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Arctic warming "twice as fast" as anywhere else on Earth

NEWS: Sea ice levels showing signs of recovery, but rising temperatures spell radical change for polar region

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Tropical deforestation could cause 0.7C temperature rise

NEWS: Rainforests are the “sweat glands” of the world and losses could wreak havoc with farming, researchers warn

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Beaver resurgence ups climate warming methane emissions

NEWS: Since the decline of fur trapping, beaver populations have exploded, increasing methane generation from dammed ponds

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Greenpeace promises to make amends for Nazca Lines stunt

NEWS: The Peruvian government is seeking to extradite activists who damaged world heritage site, on charges that carry 6-year jail sentence

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Latin American coalition to restore 20 million hectares of forest

NEWS: Eight South American countries make promise at UN meeting to start restoring damaged lands

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Widows of murdered Peruvian forest defenders demand justice

NEWS: As Peruvian government reveals rising deforestation at Lima climate talks, indigenous people accuse them of neglect

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WMO: 2014 set to be hottest year ever

NEWS: Climatologists’ report shows the urgency of cutting greenhouse gas emissions as UN climate negotiators meet in Lima

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Activist murders raise doubts over Peru's deforestation goals

NEWS: Killing of environmental activists puts Peru’s president under pressure ahead of next month’s UN climate conference

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Climate change to increase US lightning strikes

NEWS: Scientists predict a 50% increase this century in the frequency of lightning strikes due to global warming

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UK farmer warns of climate impacts in sceptic MP's region

NEWS: The Clacton constituency of UKIP’s Douglas Carswell is particularly vulnerable to global warming, says local farmer

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Polar bears added to UN protection list as Arctic ice shrinks

NEWS: Threatened by shrinking sea ice, bear is one of 31 endangered species to be given greater protection

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Halloween could be UK's hottest ever

NEWS: October 31 will be frightfully hot, according to the UK’s Met Office

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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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