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CIWEM environmental photographer of the year 2013 entries – in pictures

Outstanding images of climate change, poverty and development will go on display at an exhibition at the Royal Geographical Society, London, from 10 April – 3 May 2013. The exhibition aims to enhance understanding of climate change and social inequality…

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Nitrogen Pollution Soars In China

Nitrogen-containing pollutants from agriculture, transport and industry in China has increased by more than half in 30 years, adding to concerns about the country’s deteriorating environment. China’s environment ministry acknowledged the existence of so-called “cancer villages” after years of public speculation about the impact of pollution in certain areas.

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Siberian Permafrost Thaw Warning Sparked By Cave Data

Evidence from Siberian caves suggests that a global temperature rise of 1.5C could see permafrost thaw over a large area of Siberia.

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Thawing Permafrost: Huge Factor in Global Warming

Thawing permafrost is emitting more climate-heating carbon faster than previously realised. Scientists have now learned that when the ancient carbon locked in the ice thaws and is exposed to sunlight, it turns into carbon dioxide 40 percent faster.

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Reduced Sea Ice Disturbs Balance of Greenhouse Gases

The widespread reduction in Arctic sea ice is causing significant changes to the balance of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. This is shown in a new study conducted by researchers from Lund University in Sweden, among others.

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Filipino Super-Typhoon An Ominous Warning Of Climate Change Impact

Philippines is having to adapt and adjust to rapidly deteriorating climatic trends at a great cost to its economy

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Tribal Farmers Fall Back on Ancient Wisdom

While tens of thousands of Indian farmers succumb to the pressures of debt, hunger and poverty, members of the Bhumia tribe are simply falling back on a 3,000-year-old agricultural system, utilizing sustainable farming practices to counter the impacts of deforestation and climate change.

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Islands Want UN To See Climate As Security Threat

The Marshall Islands and other low-lying island nations appealed to the U.N. Security Council to recognize climate change as an international security threat that jeopardizes their very survival.

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Secret funding helped build vast network of climate denial thinktanks

Anonymous billionaires donated $120m to more than 100 anti-climate groups working to discredit climate change science.

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