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WWF Climate Blog Has Moved to New Location

The WWF climate blog now is located at a different Web address: worldwildlife.org/blogs/wwf-climate-blog.  All posts since May 2013 are at that location, while older posts will remain archived on this site.  The new site will have a single RSS feed at worldwildlife.org/blogs/wwf-climate-blog.rss.

New WWF web tool maps Arctic nature and activities

As Arctic Council Ministers prepare to meet to outline priorities for the Council’s next two years, WWF has released a mapping tool to help inform those priorities, ArkGIS.

WWF Invites Cities in 15 Countries to Participate in Earth Hour City Challenge 2014

From May through October 2013, cities in 15 countries can register for the next annual round of WWF's Earth Hour City Challenge.  The challenge will highlight and reward cities that aggressively and creatively address climate change.  An international jury will evaluate the actions being taken by each city, and in March 2014, the city with the highest overall score will be awarded the title "Global Earth Hour Capital."  A national Earth Hour Capital also will be named in each participating country.

Landmarks across the world go dark to celebrate major environmental outcomes for Earth Hour

From the Sydney Opera House to Table Mountain, The Petronas Towers to The Brandenburg Gate, and The Tokyo Tower to The Empire State Building - a long list of the most recognisable icons across the globe will be participating in Earth Hour 2013 this Saturday March 23 at 8:30PM, as the world’s largest movement for the planet celebrates the environmental outcomes generated by its participants around the world.

Vancouver Crowned Global Earth Hour Capital 2013 "for Its Innovative Actions on Climate Change"

WWF’s Earth Hour City Challenge (EHCC) has recognised the City of Vancouver, Canada, for its innovative actions on climate change and dedication to create a sustainable, pleasant urban environment for current and future residents.

IPCC Says Essential Actions Needed to Reduce Risks of Changing Climate Extremes

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) approved on Friday (18 Nov 2011) a report on preparing for weather and climate extremes. The report’s summary warns that a changing climate “can result in unprecedented extreme weather and climate events” and says that actions ranging “from incremental steps to transformational change are essential for reducing risk from climate extremes.” The U.S. this year has experienced a record fourteen weather-related disasters each in excess of a billion dollars – and many more disasters of lesser magnitudes. Yet the U.S. has no national climate change preparedness strategy; and Federal efforts to address the rising risks have been undermined through budget cuts and other means. Though seriously constrained by the lack of strong and unified leadership in Washington, communities and others around the country nevertheless are taking commonsense actions to address the emerging impacts of increasingly disruptive climate extremes.

Earth Hour 2012 Global Official Video

Earth Hour 2011 embraced 5,251 cities and towns in 135 countries and territories and reached an estimated 1.8 billion people worldwide. Our new video, backed by acclaimed Icelandic rock band Sigur Rós, showcases the passion of this year's Earth Hour participants from all corners of the globe, celebrating the planet and taking action beyond the hour.  Mark your calendar for Earth Hour 2012: 31 March 2012, 8:30 pm!

Polar Bear Population in Canada's Western Hudson Bay Unlikely to Survive Climate Disruption

Declining sea ice in Canada's Western Hudson Bay already has been linked to a decline in the area's polar bear population.  Today, researchers report  that as the ice-free period in the region becomes longer, fewer females will successfully reproduce and those that do will have smaller litters. The authors say their findings "serve as another indicator that the western Hudson Bay population will probably not remain viable under predicted climatic conditions."

Mexico leads by example at climate talks

WWF today commended Mexico’s announcement during the ongoing United Nations climate negotiations that the country has made major progress on its commitment to reduce greenhouse emissions.

Caribbean Coral Reefs, Climate Variability and Change, and Ocean Acidification: Online Resources

We provide a listing of select online resources related to the impacts of climate variability and change, and ocean acidification, on coral reefs in the wider Caribbean region.

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