Climate Impacts Stories

World Meteorological Congress starts as extreme weather shakes the planet

As summer approaches the northern hemisphere, multiple world regions are shaken by extreme weather events, while temperatures continue to break records in several parts of the planet.

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Norway’s oil fund under pressure to drop reckless coal investments

A petition, a Twitterstorm and plenty of attention put Norway in the spotlight this week as key dates approach for the world’s largest pension fund to rid itself of risky coal funding.

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Governments face pressure to cut fossil fuels after WHO issues clean air resolution

The 68th World Health Assembly in Geneva closed Tuesday with a “landmark resolution” underscoring the public health dangers of air pollution.

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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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