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Amazon drought led to doubling of tree mortality

NEWS: Severe conditions caused rainforest to suck in lower levels of carbon dioxide, raising concern over future climate impacts

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Pakistan plans special force to protect forests from timber mafia

NEWS: Government allocates $9.83 million for commandos to safeguard future of communities and timber

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Sundarbans islanders face stark choice as sea levels rise

NEWS: Millions in delta region of India and Bangladesh must change their livelihoods or migrate as they lose land to erosion

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Corals everywhere could lose their colour in 2015 - NOAA

NEWS: US federal agency predicts mass die-off of the world’s coral reefs in 2015 as a result of climate change

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IPCC scientists call for focus on regional climate risks

NEWS: Data on geography of rising temperatures is not getting through to adaptation specialists, warn co-chairs

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"Forest 500" index reveals deforestation heroes and villains

NEWS: Chinese companies score low on forest protection measures, while consumer goods giants are leading the way

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Climate change will not make storms more frequent - study

NEWS: Research suggests that climate change won’t lead to more storms − but the bad ones could be even more devastating

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Protect human rights to safeguard forests, say campaigners

NEWS: UN climate pact should ensure basic rights of forest communities are respected, say activists from Liberia and Philippines

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Greenland's hidden meltwater lakes raise sea level concerns

NEWS: Vast “storage tanks” of water deep below the melting Greenland ice sheet that could have a major effect on sea level rise

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Climate impacts threaten rare Borneo species with extinction

NEWS: Endangered species face even greater danger as climate change adds to loss of habitat caused by deforestation

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Study flags carbon concern from melting glaciers

NEWS: Glaciers melting as a result of climate change release soot into the seas, scientists find, with unknown consequences for marine life

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

NEWS: Record high temperatures in December confirmed 2014 as the hottest year on record, NASA and NOAA reveal

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Scientists to help Ganges rice farmers handle climate threat

NEWS: An international team of researchers will boost food security for 300 million people in Nepal, India and Bangladesh

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US coastal cities face daily flooding by mid-century - NOAA

NEWS: Boston, New York and Baltimore are among the cities threatened by rising sea levels, warn scientists

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UK had hottest and fourth wettest year in 2014 - Met Office

NEWS: Record-breaking year is “clear evidence” of climate change but highlights poor government communication, says critic

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Tropical forests hidden role in sucking up CO2 revealed

NEWS: The role of the world’s tropical forests in removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere may have been underestimated

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Warming world already causing dramatic changes, say scientists

NEWS: Fish, forests, birds and wildflowers affected by a wide range of impacts – human and natural – from global warming say researchers

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Bianca Jagger: Amazon tribes "under siege" from developers

INTERVIEW: Drive for oil, gas and hydropower threatens communities who can protect rainforest warns veteran campaigner

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Crowdfunded "ice stupas" help Ladakh adapt to climate change

NEWS: An engineer has raised US$125,000 through Indiegogo for a novel way to solve water shortages in a remote mountain region of India

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Greenland ice loss outpaces climate models

NEWS: Most detailed study yet of Greenland ice sheet illustrates complex process causing billions of tonnes to melt every year

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