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Alaska wildfires spiral in warming climate - study

NEWS: America’s northern frontier is seeing a surge of large wildfires, releasing more carbon dioxide from tundra and forests

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Sunspot slump won't halt warming trend - Met Office

NEWS: A return to a ‘grand solar minimum’ not seen for centuries may cause some cooling but won’t outweigh greenhouse effect

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European countries urged to prepare for 1.5m sea level rise

NEWS: Parts of Europe face higher than average marine surge as polar ice melts, Danish researchers have found

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Stop coal to preserve health gains, says Lancet Commission

NEWS: Dangerous climate change from coal power emissions will set back public health 50 years, international expert panel finds

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Sahel gets surprise rainfall boon from climate change

NEWS: Drought-prone region of Africa is experiencing a wetter period largely due to greenhouse gas emissions

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Is avoiding 2C of global warming possible?

VIDEO: Models that suggest the world can rapidly cut CO2 emissions are optimistic, says CICERO’s Glen Peters

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May 2015 was the hottest on record, say US govt scientists

NEWS: Record temperatures and impending El Nino set year on course to be warmest since 1880

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Tea Party supporters score high on climate ideology, low on facts

NEWS: Researchers find “ideological roots” for a false sense of understanding among US right wing faction

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'Moisture mill' shows clean energy potential of evaporation

NEWS: US scientists have harnessed humidity in the lab to run a toy car and flashing light and say the technology could scale up

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China could hit emissions peak by 2025 - study

NEWS: Lower economic growth, tighter climate regulations and a decline in heavy industry primed to slow carbon growth

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Tropical storms get fiercer with climate change - study

NEWS: Typhoons and hurricanes are getting less frequent with human-caused global warming, but more intense, latest research confirms

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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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