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Global Biodiversity Is Collapsing, Warn Scientists

Stumps on the valley caused by deforestation and slash and burn type of agriculture, Madagascar

Of the estimated eight million species on earth, around a million face extinction, according to biodiversity specialists from around the …

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India Is Leaving Its Poor Farmers Behind

Sowing paddy in Tamil Nadu [image by Michael Foley]

Anurag Verma is a rich and curious farmer. His gently waving fields of wheat are ready to ripen, but he …

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Weak Workplan Wounds Paris Agreement

Developed countries, historically responsible for the majority of emissions, have only promised that the “probability” of climate finance will be available, disappointing many [image by: Joydeep Gupta]

A Paris Agreement Work Programme (PAWP) was just about saved as the UN climate summit concluded a day behind schedule …

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Consensus Eludes Climate Talks Over Finance And Transparency

While the city of Katowice glittered for its visitors the climate negotiations have been dark indeed [image copyright: cop24.gov.pl]

The Paris Agreement will not come into effect on schedule in 2020 if negotiators continue bickering the way they have …

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Governments Leading World To Disastrous Warming: UN

Countries are not switching away from coal fast enough to be effective [image by: Andrew / Flickr]

Governments will not be able to uphold the Paris Climate Agreement, and with business as usual, we are heading for …

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India Seeking Ways To Limit Climate Change After IPCC Report

Among the painful changes India may have to make is to shut coal plants before the end of their economic lives [image by:

The Indian government has accepted the latest report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and has asked a …

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1.5 Degree Ambition Demands Radical Change, UN Warns

There are major benefits to limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius above the preindustrial level, but doing so will …

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Cities Must Lead The Action On Climate Change

Environmental activists and police face off on the opening day of the GCAS [image by: Joydeep Gupta]

Coastal cities in the tropics are not the only ones suffering from the effects of climate change. So is a …

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Eight Countries Come Together To Protect Bay Of Bengal

Inflow of tidal waters, Mousuni island, Sundarbans

The Global Environment Facility (GEF) has just approved a grant of USD 15 million for the Bay of Bengal Large …

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Official Recognition To India’s Water Crisis Sparks Debate

Rajasthan during a drought. The government hopes a crisis narrative around water will deflect criticism away from poor water management [image by Knut-Erik Helle]

India’s water crisis is now official. The government’s own think tank the National Institution for the Transformation of India (NITI) …

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