China is the world’s biggest producer of carbon dioxide

China agrees to impose carbon targets by 2016

Beijing’s thaw over greenhouse gases seen as major step in battling climate change

A demonstrator stands firm outside a government building in China’s Yunnan province

Campaigners in China challenge authorities over environmental impact of planned petrochemical plant

Fears over proposed refinery in southern city of Kunming attracts thousands of protesters

The Thames barrier raised in 2007 in response to a flood threat

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Study concludes there is 1 in 20 chance that existing defences would be unable to cope with extreme storm surge

A scientific study has said that there will be a dramatic global decline in the number of animal and plant species this century if the world continues to procrastinate over measures to cut carbon dioxide emissions to limit climate change

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There will be a dramatic global decline in the number of animal and plant species this century if the world continues to procrastinate over measures to cut carbon dioxide emissions to limit climate change, a study has found.

Britain's biggest fracking company has warned that any production of shale gas would involve “flaring off” leakages

Coming to sites across the UK soon – fracking flares

IGas chief warns that any production of shale gas would involve 'flaring off' leakages

The Esmark glacier on the Norwegian Arctic archipelago of Svalbard has shrunk by 3.5km since 1966

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Greenhouse gases are making seawater toxic for many species of marine life, warn experts

Visitors play eco-games at the Science Museum launch last month

Battling climate-change: How snakes and ladders could save the planet

Experts think putting eco-sensibility into fun childhood games will engage people more than 'misery messages'

Lydd Airport could take an extra 500,000 passengers a year

Go-ahead for Kent airport expansion angers green lobby

Investment and jobs are promised, but some fear the environmental price is too high

aerial view August 30, 2007, of the town of Ilulissat, Greenland

Greenland reaps benefits of global warming

Climate change is allowing agriculture to boom

Climate change will bring greater extremes in weather, warns Government's chief scientific adviser

Climate change will bring greater extremes in weather, the Government's outgoing chief scientific adviser has warned as he called for urgent action to tackle global warming.

The Sun shines intensely above a power station in the Californian sky

The world is hottest it has been since the end of the ice age - and the temperature's still rising

Report claims that by the year 2100 the earth will see temperatures not seen since the dawn of civilisation

Arctic ice-melt will bring frosty relations as nations navigate across North Pole

The loss if sea ice in the Arctic will allow ships to navigate freely across the North Pole by the middle of the century and could lead to unprecedented geo-political tensions between countries that have territorial claims in the region, scientists said.

Cracked earth of the drought-stricken Portodemouros reservoir in northern Spain. Worldwide concerns about climate change have dropped dramatically since 2009

Green fatigue sets in: the world cools on global warming

Worldwide concerns about climate change have dropped dramatically since 2009

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The waste heat generated by large cities can affect temperatures in areas hundreds of miles away by changing wind patterns in the upper atmosphere, a study has found.

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Exclusive: Billionaires secretly fund attacks on climate science

Audit trail reveals that donors linked to fossil fuel industry are backing global warming sceptics

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