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Greenland ice sheet threatens to accelerate sea level rise

The massive ice sheet covering most of Greenland is more sensitive to climate change than earlier estimates have suggested, which would accelerate the rising sea levels that threaten coastal communities worldwide, accord

Greenland ice sheet threatens to accelerate sea level rise
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Scotland on track for another record year on renewable energy
(Thu 25/09)
Official figures released today by the Department of Energy and Climate Change show that Scotland’s renewable electricity generation in the first half of 2014 was 30 per cent higher compared to same period in 2013. ... Read more

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NASA study confirms Arctic sea ice cover continues melting trend
(Mon 22/09)
Arctic sea ice coverage continued its below-average trend this year as the ice declined to its annual minimum last week, according to the NASA-supported National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) at the University of Colo... Read more

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New study measures the environmental costs and benefits of fracking
(Mon 15/09)
A strange thing happened on the way to dealing with climate change: Advances in hydraulic fracturing put trillions of dollars' worth of previously unreachable oil and natural gas within humanity's grasp.... Read more

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New poll reveals Europe is going greener to save the environment
(Mon 08/09)
Almost all Europeans say protecting the environment is an important issue to them as a new survey finds a big increase in green attitudes and behaviour.... Read more



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Greenland ice sheet threatens to accelerate sea level rise
(Mon 29/09)
The massive ice sheet covering most of Greenland is more sensitive to climate change than earlier estimates have suggested, which would accelerate the rising sea levels that threaten coastal communities worldwide, accord

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Scotland on track for another record year on renewable energy
(Thu 25/09)
Official figures released today by the Department of Energy and Climate Change show that Scotland’s renewable electricity generation in the first half of 2014 was 30 per cent higher compared to same period in 2013.

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NASA study confirms Arctic sea ice cover continues melting trend
(Mon 22/09)
Arctic sea ice coverage continued its below-average trend this year as the ice declined to its annual minimum last week, according to the NASA-supported National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) at the University of Colo

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New study measures the environmental costs and benefits of fracking
(Mon 15/09)
A strange thing happened on the way to dealing with climate change: Advances in hydraulic fracturing put trillions of dollars' worth of previously unreachable oil and natural gas within humanity's grasp.

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New poll reveals Europe is going greener to save the environment
(Mon 08/09)
Almost all Europeans say protecting the environment is an important issue to them as a new survey finds a big increase in green attitudes and behaviour.

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Greener living leads to better birth outcomes, new study finds
(Thu 04/09)
Mothers who live in neighbourhoods with plenty of grass, trees or other green vegetation are more likely to deliver at full term and their babies are born at higher weights, compared to mothers who live in urban areas th

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New study explains temporary halt to global warming
(Tue 19/08)
Global warming is currently taking a break: whereas global temperatures rose drastically into the late 1990s, the global average temperature has risen only slightly since 1998 – surprising, considering scientific clima

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Climate change responsible for fewer yet stronger tornado hits
(Thu 07/08)
Climate change may be playing a key role in the strength and frequency of tornadoes hitting the United States, according to new research.

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Atlantic warming triggers record-breaking Pacific trade winds
(Mon 04/08)
New research has found rapid warming of the Atlantic Ocean, likely caused by global warming, has turbocharged Pacific Equatorial trade winds. Currently the winds are at a level never before seen on observed records, whic

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Increase in fatal heart attacks and strokes linked to extreme heat and cold
(Tue 29/07)
When temperatures are extremely high or low, there is a significant increase in the number of deaths caused by heart failure or stroke, new research confirms.

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Study finds Europe's habitat and wildlife is vulnerable to climate change
(Mon 28/07)
New research has identified areas of the Earth that are high priorities for conservation in the face of climate change.

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How Google searches provide an insight into climate change fears
(Wed 16/07)
Republicans search the internet for information about the weather, climate change and global warming during extremely hot or cold spells, while Democrats google these terms when they experience changes in the average tem

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Australia's drying climate caused by greenhouse gases, study finds
(Mon 14/07)
US Government scientists have developed a new high-resolution climate model that shows southwestern Australia's long-term decline in fall and winter rainfall is caused by increases in manmade greenhouse gas emissions an

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Health study provides link between warming planet and acute illness
(Thu 10/07)
In a study that may both reflect and foretell a warming planet's impact on human health, a research team found a link between hot days and kidney stones in 60,000 patients in several US cities with varying climates.

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Bee foraging is chronically impaired by pesticide exposure, study finds
(Wed 09/07)
A study that involved fitting bumblebees with tiny radio frequency tags found long-term exposure to a neonicotinoid pesticide hampers bees’ ability to forage for pollen.