US scientists chart their success in targeting hunters as part of a global-warming education drive.

As a group that is traditionally politically conservative and somewhat suspicious of big government, hunters and anglers in the United States seem an unusual choice for conveying a message about the need for climate-change regulation. And yet it was precisely this group that the US National Wildlife Federation (NWF) began courting — with considerable success — in its drive for national climate legislation in 2007.

Eschewing a standard lecture format, the conservation group, based in Reston, Virginia, developed a more informal, conversational presentation on global warming that could be delivered by hunters and anglers to their fellow sportsmen in 35 states. Although talk of regulating greenhouse gases drew a cool reception, organizers from the NWF found that participants opened up when the discussion turned to local environmental impacts.

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The World Bank today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding later this year with the Government of Korea, to strengthen cooperation and sharing of expertise in disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation among Asian nations. This is "both timely and relevant, given the increasing convergence of the disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation agendas," said World Bank Sector Director for Sustainable Development in the East Asia and Pacific region (EAP), John Roome, pledging Bank's support for the implementation of the Incheon road map at a high level plenary of the 4th Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction here today.

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A new long-term investigation has revealed that global warming and climate change are having a profound effect on mountain vegetation, especially at low elevations.

The research was carried out by scientists in the United States, who wanted to investigate how vegetation patterns changed on and around mountains over the past 60 years or so

Experts from the US Geological Survey (USGS), the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of California in Davis (UCD) collaborated on this investigation. 

One of the main applications for the new work is that conservationists could start developing regional landscape predictions, which would enable them to gain an idea of how that environment will react to climate change. 

Read more: Data Shows Climate Change Impact on Mountain Vegetation


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