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Kids Fighting Climate Change Through Innovative Initiatives

Kids Fighting Climate Change Through Innovative Initiatives

Floods and droughts may be the “new normal” and sea levels may be rising faster than previously thought, but the younger generation isn’t willing to accept these climate change consequences for their future. Kids are taking action with visible results, proving they may be more capable than adults in fighting man-made climate change.

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Action Needed to Manage Climate Change Risks: U.S. Response Should Be Durable, but Flexible, Experts Urge

Action Needed to Manage Climate Change Risks: U.S. Response Should Be Durable, but Flexible, Experts Urge

The nation’s options for responding to the risks posed by climate change are analyzed in a new report and the final volume in America’s Climate Choices, a series of studies requested by Congress.

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Renewables key for climate, world energy supply: IPCC

Renewables key for climate, world energy supply: IPCC

Renewable energy could meet nearly 80 percent of the world’s energy needs by mid-century and play a crucial role in fighting global warming, the UN’s climate scientists said Monday in a major report.

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Vatican Science Panel Calls Attention to the Threat of Glacial Melt

Vatican Science Panel Calls Attention to the Threat of Glacial Melt

A panel of some of the world’s leading climate and glacier scientists co-chaired by a Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego researcher issued a report commissioned by the Vatican’s Pontifical Academy of Sciences citing the moral imperative before society to properly address climate change.

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The Coming Storm

The Coming Storm

The people of Bangladesh have much to teach us about how a crowded planet can best adapt to rising sea levels. For them, that future is now.

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Seas could rise up to 1.6 meters by 2100: New Report

Seas could rise up to 1.6 meters by 2100: New Report

Quickening climate change in the Arctic including a thaw of Greenland’s ice could raise world sea levels by up to 1.6 meters by 2100, an international report showed on Tuesday. The study is yet another reminder of how pressing it has become to tackle climate change.

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A Spanish Island’s Quest to Be the Greenest Place on Earth

A Spanish Island’s Quest to Be the Greenest Place on Earth

When an innovative wind-power system goes online at the end of 2011, El Hierro, the easternmost of Spain’s Canary Islands, will turn into the first inhabited landmass in the world to become completely energy self-sufficient, using nature’s gifts: wind and sea water. And that’s just the first step in a plan that may make the island the most sustainable place on Earth.

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Nauru use UN spotlight to confront developed world over climate change

Nauru use UN spotlight to confront developed world over climate change

The smallest nation in the UN is about to take the AOSIS chair at a time when low-lying coastal countries are gravely threatened. Nauru is among the islands most threatened by rising sea levels and its economy has been almost wholly dependent on phosphate, which has led to environmental catastrophe on the island, with 80% of the nation’s surface having been strip-mined.

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Endangered places around the world

Endangered places around the world

In celebration of Earth Day, Gaute Hogh, publisher of the book 100 Places to Go Before They Disappear, was interviewed. The book features 100 photographs from one hundred different places around the world in risk of disappearing or seriously threatened by climate change.

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Plastic Pollution

Sand Wars – United Nations-GEA

Sand Mining Detrimental Effects

The World’s Beaches

Coastal Care Junior

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