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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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Global Warming ‘Pause’ Since 1998 Reflects Natural Fluctuation

Statistical analysis of average global temperatures between 1998 and 2013 shows that the slowdown in global warming during this period is consistent with natural variations in temperature, according to research by McGill University physics professor Shaun Lovejoy.

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Weather Fluctuations Cause People to Seek Information on Climate Change

A URI researcher analyzed Internet search trends and weather patterns and has concluded that people across the United States seek information about climate change when they experience unusual or severe weather events in their area. But findings differed based on political ideology and education levels.

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Tracking the Breakup of Arctic Summer Sea Ice

An international team has placed sensors on and under Arctic sea ice to monitor this season's retreat. Scientists hope to understand the physics of the ice edge in order to predict summer conditions in the Arctic Ocean.

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Climate Change May Bring More Kidney Stones

As daily temperatures increase, so does the number of patients seeking treatment for kidney stones. In a study that may both reflect and foretell a warming planet’s impact on human health, a research team found a link between hot days and kidney stones in 60,000 patients in several U.S. cities with varying climates.

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Shark Teeth Analysis Provides Detailed New Look at Arctic Climate Change

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A new study shows that some shark species may be able to cope with the rising salinity of Arctic waters that may come with rising temperatures.

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For Corals Adapting to Climate Change, It’s Survival of the Fattest—and Most Flexible

The future health of the world’s coral reefs and the animals that depend on them relies in part on the ability of one tiny symbiotic sea creature to get fat—and to be flexible about the type of algae it cooperates with.

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Global Climate Trend Since Nov. 16, 1978: +0.14 C Per Decade

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Global Temperature Report: June 2014

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