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Insects midges

Shock decline in flying insects

October 20, 2017 – Since 1989, numbers of flying insects have dropped by more than 75% in parts of Germany, with serious implications for the rest of Europe.

Harvard Forest Massachusetts soils

Warming soils bad for atmosphere

18 October, 2017 – Rising temperatures could cause soils to release carbon on a scale that has the potential to accelerate climate change, reports 26-year study.

Ireland Dublin storm

Less rain, more floods in Ireland

13 October, 2017 – Government’s lack of response to climate change is criticised as forecasters in Ireland predict a decline in overall rainfall and an increase in torrential downpours.

High marine extinction risk by 2100

7 October, 2017 – If marine extinction is not a reality for many species by the end of this century, scientists say, it will certainly be a strong probability.

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Global warming ‘hiatus’ is over

2 October, 2017 – The Pacific Ocean has reached the end of a period of cooler temperatures, signalling the termination of the so-called pause in global warming.

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Coffee producers feel the heat

29 September, 2017 – Global warming threatens to substantially reduce the amount of land suitable for coffee-growing by 2050, but bees could fly to the rescue.

US floods Houston

US faces higher risk of floods

25 September, 2017 − The US Atlantic coast faces the prospect of more frequent floods due to the double whammy of rising sea levels and sinking coastal lands.

Glacial Yukon Canada

Glacial melt will wreck ecosystems

15 September, 2017 – The alarming rate of glacial shrinkage worldwide threatens our current way of life, from biodiversity to tourism, hydropower to clean water supply.

City trees boost health and wealth

29 August, 2017 – Capital city trees could deliver even more capital. Green fingers could convert urban grime into folding money and combat global warming at the same time.

Swiss trees swelter as climate warms

16 August, 2017 – Foresters are being urged to plant tree species resilient to climate change to save the timber industry as Swiss trees swelter.

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