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Climate cure worse than disease for US water stress - study

NEWS: Bioenergy crops need more irrigation and will put pressure on water resources, models show

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Paralysed by uncertainty? Index mooted to solve climate dilemma

NEWS: Setting pace of emissions cuts by observed warming could see off climate policy objections, say UK researchers

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Good practice could get emissions close to 2C levels - study

NEWS: If all countries follow the example of the best in each sector, it brings warming target within reach, say European researchers

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Pentagon warns of emergency risk in melting Arctic

NEWS: US Department of Defense is calling for more resources to expand search and rescue capabilities into newly open territory

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Berlin in a heatwave (Pic: Frank Neulichedl/Flickr)

NEWS: All but one of the main surface temperature monitors has recorded a 1C rise since pre-industrial times, analysis shows

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Washington DC is sinking into the sea - study

NEWS: The seat of US government faces six inches of subsidence this century, geologists say, making it vulnerable to sea level rise

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Why carbon removal from air needs more attention

NEWS: From tree planting to direct air capture machines, negative emissions techniques are essential, says founder of new centre

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Recession not shale gas boom cut US emissions - study

NEWS: Economic factors rather than switch from coal to natural gas drove recent drop in country’s CO2 output, say researchers

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Berlin in a heatwave (Pic: Frank Neulichedl/Flickr)

NEWS: Latest data from US agency NOAA reinforces high temperature trend, boosted by a moderate El Nino

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Outsider enters race to head UN climate science panel

NEWS: Energy economist Nebojsa Nakicenovic is the fifth candidate nominated to replace Rajendra Pachauri at the top of the IPCC

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Climate denial conspiracy theories - contentious study republished

NEWS: In a long-running wrangle with sceptical bloggers, psychologist Stephan Lewandowsky has revived a previously retracted paper

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World carbon emissions in one handy graphic

NEWS: This metric breaks down how much CO2 countries are pumping skyward – and which sector has the greatest footprint

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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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