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Giant tower to monitor climate change in the Amazon

NEWS: Taller than the Eiffel Tower, the observatory will capture vital data on how climate change is impacting the rainforest

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Earth on course for hottest year since 1880

NEWS: Global heat records fall as month by month data from US federal agency indicates world is warming

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Biodiversity: the ‘stepchild’ of international talks

INTERVIEW: With little hard cash on the table at UN summit, biodiversity champions seek to link up with mainstream agendas

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Concern mounts in Marshall Islands as high tides swamp capital

NEWS: Majuro counts cost of latest flooding as 30 ‘Pacific Warriors’ set off for Australia in canoes to highlight concerns

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Ocean acidification causes US$1trn of damage a year - study

NEWS: Some 400 million people depend on threatened coral reefs for their livelihoods, British scientists warn at UN meeting

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UN: Expand marine protection zones to cope with climate threat

NEWS: Warming waters and acidification are steadily degrading the planet’s oceans, says new study

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Save mangroves for people, planet and the economy, says UN

NEWS: Destroying mangrove forests will cost $2 billion a year up to 2050 and contribute to climate change, says UNEP

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WWF: Wildlife populations down 50% in last 40 years

NEWS: Exploitation, habitat degradation and climate change blamed as numbers of lions, snakes and monkeys plummet

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Norway to pledge US$300m for forest protection

NEWS: Peru’s lead climate negotiator says Ban Ki-moon climate summit will catalyse action such as Norway deal

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Extreme weather displaced more people than war in 2013

NEWS: Natural disasters created 22 million refugees in 2013, report finds, warning that climate change could worsen trend

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Drought-hit California faces future trouble as warming reduces water

NEWS: Researchers warn that climate change could worsen California droughts by reducing water flow from Sierra Nevada mountains

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Yeb Sano sails to the Arctic in "clarion call" for climate

INTERVIEW: Filipino climate commissioner undertakes seven-day trip across the fragile north, highlighting impacts of global warming

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Amazon's 'flying rivers' dry up as drought takes hold

NEWS: Scientists believe Amazon rainforest water loss is the result of continuing deforestation and climate change

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Criminal deforestation poses growing climate threat

NEWS: Foreign demand for agricultural products worth an estimated $61 billion is driving rates of deforestation

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Jonathon Porritt: I have not sold out to the palm oil sector

INTERVIEW: Veteran UK environmentalist defends industry-backed study that will endorse some forest clearance

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Cocaine wars to climate crisis: can fortified crops save Colombia?

NEWS: The biggest threat to Colombian farmers used to be drug-related violence. Now it’s climate change – but biofortified crops offer hope

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Indian billionaire Ratan Tata leads calls for UN ocean treaty

NEWS: Heavy pollution and climate change are threatening long term health and productivity of high seas

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David Attenborough: UK must embrace climate migrants

NEWS: Britain must cater for wildlife moving northwards because of climate change, says veteran naturalist and broadcaster

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UN and World Bank 'inefficiency' blocking forest aid efforts

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

Business, Nature
Heavy consumption puts planet in overdraft

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

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