Global Warming and Climate Change News

Global warming to affect fish guts
Tuesday May 15th 2012, 11:09 PM

Global warming may cause some stocks of fish species to decline, while others may grow. The gastrointestinal system of fish is much more sensitive to rises in sea temperatures than previously thought, according to new research. [News Source]

Climate change may still affect Benguet
Tuesday May 15th 2012, 7:28 PM

BENGUET is not free from the effects of climate change, according to a study conducted by Benguet State University-Institute of Social Research and Development (BSU-ISRD). The study showed that there are changes in the climate that directly and indirectly affects agriculture, biodiversity and the role of women. read more [News Source]

Many Mammals Won't Survive Climate Change; An Organism That Eats Plastic
Tuesday May 15th 2012, 5:35 PM

Discovered: Many of our mammal brethren will not survive climate change, high fructose corn syrup keeps getting better, finally a plastic bag solution that works for the environment, and America will get a lot warmer over the next sixty years.  [News Source]

Climate change could outpace mammals
Tuesday May 15th 2012, 4:31 PM

Nearly 10 percent of the Western Hemisphere's mammals won't be able to move swiftly enough to outpace climate change and reach safe havens, researchers say. [News Source]

Nearly 9 pc of hemisphere's mammals unlikely to escape climate change
Tuesday May 15th 2012, 2:02 PM

Washington, May 15 : Scientists have for the past decade outlined new areas suitable for mammals likely to be displaced as climate change first makes their current habitat inhospitable, then unlivable. [News Source]

Hawaii’s beaches are in retreat.
Tuesday May 15th 2012, 10:00 AM

Most beaches on the state’s three largest islands are eroding, and the erosion is likely to accelerate as sea levels rise, the USGS is reporting. Over the last century, about 9 percent of the sandy coast on the islands of Hawaii, Oahu and Maui has vanished. That’s almost 14 miles of beach. [News Source]

Defending Israel’s borders from ‘climate refugees.’
Tuesday May 15th 2012, 10:00 AM

In order to combat increased waves of illegal migration that will likely accompany climate change, Israel must secure its borders through impassable barriers, including “sea fences” along the Mediterranean and Red Sea, experts have concluded. [News Source]

Massachusetts residents say state plan for hospital site falls short.
Tuesday May 15th 2012, 10:00 AM

Residents’ concerns about refuse from a former mental hospital, which closed after more than a century in 2003, have spiked in recent weeks as state officials said they plan to remove only about 15 percent of an estimated 75,000 tons of toxic waste in a landfill adjacent to the river. [News Source]

The air is crazy bad in Beijing, and no great shakes in Shanghai, either.
Tuesday May 15th 2012, 10:00 AM

Last year, the U.S. Embassy in Beijing caused a sensation when word spread that it was publicly reporting the air quality in the city. Now, U.S. diplomats are at it again, and the griping has already begun. [News Source]

Youth speak out on environment.
Tuesday May 15th 2012, 10:00 AM

Young residents of big cities such as HCM City and Ha Noi are expressing their concerns about pressing environmental problems by urging residents and authorities to actively take part in reducing pollution levels. [News Source]

Hawaii’s beaches are in retreat, and its way of life may follow.
Tuesday May 15th 2012, 10:00 AM

Most beaches on the state’s three largest islands are eroding, and the erosion is likely to accelerate as sea levels rise, a federal agency is reporting. Over the last century, about 9 percent of the sandy coast on the islands of Hawaii, Oahu and Maui has vanished. That’s almost 14 miles of beach. [News Source]