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Category: Climate Change :: Climate Change Impacts
Last updated: Dec 16 2017 24:53 IST RSS 2.0
 
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A new report finds ‘we have created a new climate’ 16.12.2017 High Country News Most Recent
Extreme events are closely linked to human-caused climate change.
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NASA Sees Tropical Storm Kai-Tak Moving Over the Philippines 15.12.2017 Environmental News Network
NASA's Aqua satellite provided infrared imagery of Tropical Storm Kai-Tak that revealed the western side of storm had moved into the southern and central Philippines. Infrared data revealed very cold cloud top temperatures with the potential for heavy rainfall.
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Human-Caused Warming Likely Intensified Hurricane Harvey's Rains 13.12.2017 Environmental News Network
New research shows human-induced climate change increased the amount and intensity of Hurricane Harvey’s unprecedented rainfall. The new findings are being published in two separate studies and being presented in a press conference today at the 2017 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, along with additional new findings about recent Atlantic Ocean hurricanes.
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NRL Researchers Advance Fleet Weather Predictions Through Innovation, Collaboration 12.12.2017 Climate Change News - ENN
The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory’s Marine Meteorology Division in Monterey, California, houses a team of scientists and engineers who work in conjunction with the lab’s broader scientific community to provide the fleet with the most accurate weather forecasts possible.
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Scientists unveil new satellite-based global drought severity index 12.12.2017 Environmental News Network
Enhanced monitoring tool adds groundwater storage to assessment factors
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New screening technique will allow crop breeders to develop drought resistant varieties faster 7.12.2017 Environmental News Network
Chithra Karunakaran and Karen Tanino’s team developed a simple non-destructive method to screen hundreds of wheat leaf samples in a day, reducing the time and cost associated with traditional breeding programs to select varieties for drought tolerance. Their findings were published in the November issue of Physiologia Plantarum.“Developing these types of tools better enables physiologists to complement breeding programs,” said Tanino, a professor of plant sciences at the University of Saskatchewan.
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The Era of Walls: Greeting Climate-Change Victims With a Man-Made Dystopia 7.12.2017 Truthout.com
(Photo: Alan Levine ; Edited: LW / TO)   In times of great injustice, independent media is crucial to fighting back against misinformation. Support grassroots journalism: Make a donation to Truthout. When I first talked to the three Honduran men in the train yard in the southern Mexican town of Tenosique, I had no idea that they were climate-change refugees. We were 20 miles from the border with Guatemala at a rail yard where Central American refugees often congregated to try to board La Bestia ("the Beast"), the nickname given to the infamous train that has proven so deadly for those traveling north toward the United States. The men hid momentarily as a Mexican army truck with masked, heavily armed soldiers drove by. Given Washington's  pressure  on Mexico to fortify its southern border, US Border Patrol agents might have trained those very soldiers. As soon as they were gone, the Hondurans told me that they had been stuck here for six long days. The night before, they had tried to jump on La Bestia, ...
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Interior Department’s Climate Science Centers persevere 7.12.2017 High Country News Most Recent
As other initiatives get cut, these centers could ride out the Trump administration.
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NASA Gets a Final Look at Tropical Cyclone Ockhi's Rainfall 5.12.2017 Environmental News Network
Tropical Cyclone Ockhi is quickly weakening in the Arabian Sea and is expected to dissipate on Dec. 6 when it makes landfall in northwestern India. The Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM core satellite passed over Ockhi and looked at its rainfall as wind shear was affecting the storm.  
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Beyond Wind Speed: A New Measure for Predicting Hurricane Impacts 5.12.2017 Environmental News Network
Six major hurricanes that engulfed the Atlantic Basin in 2017 were a devastating reminder of the vulnerability of coastal communities, where more than half the U.S. population resides.
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NASA Finds Tropical Depression Dahlia's Center Devoid of Rainfall 5.12.2017 Environmental News Network
Tropical Depression Dahlia was weakening into a remnant low pressure area when the Global Precipitation Measurement mission core satellite or GPM analyzed the storm's precipitation. GPM found the center devoid of rainfall and light rainfall to the east of center.  
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A new NOAA tool is helping to predict US droughts, global famine 5.12.2017 Environmental News Network
Agriculture is the economic engine that powers the Great Plains, the vast stretch of treeless prairie that covers parts of 10 states – and where the next drought can appear with little warning.Now there’s a powerful new tool to help provide farmers and ranchers in the arid western United States critical early indications of oncoming droughts, and its name is EDDI.
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NASA Sees a Mix of Tropical Cyclone Ockhi and Dust Storms 4.12.2017 Environmental News Network
NASA's Terra satellite passed over the Arabian Sea on Dec. 4 and found Tropical Cyclone Ockhi moving north as desert dust pushed into the region north of the storm.
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Top Credit Agency to Cities and States: Prepare for Climate Change or Face Lower Credit Rating 4.12.2017 Climate Change News - ENN
Moody’s Investors Service, one of the top credit rating agencies in the world, warned cities and states in the U.S. that unless they prepare for climate change, the agency could lower their credit ratings, making it harder for them to obtain low-interest bonds.
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Increased Vegetation Boosts Rainfall in the Sahel, Researchers Find 1.12.2017 Environmental News Network
Droughts can grip the vast Sahel region of Africa for decades, dramatically altering the border where forest and savannahs give way to the Sahara Desert. Predicting those droughts is vital, but hard.
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Higher Plant Species Richness May Not Be Enough To Protect Ecosystems From The Worst Impacts Of Climate Extremes 29.11.2017 Environmental News Network
Studies on mild fluctuations in weather have provided support for the idea that higher biodiversity results in more stable functioning of ecosystems, but critical appraisal of the evidence from extreme event studies is lacking. 
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Satellite Shows Storms on Both U.S. Coasts for Thanksgiving Travelers 23.11.2017 Environmental News Network
Satellites are keeping an eye on the U.S. and NOAA’s GOES East satellite showed two storm systems for pre-Thanksgiving travelers on Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. One system was exiting the northeastern U.S. while the other was affecting the Pacific Northwest.
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NASA Views Severe Rain Storms Over Western Saudi Arabia 23.11.2017 Environmental News Network
As intense rain storms moved into Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on Nov. 21, NASA’s Global Precipitation Measurement Mission or GPM core satellite analyzed the severe storms.
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Climate Changes Triggered Immigration to America in the 19th Century 21.11.2017 Environmental News Network
In the 19th century, over 5 million Germans moved to North America. It was not only a century of poverty, war and revolutions in what is now Germany, but also of variable climate. Starting at the tail end of the cold period known as the Little Ice Age, the century saw glacier advances in the Alps, and a number of chilly winters and cool summers, as well as other extreme weather events such as droughts and floods.
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Infrared NASA Imagery Shows Development of Tropical Depression 31W 17.11.2017 Environmental News Network
NASA's Aqua satellite provided infrared imagery of the latest tropical cyclone in the South China Sea.
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