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Human impacts fuel weather extremes

3 February, 2016 – Researchers show that floods and droughts often happen at least in part because of human influences on the climate, and not just natural causes.

After five month’s training in solar power engineering, four women in Tinginaput, India are transforming their remote village - bringing light and electricity to their homes.

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India faces trillion-dollar climate squeeze

8 December, 2015 – COP21: Tackling the often devastating impacts of climate change is a challenge that India says will require a massive injection of funding between now and 2030.


Wise words rise from climate disasters

7 December, 2015 – COP21: Planning and preparation can lessen the heavy human toll of natural disasters linked to climate change, survivors tell UN summit delegates.


India blames climate for Chennai floods

6 December, 2015 – COP21: As the Indian city of Chennai struggles to cope after floods that have killed hundreds and left thousands homeless, India blames climate change.

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Dark skies herald hope of taming hurricanes

6 November, 2015 − The use of geoengineering to simulate sulphate aerosol discharge into the stratosphere from volcanic eruptions may offer short-term respite from devastating storms.

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Floods will add to California’s drought woes

27 October, 2015 − Scientists predict that while the drought that has devastated the US state for four years will become more extreme, it will be interspersed with bouts of serious flooding.

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