climate change

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Kiribati faces its future, and a rising ocean

Published: 
Sun, 12/01/2013 - 10:46pm

Recently, a curious case appeared before New Zealand's High Court. The plaintiff, Ioane Teitiota, a resident of the island-nation of Kiribati, was seeking refugee status in New Zealand.

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Fossil Fuels Receive $500 Billion A Year In Government Subsidies Worldwide

Published: 
Sat, 11/09/2013 - 9:19am
Category: 
Energy

Producers of oil, gas and coal received more than $500 billion in government subsidies around the world in 2011, with the richest nations collectively spending more than $70 billion every year to support fossil fuels.

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Climate Change Seen Posing Risk to Food Supplies

Published: 
Sun, 11/03/2013 - 12:46pm
Category: 
Shopping & Food

Climate change will pose sharp risks to the world’s food supply in coming decades, potentially undermining crop production and driving up prices at a time when the demand for food is expected to soar, scientists have found.

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Yosemite's largest ice mass is melting fast

Published: 
Wed, 10/02/2013 - 8:51pm
Category: 
Water

Climate change is taking a visible toll on Yosemite National Park, where the largest ice mass in the park is in a death spiral, geologists say.

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Experts set threshold for climate-change calamity

Published: 
Tue, 10/01/2013 - 8:29pm
Category: 
Energy

The world's leading climate scientists have for the first time established a limit on the amount of greenhouse gases that can be released before the Earth reaches a tipping point and predicted that it will be surpassed within decades unless swift action is taken to curb the current pace of emissions.