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Himalayas count cost of damage from soot, methane and HFCs

NEWS: Impact of short lived pollutants likely to be felt across Indian subcontinent as Himalayan melt accelerates

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Global warming raises California's drought vulnerability

NEWS: US researchers say climate change, not random chance, is likely to be causing California’s long drought, one of the worst on record

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Climate change a likely factor in Syria civil war

NEWS: Researchers link climate to drought that affected Syria nearly a decade ago − and helped spark country’s conflict

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Scientists confirm 'critical link' between CO2 emissions and warming

NEWS: High-precision field instruments in the US have provided the first real-time “action shots” of the increasing impact of CO2

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Natural ocean cycles behind global warming pause, say scientists

NEWS: Temperatures may be rising more slowly than expected because of two oceanic cycles lasting half a century

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Ocean acidification attack on algae damaging marine ecosystems

NEWS: Development of group of alga may be stunted as oceans absorb more carbon dioxide, with widespread effects for marine life, say scientists

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Rajendra Pachauri allegations will not affect IPCC work, say officials

NEWS: UN climate science panel says it will examine its policies on harassment in light of Pachauri harassment allegations

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Scientists to deploy ocean cameras as acidification fears mount

NEWS: Thermal cameras could measure ocean temperatures, while microwave sensors could measure ocean salinity, say scientists

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China's coal use fell 2.9% in 2014

NEWS: New government statistics indicate significant drop in coal use, with 0.7% drop in 2014 emissions projected by analysts

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Global warming likely to accelerate after "pause", say scientists

NEWS: Scientists says 1% chance of two decade hiatus – but once it ends, expect rapid rise in temperatures to begin

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Air pollution crackdown will reduce climate uncertainty - study

NEWS: A decline in levels of aerosols in the atmosphere will make it easier to forecast the speed of climate change, scientists have found

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New NASA satellite promises EPIC photos and climate insights

NEWS: NASA’s newly launched DSCOVR tool will send back climate data and Earth photos from a million miles away

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US central plains face "megadroughts" later this century

NEWS: Scientists in the US predict droughts worse than the hottest, most arid extended droughts of the 12th and 13th centuries

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Slim down climate science reports to boost impact, IPCC told

NEWS: Countries have urged the world’s authority on climate science to be more concise and focus on questions relevant to policy

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UN: 2014 was the hottest year on record

NEWS: World Meteorological Organization draws conclusion from combined datasets that 2014 was likely the hottest year ever

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Bioenergy "incompatible" with sustainable food production - study

NEWS: Princeton scientists urge governments to scrap bioenergy subsidies, citing climate impact and clash with food crops

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Met Office: 2014 ties with 2010 for hottest year

NEWS: UK meteorological agency joins NASA, NOAA and Japanese forecasters in saying global temperatures hit record high in 2014

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Sea level rise faster than feared, say scientists

NEWS: Harvard researchers find that there has been an almost threefold annual increase in global sea levels over the last quarter of a century

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Small temperature rise could devastate wheat yields, say scientists

NEWS: One degree of warming could slash wheat yields by 42 million tonnes and cause devastating shortages of this vital staple food

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From buckets to beehives: how scientists collect climate data

ANALYSIS: From old seafarers to modern scientists, RTCC looks at the past and the present of temperature records

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