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How Google searches provide an insight into climate change fears

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

How Google searches provide an insight into climate change fears
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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... Read more

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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.... Read more

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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.... Read more

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Weather experts call for more frequent updates of climate data
(Wed 09/07)
The WMO Commission for Climatology has recommended that Governments adopt a two-tier approach to updating the 30-year baselines that scientists and meteorological services use to monitor the weather and climate and make ... Read more



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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.

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Weather experts call for more frequent updates of climate data
(Wed 09/07)
The WMO Commission for Climatology has recommended that Governments adopt a two-tier approach to updating the 30-year baselines that scientists and meteorological services use to monitor the weather and climate and make

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Logging and burning releases 54m tons of carbon a year from the Amazon
(Tue 08/07)
A study conducted by scientists in Brazil and the UK has quantified the impact that selective logging, partial destruction by burning, and fragmentation resulting from the development of pastures and plantations have had

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Changing Antarctic winds create new sea-level rise threat
(Mon 07/07)
Projected changes in the winds circling the Antarctic may accelerate global sea level rise significantly more than previously estimated, according to new research.

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Caribbean coral reefs could vanish completely within next 20 years
(Wed 02/07)
With only about one-sixth of the original coral cover left, most Caribbean coral reefs may disappear in the next 20 years, primarily due to the loss of sea life in the region, according to the latest report by the Global

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Warming climate leads to greater migration shifts than natural disasters
(Mon 30/06)
Although scenes of people fleeing from extreme weather events dominate the news, gradual increases in an area's overall temperature — and to a lesser extent precipitation — actually lead more often to permanent popu

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Green spaces can actually add to problem of pollution damage
(Mon 30/06)
Green spaces in towns and cities need extra consideration as they may be damaging buildings in the area, according to new research from the Universities of Southampton and Surrey.

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Climate change threatens "dramatic decline" of Emperor penguins
(Mon 30/06)
An international team of scientists studying Emperor penguin populations across Antarctica finds the iconic animals in danger of dramatic declines by the end of the century due to climate change.

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Net energy analysis should become a standard policy tool, scientists argue
(Wed 25/06)
Policymakers should conduct "net energy analyses" when evaluating the long-term sustainability of energy technologies, according to new Stanford University research.

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North Atlantic coastal ecosystems threatened by climate change effects
(Mon 23/06)
Rising temperatures, acidified seawater and increased storminess are driving profound changes in the marine ecosystems of the North Atlantic, according to a new report.

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Air pollution controls linked by new research to lower death rates
(Mon 23/06)
National and state air pollution controls that went into effect across the US in the early 1990s coincide with decreasing death rates from emphysema, asthma and pneumonia among people in North Carolina, according to a st

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Arctic warming linked to fewer cold weather extremes in US and Europe
(Mon 16/06)
Climate change is unlikely to lead to more days of extreme cold, similar to those that gripped the USA in a deep freeze last winter, new research has shown.