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Science articles

Study: Climate change could cut global food production 18 per cent by 2050

Banks seek to harvest opportunities after long drought

Scientists warn that major investments will be needed in irrigation and infrastructure to cope with changing rainfall patterns

19 Dec 2014

Seabirds 'steer clear' of offshore wind farms

A seagull

British Trust for Ornithology finds 99 per cent of birds avoid marine wind turbines, easing fears over the impact of blades

18 Dec 2014

David Cameron faces MPs' climate change questions - Live blog

David Cameron

The Prime Minister is to appear before the Commons Liaison Committee this afternoon to discuss fracking and climate change

16 Dec 2014

US and India to announce joint climate change action during Obama visit

Obama hopes to sustain global warming momentum next month

16 Dec 2014

Lima Summit: Talks continue through the night as latest text sparks angry response

Old divisions remain firmly in place as the talks run into extra time

13 Dec 2014

Lima Summit: Deep divisions continue to mar final day of talks

Officials release condensed draft negotiating text in an attempt to break long-running deadlock

12 Dec 2014

Lima Summit: Tensions mount as negotiators make slow progress

Diplomats play down hopes of a major breakthrough in Lima as countries remain split over dividing lines between industrialised and developing nations

12 Dec 2014

Green Climate Fund will get $200m from Australia after Tony Abbott's about-turn

Prime minister had previously disparaged the international fund designed to help poor countries adapt to climate change, and said Australia would not contribute

10 Dec 2014

Mangroves need carbon finance mechanisms, UN says

Rate of loss of coastal wetlands is raising risk of flooding and damaging food and water supplies, new report finds

10 Dec 2014

Investors told to challenge oil and gas majors over climate threats

New guide aims to build shareholder engagement with fossil fuel companies in a bid to create more sustainable business models

10 Dec 2014

Extreme heat waves projected to 'occur once every other year', warns Met Office

New study reveals chances of a heat wave as extreme as 2003 has already shortened from 1-in-1,000 years to 1-in-100 years

09 Dec 2014

Australia named worst-performing industrial country on climate change

Performance index released at Lima climate talks puts Denmark in the best-performing slot, followed by Sweden and Britain

09 Dec 2014

UN: Poor countries face annual $500bn climate change bill

New study finds cost of adapting to climate change likely to be two to three times higher than previous estimates as risks increase

05 Dec 2014

Study: Fracking chemicals pose potential health threat to children and mothers

Researchers find exposure to chemicals used in controversial extraction process could damage fertility and cause birth defects

05 Dec 2014

Speculation over Indian emissions goal fuels hopes of Lima Summit progress

Lima Summit enjoys encouraging progress, but poorer nations remain frustrated about slow progress on climate funding pledges

05 Dec 2014

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