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Why climate hawks need to prepare their arsenals

COMMENT: Is it time to think about using force to prevent nations and groups from contributing to climate change?

Developing countries close to taking lead in clean energy race

NEWS: Renewables close to supplying 10% of global electricity supply says UN report, as China’s solar surge continues

Business, Technology
Climate deadline day: Which countries delivered Paris pledges?

AS IT HAPPENED: UN receives first set of national commitments for Paris climate change pact

Breaking News
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

Business, Nature
Chile faces "critical situation" as floods and droughts batter country

NEWS: Citizens describe environmental catastrophe as rains batter the north while the south suffers drought and wildfires

Accountability must be at the heart of the Paris climate pact

COMMENT: National pledges must be subject to assessment and review, or a UN deal will be toothless

Comment & Analysis
Tougher climate pledges 'could save millions of lives'

NEWS: Goals to clean up energy production and transport will also cut air pollution and save countries billions in fossil fuel imports, say scientists

Shipping sector needs stronger climate policy - scientists

NEWS: Stringent measures are needed for shipping to make a fair contribution to global emissions cuts, researchers argue

Anglican bishops lead Holy week call for global climate action

NEWS: Church leaders write to 85 million strong congregation urging them to call for tough UN pact to address global warming

Australia 'risks climate credibility' with coal-friendly target

NEWS: Canberra is considering a post-2020 emissions goal based on a “disastrous” level of warming, analysts warn

Climate change likely to reduce China's food supplies, warns official

NEWS: Senior Chinese official warns that climate-related temperature rises could seriously affect the country’s harvests

Shrinking Antarctic ice shelf raises sea level concerns

NEWS: Evidence of rapid reduction of West Antarctica’s shelf ice could have serious implications for global sea levels in a warming world

Major companies use lobby groups to water down EU climate policy - study

NEWS: Businesses should reconsider links with trade associations hostile to climate action, argues Policy Studies Institute

US set for Paris climate pledge as UN deadline draws near

NEWS: Washington primed to outline scale of carbon cuts but other developed countries and emerging economies stay silent

Mexico releases pledge for 2015 UN climate change pact

NEWS: Pena Nieto’s government joins EU, Norway and Switzerland in releasing contribution ahead of March 31 deadline

Scientists develop extreme beans to withstand intense heat

NEWS: Researchers say new varieties of a tropical crop essential to people’s survival in Africa and Latin America