislation would cost each American family more than $3,100 a year, citing research done by MIT. Thin... ...
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Arctic summer ice may vanish in 30 years, study finds ahead of summit 4.4.2009 Earth Times
Washington - Ice in the summertime could be a thing of the past in the Arctic in as soon as 30 years time due to global warming, a new US study found as world governments prepare to open a summit Monday on the state of the poles. The joint study by t...
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Mercury in seals linked to vanishing sea ice 3.4.2009 Environmental News Network
Every summer, seal hunters in the village of Ulukhaktok in Canada’s Northwest Territories carve out small pieces of muscle from ringed seals during their annual subsistence hunt. As part of their collaboration with Arctic researchers, they carefully bag the tissue samples, draw blood, and measure each seal. After more than 30 years of monitoring the seals, the researchers have noticed a disturbing pattern: levels of the dangerous metal mercury in the seals are connected to the state of sea ice on the ocean. The new research, published in ES&T, reveals that more mercury may be spiraling up the food chain as sea ice disappears. ...
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Ice-free Arctic Ocean Possible In 30 Years, Not 90 As Previously Estimated 3.4.2009 Environmental News Network
A nearly ice-free Arctic Ocean in the summer may happen three times sooner than scientists have estimated. New research says the Arctic might lose most of its ice cover in summer in as few as 30 years instead of the end of the century.
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Lawsuit Challenges Obama Fuel Economy Standards 3.4.2009 Commondreams.org Newswire

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 2, 2009

Center for Biological Diversity

The Center for Biological Diversity today filed suit to strike down the Obama administration’s corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) standards for cars, trucks, and SUVs for model year 2011. The Energy Policy and Conservation Act requires miles-per-gallon standards be set at the “maximum feasible level,” yet the Obama rule sets a significantly lower standard than proposed by the Bush administration in 2008, and is much lower than current standards in Europe, Japan, China, and other countries.

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David Doniger: "First Read" of the Waxman-Markey Energy and Climate Discussion Draft 2.4.2009 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
The "discussion draft" of the American Clean Energy and Security Act is a bold starting point for passing comprehensive energy and climate legislation through Congress this year.
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Lubchenco Shifts U.S. Approach to Climate Science 1.4.2009 worldwatch.org
Exactly one year before his assassination, civil rights activist Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered a sermon in New York City's Riverside Church, preaching against racism in the Vietnam War. Forty years later, his now-famous warning of "the fierce urgency of now" has found new meaning among the leaders of today's climate movement. Former U.S Vice President Al Gore quoted the sermon in the introduction to his influential book . On Monday, the newly appointed administrator of the Jane Lubchenco, borrowed Reverend King's words as well. "‘We may cry out desperately for time to pause in her passage, but time is adamant to every plea and rushes on,'" Lubchenco said at an event at the in Washington, D.C. "‘Over the bleached ...
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Glacier dust key to past climates 31.3.2009 Climate Change News - ENN
Ancient dust buried deep in Antarctic ice sheets could hold information about climate change, a study has suggested.
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'Halo effect' explains brightest patches of sky 31.3.2009 Environmental News Network
Every cloud has a silver lining, the saying goes, but as it turns out, it's more of a giant halo.
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Who ate all the algae? 28.3.2009 Environmental News Network
MESSING around with ecosystems is an unpredictable business. That proved true again this week when a group of Indian and German researchers gave their first report from the biggest ever experiment in geo-engineering: an expedition to pour iron into the Southern Ocean, a vast area that encircles Antarctica, to stimulate a giant bloom of phytoplankton.
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Report calls for shift in climate research 27.3.2009 Green Lifestyle and Sustainable Culture News - ENN
The US government's climate research needs a radical refocus to make its results more relevant to policymakers and other stakeholders. That will require more interdisciplinary research and better understanding of the effects of climate change on local scales, says a new report.
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Report calls for shift in climate research 27.3.2009 Environmental News Network
The US government's climate research needs a radical refocus to make its results more relevant to policymakers and other stakeholders. That will require more interdisciplinary research and better understanding of the effects of climate change on local scales, says a new report.
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Hungry shrimp eat climate change experiment 27.3.2009 Environmental News Network
It is another nail in the coffin of using ocean fertilisation to cool the planet. Early results from the latest field experiment suggest the technique will fail.
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Coastal Wetlands May Get Climate Change Boost, Before Being Overwhelmed by Rising Seas 25.3.2009 TreeHugger
photo: via flickr Though in the long-run rising sea levels and temperatures because of climate change certainly still pose a threat to coastal wetlands, researchers from the Smithsonian Institution and the US Geological Survey have concluded a two year study on the effect of CO2 levels on soil elevation in marshes which adds a new wrinkle to the effects we can expect to see as the Earth continues to warm:... ...
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Thai, Chinese scientists launch climate change research 25.3.2009 Earth Times
Bangkok - A team of 30 Chinese and Thai scientists have launched a two-year joint research programme to study the impact of climate change on the monsoon variability - the annual rains that are key to regional rice production, media reports said Wedn...
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