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NEWS: Wind, solar and hydro will have to shoulder four fifths of the global power supply by 2050 to meet carbon targets

ANALYSIS: Shale gas can help address climate change say UN panel, but will have to be cut substantially by 2050

NEWS: IPCC warns swift transition to renewables needed to avoid dangerous temperature rise, but changes are affordable

NEWS: Views from John Kerry, Christiana Figueres, Ed Davey plus leading NGOs and business groups

ANALYSIS: Image of scientists bickering with Richard Tol weakened public perception of consensus within IPCC

FEATURE: The Earth entered uncharted territory when CO2 levels hit 400ppm for the first time. So what does the milestone mean?

NEWS: New technology could ease the way into capturing and storing CO2 emissions from coal-fired power plants

NEWS: Harvard’s refusal to divest from fossil fuels is “self-contradictory” and illogical, claim university faculty members

NEWS: European Commission revises rules for state aid, allowing EU member states to support fossil fuel generation

NEWS: Hollywood’s biggest names rally around new Showtime documentary series on climate change

NEWS: The solar plane that will fly across the world powered by sunlight has been unveiled by creators in Switzerland

NEWS: Nations must consider findings of IPCC when deciding whether to limit warming to 1.5 or 2C, say developed countries

NEWS: Spending on fossil fuel exploration by development bank increased in 2013, according to new analysis

NEWS: Austria should consider energy dependency when deciding whether to harness shale gas, says International Energy Agency

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NEWS: World Bank and Merrill Lynch among those working on ‘Climate Finance Lab’ to speed up $100bn fundraising goal

NEWS: Higher estimates of methane emissions from melting permafrost could accelerate climate ‘tipping points’, says report

NEWS: A cool phase in the Atlantic ocean helps to explain sixteen year ‘pause’ in warming of surface temperatures

NEWS: Solar comes second only to natural gas in new US power, while wind slumps to fourth place behind coal

NEWS: Businesses are starting to understand climate risks, says Paul Polman, but governments are failing to respond