Climate Impacts Stories

Australian government fast-tracks coal expansion on Great Barrier Reef

The Australian Government is to fast track the approval of the world’s biggest coal port, as environment minister Greg Hunt waives the environmental impact study on the dumping of dredging spoil onto sensitive wetlands.

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Sea ice melt is doubling the chances of severe winters in Europe, Central Asia

The risk of harsh winters in Eurasia will double over the next few decades due to global warming, new research shows.

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Daily TCK: Long road ahead to Lima as climate talks wrap up in Bonn

The latest round of the UN climate talks wrapped up in Bonn, labelled a missed opportunity for governments to shift gears in their negotiations to Paris.

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NGOs: EU must arrive in Paris with ‘more serious offer’ after 2030 package disappointment

After months of wrangling, European government leaders succeeded in the early hours of Friday morning to agree an EU climate and energy package up to 2030.

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NOAA: 2014 set to be the hottest year on record

2014 is on trend to be the hottest year since records began, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

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Sea level rise in last century ‘unprecedented,’ say researchers

The rise in sea levels seen in the last 150 years is unmatched by any period in the last 6,000 years, according to new research.

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Governments failing to halt biodiversity loss, warns UN report

Governments are falling drastically behind on their goals to protect animal and plant species laid out in a biodiversity plan for 2020, according to a new report released this week.

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Study finds oceans are warming faster than expected

Researchers from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory found that oceans have been absorbing significantly more heat than previously estimated.

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How climate change fuelled extreme weather in 2013

From Australia’s off-the-charts heatwave, to Europe’s scorching summer, from New Zealand’s intense drought to Northern India’s heavy rain storms, many of 2013's most extreme weather events were caused, at least in part, by climate change.

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Momentum gathers around UN climate summit but more needed from world leaders

A weekend of unprecedented public calls for climate action and the UN Climate Summit has put climate change back to the top of the political agenda.

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