Climate Impacts Stories

Antarctic ice is under attack from sea and air

Studies show that dual forces causing the vast ice shelf to thin and become less stable could have a serious impact on global sea levels.

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Obama greenlights Shell’s Arctic drilling plans casting doubt over his climate legacy

President Barack Obama’s reputation as a climate leader took a hit when his administration gave its blessing for Shell to begin drilling exploratory oil wells in the Arctic.

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Climate change creates “new era” in Arctic Ocean

Rising temperatures from climate change are ushering in big changes for the Arctic—and they are not looking good.

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Dip in Tanzanian coffee harvest pushes industry to a tipping point

As temperatures climb, the Tanzanian coffee industry is being hit hard due to low production.

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As climate warms, extreme heat and heavy rain to double

Three out of four extreme hot days and nearly a fifth of heavy downpours worldwide can be explained by manmade global warming, according to a new study.

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Climate concerns take top billing as the US pivots to the Arctic

The Obama administration has put climate change on the top of its agenda as the US prepares to take the helm of the eight-nation Arctic Council.

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Five years after BP spill, what has changed for US offshore drilling?

What new precautions has the Obama administration and oil industry taken to prevent and contain future spills?

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Japan’s reputation at risk as the country pursues dirty coal

With news agencies reporting that Japan is on the verge of slinking away from its greenhouse gas reduction commitments just as other major economies pledge to work harder, new research shows the country’s continued investment in coal risk its...

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Shareholders vote puts climate risk on BP’s agenda

Shareholders overwhelmingly backed a resolution this week that will force the fossil fuel behemoth BP to focus much more on climate risk in its annual reporting.

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Thousands march in Canada in call for climate action

All eyes were on Quebec City, Canada this weekend as more than 25,000 people from across the country came together to call on their country to take ambitious climate action, and curb tar sands growth.

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