Tag Archives: global warming

Land Clearing and Farming Contribute a Third of the World’s Greenhouse Gases

Given the mounting impacts of climate change on food security and land condition, there is no time to lose.

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Heat stroke: A doctor Offers Tips to Stay Safe as Temperatures Soar

Heat stroke is preventable – just stay cool and stay hydrated. But during a heat wave that is easier said than done, particularly for the poor and elderly.

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Impact of US Withdrawal from Climate Treaty

It will probably be a few years before we really feel the effects of Trump’s new climate policies, so there’s also a chance we’ll have a new deal by then or a new president coming up in the near future, writes Kate Harveston .

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The Hottest Year on Record Signals That Global Warming is Alive

Thanks to El Niño and climate change, last year broke temperature records – and reduces any importance attached to the global warming 'hiatus.'

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Five Things You Need to Know About the Paris Climate Deal

COP21 ended with an agreement that is at once both historic, important – and inadequate.

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Extreme Weather on the Rise

The most severe weather events of 2014 took 65 lives and cost more than $19 billion, showing that the need for increased resilience investment is greater than ever.

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Mitigating Natural Gas Use in the US Electricity Sector

By acting decisively to implement ambitious renewable energy and energy-efficiency programs, states can help ensure that the United States does not overcommit to natural gas and that it continues on a path toward decarbonization of the economy.

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Nepal: After the Storm

In a rare occurrence, a cyclone that started in the Bay of Bengal caused an avalanche in the Himalayas, killing at least 40 in Nepal. The even was a wakeup call to install effective early warning weather systems in mountainous Nepal’s higher reaches.

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Don’t Drink the Farm

Agriculture runoff is choking Lake Erie. Are lawmakers finally ready to tell farmers to knock it off?

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Climate Change to Impact Global Food Security: Report

A new report on climate change warns of food security challenges in the coming decadres. Climate change, it says, could reduce global food production growth by 2 percent each decade for the rest of this century. The U.S. can play a major role in curbing the threat of global food insecurity.

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