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US insurance aid props up climate-risk homes

24 May, 2016 – Major insurer calls for an end to government subsidies that encourage expensive house-building schemes in areas of the US at high risk of floods and storms.

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Trump cannot derail global climate deal

20 May, 2016 – Even if he wins the US presidency, Donald Trump will be unable to halt international progress towards a low-carbon economy, a British expert says.

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Farming needs lead role in GHG cuts

19 May, 2016 – Researchers say new technical and policy solutions, plus major investment, are needed for agriculture to help make the emissions reductions required to meet Paris targets.

Two brothers aged four and seven seek water in a dry riverbed near Kataboi
village in remote Turkana in northern Kenya.

In 40 degree heat and no access to clean water, the boys resort to digging holes in the riverbed with a tin cup to scoop up enough to drink.

The lack of rain this year across the Horn of Africa has resulted in failed crops, lack of water and death of livestock. The Government of Kenya declared the drought a national disaster as 3.5 million people in the country are in need of emergency assistance.

Poorest nations will feel heat soonest

18 May, 2016 – Very high temperatures are set to affect some of the world’s least developed countries before touching the richer nations that are more responsible for climate change.

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Glad tidings for sea power potential

17 May, 2016 – The daily ebb and flow of the tides promise a renewable energy bonanza for countries such as Canada and the UK that have shallow seas and a steep tidal range.

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Climate adaptation gap grows wider

16 May, 2016 – New study shows that the financial costs of developing countries adapting to the impacts of climate change may rise to as much as $500 billion by 2050.

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Cities face flash flood hazards

15 May, 2016 – Scientists in Australia warn that global warming will lead to more intense and concentrated summer storms seriously testing city drainage systems already struggling to cope.

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Shock impacts hit Greenland’s ice

14 May, 2016 – New research indicates that melting of the Northern Hemisphere’s biggest ice sheet is being accelerated by the seismic impact of waves crashing against Greenland’s coastline.

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