Latest Adaptation to global warming in Australia Stories

2013-11-25 16:42:41

One in every three European cities studied have no plans yet to reduce greenhouse gas emissions British cities – unlike their counterparts on the mainland - are taking the lead in making plans to curb and handle the impact of climate change. So says Diana Reckien, of Columbia University in the US, in a study published in Springer’s journal Climatic Change that analyzed the relevant strategic policies and planning documents of 200 urban areas in eleven European countries. They found...

2012-06-05 16:40:43

Michael Crumbliss for redOrbit.com The largest cities in the world are lagging far behind smaller municipalities in preparation for climate change. Quito, the mountainous capital of Ecuador is an example of a smaller city leading the way. The government of Quito has been studying the effects of warming on nearby glaciers, preparing for water shortages, and hosting climate change conferences for other Latin American countries. An MIT survey released today shows that 95 percent of major...

2009-12-15 08:36:00

Strengthening the Transportation System's Resilience May Reduce Long-Term Costs from Climate Change WASHINGTON, Dec. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new white paper released today asserts that short-term efforts to increase the transportation system's resilience will reduce long-term costs from climate change and proposes federal policy options for the Administration and Congress to address the impacts of climate change on the transportation sector. A significant amount of the nation's...

2009-10-13 09:41:08

Houses on stilts, small scale energy generation and recycling our dishwater are just some of the measures that are being proposed to prepare our cities for the effects of global warming. A three-year project led by Newcastle University for the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research has outlined how our major cities must respond if they are to continue to grow in the face of climate change. Using the new UK Climate Predictions '09 data for weather patterns over the next century, the...

2008-12-12 04:26:00

POZNAN, Poland, December 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Yesterday at the Climate summit in Poznan, the Swedish government announced that it will provide USD 500 million to help developing countries to prepare, plan for and cope with the effects of climate change. However, while the Swedish contributions are significant, they are still insufficient to meet the adaptation needs of developing countries. This contribution, combined with earlier pledges to the World Bank and European Union, confirms...

2008-07-01 06:00:26

By Marsh, Simon Watt, Olly While protecting wildlife habitats is a key part of planners' approach to climate change adaptation creating new ones also has a vital role to play, report Simon Marsh and Olly Watt What links the golden toad of Costa Rica with your local development plan? The answer is that if planners do not take measures to allow wildlife to adapt to climate change, some species may be heading the same way as the golden toad already extinct because of climate change. Planners...

Word of the Day
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'