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Category: Climate Change :: Climate Change Impacts
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Climate change has led to more temperature inversions and the rise of 'super pollution events' 15.1.2020 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
This is why the air was unsafe to breathe and reeked of "hospital waste" in a Pennsylvania community in late December.
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Could abandoned agricultural lands help save the planet? 14.1.2020 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Some researchers contend there is an opportunity for ecological restoration that could help fight climate change and stem the loss of biodiversity.
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This Month in Climate Science, December 2019: Pre-term Births, Fewer Fishermen and Accelerated Arctic Melt 13.1.2020 WRI Stories
This Month in Climate Science, December 2019: Pre-term Births, Fewer Fishermen and Accelerated Arctic Melt Comments|Add Comment|PrintA new study found that rapidly warming water off the coast of New England may be leading to a decline in fishermen. Photo by Lance Cheung/USDA. Every month, climate scientists make new discoveries that advance our understanding of climate change's causes and impacts. The research gives a clearer picture of the threats we already face and explores what's to come if... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Australia turns from defense to offense in wildfire battle 13.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Crews battling Australia's wildfires said Sunday that they have been able to turn from defense to offense for the first time in weeks thanks to a break in the weather.
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Walz: $293M needed to make water infrastructure more resilient to climate change 11.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
The DFL governor announced the plan as part of a four-part rollout of a bonding bill that is expected to reach $2 billion. Republicans have said the number is too big.
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Australia’s Wildfire Catastrophe Isn’t the “New Normal”. It’s Much Worse Than That. 8.1.2020 Mother Jones
One of the most prominent scientists studying climate change is Michael Mann, a climatologist and atmospheric science professor at Penn State University who has been a leader in explaining the contribution that human behavior has made in creating and exacerbating the climate crisis. He was one of the scientists who created the hockey stick graph, […]
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After a rough 2019, farmers and congress discuss agriculture's role as a climate solution 8.1.2020 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
The Midwest floods revealed another benefit of sustainable agriculture: fields that had been farmed with conservation practices recovered faster.
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As the planet warms, unusual crops could become climate saviors — if we're willing to eat them 8.1.2020 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
What role can lesser-known crops that thrive under adversity play in efforts to make our global food supply more resilient to climate change?
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Q&A: How climate change, other factors stoke Australia fires 8.1.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Australia's unprecedented wildfires are supercharged thanks to climate change, the type of trees catching fire and weather, experts say.
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Australian PM defends response to fires; weather brings respite 6.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Cooling temperatures and calmer winds brought some relief Sunday to Australian communities raked by wildfires, but the heat stayed on Prime Minister Scott Morrison to accept responsibility for the crisis and take action.
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Human-caused ignitions spark California's worst wildfires, but get little state focus 5.1.2020 LA Times: Environment

In 2019, utilities turned off electricity during high-wind events, and California had its mildest fire season in eight years. Was that a coincidence? Or did the power shutdowns prevent big wildfires?

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How to prevent city climate action from becoming 'green gentrification' 3.1.2020 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Why it's important for cities tackling climate change to engage with frontline communities.
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7 companies making their mark with commercial microgrids 31.12.2019 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
A growing array of players, from startups to global energy giants, are charging up solutions.
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2019 was the year that… 30.12.2019 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
It was a very good year, except when it wasn't.
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Silverswords may be gone with the wind – shifts in trade winds, that is 27.12.2019 EcoTone
A rare, iconic Hawai’ian plant faces hardships as climate change affects trade winds Silversword plants of Hawai’i are unique to the Maui’s Haleakalā volcano summit area and to the Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa volcanoes on the Big Island. Each volcanic mountain has its own unique type of silversword. The Haleakalā species – known by ...
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California, climate change and the trauma of the last decade 26.12.2019 LA Times: Science

After ten years of fires, droughts and storms in California, the state's residents are panicking about climate change.

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6 Ways the Climate Changed Over the Past Decade 21.12.2019 WRI Stories
6 Ways the Climate Changed Over the Past Decade Comments|Add Comment|PrintGlacial melt has accelerated over the past three decades. Photo by Brocken Inaglory/Wikimedia Commons Most scientific reports on climate look at changes that have occurred since the pre-industrial era, or since record-keeping began. But even looking back at the past decade, it’s clear that our world today is very different from the world of 2010. Analyzing data on greenhouse gas (GHGs) concentrations, temperature rise,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
Coastal Flooding Impacts Millions of People. Urban Expansion Makes the Risk Worse. 17.12.2019 THE CITY FIX
Among cities with the highest rates of outward expansion are coastal cities that are extremely vulnerable to flooding from sea level rise and storm surges. Map by Resource Watch Urban expansion and sea level rise are combining to increase the ...
This Month in Climate Science, October and November 2019: More Ebola, Emperor Penguins Marching Toward Extinction, and Persistent Storms 16.12.2019 WRI Stories
This Month in Climate Science, October and November 2019: More Ebola, Emperor Penguins Marching Toward Extinction, and Persistent Storms Comments|Add Comment|PrintScientists found that if warming continues unabated, emperor penguin populations will drop at least 80% by 2100. Photo by Christopher Michel/Flickr Every month, climate scientists make new discoveries that advance our understanding of climate change's causes and impacts. The research gives a clearer picture of the threats we already... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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How to Prevent City Climate Action from Becoming “Green Gentrification” 14.12.2019 THE CITY FIX
When Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans 14 years ago, hundreds of thousands of people lost their jobs, homes and possessions. But some people were hit harder than others. Nearly two-thirds of jobs lost after the hurricane were lost by women, and ...
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