Climate Change

Mosquitoes' rapid spread poses threat beyond Zika

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http://www.reuters.com - Ben Hirschler
An Aedes aegypti mosquito is seen at the Laboratory of Entomology and Ecology of the Dengue Branch of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in San Juan, Puerto Rico, in this March 6, 2016 file photo. REUTERS/ALVIN BAEZ/FILES
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As the world focuses on Zika's rapid advance in the Americas, experts warn the virus that originated in Africa is just one of a growing number of continent-jumping diseases carried by mosquitoes threatening swathes of humanity.

The battle against the insects on the streets of Brazil is the latest in an ancient war between humankind and the Culicidae, or mosquito, family which the pests frequently win.
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Climate change means more fear, less fun for global middle class - UBS

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http://news.trust.org/ - Megan Rowling
A family wades through a residential area flooded by the Kinugawa river, due to typhoon Etau, in Joso, Ibaraki prefecture, Japan, Sept. 10, 2015. REUTERS/Issei Kato
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BARCELONA, Jan 11 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The erosion of wealth among the world's middle class due to climate change is a threat to economic and social stability which could spur its 1 billion members to push for action on global warming, Swiss bank UBS Group AG said. ... Read more about Climate change means more fear, less fun for global middle class - UBS

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Large Wildfires Are Now More Common and Destructive

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climatecentral.org - by Brian Kahn
A 2013 photo of the Alder Fire in Yellowstone National Park. Credit: National Park Service Climate Change Research/flickr
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The West continues to be a fiery inferno as August fades into September. Wildfires have exploded across the region this month.
 
There have been 117 large wildfires to date including 70 large fires that are still burning.

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Human impact has pushed Earth into the Anthropocene, scientists say

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Adam Vaughan
Pollution
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There is now compelling evidence to show that humanity’s impact on the Earth’s atmosphere, oceans and wildlife has pushed the world into a new geological epoch, according to a group of scientists.

The question of whether humans’ combined environmental impact has tipped the planet into an “Anthropocene” – ending the current Holocene which began around 12,000 years ago – will be put to the geological body that formally approves such time divisions later this year. ... Read more about Human impact has pushed Earth into the Anthropocene, scientists say

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The Path to Carbon Pricing

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Christine Lagarde, Jim Yong Kim
global-warming
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WASHINGTON, DC – In just six weeks, world leaders will meet in Paris to negotiate a new global climate-change agreement. To date, 150 countries have submitted plans detailing how they will move their economies along a more resilient low-carbon trajectory. These plans represent the first generation of investments to be made in order to build a competitive future without the dangerous levels of carbon-dioxide emissions that are now driving global warming. ... Read more about The Path to Carbon Pricing

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Climate action plans of poorest nations to cost $1 trillion

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Megan Rowling
Wind Power
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PARIS, Nov 30 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The world's 48 poorest countries will need to find around a trillion dollars between 2020 and 2030 to achieve their plans to tackle climate change - and those plans should be a priority for international funding, researchers said. ... Read more about Climate action plans of poorest nations to cost $1 trillion

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