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‘Direct existential threat’ of climate change nears point of no return, warns UN chief

New York, Sept 11 (IBNS): The world risks crossing the point of no return on climate change, with disastrous consequences for people across the planet and the natural systems that sustain them, the United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres warned on Monday, calling for more leadership and greater ambition for climate action, to reverse course.

Uneven progress on climate action at Bangkok conference

New York, Sept 10 (IBNS): Climate change talks wrapped up in Bangkok today, leaving several issues still to be resolved.

Runaway climate change still “a real possibility”: UN Secretary-General

New York, Sept 6 (IBNS): Greater ambition, urgency and action are needed if we are to prevent ever greater climate-related crises, said UN Chief Antonió Guterres on Wednesday, at the launch of the 2018 New Climate Economy report, at UN Headquarters in New York

Climate change increasing the prevalence of harmful parasite, warn scientists

London, Sept 2 (IBNS): A rise in a parasite called liver fluke, which can significantly impact livestock production in farms in the UK and across the world, could now be helped by a new predictive model of the disease aimed at farmers.

Adapt, move or die: animals and plants react to climate change, reveals study

Birmingham, Aug 30 (IBNS): Nature is on the move as plants and animals react to the threat of extinction from climate change by changing their location or behaviour – a critical review reveals.

Common songbird population could collapse within this century due to rising temperatures, MU study finds

New York, Aug 24 (IBNS): Previous research has shown that higher temperatures fueled by climate change could have major impacts on birds in the U.S. that are already considered threatened.

U of T scientists draw new connections between climate change and warming oceans

Toronto, Aug 10 (IBNS): It happened once before, and it could happen again.

Population decline of mammals and birds linked to rapid warming of climate

The rate at which our planet is warming has been found to be a critical factor in explaining the decline of bird and mammal species, reveals new research by UCL and ZSL (Zoological Society of London).

Study finds climate determines shapes of river basins

New York, July 19 (IBNS): There are more than 1 million river basins carved into the topography of the United States, each collecting rainwater to feed the rivers that cut through them.

Conflict and climate change challenge sustainable development effort: UN report

New York, June 20 (IBNS): Although more people are leading better lives than a decade ago, persistent poverty and hunger, as well as rapid urbanization, are challenging global efforts to create a more just and equitable world, according to a United Nations report launched on Wednesday.

New Antarctic process contributing to sea-level rise and climate change: Study reveals

Sydney, Apr 24 (IBNS): Anew Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS)-led study has revealed a previously undocumented process where melting glacial ice sheets change the ocean in a way that further accelerates the rate of ice melt and sea level rise.

New study shows climate change is wreaking havoc on delicate relationship between orchids and bees

London, Apr 21 (IBNS): The first definitive demonstration of climate change upsetting the vital interdependent relationships between species has been revealed, thanks to a study led by the University of Sussex.

World Bank supports Bangladesh in climate-smart agriculture

Dhaka, Apr 11 (IBNS): Despite Bangladesh’s remarkable achievement in improving agricultural productivity, the sector is facing risks from climate change, extreme weather events, and sea level rise.

Tiny sea creatures hold secrets to Earth’s climate: NASA

Washington, Apr 11 (IBNS): Each new season brings change. Seasonal change on land is something that we’re familiar with and adjust to regularly.

Climate chaos to continue in 2018, UN chief warns; Will the world rise to challenge?

New York, Mar 30 (JEN): Climate change “is still moving much faster than we are,” United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres warned on Thursday, calling for the political will, innovation and financing to cut global emissions by at least 25 per cent over the next two years.