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US coastal cities like New York and Boston face 30 days of flooding each year

The majority of US coastal areas are likely to be threatened by 30 or more days of flooding each year by 2050 due to dramatically accelerating impacts from sea level rise, according to a new NOAA study published today.

US coastal cities like New York and Boston face 30 days of flooding each year
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Traffic pollution linked to double-increase in autism risk
(Thu 18/12)
Women exposed to high levels of fine particulate air pollution from traffic during pregnancy - particularly during the third trimester - may face up to twice the risk of having a child with autism than mothers living in ... Read more

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Study warns it could take 200,000 years to repair damage of warming climate
(Wed 17/12)
The rate at which carbon emissions warmed Earth's climate almost 56 million years ago resembles modern, human-caused global warming much more than previously believed, but involved two pulses of carbon to the atmosphere... Read more

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Europe's transport network urgently needs to adapt to climate change
(Thu 11/12)
Disasters such as floods and storms have led to several high-profile disruptions of Europe's transport network over the last few years.... Read more

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Chances of extreme heat spells dramatically increase in space of just 10 years
(Tue 09/12)
The chances of extreme hot summers across parts of Europe have increased dramatically since the beginning of the last decade, according to a new study by the Met Office.... Read more



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US coastal cities like New York and Boston face 30 days of flooding each year
(Thu 18/12)
The majority of US coastal areas are likely to be threatened by 30 or more days of flooding each year by 2050 due to dramatically accelerating impacts from sea level rise, according to a new NOAA study published today.

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Traffic pollution linked to double-increase in autism risk
(Thu 18/12)
Women exposed to high levels of fine particulate air pollution from traffic during pregnancy - particularly during the third trimester - may face up to twice the risk of having a child with autism than mothers living in

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Study warns it could take 200,000 years to repair damage of warming climate
(Wed 17/12)
The rate at which carbon emissions warmed Earth's climate almost 56 million years ago resembles modern, human-caused global warming much more than previously believed, but involved two pulses of carbon to the atmosphere

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Europe's transport network urgently needs to adapt to climate change
(Thu 11/12)
Disasters such as floods and storms have led to several high-profile disruptions of Europe's transport network over the last few years.

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Chances of extreme heat spells dramatically increase in space of just 10 years
(Tue 09/12)
The chances of extreme hot summers across parts of Europe have increased dramatically since the beginning of the last decade, according to a new study by the Met Office.

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Extreme temperature anomalies are warming faster than Earth's average
(Tue 09/12)
Extreme weather events are becoming increasingly common according to researchers at the University of East Anglia.

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Study finds early warning signals of abrupt climate change
(Mon 08/12)
A new study has found early warning signals of a shift of the Atlantic oceans' circulation which could have a profound impact on the global climate system.

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Report reveals citizen science boosts environmental awareness
(Wed 03/12)
Citizen science boosts environmental awareness and advocacy more than previously thought and can lead to broader public support for conservation efforts, according to a new study.

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Full impact of a single carbon dioxide emission is felt within a decade
(Wed 03/12)
It takes just one decade for a single emission of carbon dioxide (CO2) to have its maximum warming effects on the Earth and its impact can persist for more than 100 years, according to a new study.

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Rate of Antarctic ice melt has tripled over past decade, study finds
(Tue 02/12)
An exhaustive, 21-year analysis of the fastest-melting region of Antarctica has found that the melt rate of glaciers in the area has tripled during the last decade.

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Study finds missing factor in energy-efficient buildings is the people
(Tue 02/12)
More than one-third of new commercial building space includes energy-saving features, but a new study has found that without training or an operator’s manual many occupants are in the dark about how to use them.

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Political position is key to shaping view on climate change
(Mon 01/12)
Scientists have presented the most comprehensive evidence to date that climate extremes such as droughts and record temperatures are failing to change people’s minds about global warming.

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Study finds education is the key to climate adaptation
(Sun 30/11)
Given that some climate change is already unavoidable investing in empowerment through universal education should be an essential element in climate change adaptation efforts, which so far focus mostly in engineering pro

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"Hybrid" systems could unlock the full potential of renewable energy
(Wed 26/11)
The use of renewable energy could take a significant leap forward with improved storage technologies or more efforts to “match” different forms of alternative energy systems that provide an overall more steady flow o

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Britain's warming climate spells more bad news for honey bees
(Wed 26/11)
Researchers have found that the spread of an exotic honey bee parasite - now found worldwide - is linked not only to its superior competitive ability, but also to climate, according to a new study published today.