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Next decade critical for climate targets

2 May, 2017 – European researchers stress urgency of tackling global warming to meet climate targets, and say the goal of a less than 2°C rise may be unrealistic.

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Brazil slashes environment budget

20 April, 2017 – Drastic cuts to the environment ministry of Brazil and the approval of anti-environment laws will jeopardise the country’s fulfilment of the Paris Agreement targets.

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Nuclear giants limp towards extinction

14 April, 2017 – Cost overruns and delays are pushing the nuclear industry into a financial black hole that threatens any future expansion.

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Vital groundwater depleted faster than ever

2 April, 2017 – Global use of irreplaceable groundwater is exhausting the supply so fast that researchers say it will drive up food prices and hit international trade.

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US budget broadside on climate change

21 March, 2017 – Donald Trump’s proposed budget for next year would devastate science programmes aimed at combating the impacts of climate change.

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Maldives tourist haven faces new threat

18 March, 2017 – Climate change and a $10bn-dollar development scheme in the Maldives pose double danger for the Indian Ocean tourist paradise.

Costs of coastal climate damage set to climb

12 March, 2017 – Europe can expect mounting coastal climate damage during this century, scientists say, with similar problems affecting the rest of the world as well.

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Rainforest pays high price for gold mining

10 March, 2017 – Destruction of the Guiana Shield’s tropical rainforest in South America is linked to increased gold mining as the precious metal’s price rises.

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Inequalities fuel human impacts on climate

28 February, 2017 – Scientists seek precision research tools to measure how human impacts and inequalities will feed back into future climate change.

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Europe’s tough line on shipping emissions

25 February, 2017 − Shipping industry is ordered to reduce its climate-damaging CO2 emissions in European waters or face trading charges.

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China trumps US on climate change

23 February, 2017 – UK environmental campaigner Bryony Worthington says China’s positive action on climate change is much more significant than Donald Trump’s threat to exit the Paris agreement.