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Six climate nuggets from Obama's Rolling Stone interview

NEWS: US president confident Paris will see climate deal, thinks pace of carbon cutting will accelerate once structure is in place

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Thawing permafrost could cost world economy $43 trillion

NEWS: Released greenhouse gases could rack up huge costs by year 2200, but swift action would dramatically cut impact, study says

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Southern Ocean starts to absorb carbon again

NEWS: Great oceanic “lung” is again breathing in lots of CO2 from the atmosphere but scientists can’t say why or whether it will last

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Burn all fossil fuels and New York drowns - study

NEWS: Exploiting global reserves would melt all Antarctica and jack up sea levels by 50m. Though it would take 10,000 years

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Small forest users can outcompete agribusiness - study

NEWS: Finance must flow to local enterprises to slow deforestation and internal displacement wrought by clearance for agriculture, report says

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Google lays bare overlooked deforestation 'hotspots'

NEWS: Search giant and researchers map emerging clusters of tropical forest loss in Southeast Asia, South America and Africa

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Brazil's satellite-dodging loggers recast deforestation fight

NEWS: Hard-to-detect small-scale clearance of Amazon rainforest makes up half of country’s tree-cutting rate, says study

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Trees at risk in warming Andes upland forests

NEWS: Many plant species cannot migrate uphill fast enough to escape rising temperatures, scientists have found

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As climate change bites, Kenya water fund offers hope to farmers

ANALYSIS: Natural infrastructure is boosting Nairobi’s resilience to water extremes, but this approach can struggle to attract investment

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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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