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El Niño Weather and Climate Change Threaten Survival of Baby Leatherback Sea Turtles

Researchers have found that the climate conditions at the nesting beach affect the early survival of turtle eggs and hatchlings. They predict, based on projections from multiple models, that egg and hatchling survival will drop by half in the next 100 years as a result of global climate change.

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Seagrasses Can Store as Much Carbon as Forests

Seagrasses are a vital part of the solution to climate change and, per unit area, seagrass meadows can store up to twice as much carbon as the world’s temperate and tropical forests.

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Coastal Peoples Address Climate Change

The inaugural First Stewards symposium, to be held July 17-20 in Washington, D.C. is a first-of-its-kind national event that examines the impact of climate change on indigenous coastal cultures and explores solutions based on millennia of traditional ecological knowledge.

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Living Planet Report 2012: Looks At Ecological State Of The Earth

Twenty years on from the Rio Earth summit, the environment of the planet is getting worse not better, according to a report from WWF. Humans are currently using the equivalent of one and a half Earths to support our activities. This and other startling findings were revealed tuesday with the release of World Wildlife Fund’s 2012 Living Planet Report.

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Green growth Is Not Just For Rich Nations: World Bank

The World Bank urged global governments to heed the environment when pursuing prosperity, rejecting what it called a myth that green growth is a luxury most countries cannot afford.

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Small Island States in Clean Energy Race

The Caribbean island of Dominica leads a group of 52 small island developing states aiming for a 45% cut in emissions in the next 18 years…

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Methane Emissions from the Arctic Ocean

The fragile and rapidly changing Arctic is home to large reservoirs of methane, a potent greenhouse gas. As Earth’s climate warms, that methane is vulnerable to possible release into the atmosphere, where it can add to global warming.

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Climate Impacts Day: Connecting the Dots

“We just celebrated Earth Day. May 5 is more like Broken Earth Day, a worldwide witness to the destruction global warming is already causing,” said author, environmentalist and 350.org founder Bill McKibben. “People everywhere are saying the same thing: our tragedy is not some isolated trauma, it’s part of a pattern…”

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Climate change: what do models predict for Europe?

Global warming in Europe this century will mostly affect Scandinavia and the Mediterranean basin, the European Environment Agency warned.

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