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Minor EU emission cuts masks underlying apathy on 2C

COMMENT: Latest GHG data from Brussels shows we have achieved nothing of significance relative to scale of the climate challenge, says Kevin Anderson

Comment & Analysis
Fracking may release cancer-causing air pollution - study

NEWS: Samples collected by residents near shale gas wells picked up high levels of benzene, hydrogen sulphide and formaldehyde

Energy
Climate marathon: IPCC nears finish line for seminal report

NEWS: Scientists and officials will need to sift through over 200 comments, ranging from grammatical errors to strategic concerns

Learning
Why you should bother to read the IPCC synthesis report

COMMENT: UN science panel’s final report this year will indicate how serious governments take the threat of climate change, argues Richard Black

Comment & Analysis
Poland "won" EU 2030 deal - does the climate lose?

ANALYSIS: Poorer member states will get €17-25.5 billion to upgrade their energy sectors next decade. This could be a coal subsidy or a green finance model

Comment & Analysis
Oil tanker trains threaten to trash US northwest

NEWS: America’s expanding oil production threatens the pristine region of the country with a rash of new oil terminals along coast

Energy
Hydropower to double - but at what cost to wildlife?

NEWS: Scientists predict hydropower will double over the next 20 years, but building new dams could damage major rivers

Energy
Desmond Tutu: Rejoice in opportunities for a cleaner planet

NEWS: Archbishop leads church service in Copenhagen to mark the release of the UN’s IPCC science report

Living
Climate change could create more Boko Haram extremists - study

NEWS: Drought, famine and crop failures could destabilise 32 countries in Africa and Asia, warn risk analysts

Learning
EU set to overachieve 2020 carbon emissions goal

NEWS: Greenhouse gas emissions fell 2% in 2013 says Environment Agency, but warns some countries are slipping

Energy
China, India set pace in global clean energy growth

NEWS: Emerging markets set to overtake rich countries in race to install wind, solar and other renewable energy sources

Energy
US banks deny funds to coal port near Great Barrier Reef

NEWS: Rainforest Action Network welcomes commitment by four US banks not to invest in project that will support new coal mines

Business
UK invests £97m in weather and climate supercomputer

NEWS: The Met Office says the system, 13 times more powerful than its existing capacity, will bring £2 billion of benefits

Learning
Ikea launches solar panels in the Netherlands

NEWS: Swedish furniture giant brings residential solar technology to Dutch, with expansion planned to seven more countries

Energy
Giant tower to monitor climate change in the Amazon

NEWS: Taller than the Eiffel Tower, the observatory will capture vital data on how climate change is impacting the rainforest

Nature
Naomi Klein: New York showed glimpse of climate justice movement

INTERVIEW: Climate pragmatists are failing to confront dirty energy – we need an ideological shift, the author of This Changes Everything tells RTCC

Living