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Big trouble brews in the birthplace of coffee

Thursday - Rising temperatures are set to wipe out half of Ethiopia’s coffee-growing areas, with loss of certain locations likened to France losing a great wine region.

Nearly a third of the world now faces deadly heatwaves

Wednesday - Nearly a third of the world’s population is now exposed to climatic conditions that produce deadly heatwaves.

Desert basins could hold ‘missing’ carbon sinks

Wednesday - Deserts across the globe might contain some of the world’s “missing” carbon sinks — land masses scientists had not previously identified that absorb carbon from the atmosphere.

Al Gore: Climate fight like suffrage and slavery

Wednesday - Former US vice-president Al Gore has compared climate change to historic “moral causes” such as abolishing slavery, universal suffrage, anti-apartheid, civil, and gay rights.

Welcome to the sustainability revolution

Tuesday - The winners of an annual worldwide competition to spread clean energy have been urged to see it as a sustainability revolution.

Brazil prepares to grant land rights to Amazon criminals

Monday - The Brazil government is set to roll back protections on vast areas of the Amazon that would legitimise land claims often made under fake names to avoid prosecution

Arctic icebergs freeze climate research plans

Monday - Canadian scientists have to think again as unusual Arctic warmth puts shipping at risk and icebergs freeze climate research plans.


May continues a warm streak for the planet

16 Jun 17 - Another month is in the global temperature record books. While May just missed setting a record, the data is another reminder that climate change is making the world hotter and pushing it into a new...

Crisis looms as fish abandon tropical waters

16 Jun 17 - The tropics are emptying out as climate change pushes marine species toward cooler waters, and the fishing industry expands around the globe.

Big Fish pledges to eradicate problem practices

14 Jun 17 - Nine of the world's largest fishing companies have agreed to a joint UN pact to eradicate illegal catch, overfishing, and other unstainable practices.

Poor Chad is the world's worst climate country

14 Jun 17 - Of the 186 countries assessed in a recent survey of climate vulnerability, Chad was rated most in peril.

May has made Gove 'fox in charge of the hen house'

13 Jun 17 - Michael Gove’s appointment as UK environment secretary is like “putting the fox in charge of the hen house”.

Norway's $960b fund wants answers from banks

12 Jun 17 - Norway's $960 billion sovereign wealth fund will ask the banks in which it has invested to disclose how their lending contributes to greenhouse gas emissions.

Canada plans to work with American states

9 Jun 17 - The Canadian federal government will work directly with American states and cities on global warming in a broad strategy to become a leader on the issue.

Obama on food and climate change: ‘We can still act’

8 Jun 17 - FORMER US president Barack Obama addresses the greatest challenges facing the world, and what we can do about them.

Brazil’s environment risks political capsize

8 Jun 17 - A serious political crisis over demands for its president to step down is adding to the threats to Brazil’s environment.

IT'S A WORRY: Climate change near top of global concerns

8 Jun 17 - Nearly nine in 10 people say they are ready to make changes to their standard of living if it would prevent future climate catastrophe.

Protecting our oceans is the way to protect our world

7 Jun 17 - Setting aside vast swathes of ocean and protecting them from industrial uses such as overfishing and other development is critically important to helping countries adapt to climate change.

Global stocktake shows up guilty gases

6 Jun 17 - The most comprehensive collection of atmospheric greenhouse gas measurements published last week confirms the relentless rise in some of the most important greenhouse gases.


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