Climate Impacts Stories

Northern forests face onslaught from heat and drought

Many northern hemisphere forests face destruction as climate change brings both fiercer droughts and higher temperatures.

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Drought becoming the ‘new normal’ for Californians

Human impacts of global warming and water resources are threatening to turn the landscape of the US west into a dustbowl.

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Ten years after Hurricane Katrina climate solutions are emerging but the climate crisis remains

Across the US the ten year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina’s landfall brings a number of climate related issues to the surface.

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Too warm, too few fish: Health warning for world’s oceans

Rampant overfishing combined with the impact of climate change is seriously endangering the wellbeing of the oceans, environmental analysts say.

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Central Asia’s glaciers may lose half their ice by mid-century

The speed at which the warming climate is melting glaciers in Central Asia may ruin the water supply of millions of people within 50 years.

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Canada’s Energy East pipeline would stress endangered whales & sea life, warns report

A Canadian conservation group warns the proposed Energy East pipeline will have serious consequences for whales and other sea life in the Bay of Fundy and the Gulf of Maine.

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Extreme weather puts food security at risk, warns panel

A British government scientific panel says increasingly frequent heat waves, droughts and other extreme weather threaten more – and more severe – global food crises.

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Shell set to resume Arctic drilling amid widespread protests

With its icebreaker repaired, oil giant Shell is set to restart its controversial hunt for oil in the Arctic.

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Rising flood risk and increase defence costs could put world’s major delta cities at risk

Flooding in cities and megacities built on river deltas could be set to increase, according to new research, which warns risk to deltas such as the Mississippi and Rhine could rise eight-fold.

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Global glacier melt reaches record levels

Scientists say tens of thousands of glaciers are melting faster than ever − and many will continue to do so even if climate change can be stabilised.

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