Warming reveals more ore opportunities

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Biv.com reports that...

Researchers who have been able to study frozen mammoths and Stone Age mummies thanks to retreating glaciers aren’t the only scientists who have benefited from the otherwise negative impacts of global warming.

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Heatwaves in Europe 10 Times as Likely with Climate Change

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Natureworldnews.com reports that...

Things are going to heat up in Europe by the 2030s according to a new study that says heatwaves will be 10 times as likely with climate change.

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Rising seas make living with global warming a UN priority

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Chicagotribune.com reports that...

From the rising seas in the Seychelles to the melting glaciers of Switzerland and Peru, governments are learning to cope with damaging changes to the climate that threaten food and water supplies, and even the very survival of the most low-lying nations.

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Climate Change is creating a ‘new normal’ of severe weather patterns 

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En.cihan.com.tr reports that...

A new World Bank Group report says Climate Change is creating a ‘new normal’ of severe weather patterns that will affect crops, businesses and coastal cities; adding that the impact of Climate Change ..

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‘Weak’ El Niño 2014 to Start In 4-8 Weeks

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Au.ibtimes.com reports that...

The El Niño weather phenomenon that forecasters had anticipated for so long will begin in the next four to eight weeks. It will, however, be a weak one, much to the chagrin of drought-stricken California.

The National Weather Service’s Climate Prediction Center on Thursday said the El Niño, which was first announced early this year, would be happening in a month or two. Forecasters expect it to continue until into spring. But while forecasters agree there is a 2-in-3 chance of El Niño happening between November 2014 to January 2015, it will “likely remain weak … throughout its duration.”

An El Niño occurs when sea surface temperatures hit more than 0.5 degrees Celsius during the long term average. Presently, sea surface temperatures are only up by 0.3 degrees.

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Shifts in rainfall, not warming pause, slow sea level rise

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Local.msn.com reports that...

Heavy rains from the Amazon to Australia have curbed sea level rise so far this century by shifting water from the oceans to land, according to a study that rejects theories that the slowdown is tied to a pause in global warming.

Sea level rise has been one of the clearest signs of climate change – water expands as it warms and parts of Greenland and Antarctica are thawing, along with glaciers from the Himalayas to the Alps.

But in a puzzle to climate scientists, the rate slowed to 2.4 millimeters (0.09 inch) a year from 2003 to 2011 from 3.4 mm from 1994-2002, heartening skeptics who doubt that deep cuts are needed in mankind’s rising greenhouse gas emissions.

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Climate change will reduce crop yields sooner than we thought

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Phys.org reports that...

A study led by the University of Leeds has shown that global warming of only 2°C will be detrimental to crops in temperate and tropical regions, with reduced yields from the 2030s onwards.

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Obama seeking $60.4 billion for post-Sandy recovery

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Nbcpolitics.nbcnews.com reports that...


President Barack Obama requested Friday that Congress authorize $60.4 billion in emergency spending to help the states hit by the supers-storm Sandy in late October. A House Democratic aide told NBC News that they “even though it’s reasonable, we don’t expect Republicans to just hand it over. We’re going to have to fight for it.” Some congressional Republicans have said that the money spent on Sandy ought to be offset with spending cuts in other parts of the federal budget; most Democrats do not seek offsets. In a joint statement, Rep. Nita Lowey, D-N.Y. and Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., co-chairs of the bipartisan congressional task force on recovering from Tropical Sandy, praised Obama’s request. “While more may be needed in the long term, this robust package is a major first step that we will work to pass as quickly as possible in Congress to help devastated communities, families and businesses.”

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Grass painting spreads as U.S. drought ravages lawns

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Usatoday.com reports that...

As the worst drought in decades hits two-thirds of the USA, residents and businesses in normally well-watered areas are catching on to the lawn-painting practice employed for years in the drier West and Southwest.

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Russia flood brings volunteer spirit, and new law

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Chron.com reports that...

At least 171 people died in Krymsk and nearby parts of southern Russia when flash floods triggered by extraordinarily heavy rains inundated the area on July 6-7.

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