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US faces rising hurricane bill

28 August, 2016 – Scientists forecast that hurricane damage could increase dramatically in the US as high-income countries are also threatened by extreme weather events.

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Seals reveal mysteries of Antarctic sea ice

27 August, 2016 – In Antarctic winter conditions too harsh for research scientists, elephant seals fitted with sensors have collected ocean system data that raises climate change concerns.

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Human footprint trails biodiversity pressures

26 August, 2016 – Scientists find that impacts of population growth on the planet’s biodiversity aren’t generally as bad as feared – but are intensifying rapidly in species-rich areas.

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Internet energy impacts on climate

19 August 2016 – New research warns that the growing reliance on smart technologies is leading to a rapid rise in internet energy demand that will push up carbon dioxide emissions.

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Climate change raises deadly health risks

18 August, 2016 – Reduced production of fruit and vegetables as climate change impacts on agriculture could substantially increase dietary and weight-related factors that contribute to so many deaths worldwide.

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Scientists link conflict and climate change

17 August, 2015 − New research demonstrates scientifically that armed conflict in ethnically-divided societies could be connected to climate-related extremes of heat or drought.

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Rethink needed on Paris emissions targets

16 August, 2016 − Warning that humans may already have emitted enough carbon dioxide to undermine the 1.5°C temperature rise threshold agreed by 195 nations last December.

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Anthrax strikes in rapidly thawing Arctic

15 August, 2016 – Record high temperatures in Arctic Russia are believed to be one of the main factors behind the emergence of the deadly anthrax disease in northwestern Siberia.

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UK’s nuclear ‘white elephant’ stumbles

29 July, 2016 − Celebrations by the nuclear industry planned for today have been cancelled following the shock decision by Britain to put the world’s largest electricity project on hold.

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Forest restoration gets a cutting edge

28 July, 2016 – Degraded tropical forests throughout the world could be effectively restored by using a simple and inexpensive technique to speed up natural regeneration.

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Small-scale steps fire nuclear optimism

25 July, 2016 − Industry poll shows that backing from the UK government is seen as a beacon of hope for a new breed of small nuclear reactors − but there are questions about the country’s expertise.

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