Climate Impacts Stories

Facing climate impacts, Dar es Salaaam aims to adapt

A new plan for Tanzania’s largest city aims to transform the metropolis into a megacity prepared to cope with the impacts of climate change.

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‘Unprecedented’ Canadian blazes are burning forests and making climate change worse

Large fires across Canada's Northwest Territories are releasing stored carbon into the atmosphere.

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Emissions fuelling Australian drought, warn scientists

The Australian prime minister may be scathing about climate science, but new research shows that burning fossil fuels is a significant factor in the long-term rainfall decline that is leaving southern regions of the country parched and swelte...

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Beef prices are soaring in the US, and climate change may be to blame

A prolonged drought in the southern Great Plains region of the US has plummeted the nation’s cattle supply to a six-decade low.

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Poor water management is leaving South Asia vulnerable to climate change

A new study by Chatham House shows that insufficient water policies are putting millions at risk to climate change-related droughts and flooding.

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Kiribati buys land in Fiji, a final refuge from rising seas

As rising sea levels threaten to engulf the island nation of Kiribati, President Anote Tong is attempting to offer the country’s citizens and final refugee from the impacts of climate change, buying a 20 square kilometre on the Fijian island ...

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Report: Climate change pushing emperor penguins to extinction

Climate change and the resulting disappeared of sea ice could cut Antarctica’s famous emperor penguin population by a third by the end of the century, a new study has warned.

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India under threat from desertification, warns environment minister

Climate change and changing rainfall patterns have left about a quarter of India’s land turning to desert, the country’s environment minister has warned.

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Climate change will concentrate deadly air pollution, study says

Shifting weather patterns are poised to worsen air quality around the world, according to a new study led by a Stanford University researcher.

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Study: Climate change “hot spots” will strike Africa’s most vulnerable

The most densely populated and poverty stricken parts of Africa will be the most vulnerable to climate change impacts, according to German researchers.

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