United States water estuaries show sensitivity to climate change, says NOAA

United States water estuaries show sensitivity to climate change, says NOAA

WNN Earth Watch (WNN/NOAA) Boulder, Colorado, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS:  The nation’s 28 National Estuarine Research Reserves (NERR) are experiencing the negative effects of human and climate-related stressors according to a new NOAA – National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration research report from the National Ocean Service. The national study, Climate Sensitivity of the National Estuarine Research […]

Adaptations to climate change may bring limits to food farming, say experts

Adaptations to climate change may bring limits to food farming, say experts

Jaspreet Kindra for IRIN – WNN Earth Watch (WNN/IRIN) Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA, SOUTHERN AFRICA: In the absence of decisive action to significantly cut the emission of earth-warming greenhouse gases, most poor countries have resigned themselves to adapting to the effects of climate change. But as recent data show, the global concentration of carbon dioxide in […]

World Meteorological experts say global warming records indicate climate change

World Meteorological experts say global warming records indicate climate change

Selah Hennessy – WNN Earth Watch (WNN/VOA) London, U.K., WESTERN EUROPE: The world experienced unprecedented climate extremes during the first decade of this century, according to a new report by the World Meteorological Organization. Global bodies are gearing up to help nations cope with changing climate conditions. The report, published Wednesday, analyzed global and regional […]

Climate change indicators are forcing us to care for ‘earth in the balance’

Climate change indicators are forcing us to care for ‘earth in the balance’

Maria Lewytzkyj-Milligan with Veronica “Roni” Jacobi – WNN Earth Watch (WNN) Washington, D.C., UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: According to an April report from the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication, sixty-two percent of Americans now say they believe that global warming is happening and only 16 percent say it is not. Recently on June 5, 2013, U.S. Agriculture Secretary […]

AFRICA: Kenyan women become champions for stop climate change policy

AFRICA: Kenyan women become champions for stop climate change policy

Isaiah Esipisu for Thomson Reuters Foundation – WNN Earth Watch (WNN/Thomson Reuters Foundation) Nairobi, KENYA, EASTERN AFRICA: Women are due to get a bigger say in Kenya’s climate change policies after female parliamentarians representing its 47 counties joined a group that has been pushing for gender balance from the local up to the national level. […]

Climate Change in Kenya is changing women’s lives

Climate Change in Kenya is changing women’s lives

Ann Kobia Makena – WNN Features (WNN) Nairobi, KENYA, AFRICA: Under a swiftly shifting landscape in rural Kenya, climate change and its impacts have drastically changed numerous lives in the African nation of Kenya, especially for rural Kenyan pastoralists who depend almost exclusively on rainfall and adequate water supplies. Water in local ecosystems has been shifting […]

Can literacy lessen climate change impacts in Eastern Kenya?

Can literacy lessen climate change impacts in Eastern Kenya?

Caroline Wambui – WNN Earth Watch (WNN/PSM) Nairobi, KENYA, AFRICA: The wrath of climate change affects both those who well understand what this phenomenon is and those who do not.  During the Millennium summit in the year 2000, 189 countries signed the Millennium development goals (MDG) in New York. There was a growing understanding that poverty, […]

Does Hurricane Sandy prove climate change is happening?

Does Hurricane Sandy prove climate change is happening?

Lisa Anderson – WNN SOAPBOX (WNN/TL/AN) New York, NEW YORK, U.S.: Staring out of my apartment window in Midtown Manhattan on Tuesday morning at an eerie green-tinged sky that buffeted my building with powerful wind gusts, unleashed barrages of driving rain and then suddenly glowed with a sickly sunshine, I saw and heard two things […]