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Climate change could kill one in 10 species by end of the century

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China’s power stations generate ‘future spike’ in global warming

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UK's carbon floor price 'could waste £1bn a year'

Government plans for a carbon floor price could waste £1bn a year and drag another 90,000 households into fuel poverty, the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) will warn today.

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Global warming threatens fish that inspired 'Finding Nemo'

Finding Nemo could soon become easier for a hungry barracuda because the rising acidity of the oceans is likely to cause baby clownfish to go deaf to the sounds made by potential predators, a study has found.

Melting of the Arctic 'will accelerate climate change within 20 years'

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Steve Connor: Greenhouse gas emission targets could be undermined

One of the great unknowns of climate science is predicting the effect of "feedbacks". As carbon dioxide levels and temperatures increase, will other parts of the global climate begin to be perturbed in a way that affects the direction or speed of global warming?

Doomed! The new teen book genre

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Long cold spell led to rise in greenhouse gas

Greenhouse gas emissions in Britain rose last year because of people heating their homes during the prolonged cold weather.

Green measures: Carbon price goes up to fund renewables

Two long-awaited steps towards Britain becoming a low-carbon economy were announced by Mr Osborne: the creation of a Green Investment Bank (GIB) and the establishment of a "floor price" for carbon.

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