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Mangroves rooted in Indonesia’s climate target

NEWS: Indonesia could go a quarter of the way to reaching its 2020 carbon-cutting aim by ending destruction of vital forests

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Canada, Alaska wildfire surge sends smoke plume to Texas

NEWS: NASA image shows “pretty remarkable” line of dense smoke across North America, as large areas of forest burn

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Arctic sea ice rebound shows resilience - study

NEWS: North pole unlikely to be ice-free this summer, say UK scientists, but long-term decline continues

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Hansen: 2C warming will raise sea level several metres

NEWS: Scientists warn feedback effects will melt polar ice faster than thought, causing “highly dangerous” impacts this century

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Illegal logging resurges on Chinese timber demand - report

NEWS: US and EU border controls have less influence on illicit trade as demand shifts to emerging economies, finds Chatham House

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Climate change is killing off bumblebees - study

NEWS: Critical pollinators of natural world are becoming less common as warmer temperatures squeeze their territory

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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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