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December 13, 2017
Researchers pin down one source of a potent greenhouse gas
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A study of a Lake Erie wetland suggests that scientists have vastly underestimated the number of places methane-producing microbes can survive - and, as a result, today's global climate models may be misjudging the amount of methane being released into the atmosphere. In the journal Nature Communications, researchers at The Ohio State University and their colleagues describe the discovery of the first known methane-producing microbe that is active in an oxygen-rich environment. Oxygen is sup ... read more

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'We're losing the battle', Macron tells Paris climate talks
French President Emmanuel Macron issued a stark warning on climate change at a summit in Paris on Tuesday, telling world leaders "we are losing the battle" against global warming. ... more
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Investors turn back on fossil fuels at Paris climate summit
Major investors vowed Tuesday to move away from Earth-warming fossil fuels as world leaders met in Paris seeking to unlock new cash to save humanity from climate "doom". ... more
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Leaders join France's Macron to discuss climate cash crunch
French President Emmanuel Macron will meet with world leaders on Tuesday, two years to the day since 195 nations adopted the climate-rescue Paris Agreement - this time to talk about money. ... more
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Climate summit: The greening of international finance
It is often said that the colour of money is green, but until recently the finance industry hasn't been well adapted to helping achieve policy objectives for the environment. ... more
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France's nuanced record fighting climate change
French President Emmanuel Macron, who has aimed to make himself a leader in the fight against global warming, is the force behind Tuesday's climate finance summit in Paris. ... more
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World's space agencies propose setting up climate observatory
The heads of several of the world's space agencies have proposed the creation of a climate observatory to pool acquired data and share it with scientists around the globe, according to a declaration adopted Monday in Paris. ... more
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Climate victims seek justice, on the street and in the courtroom
People around the world beset by the impacts of global warming like droughts, heat waves and storm surges are calling for "climate justice," and many are pleading their cases in court. ... more
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Paris climate summit a chance for real progress: World Bank
The Paris climate summit next week offers a chance for concrete advances in the fight against global warming, even without the support of President Donald Trump, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said. ... more

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Macron's 'real world' climate summit to focus on finance
Two years to the day after 195 nations adopted the Paris Agreement, French President Emmanuel Macron will convene a follow-up climate summit Tuesday to jump-start the lagging transition to a greener global economy. ... more
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Global warming outpacing current forecasts: study
The UN's forecast for global warming is about 15 percent too low, which means end-of-century temperatures could be 0.5 degrees Celsius higher than currently predicted, said a study released Wednesday. ... more
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Drought behind worsening power outages in Malawi
Large parts of Malawi have been plunged into darkness as water levels at the country's main hydro power plant fell to critical levels due to a severe drought, the electricity company said Thursday. ... more
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Decline in atmospheric carbon dioxide key to ancient climate transition
A decline in atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) levels led to a fundamental shift in the behaviour of the Earth's climate system around one million years ago, according to new research led by the Univ ... more
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Around 50 leaders set for Paris climate summit
Around 50 world leaders are expected in Paris for a major climate summit this month but US President Donald Trump will skip it, the French presidency said Monday. ... more
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Europe backing climate ambitions with capital
The European Union is putting money behind its rhetoric on climate change through partnerships in Germany and in India, the commission said Wednesday. ... more
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German judges agree to hear Peruvian's climate case against RWE
A German court ruled Thursday that it would hear a Peruvian farmer's case against energy giant RWE over climate change damage in the Andes, a decision labelled by campaigners as a "historic breakthrough". ... more
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Canada to explore trade, climate change fight, with China
The Canadian prime minister said a "progressive trade" relationship and climate change would be high on the agenda during a December tour of China. ... more

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Moroccans pray for rain as 'mercy from God'
"We beg for God's mercy," said 10-year-old Hassan, wearing a long white tunic, as Moroccans across the parched country on Friday held prayers for rain under a royal decree. ... more
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Climate change encouraged 19th century migration to America
Many Germans migrated to the United States during the 19th century. Until now, researchers believed war, poverty and social upheaval explained the exodus. But new research suggests climate change also played a significant role. ... more
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Spain, Portugal struggle with extreme drought
Spain and Portugal are grappling with a devastating drought which has left rivers nearly dry, sparked deadly wildfires and devastated crops - and experts warn that prolonged dry spells will become more frequent. ... more
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Spain, Portugal struggle with extreme drought
Spain and Portugal are grappling with a devastating drought which has left rivers nearly dry, sparked deadly wildfires and devastated crops - and experts warn that prolonged dry spells will become more frequent. ... more
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UN climate envoys agree on way forward, despite Trump
Negotiations to bolster the climate-saving Paris Agreement, crafted over two decades, closed in Bonn Saturday, deflated but not derailed by Donald Trump's rejection of the treaty and defence of fossil fuels. ... more
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Study settles prehistoric climate puzzle
Fossil leaves from Africa have resolved a prehistoric climate puzzle - and also confirm the link between carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and global warming. Research until now has produced a ... more
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Keeping it real: UN climate talks struggle to stay relevant
There was a telling moment at the 23rd edition of UN climate talks that underscored both the life-and-death stakes in the fight against global warming, and how hard it is for this belaboured forum to rise to the challenge. ... more
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Artificially cooling planet 'risky strategy,' new research shows
Proposals to reduce the effects of global warming by imitating volcanic eruptions could have a devastating effect on global regions prone to either tumultuous storms or prolonged drought, new resear ... more
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