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US-Canada pact eases Arctic fears

20 April, 2016 − Low oil prices have reduced pressure to exploit Arctic fossil fuels and boosted hopes that the region’s fragile environment and indigenous people may be better protected.

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Climate threat to vulnerable islands

16 April, 2016 − Computer blind spot hides dangers of drought as climate change bites for millions of inhabitants on atolls and archipelagos too small to register on scientific maps.

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Sea sends early warning of heatwaves

8 April, 2016 – Surface temperatures in the Pacific Ocean can give the US Midwest and East Coast 50 days’ notice to prepare itself for a dangerous spell of extreme heat.

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Shrimps sound ocean acidity alarm

6 April, 2016 – The effect of the sea absorbing increased carbon dioxide in the air has damaging consequences for the noisy snapping shrimp and marine life in coastal rock pools.

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Antarctic may melt faster than feared

2 April, 2016 – Scientists in the US predict that the alarming rate at which Antarctica’s ice continues to thaw could be enough to double global sea level rise within this century.

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Arctic sea ice shrinks to record low

30 March, 2016 – For the second year in succession, scientists report that the extent of the sea ice in the Arctic region has continued to shrink dramatically to record winter minimum levels.

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Western Europe coasts face a pounding

19 March, 2016 – Extreme weather caused by global warming could lead to more violent and more frequent storms devastating beaches on exposed Atlantic coastlines in Europe.

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Scientists set out costs of sea level rise

15 March, 2016 − Warning that increased investment in coastal defences must be made in tandem with emissions reductions to prevent huge economic damage caused by flooding.

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Warming means unfair share for poor

5 March, 2016 – As temperatures rise with climate change, the Earth’s natural capital will change too − but there may be few winners, even among the wealthy.

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