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China and the US progress on talks in Washington aimed at combating climate change

Fri, 09/25/2015 - 18:53

The US and China declared a common vision for combating climate change at a formal summit in Washington DC between their presidents, Xi Jinping and Barack Obama. The two leaders also struck a preliminary deal to outlaw cyber-espionage.

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Tories undermining global fight against climate change, say leading figures

Fri, 09/25/2015 - 18:23

Britain’s reputation on the environment has suffered so badly under the new Conservative government that it could undermine the global fight against climate change, leading figures in the green movement have warned.

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Giant 'blob' of cold water in North Atlantic bucking trend of warmer-than-normal sea surface temperatures, say scientists

Fri, 09/25/2015 - 16:41

A giant “blob” of cold water has appeared in the North Atlantic over the summer months, bucking the global trend of warmer-than-normal sea surface temperatures around the world, scientists said.

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Arctic melting will cost the global economy £33 trillion by end of next century, scientists calculate

Mon, 09/21/2015 - 15:22

The melting of the Arctic permafrost and the subsequent release of carbon dioxide and methane gas into the atmosphere will alone add an extra $43 trillion (£33tn) cost of climate change to the global economy by the end of the next century, scientists have calculated.

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Last month was planet Earth's hottest August for at least 135 years, according to US scientists

Fri, 09/18/2015 - 00:01

Last month was the hottest August ever recorded on Earth, according to US scientists.

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El Nino could make 2015 'the hottest year on record'... and 2016 will be even hotter

Sun, 09/13/2015 - 23:00

The slowdown in global warming is likely to end within two years as the Earth’s climate system undergoes a radical shift that could push temperatures to record highs this year and next, according to the Met Office.

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Tories ignore clean air rules - despite 29,000 deaths from pollution each year

Sat, 09/12/2015 - 22:57

Fears that the Government is weakening its commitment to the environment have been heightened after it emerged that at least two Whitehall departments have admitted ignoring a Supreme Court ruling on clean air.

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London, New York, Hong Kong and Tokyo among cities that will be submerged under water if we burn all fossil fuel reserves, says report

Fri, 09/11/2015 - 20:02

London, New York, Tokyo and Hong Kong are some of the cities that would be submerged under the sea if the world burns all of its accessible fossil fuel reserves, a new report has warned.

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Global warming causing record rock falls in the Alps, warns expert

Thu, 09/10/2015 - 16:53

A French expert is predicting a record number of rock falls in the Alps this year as rising temperatures, thought to be a result of climate change, cause the permafrost to melt.

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Big Six energy companies have 'quietly abandoned their green electricity tariffs'

Tue, 09/01/2015 - 17:31

The commitment of the Big Six energy companies to tackling climate change has been called into question after it emerged that they have all quietly dropped their green electricity tariffs.

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Climate change: 2015 will be the hottest year on record 'by a mile', experts say

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 23:41

Climate scientists are predicting that 2015 will be the hottest year on record “by a mile”, with the increase in worldwide average temperatures dramatically undermining the idea that global warming has stopped – as some climate-change sceptics claim.

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Nasa says sea levels have risen faster than thought due to climate change

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 15:49

Sea levels have risen 8cm in the past 20 years because of climate change, according to Nasa research.

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Climate change: July was the Earth's hottest month on record – while 2015 could be the warmest year, scientists say

Thu, 08/20/2015 - 23:30

It is almost certain 2015 will be the hottest year recorded, scientists have said after it was revealed that July was the Earth's warmest month on record.

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China's carbon emissions overestimated by up to 14 per cent in the last decade, say scientists

Wed, 08/19/2015 - 17:03

The carbon dioxide emissions of China – the world’s biggest polluter – have been significantly over-estimated by as much as 14 per for the past decade, scientists have found.

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Government accused of protecting Tory-voting South as every one of the 27 newly-awarded fracking sites is in the North and Midlands

Tue, 08/18/2015 - 19:05

The Government has been accused of protecting Conservative-voting southern constituencies from fracking, announcing that the next wave of shale-gas sites would all be in the North and Midlands.

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Arctic drilling: Royal Dutch Shell granted final permit for exploration of possible oil reserves off Alaska

Mon, 08/17/2015 - 23:43

Barack Obama has been accused of contradicting his commitment to tackle climate change after Royal Dutch Shell was granted the final permit required for deep drilling into possible oil reserves in the Arctic.

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Global warming is reversing 1,800 years of natural ocean cooling, study finds

Mon, 08/17/2015 - 16:48

Man-made global warming has triggered a reversal of the natural ocean cooling that has occurred over the past 1,800 years, a study has found.

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