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NEWS: History could repeat itself if global warming is left unchecked, leading to people abandoning once-fertile areas

ANALYSIS: New equity calculator says UK needs to cut emissions 94% by 2020, US by 73% and China just 9.4%

NEWS: Activists will form an 8km line between two villages threatened by opencast lignite mines, to highlight climate change risks

BLOG: Who has shown some cool, green leadership this August… And who is heating up the planet?

NEWS: Heat sinking into the Atlantic Ocean accounts for a slowdown in air temperature rises, scientists find

BLOG: Actor calls for carbon price in new video on climate change

NEWS: NASA finds a banned ozone-depleting gas is still being emitted, in a blot on the Montreal Protocol’s record

NEWS: Arctic warming faster than most of Earth, while Antarctica appears to remain locked in a frigid embrace

NEWS: Architects unions have passed a Declaration spelling out their commitment to tackling climate change

NEWS: Climate change is gradually turning Spain into a fire zone – and a change in the economic climate is inflaming the situation

NEWS: Renewables investments set to rise slowly on continent as countries explore potential for wind, solar and geothermal

ANALYSIS: Scientists, artists and policymakers pondered whether to hack the planet at a meeting in Berlin this week

NEWS: Report from leading REDD donors Norway warns of ‘growing perception’ countries are missing out on millions

NEWS: Australia lacks gravitas to cast off climate talk, with US and China likely to put pressure on Tony Abbott

NEWS: Veteran diplomat Javier Solana says real progress will only come at national level, hailing action in China, Uganda, Tuvalu

NEWS: The Advertising Standards Authority has banned an advert promoting “clean coal” as a solution to energy poverty

SKETCH: Green start-ups can win big money in the EU-backed Climate-KIC competition. But are the judges after style or substance?

NEWS: The Asian Development Bank warns economic cost of climate change will challenge efforts to lift people out of poverty

NEWS: Earth Overshoot Day arrives one day earlier than 2013, marking the date global consumption exceeds production

NEWS: Last month’s average temperature was 16.44C. That’s 0.64C above the 20th century average