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The Retreat of the Gualas Glacier, Northern Patagonia

Like many mountain glaciers, the Gualas Glacier in the Patagonian region of Chile has retreated fast during the past century in the face of climate change. But not only for the reason you’d first suspect.

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What’s At Stake In Doha Climate Talks

Diplomats from around the world will gather for the United Nations (UN) climate talks next week in Doha, Qatar, where negotiators hope to agree a second phase of the Kyoto Protocol and lay the groundwork for a new global treaty that will take force by 2020..

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Climate Change Evident Across Europe, Says Report

The effects of climate change are already evident in Europe and the situation is set to get worse, the European Environment Agency has warned.

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If Children Lose Contact With Nature They Won’t Fight For It

While UK surveys show that the great majority would like to see the living planet protected, few are prepared to take action. This, the author thinks, reflects a second environmental crisis: the removal of children from the natural world.

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It Is Time For The Judiciary To Step In And Avert Climate Catastrophe

Judicial intervention would depoliticise climate change, restore democracy and protect citizens from human right violations.

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Why A Global Climate Treaty Remains Worth Fighting For

Progress towards an international agreement on tackling climate change has been painfully slow, dogged by fundamental disagreements between the countries involved and exacerbated by the financial crisis. Many of the differences between countries revolve around the concept of historic responsibility…

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Greenhouse Gases Hit Record High

Greenhouse gases in the atmosphere hit a new record high in 2011, the World Meteorological Organization reported. Carbon dioxide levels reached 391 parts per million in 2011.

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All Nations Will Suffer Effects of Climate Change, Warns World Bank

All nations will suffer the effects of a world 4C hotter, but it is the world’s poorest countries that will be hit hardest by food shortages, rising sea levels, cyclones and drought…

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USGS Study Tracks Pacific Walrus, Observes Effects of Arctic Sea Ice Loss on Behavior

Sparse summer sea ice in the Arctic over the past five years has caused behavioral changes in Pacific walruses according to research published by U.S. Geological Survey and Russian scientists.

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