News tagged with temperature increase

Compromises lead to climate change deal

Earlier this month, delegates from the various states that make up the UN met in Lima, Peru, to agree on a framework for the Climate Change Conference that is scheduled to take place in Paris next year. For over two weeks, ...

dateDec 19, 2014 in Environment
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Alpine lifelines on the brink

Only one in ten Alpine rivers are healthy enough to maintain water supply and to cope with climate impacts according to a report by WWF. The publication is the first-ever comprehensive study on the condition of Alpine rivers.

dateOct 21, 2014 in Environment
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Volcanoes: A friendly force?

Some of the most famous and devastating natural disasters in history relate to volcano eruptions. It is estimated that more than 260 000 people have died in the past 300 years from eruptions and their aftermath. But volcanoes ...

dateApr 25, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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Wildfires projected to worsen with climate change

Research by environmental scientists at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) brings bad news to the western United States, where firefighters are currently battling dozens of fires in at least 11 ...

dateAug 28, 2013 in Environment
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3Qs: The current state of climate change science

Earlier this week, the public learned the details of the upcoming fifth assessment report (or, "AR5") of the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, an international body whose mandate is not to do new ...

dateAug 23, 2013 in Environment
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