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The world's threatened rivers - in pictures

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From Bangalore’s water riots to Russia’s “river of blood”, rivers are under threat from many sources including industry, agriculture and climate change ... Read more about The world's threatened rivers - in pictures

US States & Cities With the Best Summer Weather on Cool Maps

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All temperature & precipitation numbers are averaged from daily data for the years 2000 to 2014, collected from the National Climatic Data Center. In cases where measurements were unavailable for the entire span, only areas with at least 60 months of data were included.
 
Averages were restricted to this period to give you a broad based, yet current snapshot of the weather in each area.
 
Some areas had one weather station collecting data, while others had a number of them.

What's Really warming the world?

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MethodologyNASA's ModelResearchers who study the Earth's climate create models to test their assumptions about the causes and trajectory of global warming. Around the world there are 28 or so research groups in more than a dozen countries who have written 61 climate models.

Ensemble projections of future streamflow droughts in Europe

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Forzieri, G., Feyen, L., Rojas, R., Flörke, M., Wimmer, F., and Bianchi, A.
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Abstract. There is growing concern in Europe about the possible rise in the severity and frequency of extreme drought events as a manifestation of climate change. In order to plan suitable adaptation strategies it is important for decision makers to know how drought conditions will develop at regional scales. This paper therefore addresses the issue of future developments in streamflow drought characteristics across Europe. ... Read more about Ensemble projections of future streamflow droughts in Europe

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Rising sea levels are threat to ports, experts say

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Joshua Stewart
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Due to rising sea levels, storms will make it more likely that the Port of Long Beach’s wharves will be damaged, critical roads submerged and utilities harmed, bringing activity at one of the state’s economic hubs to a disruptive lurch, experts say.

And to some extent, it’s inevitable, Rick Cameron, the director of environmental affairs and planning at the port, said Friday at the Aquarium of the Pacific during a joint hearing of the Assembly’s Select Committee On Sea Level Rise And The California Economy and the Select Committee On Ports. ... Read more about Rising sea levels are threat to ports, experts say

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As seas rise, saltwater plants offer hope farms will survive

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KATY DAIGLE
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VEDARANYAM, India (AP) — On a sun-scorched wasteland near India's southern tip, an unlikely garden filled with spiky shrubs and spindly greens is growing, seemingly against all odds.

The plants are living on saltwater, coping with drought and possibly offering viable farming alternatives for a future in which rising seas have inundated countless coastal farmlands.

Sea rise, one of the consequences of climate change, now threatens millions of poor subsistence farmers across Asia. As ocean water swamps low-lying plots, experts say many could be forced to flee inland. ... Read more about As seas rise, saltwater plants offer hope farms will survive

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UN population growth data is bad news for climate - Climate News Network

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Tim Radford
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Sophisticated new analysis indicates an 80% probability that the planet'€s population will continue to rise this century, with serious implications for food security, political stability - and climate change. LONDON, 19 September, 2014 - The demographers may have got it wrong. New projections say the population of the planet will not stabilise at 9 billion sometime this century. In fact, there is an 80% likelihood that, by 2100, it will reach at least 9.6 bn - and maybe rise as high as 12.3 bn. ... Read more about UN population growth data is bad news for climate - Climate News Network

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HEALTH: Study projects net increase in range and risk for malaria from climate change, though human factors still dominate

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Umair Irfan
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As the climate changes, some parts of the world will become more hospitable to malaria, putting more people at risk, but large uncertainties still loom over the models making these forecasts, according to a new study.

Malaria is one of the most devastating vector-borne diseases in the world, surging at the intersection of temperature, rainfall, land use and human intervention (ClimateWire, Aug. 13, 2013). ... Read more about HEALTH: Study projects net increase in range and risk for malaria from climate change, though human factors still dominate

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Flooding Risk From Climate Change, Country by Country

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Gregor Aisch, David Leonhardt and Kevin Quealy
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More than a quarter of Vietnam'€s residents live in areas likely to be subject to regular floods by the end of the century. Four percent of China'€s residents - 50 million people - live in the same kind of areas. Across the globe, about one person in 40 lives in a place likely to be exposed to such flooding by the end of the century, absent significant changes. ... Read more about Flooding Risk From Climate Change, Country by Country

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