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Typhoon prompts climate 'fast'BBC | 11 Nov 2013
In a highly emotional intervention, the head of the Philippines team at talks in Warsaw will fast until progress is made.
Typhoon Haiyan and climate change Q&AGuardian Unlimited | 11 Nov 2013
How could climate change affect typhoons, hurricanes and tropical storms and is it possible to calculate this impact? Is typhoon Haiyan linked to climate change? As the devastating storm has only just happened, it is too soon for any research to have been done on whether global warming influenced typhoon Haiyan. But there are good reasons for expecting that it has.
'Tiger stripes' underneath Antarctic glaciers slow the flowEurekAlert | 07 Nov 2013
(Princeton University) Researchers at Princeton University and the British Antarctic Survey have discovered that most resistance to the movement of glaciers over the underlying bedrock comes from narrow, high-friction stripes that lie within large, extremely slippery areas underneath the glacier. These stripes are thought to govern the speed at which Antarctic glaciers are moving.
Solving riddle of giant ice streamsNew Zealand Herald | 30 Oct 2013
For decades, scientists have observed how giant ice streams have flowed out of West Antarctica, eventually feeding the frozen continent's largest ice shelf. But dramatic changes seen in some areas of Antarctica have given scientists cause for concern as they try to gauge what role climate change could play in these processes.
Researchers quantify toxic ocean conditions during major extinction 93.9 million years agoEurekAlert | 29 Oct 2013
A research team led by UC Riverside biogeochemists reports that oxygen-free and hydrogen sulfide-rich waters extended across roughly five percent of the ocean 93.9 million years ago -- far more than the modern ocean's 0.1 percent but much less than previous estimates for this event. Across this event, a major biological extinction in the marine realm took place. The new work shows that only portions of the ocean need to contain sulfide to greatly impact biota.
Coastal Forum confirms nature-based solutions are key for climate change adaptationIUCN | 29 Oct 2013
More than 200 delegates representing local communities, government agencies, academics, NGOs and media from Cambodia, Thailand and Viet Nam gathered together at the Second Annual Coastal Forum from 15-18 October in Soc Trang Province, Viet Nam, to share experiences, lessons learned and best practices for climate change adaptation in the coastal zone, highlighting nature-based solutions and ecosystem-based adaptation approaches.
Scottish government 'failing to live up to climate and wildlife promises'Guardian Unlimited | 28 Oct 2013
Alex Salmond's government is failing to live up to many of its ambitious promises on climate change and protecting Scotland's natural heritage, a study has concluded. The report by the Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP) said that the Scottish government's efforts to set new standards on climate and protecting sealife and wildlife have been repeatedly undermined by lack of funding, poor implementation and fears of vested economic interests.
CU-Boulder study shows unprecedented warmth in ArcticEurekAlert | 25 Oct 2013
(University of Colorado at Boulder) Average summer temperatures in the Eastern Canadian Arctic during the last 100 years are higher now than during any century in the past 44,000 years and perhaps as long ago as 120,000 years, says a new University of Colorado Boulder study.
Life Linked to Ice: sea Ice associated biodiversitycaff.is | 24 Oct 2013
The Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF), the biodiversity working group of the Arctic Council, has released the Life Linked to Ice: a guide to sea-ice-associated biodiversity in this time of rapid change report, detailing changes in marine species and human communities as Arctic sea ice disappears.
Sassy ScallopsWoods Hole Oceanographic Institution | 11 Oct 2013
How will shellfish fare as ocean conditions shift?
How red crabs on Christmas Island speak for the tropicsEurekAlert | 11 Oct 2013
Research conducted through Princeton University found that erratic rainfall -- which could become more irregular as a result of climate change -- could be detrimental to animals that migrate with the dry-wet seasonal cycle. The researchers studied the annual mating migration of the land-dwelling Christmas Island red crab in order to help scientists understand the consequences of climate change for the millions of migratory animals in Earth's tropical zones.
Ocean acidification due to carbon emissions is at highest for 300m yearsGuardian Unlimited | 03 Oct 2013
The oceans are more acidic now than they have been for at least 300m years, due to carbon dioxide emissions from burning fossil fuels, and a mass extinction of key species may already be almost inevitable as a result, leading marine scientists warned on Thursday.
Making Waves: The Inland Ocean MovementThe Ocean Foundation | 02 Oct 2013
Boulder, Colorado is an honorary coastal community of California. Boulder, Colorado is a federal disaster area. These two distinctions were presented in profound similitude at this year's Making Waves event in Boulder. The event, which is organized annually by The Ocean Foundations fiscally sponsored project, The Colorado Ocean Coalition, is meant to draw attention to the connection between Colorado—and all inland places—and the sea.
Eilat's corals stand better chance of resilience than other sitesEurekAlert | 01 Oct 2013
Israel's southern Red Sea resort of Eilat, one of whose prime attractions is its colorful and multi-shaped underwater coral reefs, may have a clear advantage in the future over rival coral-viewing sites around the world, scientists at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Bar-Ilan University have found.