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2015 a ‘tipping point’ for climate change

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In this file photo, two banners read ‘Stop Climate Crimes’ and ‘Debout et Determines pour le Climat’ (Raised and involved for Climate) as thousands of people demonstrate in front of the Eiffel Tower for climate change in Paris, France, December 12, 2015. Etienne Laurent/EPA
Nature, along with the usually fractious family of nations, conspired to make it a landmark year

PARIS, France (Jan. 18, 2016) — When future generations write the history of humanity’s faltering quest to repair Earth’s climate system, 2015 will have its own chapter.

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How The Paris Climate Agreement Super-Charges The Clean Air Act

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January 15, 2016 —A group of leading law professors who work on climate have published a game-changing new legal analysis. It finds that the Paris climate agreement unlocks a previously unused Continue reading How The Paris Climate Agreement Super-Charges The Clean Air Act

In Age of Extreme Weather, Industrial Farming Threatens Us All

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A sign on the side of a truck in Buttonwillow, California reads, “Food grows where water flows.” (Photo: Getty)
New study reveals even developed nations are on the front lines of food insecurity

January 13, 2016 — Extreme weather is damaging to crop production and threatens food safety worldwide, according to a new study published in Nature on Wednesday.

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UK government misses own green targets

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An aerial view of Westminster, where the government has failed to meet targets to cut its pollution footprint. Photograph: Alamy
Report quietly published last month shows efforts to cut government’s carbon emissions, domestic flights, waste and water usage fell short on all counts

January 12, 2016 — The government has failed to meet its own targets for cutting the environmental impact of the state’s operations, according to a Defra report quietly published last month.

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Climate Change Progress After Paris

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January 12, 2016 — The 2015 United Nations Conference on Climate Change in Paris was the biggest global event on climate change since the Copenhagen summit six years ago. Copenhagen was a disastrous failure with little meaningful action taken to reduce carbon emissions by the assembled nations. Will our climate be in better shape after Paris?

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Development without Coal

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January 7, 2016 —When the Paris Climate Summit (and the mutual back-patting) came to a close, politicians and environmentalists around the globe were celebrating the historic deal that was struck on Saturday, December 12th, 2015. Continue reading Development without Coal

The biggest climate stories of 2015

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Demonstrators in Rome, Italy, participating in the Global Climate March on November 29, 2015. Photograph: Giuseppe Ciccia/Pacific Press/BI
From the 195-nation agreement in Paris to curb global warming, to a journey down the Mekong River, evidence that climate change is impacting livelihoods and political decisions is stronger than ever

January 1, 2016 — 2015 has been a big year for climate change. The year has witnessed dizzying highs and stunning lows, from the hottest January on record, to March, when global carbon dioxide levels hit a million-year high, to December, Continue reading The biggest climate stories of 2015