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Time and money run out for nuclear revival

11 January, 2017 – Nuclear industry faces uncertain future as the building boom instigated by the need for low-carbon electricity is hit by unexpected costs and delays.

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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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Global warming already causing local extinctions

20 December, 2016 – Local extinctions due to global warming have occurred in almost half of plant and animal species, new research reveals, with the tropics experiencing the most pronounced loss.

Growing tornado impact puzzles scientists

19 December, 2016 – The US seems to be experiencing more and worse tornado outbreaks – groups of twisters in quick succession. But climate change may not be the culprit.

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Unhealthy forests affect distant ecosystems

9 December, 2016 – When a significant number of trees die, whether it be due to drought, heat, insect infestation or exploitation, the climate of forests in faraway lands is altered.

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