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Birds caught in climate change traps

15 February, 2017 – Problems created by climate change are a survival threat to bird species from the coast of southern Africa to the desert regions of the US.

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Europe warned to switch off coal power

13 February, 2017 – The EU must move swiftly away from coal power if it is to hit targets for reducing emissions of climate-changing greenhouse gases.

Call to unravel basic climate change

5 February, 2017 – Science still cannot provide satisfactory explanations for some features of basic climate change, experts argue – and they want a global search for answers.

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Prehistoric alert for future sea level

22 January, 2017 – Warning for coastal cities as research shows that it is 120,000 years since the global sea level was substantially higher than it is now.

Vast carbon sink found in Congo basin

15 January, 2017 – A carbon sink as large as 20 years’ worth of US fossil fuel emissions has been identified in peatland in central Africa’s forests.

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Exxon predicts 25% rise in energy demand

6 January, 2017 – A quarter more energy will be required in 23 years’ time due to population growth, and oil will remain the primary source, report estimates.

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Investor waves goodbye to palm oil

4 January, 2017 – Major US financial firm starts to divest itself of palm oil plantations in a move that it is hoped other investors will follow.

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