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Fish could be rendered more vulnerable to predators by ocean acidification caused by carbon emissions, a report has found

Climate change: Davey calls for new deal on emissions as UN warns of a catastrophe

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Without further action, temperatures will increase from about four to five per cent compared with pre-industrial levels

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Saharan dust lands in England as 'very high' levels of air pollution warned this week

Experts are anticipating 'high' or 'very high' air pollution levels on Wednesday

Coral reefs, home to one third of marine species are threatened by ocean acidification and human activities

IPCC report paints bleak picture of war, famine and pestilence: ‘Climate change is happening and no one in the world is immune’

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Climate change could wipe out wildlife and is ‘major risk’ to UK forests

Report says effects of tree dieback on food production and biodiversity worse than previously thought

Dr Lovelock is famed for his Gaia theory of the Earth as a self-regulating organism

Gaia visionary advocates city living to sit out the worst extremes of climate change

People should give up on the “English dream” of a house and garden in the countryside and retreat into mega-cities to sit out the worst extremes of climate change, environmental guru James Lovelock said yesterday.

Institutional investors are being urged to back renewable energy projects like wind farms

Britain one of the lowest producers of renewable energy in the EU

A report shows that the UK outperforms only Malta and Luxembourg

The former action star held stock in a fund that invests in logging companies

Arnold Schwarzenegger accused of profiting from deforestation

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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

The former England cricket captain always considered himself an environmental sceptic – until, that is, he joined the writer Robert Penn on the epic and gruelling bike ride

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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

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