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Drought-hit California faces future trouble as warming reduces water

NEWS: Researchers warn that climate change could worsen California droughts by reducing water flow from Sierra Nevada mountains

Nature
NASA: August 2014 is hottest since records began

NEWS: US Agency confirms further record breaking temperatures for 2014, as California drought continues

Learning
New Climate Economy: it's not just another report

COMMENT: Publication marks an important moment in the gathering global politics of climate change, argues Michael Jacobs

Comment & Analysis
Felipe Calderón: "we can improve economy and tackle climate change"

NEWS: Politicians and businesses respond to new findings that climate action will boost the economy

Policy
Yeb Sano sails to the Arctic in "clarion call" for climate

INTERVIEW: Filipino climate commissioner undertakes seven-day trip across the fragile north, highlighting impacts of global warming

Nature
Upcoming climate protests will be "biggest in history"

NEWS: Activists plan over 2,000 actions on weekend ahead of landmark UN climate summit in New York

Living
Climate action and prosperity go hand in hand, leaders told

NEWS: Twelve-month enquiry finds governments can cut emissions and grow the economy, if they embrace change

Business
Amazon's 'flying rivers' dry up as drought takes hold

NEWS: Scientists believe Amazon rainforest water loss is the result of continuing deforestation and climate change

Nature
Big business takes steps to prepare for global climate deal

NEWS: Leading companies are getting “climate ready” say analysts at CDP as new report reveals internal carbon pricing plans

Business
UN confirms officials from 162 countries will attend climate summit

NEWS: Leaders expected to make four minute speeches outlining commitment to global emissions agreement in 2015

Policy
Leading philanthropic foundations can create climate "tipping point"

COMMENT: Jeremy Leggett from Carbon Tracker outlines five ways philanthropists can use wallets to curb carbon emissions

Comment & Analysis
Criminal deforestation poses growing climate threat

NEWS: Foreign demand for agricultural products worth an estimated $61 billion is driving rates of deforestation

Nature
Development banks promise to back climate action

NEWS: Six major funders say they have provided US$ 75 billion since 2011 and will increase cooperation on low carbon finance

Business
After the floods, India investigates climate change links

NEWS: Poor planning blamed again as thousands in India and Pakistan are forced out of homes by intense rainfall

Living
Jonathon Porritt: I have not sold out to the palm oil sector

INTERVIEW: Veteran UK environmentalist defends industry-backed study that will endorse some forest clearance

Nature
Finance finally on horizon for UN's Green Climate Fund

COMMENT: Civil society observer says latest meeting of flagship green fund has left her cautiously optimistic

Comment & Analysis
UN climate summit set for major carbon pricing announcement

INTERVIEW: World Bank’s Rachel Kyte tells RTCC global support for valuing CO2 will surprise many critics

Business
“Specious and unhelpful” - Tory MP hits back at THAT poll

NEWS: Graham Stuart says survey saying over half of Conservatives are climate sceptic is misleading

Policy
How new EU climate chiefs can make a green energy union

COMMENT: An open letter to Alenka Bratušek, vice president for Energy Union, and Miguel Arias Cañete, European commissioner for climate action and energy

Comment & Analysis
Ozone layer to recover by mid-century, say scientists

NEWS: Campaigners renew calls for HFC phase-out to build on ozone success and tackle climate change

Business