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Shock Antarctic ice loss discovered by European satellite

NEWS: ‘Surprise’ thinning of Antarctic region ice sheet revealed by Cryo-Sat2 after five years of measurements, study finds

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El Nino likely to ensure 2015 breaks warming records

ANALYSIS: Rising temperatures linked to phenomenon could add weight to calls for tough new climate deal in Paris this year

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1.5C climate goal still in reach, say scientists

NEWS: World must embrace deeper emissions cuts, biofuels and carbon storage in last stab at limiting long term costs for planet, study says

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Giant Antarctic ice shelf could collapse by end of century

NEWS: Satellite and radar studies show that twin forces causing the vast ice shelf to thin and become less stable

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IPCC meets to review new climate fighting tools

NEWS: World authority on global warming moves to add shifts in population and economies in its forecasts in Vienna meeting

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Is climate change driving Brazil's drought chaos?

ANALYSIS: Experts are divided over the extent of an overheating planet’s role in the South American country’s chronic dry spell

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Sea levels are rising faster than previous estimates

THE GUARDIAN: IPCC modelling proves right as scientists find satellite glitch led to inaccurate sea level rise records in 1990s

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Biofuels can take decades to pay off carbon debt - study

NEWS: Researchers have mapped the length of time before energy crops have a positive impact on emissions in different parts of the world

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California braces itself for worsening wildfire seasons

NEWS: Years of drought and higher temperatures mean the chance of devastating wildfires in the southwest US is higher than ever

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Scientists warn of "runaway" West Antarctic ice melt

NEWS: Satellite data is used to measure the extent and pattern of increased ice loss that threatens to be a “runaway problem”

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Leading scientists accused of offering false hope on climate

NEWS: German researcher says climate advisors should admit 2C goal is out of sight, but his critics say long term targets are useful for governments

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Fossil fuels just pushed CO2 levels to a 3 million-year high

NEWS: Global concentrations of greenhouse gases surpass “significant milestone”, US climate science agency says

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England set for record increase in heatwaves, say scientists

NEWS: Research using records dating back to 1659 indicates at least a 13-fold rise in the likelihood of human-influenced climate change

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Artificial trees and nanotechnology: climate saviours?

NEWS: US scientists are making progress on radical methods to capture carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and neutralise emissions

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Earth's oceans have economic value of $24 trillion, says WWF

NEWS: Green campaign group warns valuable natural resource is threatened by pollution, overfishing and climate change

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Ocean acidification triggered mass extinctions 252 million years ago

NEWS: The biggest extinction ever known on Earth resulted from oceans turned acid by CO2, the main gas driving human-caused climate change today

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Polar bears hit by twin threats of pollution and climate change

NEWS: Plastic waste, toxic pollutants and climate adding pressures on polar bears in Arctic say researchers

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Permafrost 'carbon bomb' unlikely but melt danger rising

NEWS: Arctic’s frozen soil holds billions of tonnes of organic carbon – and global warming could speed its escape

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Twitter failing to bridge gap between climate activists and sceptics

NEWS: Opposing groups as far apart as ever says new research based on tweeting habits of those in climate change arena

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Canadian glaciers could start to disappear by 2040 - scientists

NEWS: Climate change could cause many glaciers in western Canada to start to disappear by mid century, affecting people and places that depend on their water

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