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Huge Waves Measured for First Time in Arctic Ocean

The first measurements of waves in the middle of the Arctic Ocean recorded house-sized waves during a September 2012 storm. More sensors are going out this summer to study waves in newly ice-free Arctic waters.

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How Will Climate Change Impact Tropical Rainforests?

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Scientists are concerned about the impact climate change--particularly warming--may have on tropical rainforests. They are undertaking the first field study ever to find out.

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Researchers Find Changes in Agriculture Increase High River Flow Rates

University of Iowa researchers examined how changes in rainfall amounts and an increase in the amount of acreage used to grow such crops as corn and soybeans can affect the volume of river water flow in the U.S. Midwest.

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NSU Researcher Part of Team Studying Ways to Better Predict Intensity of Hurricanes

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Study looks at factors related to intensity of hurricanes/cyclones

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Climate Change Increases Risk of Crop Slowdown in Next 20 Years

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The world faces a small but substantially increased risk over the next two decades of a major slowdown in the growth of global corn and wheat yields because of climate change, according to NCAR and Stanford University research. Such a slowdown would occur as global demand for crops rapidly increases.

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Strengthening Community Forest Rights is Critical Tool to Fight Climate Change, Says Major New Report

Strengthening community forest rights is an essential strategy to reduce billions of tonnes of carbon emissions, making it an effective way for governments to meet climate goals, safeguard forests and protect the livelihoods of their citizens, according to a major new report. The report, called “Securing Rights, Combating Climate Change: How Strengthening Community Forest Rights Mitigates Climate Change,” is being published jointly by World Resources Institute (WRI) and Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI). The paper provides the most comprehensive analysis to date linking legal recognition and government protection of community forest rights with reductions in carbon pollution.

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El Fortalecimiento de los Derechos Forestales Comunitarios es una Herramienta Fundamental para Luchar Contra el Cambio Climático, Indica un Nuevo e Importante Informe

El fortalecimiento de los derechos forestales comunitarios es una estrategia esencial para reducir los miles de millones de toneladas de emisiones de carbono, haciéndolo una forma efectiva para que los gobiernos cumplan los objetivos climáticos, salvaguarden los bosques y protejan las subsistencias de sus ciudadanos, según un importante reporte nuevo. El informe, llamado "Asegurando derechos, luchando contra el cambio climático: Cómo el fortalecimiento de los derechos forestales comunitarios mitiga el cambio climático", está siendo publicado conjuntamente por el Instituto de Recursos Mundiales (World Resources Institute - WRI) y la Iniciativa Derechos y Recursos (Rights and Resources Initiative - RRI). El documento proporciona el análisis más completo a la fecha vinculando el reconocimiento legal y la protección gubernamental de los derechos forestales comunitarios junto con las reducciones en la contaminación de carbono.

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Scientists to Study Effects of Climate Change on the Chesapeake Bay

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A multi-university team will answer the ongoing questions of how the impacts of manmade stressors such as agricultural use and burgeoning populations work in concert with a warming planet on water systems.

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