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Experts warn of a ‘new era of mega-catastrophies’ driven by climate change
Sunday November 12th 2017, 11:57 PM

Already among the warmest three years on record, 2017 has set another record: the most natural disasters in the United States costing more than $1 billion in the shortest time span.

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Congo basin’s peaty swamps are new front in climate change battle
Sunday November 12th 2017, 11:51 PM

Ancient peatlands that store huge amounts of carbon are under threat from logging.

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“Do the opposite thing you did 18 months ago”:  EPA staffers on the agency in the Trump era
Sunday November 12th 2017, 11:47 PM

Two dozen former and current employees at the Environmental Protection Agency describe dysfunction under Scott Pruitt.

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Alternative US group honouring Paris climate accord demands ‘seat at the table’
Sunday November 12th 2017, 11:44 PM

The America’s Pledge group claims to represent US majority opinion on carbon emissions, despite Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris agreement.

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27 ways a heat wave can kill you – a dire warning for a warming planet
Sunday November 12th 2017, 11:43 PM

New research in health and climate change suggests people are more susceptible to heat-related death than once thought. ‘It’s not just the elderly. It’s everybody.’

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Green incentives see rainforests felled in search for biofuel
Sunday November 12th 2017, 11:39 PM

​What started as a way to cut Japan’s dependence on imported fossil fuels has led to an unexpected surge in a different and equally controversial shipment: palm oil.

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Michael Gove: From ‘shy green’ to ‘full-throated environmentalist’?
Sunday November 12th 2017, 11:37 PM

Many feared what the MP would do when he became environment secretary this year – but he has pleasantly surprised his critics.

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Will policymakers listen to climate change science this time around?
Sunday November 12th 2017, 11:36 PM

Scientists say despite knowing enough about climate change, humankind is failing to turn the tide on climate change and the window of opportunity is fast closing.

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Climate change poses alarming threat to food security in Pacific islands
Sunday November 12th 2017, 11:34 PM

A high-level meeting of political leaders – hosted by the Food and Agriculture Organisation – sounded an ominous warning: that climate change poses an “alarming threat to food systems and food security in the Pacific islands.”

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U.S. to promote ‘universal access’ to fossil fuels at climate talks
Sunday November 12th 2017, 11:32 PM

The United States hopes to promote wider use of fossil fuels at a global meeting on climate change next week, a White House official said, reflecting the gaping divide between Washington and the rest of the world on the issue of global warming.

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Anti-Trump group says most of US economy backs Paris climate pact
Sunday November 12th 2017, 11:32 PM

U.S. cities, states and businesses accounting for more than half the country’s economy remain committed to the 2015 Paris climate accord despite President Donald Trump’s plan to pull out, an anti-Trump alliance says.

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Smog causes havoc across northern India and Pakistan
Sunday November 12th 2017, 11:27 PM

A thick blanket of smog continues to engulf large swathes of northern India and Pakistan. Apart from creating travel chaos and schools being shut, the increased air pollution is also affecting people’s health.

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