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US-China Climate Change Deal Already Facing Challenges

November 18, 2014


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By Christi Parsons, Julie Makinen and Michael A. Memoli Tribune Washington Bureau BEIJING _ A landmark agreement on climate change between the U.S. and China, the world's top two polluting nations, faced immediate challenges from experts who warned that it would require an overhaul of China's economy...

Pentagon to unveil plan for dealing with climate change

October 18, 2014


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By W.J. Hennigan, Neela Banerjee Los Angeles Times (MCT) AREQUIPA, Peru — At a meeting that brings together many of the world’s foremost military leaders, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is expected to reveal how the ongoing effects of global climate change pose an urgent risk to national security...

Few US States Preparing For Climate Change, Study Says

Few US States Preparing For Climate Change, Study Says

October 9, 2014


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By Neela Banerjee Tribune Washington Bureau (MCT) WASHINGTON — Fewer than half of American states are working to protect themselves from climate change, despite more detailed warnings from scientists that communities are already being damaged, according to a new online clearinghouse of states...

Antarctic Sea Ice Growth Does Not Negate Climate Change, Scientists Say

Antarctic Sea Ice Growth Does Not Negate Climate Change, Scientists Say

September 2, 2014


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By Julia Rosen Los Angeles Times (MCT) In the blue half-light of the Antarctic autumn, a thin film spreads across the continent’s coastal waters. It’s an embryonic form of sea ice: a mush of microscopic crystals that floats on the dense, salty water of the Southern Ocean. As winter takes root,...

What Chickadees Can Tell Us About Climate Change

What Chickadees Can Tell Us About Climate Change

March 25, 2014


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By Sandy Bauers The Philadelphia Inquirer (MCT) PHILADELPHIA — About 15 years ago, Villanova University biology professor Robert Curry was looking for a project that would allow his students to investigate something interesting without much travel. He found it in a cheeky little bird with...

Climate Change Brings More Crime, Study Says

Climate Change Brings More Crime, Study Says

February 20, 2014


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By Louis Sahagun Los Angeles Times (MCT) A new study broadens a notion held by the earliest criminologists: Periods of higher temperatures — on an hour-by-hour or week-to-week basis — are likely to produce more crime. The study by Matthew Ranson of Abt Associates, a research and consu...

Tar Sands Seen Flowing To Northeast States If Pipelines Are Built

Tar Sands Seen Flowing To Northeast States If Pipelines Are Built

February 6, 2014


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MCT NEWSFEATURES By John H. Cushman Jr. InsideClimate News (MCT) In contrast to regions such as the upper Midwest, the U.S. Northeast’s fuel supply has been nearly free of tar sands crude. That may change in coming years if pipeline expansions sought by Canada’s industry proceed, an envi...

USDA To Set Up ‘Climate Hubs’ To Help Farmers Amid Climate Change

USDA To Set Up ‘Climate Hubs’ To Help Farmers Amid Climate Change

February 6, 2014


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By Kathleen Hennessey Tribune Washington Bureau (MCT) WASHINGTON — The Obama administration will set up 10 centers around the country to help farmers and ranchers adjust to the increasing frequency of severe weather and other risks associated with climate change. Agriculture Secretary Tom ...

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