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NEWS: Increased hardiness of one common coral provides some hope among evidence of warming oceans

NEWS: US technology giants reveal backing for renewable energy and efficiency measures

NEWS: Falling water levels in US state more severe than any event since the late 1500s megadrought, say scientists

NEWS: Congo’s forests facing chronic water stress say scientists, potentially affecting native species

NEWS: Ireland’s climate change bill establishes advisory climate body and commits government to five-year reports

NEWS: ADB says focus will be on finance readiness, so countries can apply for Green Climate Fund backing later this year

NEWS: Tony Abbott’s ‘direct action’ policy could fail to pass Senate, leaving country’s carbon cutting plans in limbo

NEWS: Climate debate skewed by “uncontrollable” donations from vested interests, says former US president

NEWS: Carbon pollution in rich nations falls, but data differences highlight challenge of global climate change deal

NEWS: America’s ranchers and indigenous people descend on Washington to persuade Obama to reject polluting pipeline

NEWS: Minister for Energy announces measures to drive development of coal fields, in face of cheaper gas and clean energy options

NEWS: First energy policy update in 20 years orders Department of Defense to recognise energy as a ‘mission essential resource’

NEWS: Secretary General’s Earth Day message calls on people to “encourage” heads of state ahead of UN summit in September

NEWS: Released document outlines various pathways towards global carbon cutting package due to be agreed in Paris

NEWS: Strong policy mechanisms needed to keep China on track to reduce emissions intensity 17% by 2015, says NDRC chief

Thousands have died by the conflict in Syria, but severe drought in the region is heaping added misery on people

NEWS: Pope should use influence to encourage institutions to remove their funds from fossil fuel industry, write religious groups