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Global Rise Reported in 2013 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Last Updated on 2014-09-22 11:38:01Global emissions of greenhouse gases jumped 2.3 percent in 2013 to record levels, scientists reported Sunday, in the latest indication that the world remains far off track in its efforts to control global warming. Click to read more.
Climate change chief dossier: Christiana FigueresLast Updated on 2014-09-22 11:15:34UN climate change chief Christiana Figueres is profiled in the Sept. 22, 2014 Christian Science MonitorWeekly magazine. Here are some distilled data points on the Costa Rican diplomat charged with guiding international agreements to halt global warming. Click here to read more
More Than Half Of U.S. Bird Species Threatened By Climate ChangeLast Updated on 2014-09-19 11:18:59People in Maryland love their Baltimore orioles — so much so that their Major League Baseball team bears the name of the migrating bird. Yet, by 2080, there may not be any orioles left in Maryland. They migrate each year and, according to a new report, could soon be forced to nest well north of the Mid-Atlantic state.
And the oriole is not alone. A seven-year study published Tuesday by the National Audubon Society warns that the migratory routes and habitats of more than half of the birds in North America are now or soon will be threatened by climate change.
The report looked at more than 40 years of climate data and records from bird censuses conducted by the Audubon and the U.S. Geological Survey. Researchers compared changes in bird migration patterns to changes in climate to predict the fate of 588 bird species now found in the U.S. and Canada. Click here to read... More »
Fixing Climate Change May Add No Costs, Report SaysLast Updated on 2014-09-17 11:56:14In decades of public debate about global warming, one assumption has been accepted by virtually all factions: that tackling it would necessarily be costly. But a new report casts doubt on that idea, declaring that the necessary fixes could wind up being effectively free. Click here to read more
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