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2013-11-01 16:21:19

WASHINGTON, Nov. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The White House announced today that the National League of Cities Second Vice President Ralph Becker, mayor, of Salt Lake City and NLC second vice president has been selected to serve on President Obama's State, Local and Tribal Leaders Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience to examine how the federal government can support local governments in preparing for climate change and building resilient communities. (Logo:...

Temperature Increase Puts Terrestrial Ecosystems At Risk Of Major Shifts
2013-10-08 11:39:45

European Geosciences Union Over 80% of the world's ice-free land is at risk of profound ecosystem transformation by 2100, a new study reveals. "Essentially, we would be leaving the world as we know it," says Sebastian Ostberg of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Germany. Ostberg and collaborators studied the critical impacts of climate change on landscapes and have now published their results in Earth System Dynamics, an open access journal of the European Geosciences...

Europe's Hottest Days Becoming Hotter Because Of Climate Change
2013-09-12 06:19:13

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online While climate change has caused temperatures to spike throughout much of the world, a stretch of Europe from southern England and northern France to Denmark has been especially affected, according to new research published Wednesday in the journal Environmental Research Letters. Researchers, from the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics and Political Science and the...

2013-08-13 10:14:25

The ability of cities to combat the cause of climate change and to adapt to future weather patterns depends on where we live, new research suggests. Scientists at Newcastle University, UK, have revealed a "postcode lottery of preparedness" across the UK based on what each city is doing to not only reduce greenhouse emissions but also adapt to future climate change and extremes of weather such as flooding and drought. Devising a new way of ranking cities - the 'Urban Climate Change...

Young And Old Song Sparrows Experience Climate Change Differently
2013-08-12 15:52:50

University of California - Davis What's good for adults is not always best for the young, and vice versa. At least that is the case with song sparrows and how they experience the effects of climate change, according to two recent studies by scientists at the University of California, Davis, and Point Blue Conservation Science. Both studies show the importance of considering the various stages and ages of individuals in a species -- from babies to juveniles to adults -- to best predict...

2013-07-31 10:30:29

Wildlife Conservation Society study finds impending economic growth and climate change impacts require long-term adaptation efforts to conserve Myanmar's unique biodiversity Long isolated by economic and political sanctions, Myanmar returns to the international community amid high expectations and challenges associated with protecting the country's great natural wealth from the impacts of economic growth and climate change. In a new study, scientists from the Wildlife Conservation...

2013-06-27 23:33:27

In the wake of President Obama’s plan to adapt to a changing global climate, AGRION continues to examine and develop the microgrid market as a vehicle for preparing for weather intensification, power outages, and the next Super Storm. New York, NY (PRWEB) June 27, 2013 AGRION, the global network for energy, cleantech, and sustainability, created the Microgrid Taskforce in September 2012 to drive demonstration projects, engaging participants like PG&E, the California Public Utilities...

2013-06-12 20:21:28

SEOUL, South Korea, June 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Global Green Growth Summit 2013, an annual event on the international aspects of green growth, began on June 10, 2013 in Songdo, Korea. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130612/HK30692) Organized by the Global Green Growth Institute, the conference focused on The Future of Green Growth: Finance, Innovation and Policy. The first day's sessions centered on financing green growth, including energy, transport, water, and...

2013-05-21 23:02:26

Research focuses on efforts to invest in infrastructure projects today that address future climate change impact on vulnerable, low-income communities Boston, MA (PRWEB) May 21, 2013 In a just released paper, How Philanthropy Can Help Communities Advance Climate Change Adaptation, The Bridgespan Group reflects conversations with leaders of pioneering climate adaptation efforts and identifies five investment models funders can follow to catalyze climate adaptation practices. According to...

2013-05-06 16:22:44

C40 Risk Assessment Framework will help cities prioritize investment in climate actions NEW YORK, May 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) today announced a new Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Commitment to Action that will help cities better prepare for natural disasters and severe weather incidents. The new C40 Risk Assessment Framework will create a common approach for cities to assess climate risk and provide a process to help cities...