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Alaska glaciers melting faster as planet overheats

NEWS: Climate change rather than natural causes is the main driver of state’s glacier loss, which is set to speed up, US scientists say

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Why love of landscapes is central to climate challenge

ANALYSIS: With land degradation soaring, climate strategists are looking beyond piecemeal projects to raise cash for conservation

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World's coral reefs face third major bleaching event on record

NEWS: ‘Underwater rainforests’ that buffer coastlines from storms on track for ‘full-fledged bleaching event’ as die-offs loom

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UN finalises forest protection initiative at Bonn climate talks

NEWS: Rules for how REDD+ scheme will work are now agreed, work can start on ramping up projects say experts

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Corals face uncertain future as oceans warm - study

NEWS: Marine life seeking to escape warming oceans will find that climate change is damaging potential refuge areas

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Climate change could wipe out 1 in 6 of planet's species

NEWS: Wildlife facing extinction set to accelerate every extra degree world overheats, report finds

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Greening Africa's deserts could stem tragic tide of migrants

NEWS: Initiatives like the Great Green Wall can provide livelihoods in dry regions to support growing populations, say advocates

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World set for record droughts by 2050 - report

NEWS: US and the Mediterranean among parched regions projected for unprecedented dryness if heat-trapping gases keep rising through century

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Prince Charles: Tropical forests hold key to addressing climate change

COMMENT: New report from Prince of Wales International Sustainability Unit highlights vulnerability of world’s rainforests

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Coral v coal: Is the Great Barrier Reef in danger?

ANALYSIS: Permits for new coal ports on the Queensland coast are at odds with efforts to keep the reef off Unesco’s “endangered” list

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Global coral reef survey highlights climate threat

IN PICTURES: The Catlin Seaview Survey turns its attention to the Maldives, which relies on coral for tourist dollars and coastal protection

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Countries reveal progress on 2020 forest restoration challenge

NEWS: Ethiopia, US and Mexico among countries pledging action at Bonn meeting to cut carbon emissions and create jobs

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Amazon rainforest is losing carbon storage capacity - study

NEWS: The ability of Amazon forest to absorb carbon dioxide has halved in the past two decades, warn researchers

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Tropical Cyclone Pam hits Vanuatu capital

NEWS: Climate change links unclear as winds of up to 200mph leave trail of destruction in Tuvalu, Kiribati and the Solomon Islands

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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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