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Tasmania Intense Fires

In January 2013, intense bushfires blazed in Tasmania, an island south of Australia. One of the hardest hit towns was Dunalley, a fishing village on the eastern coast.

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How High Could the Tide Go?

Researchers explored ancient rock formations on South Africa’s coast. They are looking for critical clues from records of past climate change to help predict sea level rise in a warming world.

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Risks of Hurricane Sandy-like Surge Events Rising

The track of Hurricane Sandy was unprecedented in the historical record of North Atlantic Ocean Basin hurricanes, and its deadly storm surge, is likely to become a more frequent event as the climate continues to warm due in large part to manmade greenhouse gas emissions.

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The Point of No Return Report, Greenpeace

The world is quickly reaching a point of no return for preventing the worst impacts of climate change. In pictures, by Greenpeace.

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Massive Melting of Andes glaciers

Glaciers in the tropical Andes have shrunk by 30-50% since the 1970s, according to a study.

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Black Carbon Causes Twice As Much Global Warming Than Previously Thought

Soot from burned wood and diesel exhausts may have twice the impact on global warming than previously thought, according to a new study published today.

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UK Tidal Power Has Huge Potential, Say Scientists

The UK is underestimating the amount of electricity that could be generated from tidal sources, new research says.

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US Scientists in Fresh Alert Over Effects of Global Warming

US National Climate Assessment reveals that severe weather disruption is going to be commonplace in coming years. The uncompromising language of the report, and the stark picture that its authors have painted of the likely effects of global warming, have profound implications for the rest of the world.

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Domestic Climate Laws Are Essential, says UN

Governments must enact domestic laws on climate change and greenhouse gas emissions if international efforts to stall global warming are to succeed, according to the UN’s climate chief.

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