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Limiting global warming to 1.5°C would require rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society, the IPCC said in a new assessment. With clear benefits to people and natural ecosystems, limiting global warming to 1.5°C compared to 2°C could go hand in hand with ensuring a more sustainable and equitable society, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) said on Monday.

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Numerous studies have highlighted that climate change impacts will put vulnerable marine species at risk of local and even global extinction; however, local actions through effective fisheries management can reduce the probability of those species' extinction risk by as much as 63 percent, says a new study from the University of British Columbia (UBC).

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NASA image created by Jesse Allen, Earth Observatory, using data provided courtesy of the MODIS Rapid Response team.

Despite the fury Florence unleashed along the coastline of the Carolinas, the American Shore & Beach Preservation Association (ASBPA) reports that areas with wide sandy beaches and high dunes fared well in the face of an unprecedented onslaught of storm surge and waves.

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Front Row - From Left to Right: Rep. Jerome Zeringue, Rachel Archer, Sidney Coffee, Val Marmillion, R. King Milling and Rep. Walt Leger III

At the Coastal Wetland Communities Adaptation Leadership Forum hosted by the America's WETLAND Foundation (AWF) convened today at Nicholls State University a recurring theme emerged - Louisiana's coastal communities will survive the rising tide as local governments have taken extraordinary measures and partnered with the state and private industry to save the state's disappearing coastline.

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