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There are some certainties and many unknowns when it comes to climate change. We know that CO2 is a powerful greenhouse gas, that we are pumping huge quantities of it into the atmosphere, and that this is pushing up temperatures. Of all the uncertainties, however, perhaps the most alarming is what may become of the vast stores of methane under the Arctic.

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Hopes rise of breakthrough at crucial climate summit

194 nations talk into the small hours – but pressure on the planet continues to grow.

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Negotiators from nearly two hundred countries were still arguing early today over the possibility of a new climate deal forcing all nations to cut their greenhouse gas emissions.

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The world is on course for the "worst case" scenario of global warming, with average worldwide temperatures increasing by between 4C and 6C in the coming century, according to the latest analysis of how much man-made carbon dioxide is being pumped into the atmosphere.

Carbon capture bid begins

Britain's biggest carbon capture pilot plant began siphoning emissions from SSE's 490 megawatt coal-fired station at Ferrybridge, Yorkshire, yesterday in an effort to prove the technology on an industrial scale.

Shale threat to carbon target

Widespread exploitation of the huge reserves of shale gas under Lancashire could force the Government to scrap its targets for reducing carbon emissions, a report suggests today.

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