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Obama bans oil drilling in 9.8 million acres of Arctic ocean

NEWS: New protections sees US president pivot to Arctic in attempt to secure reputation as environmental leader

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Keystone XL faces further delay as Democrats block bill

NEWS: No conclusion reached on pipeline as Democrats accuse Republicans of shunning open debate

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UK government pledges to consult scientists on fracking

NEWS: Shale gas exploration will only be approved if independent committee says it is compatible with climate goals

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UK lawmakers make climate case for fracking ban

NEWS: Cross-party committee of MPs argues government dash for shale gas is incompatible with emissions goals

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"I'm pretty optimistic" - lead US climate lawyer on Paris talks

INTERVIEW: Susan Biniaz talks to RTCC about six words that made the US-China climate pact and working towards a Paris deal

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Development goals at stake in new UN disaster risk deal

INTERVIEW: Head of UN’s risk reduction body tells RTCC proposed deal will underpin climate treaty and sustainable development goal

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Obama and Modi promise to back strong UN climate pact

NEWS: Leaders present cooperation package covering clean energy, nuclear, air pollution and Paris climate summit

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Ban Ki-moon: Lack of focus on green investment "troubling"

NEWS: UN chief confident “robust” climate deal will be delivered in Paris but demands end to high carbon infrastructure projects

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Hollande calls for global "solidarity" in fight against climate change

NEWS: French president calls for global alliance of political leaders, businessmen and NGOs ahead of UN Paris conference

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UN ready to receive national climate plans for 2015 deal

NEWS: UN’s climate body launches website for countries to submit their contributions to Paris treaty

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Queenslanders urged to 'vote for the reef' not coal

NEWS: Next week’s state election critical for Galilee Basin coal mines, the Great Barrier Reef and the climate

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Climate still seen as niche issue at World Economic Forum

INTERVIEW: Debate over slashing carbon emissions is not breaking into wider economic conversations, warns World Bank climate chief

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European lawmakers fail to approve carbon market reforms

NEWS: Future of the EU flagship climate policy remains uncertain after inconclusive industrial committee vote

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US Senate agrees climate change is not a hoax, but split on causes

NEWS: Nearly half of all top lawmakers in Washington DC reject latest climate science and deny human link to warming temperatures

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Fate of EU carbon market hangs in the balance

NEWS: European lawmakers vote on critical reforms to the emissions trading system on Thursday

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Al Gore warns oil chiefs against climate denial

NEWS: At World Economic Forum in Davos, former US vice president accuses oil executives of “wishful thinking” on climate risk

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Blocking climate action threatens child health, Obama tells Congress

NEWS: US president uses State of Union speech to mock climate sceptics and says green policies will help most vulnerable in society

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UK political consensus on climate could crumble like Australia's

NEWS: Senior Australian Labor Party MP says radicalisation of right could see low carbon policies quickly axed

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Meet the unlikely climate allies bridging divides in UN talks

FEATURE: Mexico, Switzerland and South Korea form a small but influential group that could be critical in building a Paris deal

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India's Modi calls for "paradigm shift" on climate

NEWS: Prime minister seeks solar solidarity ahead of US president Barack Obama’s visit

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