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Sea Change in Climate Adaptation Planning in Cuba

Climate change exposes Cuba not only to more destructive hurricanes, but also to higher temperatures, recurrent drought and intense rains, while the projected rise in the sea level will endanger coastal areas.

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Arctic sea ice shatters previous low records; Antarctic sea ice edges to record high.

This September, sea ice covering the Arctic Ocean fell to the lowest extent in the satellite record, which began in 1979.

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Venice Lagoon Research Indicates Rapid Climate Change in Coastal Regions

Researchers believe that this is partly as a result of a process known as the ‘urban heat island effect’; where regions experiencing rapid industrial and urban expansion produce vast amounts of heat, making the area warmer than its surroundings.

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Climate Change: Fish Species Are Expected To Shrink

Scientists argue that failure to control greenhouse gas emissions will have a greater impact on marine ecosystems than previously thought.

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Salt Marsh Carbon May Play Role in Slowing Climate Warming

A warming climate and rising seas will enable salt marshes to more rapidly capture and remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, possibly playing a role in slowing the rate of climate change, according to a new study led by a University of Virginia environmental scientist.

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Scientists Predict Major Shifts in Pacific Ecosystems by 2100

A new study published in Nature Climate Change examines the distribution of various open ocean animals in the North Pacific and explores how that could change over the next century as global ocean temperatures increase and productivity levels shift.

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From Melting Glaciers To Rising Sea Levels: 7 Countries Battling Water Issues

The planet has plenty of eco-problems, especially with water. Across the globe, permafrost and glaciers are melting, while sea levels are rising. Here are seven images of countries from space and the water concern that each nation faces.

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Finding Heart In The Melting Arctic

The record has already been broken, but it is about to be shattered. This isn’t the kind of record you wish to remember and tell your grandchildren about.

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Sea Surface Temperatures Reach Record Highs on Northeast Continental Shelf

During the first six months of 2012, sea surface temperatures in the Northeast Shelf Large Marine Ecosystem were the highest ever recorded, according to the latest Ecosystem Advisory issued by NOAA’s Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC).

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