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Climate confusion creeps into Trump camp

6 May, 2016 – Despite the Republican US presidential candidate’s claim that climate change is a hoax, a new survey has found that more than half of his supporters believe global warming is happening.

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American forests face major changes

5 May, 2016 – Researchers create a detailed “cyberforests” picture of the dramatic ways that climate could alter the types of trees in the forests of Canada and the US.

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Dead zones devour oceans’ oxygen

4 May, 2016 – Marine life faces increased threats as researchers warn that warmer waters caused by climate change could seriously reduce the levels of oxygen in the world’s seas.

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Climate doubles danger for antelopes

3 May, 2016 – Researchers warn that many of Africa’s antelope species are at greater risk of extinction as climate change adds to the survival challenges they already face.

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Japan pays high price for ‘silo’ science

2 May, 2016 – Analysts in Tokyo say Japan needs to base its energy policy and nuclear safety on international scientific co-operation if it is to make the right decisions and prosper.

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Scientists see the future in natural resources

30 April, 2016 – From creating transparent wood for solar panels or windows to turning carbon dioxide and plant waste into plastic bottles, scientists are finding ingenious ways to sidestep fossil fuels.

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Droughts trigger tree ‘heart attacks’

29 April, 2016 – Research identifying survival traits in different tree species could prove vital in helping to reduce the massive losses caused by heat extremes as the world warms.

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Summer swelter will be no joy for US

28 April, 2016 – Scientists warn that the current pleasures of warmer weather will pall for US citizens as climate change brings extreme temperature rises and unhealthy levels of atmospheric ozone.

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Chernobyl marks 30 rancorous years

26 April, 2016 – Bitter arguments rage on about the nuclear industry after the catastrophic loss of trust when the Chernobyl and Fukushima reactors met their spectacular and lethal ends.

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Climate brings hard times for tea

24 April, 2016 – Research in China shows that the changing pattern of longer and heavier monsoon rainfall in east Asia is having a detrimental effect on the yield and quality of tea.

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Forest guardians pay a heavy price

23 April, 2016 – To buy time to switch away from climate-damaging fossil fuels the world must conserve its tropical forests – and the people who live in them, researchers say.

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