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Canadian Arctic Nearly Loses Entire Ice Shelf

Canadian Arctic Nearly Loses Entire Ice Shelf

Two ice shelves that existed before Canada was settled by Europeans diminished significantly this summer, one nearly disappearing altogether, Canadian scientists say in new research. The loss is important as a marker of global warming, returning the Canadian Arctic to conditions that date back thousands of years.

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A Tribute to Professor Wangari Maathai, Nobel Peace Prize, Green Belt Movement Founder

A Tribute to Professor Wangari Maathai, Nobel Peace Prize, Green Belt Movement Founder

Kenya’s most recognizable woman, Pr. Wangari Maathai, won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004 for combining environmentalism and social activism. She was the founder of the Green Belt Movement, where over 30 years she mobilized poor women to plant 30 million trees.

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Approaching the 2011 Arctic Sea Ice Minimum, NASA Animation

Approaching the 2011 Arctic Sea Ice Minimum, NASA Animation

Every year, the frozen Arctic Ocean emerges from winter and thaws under the 24-hour light of the summer sun. Each year is different: sometimes ice retreats from the shores in dramatic fashion and other years have a more gradual melt. 2011 proved to be a year of extreme melt.

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Asia-Pacific Region Faces Climate Change Induced Migration

Asia-Pacific Region Faces Climate Change Induced Migration

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) reported that countries in the Asia-Pacific region will need to develop policies to deal with massive population shifts as a result of climate change impacts such as sea-level rise and variable monsoons. The region is highly exposed to environmental risks, having by far the highest population density of any continent living in low-elevation coastal zones, while it is also home to the largest number of people living in poverty.

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Globe Had Eighth Warmest August On Record

Globe Had Eighth Warmest August On Record

The globe had its eighth warmest August since record keeping began in 1880, according to a NOAA study.

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Observations of Climate Change from Indigenous Alaskans

Observations of Climate Change from Indigenous Alaskans

USGS coordinated interviews with Yup’ik hunters, Alaska Natives, to document their observations of climate change. By integrating scientific studies with indigenous observation, these multiple forms of knowledge allow for a more comprehensive understanding of the complex challenges posed by climate change. The indigenous knowledge encompasses observations, lessons and stories about the environment that have been handed down for generations, providing a long history of environmental knowledge.

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Scientists: Bacteria Spreading In Warming Oceans

Scientists: Bacteria Spreading In Warming Oceans

According to a new report, Project CLAMER — a collaboration of 17 European marine institutes, synthesizing 13 years of findings — presented at a two-day conference in Brussels, the warming of the world’s oceans can cause proliferation of bacteria leading to serious illness.

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Arctic Ice Cover Hits Historic Low

Arctic Ice Cover Hits Historic Low

The area covered by Arctic sea ice reached it lowest point this week since the start of satellite observations in 1972, German researchers announced on Saturday.

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Floating Cities: Strategies of Adaptation And Long-Lasting Anticipation ?

Floating Cities: Strategies of Adaptation And Long-Lasting Anticipation ?

Climate change is redefining the rules by which we live and at a pace we never expected. Because of rising sea level, several areas of the globe are in danger of vanishing from the map, disappearing under water. Society must adapt and maybe, one day, live in floating houses. Emerging designs and technologies promote the concept of living with natural flooding instead of resisting it …

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