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January 20, 2019 Climate News Network

Global commission: More vegetables, less meat for all our sakes

The healthy diet for people and planet is more vegetables and less meat, produced sustainably, an international panel says. Farmers can feed 10 billion, help contain climate change and prevent 11 million premature deaths per year.

October 30, 2018 Climate Home News

Brazil’s Bolsonaro has made grim threats to the Amazon and its people

The president-elect has said he would abolish Brazil's environment ministry, exposing the world's largest rainforest and its indigenous owners to criminal gangs of loggers and miners.

September 17, 2018 Thomson Reuters Foundation

Climate summit in San Francisco aimed for a new carbon-emissions goal: zero

“There’s something great about…the power of zero in focusing minds,” said an executive of a London company providing carbon-consulting and carbon-offsetting services. “It’s a concept everybody gets.”

July 30, 2018 Thomson Reuters Foundation

Rising sea, falling prices: Climate change hits Key Biscayne home values

On an exclusive South Florida barrier island, home buyers are looking for elevation – and low-lying houses are going for less. "Rain is bad for us," one resident said. "Rain triggers thoughts of flooding."

July 1, 2018 Thomson Reuters Foundation

Overlooked Texas-Mexico border shantytowns face threat of gathering storms

"Poor people just get the short end of the stick continuously, and climate change is just another thing they are going to have to deal with," says the head of the Community Development Corporation of Brownsville.

May 7, 2018 Thomson Reuters Foundation

‘The water’s not going anywhere’ – Louisiana confronts climate threats

Story and video: In storm-battered New Orleans, preparing for disasters "has become the norm, not the exception." Evacuation centers have been built, homes raised, rooftop solar panels installed and "rain gardens" created.

April 8, 2018 Thomson Reuters Foundation

Puerto Rico hurricane migrants may be wild card in US elections

Can an influx of Democratic-learning climate migrants in Florida tip the state’s delicate political balance? As climate change and worsening disasters push more people from their homes, the human wave is creating unexpected ripples in many places.

March 12, 2018 Thomson Reuters Foundation

U.S. government needs to do more to climate-proof communities, say experts

Hurricanes, wildfires and other weather disasters cost the United States a record $306 billion in 2017. And extreme weather driven by climate change is expected to become more common in upcoming decades.

February 18, 2018 Climate News Network

Ozone layer recovery falters unexpectedly, puzzled scientists say

The recovery of the damaged ozone layer which protects life on Earth from harmful solar radiation is no longer happening worldwide, an international team of researchers has reported.

January 29, 2018 Climate News Network

Researchers examine how urban forests add to cities’ health and wealth

Planting more urban forests is a simple way not only to improve the health of a city’s people, but to make them wealthier too, scientists in New York state and Italy reported in a new study.

December 21, 2017 Thomson Reuters Foundation

Hurricane Harvey makes Houston reassess growth-friendly policies

A buyout program is just one way Houston hopes to better protect itself against floods. But even as officials prepare to demolish thousands of homes in low-lying areas, developers are putting up hundreds more.

November 22, 2017 Yale Climate Connections

What’s behind monarch butterflies’ late southward migration this fall?

Summer chills and early fall warmth are being cited as factors that led to to monarch butterflies' latest mass migration southward since the early 1990s.

September 13, 2017 Thomson Reuters Foundation

Hurricane Harvey’s aftermath could see pioneering climate lawsuits

In light of new scientific studies measuring how much of the intensity of catastrophic storms resulted from climate change, inquiries might examine questions such as whether public officials correctly managed land use and development.

August 21, 2017 Climate News Network

Scientists calculate staggering mass of plastics’ essentially indestructible legacy

Timber rots, cement crumbles, metal corrodes. Plastics don’t biodegrade in any meaningful sense. In 2010, researchers estimated, 8 million tons of plastic debris entered the world’s oceans. By 2050, there could be 12 billion tons of the stuff in landfills.

July 13, 2017 Climate News Network

‘Biological annihilation’: Extinction gathers pace, scientists report

Earth is undergoing a “great extinction,” researchers say, with species’ disappearance and decline bearing negative cascading consequences for ecosystem functioning and services vital to sustaining civilization.

June 15, 2017 Climate News Network

American coastal cities face growing – and differing – flood risks

As seas rise, U.S. cities with little severe flooding in the past will have more of the worst floods, researchers said. Other cities, which have faced catastrophic hurricane risks historically, can expect moderate floods to be more numerous.

June 14, 2017 Thomson Reuters Foundation

Researchers: Deadly heatwaves surge in India, with worse ahead across Asia

"We're looking at a small temperature increase and still seeing a big increase in heatwave deaths. It seems pretty shocking," says one study author. And a much bigger temperature rise is projected for Asia.

May 25, 2017 Thomson Reuters Foundation

8 in 10 people now see climate change as a “catastrophic risk” – survey

G7 leaders are meeting against a backdrop of strong climate-change concern: A poll in the U.S. and seven other countries found nearly 90 percent would alter their standard of living to prevent future climate catastrophe.

April 20, 2017 Thomson Reuters Foundation

Rural Kenyans work to protect wetlands and curb water scarcity

Wetlands – which protect people from drought and floods – are suffering in Kenya's drought. Severe water shortages have damaged crops and left 2.6 million people in need of aid.

April 5, 2017 Climate News Network

America’s farmers face uncertain future as climate change affects seasons

New research indicates that climate change will wreak havoc on farmers in America as they struggle to adapt to the rapid increase in heat.

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