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Chablis wine crop hit by changes to French climate - BBC News

...... this link Read more about sharing Close share panel Video duration 0:57 How does climate change affect gardens? Jump to media player The Royal Horticultural Society says that parts of the UK will experience very different impacts. Share Share this with Copy this link ......

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Households 'need help to get warmer home' - BBC News

...... for condensing boilers and EU efficiency rules on electrical appliances. UKERC says spreading home renovation to tens of millions more people would be much a cheaper way of achieving climate change laws than by cleaning up electricity supply, industry or transport. The researchers look enviously across the Channel, where President Macron has made energy efficiency a major policy initiative. ......

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Seoul pleads with Putin to help tame North Korea, as satellite images suggest nuclear test caused landslides

...... in exchange for North Korea ceasing weapons tests. Jerry Brown, the governor of California, also spoke at the forum, calling on Russia, China, Japan and the United States to fight climate change. Mr Brown promised to help Russian students with visas after Washington closed Russia's San Francisco consulate this weekend. T he first satellite images of the site show a series of ......

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London mayor tackles city's affordable housing crisis with purchase plan | Reuters

...... and Ellen Wulfhorst. Please credit the Thomson Reuters Foundation, the charitable arm of Thomson Reuters, that covers humanitarian news, women's rights, trafficking, property rights, climate change and resilience. Visit ......

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Candy maker Mars looks to curb greenhouse gas emissions across supply chain | Reuters

...... NEW YORK (Reuters) - Candy manufacturer Mars Inc is aiming to cut greenhouse gas emissions and address other sustainability issues across its supply chain in a bid to help meet goals from the Paris climate agreement. Mars is one of a number of U.S. firms, including Walmart Stores Inc and Apple Inc, that have committed to curbing climate change even as sentiment on the issue shifts in ......

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Germany climbs in development ranking by taking in refugees | Reuters

...... and level the playing field for developing world producers." The 2017 rankings show almost all countries improved their performance in the environmental component, with reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and new climate commitments in the 2016 Paris agreement. ......

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Lacking land rights, historic black communities in Canada seek change | Reuters

...... by Ellen Wulfhorst. Please credit the Thomson Reuters Foundation, the charitable arm of Thomson Reuters, that covers humanitarian news, women's rights, trafficking, property rights, climate change and resilience. Visit ......

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Mobile power payments and smart meters plug in Tanzanian homes | Reuters

...... and Megan Rowling. Please credit the Thomson Reuters Foundation, the charitable arm of Thomson Reuters, that covers humanitarian news, women's rights, trafficking, property rights, climate change and resilience. Visit ......

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Why Irma is so strong and other questions about hurricanes | Fox News

...... 185 mph winds for more than 24 hours, said Klotzbach. The other was the massive killer typhoon Haiyan that killed more than 6,000 people in the Philippines in 2013. IS THIS GLOBAL WARMING? Scientists take weeks or months to conduct intricate studies, using computer simulations, to see if a storm was worsened by man-made climate change. There have been a limited number of hurricanes ......

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The mural that disappears with the tide - CNN

...... I Fly." Painted on the disappearing ice floes near Baffin Island, Canada, it features the portrait of a local Inuit girl. The goal of Yoro's work? "To ignite a sense of urgency towards climate change in those who stumble upon these murals," he tells CNN. (Photo credit: Renan Ozturk) The artist, who's also known as Hula, has previously painted portraits in remote locations. For "A'o 'Ana " he ......

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How Obama's note to Trump defied history (opinion) - CNN

...... In spite of these soft warnings, President Obama kept the letter nonpartisan, avoiding any mention of specific policy issues -- the right to affordable health care, the significance of climate change or the importance of not turning our backs on the Dreamers. In a curious turn of phrase, however, he flattered President Trump by linking both men's rise to the top of the American pyramid, saying "w ......

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Meet Jim Bridenstine, Trump's pick to lead NASA - LA Times

...... 's pick to lead NASA is a congressman who wants to mine fuel from the moon and has denied human activity's role in climate change. Rep. Jim Bridenstine, a Republican from Oklahoma, has been nominated by Trump to head the space agency. If confirmed by the Senate, Bridenstine would become the first elected official to lead NASA in its nearly six-decade history. "I look forward to working with a ......

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Melting Arctic permafrost could unlock ancient diseases | Daily Mail Online

...... With global temperatures continuing to rise and Arctic sea ice extent shrinking, the consequences of climate change are becoming increasingly visible. But one of the most significant threats posed by climate changes is the melting of permafrost. Permafrost - ground that has been frozen for at least two years - covers 25 per cent of the Northern Hemisphere, keeping ancient bacteria, viruses ......

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Earth could be considered a hybrid due to human impact | Daily Mail Online

...... by the beings that dwell on it. Class I - Worlds with no atmosphere at all, such as the planet Mercury and the Earth's moon Class II - Planets with a thin atmosphere containing greenhouse gases, but no current life, such as the current states of Mars and Venus Class III - Planets have perhaps a thin biosphere and some biotic activity, but much too little to 'affect planetary drivers ......

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Hurricane Harvey's floods caused Houston to SINK | Daily Mail Online

...... effect is through its intense and prolonged rainfall. A low pressure system to the north is keeping Harvey over southern Texas, resulting in greater rainfall totals. We know that climate change is enhancing extreme rainfall . As the atmosphere is getting warmer, it can hold more moisture (roughly 7 per cent for every 1 rise in temperature). This means that when we get the right ......

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Richard Branson is set to bunker down with Virgin staff | Daily Mail Online

...... roar of the winds, the lightning and the rain.' And the businessman also took the opportunity to discuss the need to support the Paris agreement on clean energy. He said: 'Man-made climate change is a key factor in the increasing intensity of these hurricanes, as many experts have suggested. The damage caused by Harvey all over Texas is a tragic and costly reminder that our climate is ......

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Al Roker calls out Rush Limbaugh over hurricane Irma theory | Fox News

...... During his show on Tuesday, Limbaugh suggested that Irma was being politicized by the left, fueled by the effects of hurricane Harvey in Texas, in an effort to push an agenda of climate change. Although he opened the segment by admitting he's not a meteorologist or anything of the sort, he explained to his listeners that he believes the constant media attention that Irma is getting is merely an ......

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Trump takes flak from critics especially the media in ending Dreamers program | Fox News

...... I can't think of another issue this year on which the mainstream media have been so fully and unapologetically aligned against Trump and in favor of preserving an Obama program. The climate change agreement is a close second, but that is more abstract when compared to 800,000 young immigrants who were brought here illegally by their parents and have become integrated into American society. If ......

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Climate Change, Power, Money And Sorrow: Lessons Of Hurricane Harvey : 13.7: Cosmos And Culture : NPR

...... Climate Change, Power, Money And Sorrow: Lessons Of Hurricane Harvey : 13.7: Cosmos And Culture Through the power of Katrina, Sandy and, now, Harvey, we get a view into how a changing climate may play out in the real world beyond arguments and abstractions, says astrophysicist Adam Frank. I get a lot of "climate" hate mail. Whenever I write a piece on global warming, someone will email to ......

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Here's What You Need To Know About Hurricane Irma : The Two-Way : NPR

...... coast only five days apart," according to the National Hurricane Center. But hurricanes draw their strength from the warmth of water below, and climate scientists point out that global climate change is increasing ocean temperatures, likely producing more powerful storms. ......

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