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Warming to Bring ‘Epidemic’ of Heat-Related Injuries

Warming to Bring ‘Epidemic’ of Heat-Related Injuries

Workers in fields and factories face an epidemic of heat-related injuries that will devastate their health, income and productivity as climate change takes hold, a major UN report has warned. Productivity losses alone could rise above $2tn by 2030, as outdoor employees in many regions slow their pace, take longer breaks and shift their work to… Read More

1,000 Species Have Been Moved Due to Human Impact

1,000 Species Have Been Moved Due to Human Impact

More than 1,000 species have had to be relocated because of climate change, poaching and humans taking their habitat, according to a top conservationist. Dr Axel Moehrenschlager said cases of “translocation,” such as India’s plan to relocate tigers to Cambodia or South Africa’s scheme to airlift rhinos to Australia, have increased exponentially… Read More

2016 Election Critical to Success of Paris Climate Pact

2016 Election Critical to Success of Paris Climate Pact

The 2016 presidential election is likely to be enormously consequential to the success of the Paris climate agreement, due to be signed Friday at the United Nations, and the ability of the United States to lead the world in reducing greenhouse gas emissions to keep global warming to “well below” 2°C (3.6°F).… Read More

Bleaching Has Hit 93 Percent of the Great Barrier Reef

Bleaching Has Hit 93 Percent of the Great Barrier Reef

We knew coral bleaching was a serious issue in the Great Barrier Reef, but the scope of just how widespread it was has been unclear — until now. Extensive aerial surveys and dives have revealed that 93 percent of the world’s largest reef has been devastated by coral bleaching. The culprit has been record-warm water driven by El Niño and climate … Read More

New Data Set Poised to Revolutionize Climate Adaptation

New Data Set Poised to Revolutionize Climate Adaptation

People in developed countries rarely think of weather in life-or-death terms. But millions in the developing world have no choice but to do so. The global rich have stable governments, savings accounts, insurance and more to fall back on when disaster strikes. People in poorer countries don’t, so they’re often faced with tough decisions in times… Read More

There’s a Hopeful Message Hidden in These Dead Reefs

There’s a Hopeful Message Hidden in These Dead Reefs

“It was a gut punch.” That’s how Kim Cobb, a scientist at Georgia Tech, described what she saw on a recent dive on the reefs surrounding Christmas Island. She’s studied them for the better part of two decades and what she saw this April was something she had never seen before. Once vibrant reefs, some of the most pristine on the planet, were … Read More

To Help Curb Climate Change, Stop Wasting Food

To Help Curb Climate Change, Stop Wasting Food

Reducing food waste around the world would help curb emissions of planet-warming gases, lessening some of the impacts of climate change such as more extreme weather and rising seas, scientists said in a new study. Up to 14 percent of emissions from agriculture in 2050 could be avoided by managing food use and distribution better, according to… Read More

Fishing Bans Can Protect Great Barrier Reef Corals

Fishing Bans Can Protect Great Barrier Reef Corals

As the famed corals of Australia’s northeastern shoreline turn white at a rate never before seen, scientists there have made a striking discovery — one that offers new hope for reefs as greenhouse gas pollution warms the waters around them. Corals growing in areas of the Great Barrier Reef where fishing is banned were found to be more likely to … Read More

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