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U.S. Ocean Observation Critical to Understanding Climate Change, But Lacks Long-Term National Planning 21.10.2017 Environmental News Network
The ocean plays a critical role in climate and weather, serving as a massive reservoir of heat and water that influences tropical storms, El Nin~o, and climate change.  In addition, the ocean has absorbed 30 percent of the carbon dioxide associated with human activities, lessening the climate effects of fossil fuel combustion. 
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The race to save coffee 19.10.2017 Washington Post
The race to save coffee
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Our Summer of Fire and the Fires to Come 19.10.2017 Truthout - All Articles
A helicopter prepares to drop water on a fire that threatens the Oakmont community along Highway 12 in Santa Rosa on October 13, 2017. Early morning mandatory evacuations happened on Adobe Canyon Road and Calistoga Rd. (Photo: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images) Out-of-control wildfires have devastated the Western US this year, causing not only immediate deaths and untold property damage, but dangerous levels of smoke pollution and long-term health effects. The impact of wildfires on human health and ecosystems will keep rising, unless serious and emergency measures are taken to counter climate change and its effects. A helicopter prepares to drop water on a fire that threatens the Oakmont community along Highway 12 in Santa Rosa on October 13, 2017. Early morning mandatory evacuations happened on Adobe Canyon Road and Calistoga Rd. (Photo: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images) Explosive wildfires have raged in Northern California over the last two weeks.  Forty-one people ...
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Extreme weather puts focus on climate change adaptation for buildings 18.10.2017 Green Technology and Environmental Science News - ENN
Forest fires in British Columbia. Floods in Quebec. Hurricanes in Texas. While it’s difficult to say definitively that such events are caused by climate change, there’s little doubt that a warming world exacerbates such extreme weather—and that our society will need to be ready for more of them.These are the kinds of issues on Anika Bell’s mind as she prepares to pursue her master’s of applied science at the University of Victoria in the new year. Bell’s previous research was featured in an infographic at the Livable Cities Forum in Victoria in September, where planners, policymakers and other professionals across Canada discussed ways to build cities equipped for current and future climate change impacts.
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Tropical beetles face extinction threat 18.10.2017 Environmental News Network
Climate change is putting many tropical high altitude beetles at risk of extinction, warn an international team of scientists.
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NASA Finds Tropical Storm Lan Strengthening 18.10.2017 Environmental News Network
Infrared imagery from NASA's Aqua satellite revealed that Tropical Storm Lan was getting stronger as it moved through the Northwestern Pacific Ocean.
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America’s Climate Refugees Have Been Abandoned by Trump 17.10.2017 Mother Jones
As hurricane after hurricane ravages Puerto Rico and the Gulf Coast, the Trump administration has quietly walked away from a government-wide effort to help the growing number of American communities whose very existence is threatened by climate change. “There are communities that need help right now. They’re struggling, they’re asking, and the resources to assist […]
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NASA Finds Newly Formed Tropical Storm Lan Over Open Waters 17.10.2017 Environmental News Network
NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite provided a visible picture of newly formed Tropical Storm Lan in the Northwestern Pacific Ocean.
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Trump voters in storm-ravaged county confront climate change 17.10.2017 AP Politics
PORT ARTHUR, Texas (AP) -- The church was empty, except for the piano too heavy for one man to move. It had been 21 days since the greatest storm Wayne Christopher had ever seen dumped a year's worth of rain on his town, drowning this church where he was baptized, met his high school sweetheart and later married her....
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The Energy 202: 2017 is a crazy weather year. We launched the best eye in the sky just in time. 16.10.2017 Washington Post
The Energy 202: 2017 is a crazy weather year. We launched the best eye in the sky just in time.
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Trump voters confront climate change in wake of hurricane 16.10.2017 AP Business
PORT ARTHUR, Texas (AP) -- The church was empty, except for the piano too heavy for one man to move. It had been 21 days since the greatest storm Wayne Christopher had ever seen dumped a year's worth of rain on his town, drowning this church where he was baptized, met his high school sweetheart and later married her....
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In Harvey-hit county, some in GOP newly confront the climate 16.10.2017 AP National
PORT ARTHUR, Texas (AP) -- The church was empty, except for the piano too heavy for one man to move. It had been 21 days since the greatest storm Wayne Christopher had ever seen dumped a year's worth of rain on his town, drowning this church where he was baptized, met his high school sweetheart and later married her....
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People love to live in places that are at risk for disasters, and then destruction strikes 16.10.2017 Washington Post
People love to live in places that are at risk for disasters, and then destruction strikes
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How climate change is affecting travel 15.10.2017 Washington Post
Tour operators say they’re revising itineraries in response to changing weather patterns.
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Trump administration lies about climate change as lives are lost to 'natural' disasters 13.10.2017 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
US Politics Legendary independent journalist I.F. "Izzy" Stone often cautioned, "All governments lie." But even Izzy would have been dizzy with the deluge of lies pouring out of the Trump administration, including President Donald Trump's claim that human-induced climate change is a hoax perpetrated by the Chinese to hurt the U.S. economy. Global warming has exacerbated recent catastrophic events from Houston to Miami to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and, now, to raging fires sweeping across California. The corporate TV weather reporting aids and abets Trump's misinformation by consistently ignoring the role of climate change in this string of disasters. This year's hurricanes have struck with historic force. On our warming planet, with rapidly warming oceans, hurricanes occur with more frequency and more strength. The tenth hurricane this year, Ophelia, has just been named. There have not been ten hurricanes in one season since 1893. At least 82 people died when Hurricane Harvey slammed into ...
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How NASA tracks carbon emissions from space to better understand — and deal with — climate change 13.10.2017 LA Times: Science

Fires, drought and warmer temperatures were to blame for excess carbon dioxide in the atmosphere during the 2015-2016 El Niño, scientists with NASA’s Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 say.

The findings, part of five papers published in the journal Science, shed light on the mechanisms through which...

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30-day countdown to JPSS-1 launch 12.10.2017 Climate Change News - ENN
The Joint Polar Satellite System-1, the first in a new series of highly advanced NOAA polar-orbiting satellites, is scheduled to lift off Nov. 10, at 1:47 a.m. PST from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.
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Climate change may accelerate infectious disease outbreaks 12.10.2017 Climate Change News - ENN
Aside from inflicting devastating natural disasters on often vulnerable communities, climate change can also spur outbreaks of infectious diseases like Zika , malaria and dengue fever, according to a new study by researchers at the University of  Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.
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Tropical Storm Ophelia Appears as a Comma in NASA Imagery 12.10.2017 Climate Change News - ENN
Infrared imagery from NASA’s Aqua satellite showed powerful thunderstorms around the center of Tropical Storm Ophelia with a band of thunderstorms stretching to the southwest, giving the storm the appearance of a comma.
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Trump taps AccuWeather CEO to head NOAA, breaking precedent of nominating scientists 12.10.2017 Washington Post
Barry Myers’s supporters say he brings valuable experience from the private sector but some are concerned about his potential conflicts of interest and lack of science background.
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