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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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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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