Indonesian search and rescue workers survey high seas as part of the search mission

Missing Malaysia flight MH370: Search will be affected by climate change, say scientists

The turbulent currents and strong winds in the search area caused by manmade global warming, with only make the search more difficult.

Freddie Flintoff's extraordinary 1,200km bike ride through the heart of the Amazon rainforest

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Heat Reservoir: Bewl Water at Lamberhurst, Kent, could provide a site for heat pumps

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A revolutionary system using water-sourced heat pumps is being tested on a new development

The report predicts that climate change will reduce median crop yields by 2 per cent per decade for the rest of the century

Official prophecy of doom: Global warming will cause widespread conflict, displace millions of people and devastate the global economy

Leaked draft report from UN panel seen by The Independent is most comprehensive investigation into impact of climate change ever undertaken - and it's not good news

Glaciers in north-east Greenland disintegrate into the ocean

Fears of faster rising global sea levels as 'stable' Greenland ice sheet starts to melt

New study shows north-eastern region has been losing billions of tons of ice since 2003

Puffin: Suffering as their main food source, the sand eel, moves away in search of cooler water

RSPB fears thousands of rare birds died in winter storms 'caused by climate change'

Rare puffins recovering from being at the brink of extinction are among the birds made vulnerable by the storms, experts warn

A city settlement at the Mohenjo-daro in Pakistan

Revealed: How climate change ended world’s first great civilisations

'Megacities' of the Indus Valley region of Pakistan and north-west India declined and never recovered because of a dramatic increase in drought conditions, according to new research

Damage costs caused by devastating floods are expected to rise five-fold in Europe by 2050, say scientists

Frequency of severe flooding across Europe 'to double by 2050'

Floods and climate chance will be responsible for 30 per cent of losses by the same time, a study has found

Greenpeace co-founder Patrick Moore tells US Senate there is "no proof" humans cause climate change

Moore claims Greenpeace has taken a "sharp turn to the political left" and lost interest in science

A boat is seen seen among the icebergs that broke off from the Jakobshavn Glacier in Ilulissat, Greenland

Now the two most famous scientific institutions in Britain and the US agree: 'Climate change is more certain than ever'

Climate change is one of the defining issues of our time and the indisputable warming of the world over the past century is largely the result of human activities, according to the two most august science bodies in Britain and the United States.

Scientists said volcanoes had not been taken into account when experts predicted global warming after 1998 - perhaps explaining the apparent 'pause' in climate change

Volcanic eruptions ‘contributed to global warming pause’, scientists claim

Research could explain why rate of climate change appeared to slow down after 1998 – but experts say volcanoes only offer ‘temporary respite’ from rising temperatures

Britain has some of the highest levels of air pollution from nitrogen
dioxide in Europe, caused mostly by diesel vehicles

UK faces £300m fine over failure to meet air pollution targets by 2010

European Commission to take legal action against Britain over high levels of dangerous gas

Kerry tells Indonesia: climate change is a 'weapon of mass destruction'

The US Secretary of State John Kerry has warned Indonesians that man-made climate change could threaten their way of life, deriding those who doubted the existence of “perhaps the world’s most fearsome weapon of mass destruction”.

California opens world's largest solar power farm - as evidence emerges that it leaves birds who fly over 'scorched'

State officials decide benefit of green energy for 140,000 homes outweighs 'significant impacts on environment'

Winds are blowing warmer surface water from the Pacific Ocean, sending it down into the depths below

Cooler Pacific Ocean is causing global warming 'pause'

Scientists warn that the cooling capacity of the Pacific Ocean is not expected to continue much beyond 2020, when global surface temperatures are expected to start rising again rapidly

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