Wednesday 16 May 2012
Arctic seabirds adapt to climate changeScienceDaily.com | 16 May 2012
The planet is warming up, especially at the poles. How do organisms react to this rise in temperatures? Biologists have now shown that little auks, the most common seabirds in the Arctic, are adapting their fishing behavior to warming surface waters in the Greenland Sea. So far, their reproductive and survival rates have not been affected. However, further warming could threaten the species.
Extreme rain doubled in Midwest: climate studyReuters | 16 May 2012
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of extreme rainstorms - deluges that dump 3 inches or more in a day - doubled in the U.S. Midwest over the last half-century, causing billions of dollars in flood damage in a trend climate advocates link to a rise in greenhouse gas emissions.
EU airline carbon cash should help fill climate fundReuters | 16 May 2012
BRUSSELS/LONDON (Reuters) - EU nations should pledge that funds from paying for airline emissions will help poor countries deal with global warming, the bloc's climate chief said on Tuesday, after finance ministers stopped short of a firm commitment.
UK climate experiment canceled on patent concernsReuters | 16 May 2012
LONDON (Reuters) - British scientists have abandoned an experiment to test the possibility of spraying particles into the upper atmosphere to stem global warming, largely due to concerns over a patent for some of the technology, the project's leader said.
Mali: Migration, Militias, Coups and Climate ChangeAllAfrica.com | 16 May 2012
[AlertNet] The world is suddenly paying attention to the oft-ignored North African country of Mali, as it is racked by its most recent in a long string of crises: a coup d'etat.
Angola: British Under Secretary for Energy, Climate Change Jets inAllAfrica.com | 16 May 2012
[ANGOP] Luanda - The Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change and Chairman of the British Business Ambassadors by UK Trade and Investment (UKTI), Lord Marland, arrived Wednesday in Luanda for a two-day visit to Angola.
EDF unveils funding pot for SMEsEnvironment Data Interactive Exchange | 16 May 2012
A new low-carbon venture capital fund for SMEs in the energy sector has been launched by EDF and Idinvest Partners.
Only biofuels will cut emissionsGuardian Unlimited | 16 May 2012
We need something that can deliver emission reductions from existing fleets of planes - and the solution already existsAs a small, maritime trading nation Britain has always been some distance from big international markets. Our ability to visit far-off places and people, and their access to us,...
EU plays down talk of Kyoto riftGuardian Unlimited | 16 May 2012
Officials insist agreement can be reached despite row over length of new Kyoto dealDivisions have again emerged on the first few days of the latest round of international climate change talks in Bonn, with the EU and groups of developing countries clashing over the future of the controversial Kyoto...
UK rises to challenge of green economyGuardian Unlimited | 16 May 2012
At Rio+20, I'll be calling for a commitment from international leaders to green growth as the path to shared prosperityIt's clear that with unprecedented pressure on our natural resources and our climate, the world economy needs to "green up". I want UK businesses to be in the vanguard of that...
Letter: Carbon revolutionGuardian Unlimited | 16 May 2012
Carbon capture has a lot to offer provided it is retro-fitted first to existing coal-fired power stations (Report, 10 May). Last week Help Rescue the Planet organised an international conference on climate change at the Royal Institute of British Architects next to the BBC on Portland Place....
Europe can do betterchinadialogue.net | 16 May 2012
The EU-China relationship on climate change should be deeper. But is the obstacle Europe’s inability to “speak with one voice”, or a failure to fully understand Chinese climate change politics? Diarmuid Torney explains.Since 2005, the European Union and China have sought to...
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