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Future looks rocky for alpine flowers

15 May, 2017 – Scientists warn that alpine flowers and plants could face extinction as warming forces them higher up into hostile rocky mountain terrain.

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Eyes show that stress reduces climate concern

14 May, 2017 – An eye-tracking study shows that stress levels affect how much attention people pay to climate change imagery, even if they are supportive of environmental issues.

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‘Hiatus’ has no effect on climate predictions

12 May, 2017 – Swiss climatologists dismiss the long-term effect of a ‘hiatus’ in the latest contribution to a long-running debate about a slowdown in global warming.

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Amazon’s Indians and rainforest under attack

9 May, 2017 − Attacks on Amazon Indians and on their land rights are threatening vital areas of rainforest indigenous people have preserved for centuries.

Climate change brings more Sahel storms

7 May, 2017 – The warming climate is upsetting rainfall patterns and the frequency of flooding in West Africa as it makes the region’s Sahel storms three times likelier.

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Climate change will alter flow of River Nile

1 May, 2017 – The 400 million people who depend on the predictability of the River Nile face an uncertain future as global warming delivers more extreme weather.

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Why Earth will never freeze over

29 April, 2017 – The discovery of a biological mechanism that halts rapid global cooling suggests the Earth can protect itself from a complete deep freeze.

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Warming slowdown dismissed by top scientist

26 April, 2017 – Much of the public and scientific discussion around a slowdown, or hiatus, in the rate of global warming has been misguided, says prominent climatologist.

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Drylands will suffer if world reaches 2°C

25 April, 2017 – Subtropical drylands heat up far quicker than humid climates, so the global temperature must be kept below the 2°C target to avoid serious consequences.

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Living trees are unlikely source of methane

21 April, 2017 – Scientists have long been aware of a forest’s ability to absorb carbon, but a new US study has discovered trees that emit methane.

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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.