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Attributing extreme weather to climate change in real-time  | Carbon Brief
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The question of how extreme weather events might be linked to climate change is a key one. It’s particularly important because in many regions, extreme weather like heatwaves, floods and droughts cause more damage than other, more predictable consequences of climate change, such as sea-level rise.

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E7 countries tackling climate change better than G7, PwC says
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E7 countries are outperforming the world’s rich nations, the G7 group, when it comes to tackling climate change on an economic scale. China, Brazil, Russia, Indonesia, Mexico, and Turkey are successfully reducing their carbon intensity levels.

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California drought: Drilling deeper in the hunt for water
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BBC Reporter, Alastair Leithead reports from California that ‘taps are running dry in California’s Central Valley as the worst drought in more than a century forces farmers to drill ever deeper underground for water. In the rush to grab groundwater for agriculture, shallow household wells are drying up and those who can’t afford to dig […]

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Trees lose out to climate change | Climate | The Earth Times
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There aren’t many large forest animals in Europe, but the lack of forest is the main reason for that. Is it possible that more forest losses will take place because of the great storms cause d by climate change, the wildfires caused by global warming or the increased infection of many species by fungi?

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Radio Prague – Will climate change put at risk European bird species?
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The signs of climate change that Europe has been witnessing in the spring and summer of this year have severely impacted some of the country’s bird species. Persistent rain during the spring months, storms and heavy floods decimated the young population of white storks in an unprecedented measure. Many of the newly hatched young died […]

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Russia set to contribute greatly to global efforts on climate change – expert
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Almost 2,000 envoys from 182 countries took part in the two-week UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany, held from 4 to 15 June. The negotiators exchanged their views on a range of issues, including details of the new climate agreement due to be signed in Paris in 2015. In an exclusive interview with Radio […]

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Climate change no hoax, says Obama | News | DW.DE | 14.06.2014
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US President Barack Obama has slammed climate change deniers in Congress and is urging students in California to help curb carbon emissions. His office recently ordered carbon cuts at power plants.

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UN urges action to protect forests’ genetic diversity | Mark Kinver Environment reporter, BBC News
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Forest species are coming under increasing pressure from human activities and climate change, and face the risk of extinction, the UN warns. The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has published a global action plan to improve management of the world’s forest genetic resources.

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