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Iceland: rapid glacier melting drastically alters landscape

The rivers running from one Iceland’s largest glacier’s have combined to become one for the first time since the middle ages.

The rivers running from one Iceland’s largest glacier’s have combined to become one for the first time since the middle ages.

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Peru sends in army to deal with floods blamed on El Niño

The authorities in Peru are sending the military to help areas affected by floods that have afflicted several parts of the country. Scientists blame

The authorities in Peru are sending the military to help areas affected by floods that have afflicted several parts of the country. Scientists blame

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The human and economic cost of natural disasters in 2015

Last year’s natural disasters around the world caused many more deaths than did those in 2014 – but the total was less than half the average number

Last year’s natural disasters around the world caused many more deaths than did those in 2014 – but the total was less than half the average number

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What would constitute a success for COP21 climate conference?

Some of them are the most powerful people on Earth, others are bursting with knowledge — envoys and delegates from 195 countries. What can they do at

Some of them are the most powerful people on Earth, others are bursting with knowledge — envoys and delegates from 195 countries. What can they do at

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COP21: more time for talking

The deadline is extended as the COP21 talks falter at the final fence

The deadline is extended as the COP21 talks falter at the final fence

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[IN PICTURES] How would these iconic cities look at +2ºC and +4ºC?

With the COP21 global climate conference due to start in Paris at the end of November, NGO Climate Central has released thought-provoking images of

With the COP21 global climate conference due to start in Paris at the end of November, NGO Climate Central has released thought-provoking images of

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Hollande and Obama step up pressure on climate change ahead of COP21

The French and American presidents have urged for action to tackle global warming following a warning by the World Meteorological Organization that greenhouse gases reached record levels in 2014.

The French and American presidents have urged for action to tackle global warming following a warning by the World Meteorological Organization that greenhouse gases reached record levels in 2014.

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Greenhouse gas levels reached record and 'dangerous' high in 2014

Levels of greenhouse gas in the atmosphere reached record highs last year, making Earth a more dangerous planet for future generations, says the

Levels of greenhouse gas in the atmosphere reached record highs last year, making Earth a more dangerous planet for future generations, says the

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Greenhouse gas levels reach record high

Greenhouse gas levels in the atmosphere reached a record high in 2014, the World Meteorological Organization announced on Monday. “Every year we say

Greenhouse gas levels in the atmosphere reached a record high in 2014, the World Meteorological Organization announced on Monday. “Every year we say

Culture

Luc Jacquet talks Ice and Sky to euronews

A decade after his Oscar-winning documentary ‘March of the Penguins’, French director Luc Jacquet is back with ‘Ice and the Sky’. It tells the story

A decade after his Oscar-winning documentary ‘March of the Penguins’, French director Luc Jacquet is back with ‘Ice and the Sky’. It tells the story

Science_technology

Italy's glaciers melting at alarming pace

In the past century, Alpine glaciers are estimated to have lost about half of their total area. Today, Italy’s 900 glaciers cover a total area of

In the past century, Alpine glaciers are estimated to have lost about half of their total area. Today, Italy’s 900 glaciers cover a total area of

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Water stress expected to soar, warns World Resources report

The surging global demand for water will see some 30 countries facing extreme water stress by 2040, according to the latest World Resources Institute

The surging global demand for water will see some 30 countries facing extreme water stress by 2040, according to the latest World Resources Institute

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US climate talks stall over China and US disagreements

UN talks on climate change looked likely to collapse on Saturday after China and the US clashed over a draft agreement. The summit has already

UN talks on climate change looked likely to collapse on Saturday after China and the US clashed over a draft agreement. The summit has already

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Optimism and uncertainty at Lima climate talks

Climate talks have entered their second and final week in Lima. Negotiators from 190 countries are working to hammer out a global deal to limit

Climate talks have entered their second and final week in Lima. Negotiators from 190 countries are working to hammer out a global deal to limit

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Climate change future looks sandy

Former wetlands in north-west China (Gansu province) have been sucked dry as the climate has changed. It is a stark warning that we can expect other

Former wetlands in north-west China (Gansu province) have been sucked dry as the climate has changed. It is a stark warning that we can expect other

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Climate change talks in Warsaw - a missed opportunity?

Proposed measures to protect the climate do not appear to have resulted in much. This year has seen the highest emissions of global greenhouse gases

Proposed measures to protect the climate do not appear to have resulted in much. This year has seen the highest emissions of global greenhouse gases

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The Earth is hot, and getting hotter

2012 was one of the 10 warmest years since 1880, according to US scientists. NASA researchers said it was the ninth warmest year while experts from

2012 was one of the 10 warmest years since 1880, according to US scientists. NASA researchers said it was the ninth warmest year while experts from

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Western Antartica melting faster than thought

Western Antarctica is warming almost twice as fast as previously believed. Figures show temperatures in the area have risen by an average 2.4

Western Antarctica is warming almost twice as fast as previously believed. Figures show temperatures in the area have risen by an average 2.4

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It's hotter than ever hears climate change talks

Arctic ice is melting at an, “alarming rate”. That’s at the core of a report by the World Meteorological Organisation. Its findings were presented to

Arctic ice is melting at an, “alarming rate”. That’s at the core of a report by the World Meteorological Organisation. Its findings were presented to

Culture

Chasing Ice

Filmmaker Jeff Orlowski’s new documentary “Chasing Ice” shows the edge of the massive Ilulissat glacier in Greenland collapsing — or “calving” — and

Filmmaker Jeff Orlowski’s new documentary “Chasing Ice” shows the edge of the massive Ilulissat glacier in Greenland collapsing — or “calving” — and

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Spanish firefighters battle persistent forest fires

Fires in the Leon region of Spain continued to burn fiercely overnight on Tuesday (August 21) as a group of fire-fighters were surrounded by the

Fires in the Leon region of Spain continued to burn fiercely overnight on Tuesday (August 21) as a group of fire-fighters were surrounded by the

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City-sized iceberg breaks from Greenland glacier

An iceberg said to be twice the size of Manhattan has broken free from the Petermann Glacier in Greenland. NASA satellite images have helped

An iceberg said to be twice the size of Manhattan has broken free from the Petermann Glacier in Greenland. NASA satellite images have helped

Europe

EU's global warming battle takes to the skies

The European Union may be risking a trade war over plans to charge all airlines for their CO2 emissions that have doubled in the past 20 years

The European Union may be risking a trade war over plans to charge all airlines for their CO2 emissions that have doubled in the past 20 years

Science_technology

Greenland's water mystery

“Definitely, the glaciers in Greenland are retreating,” that’s the view of Bo Vinther, Glaciologist, Centre for Ice and Climate, University of

“Definitely, the glaciers in Greenland are retreating,” that’s the view of Bo Vinther, Glaciologist, Centre for Ice and Climate, University of

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Heatwave hits New York as summer starts

The first day of summer was met with the first heat wave of the season in the north-east US, with temperatures reaching 92 degrees Fahrenheit (33

The first day of summer was met with the first heat wave of the season in the north-east US, with temperatures reaching 92 degrees Fahrenheit (33

Culture

Meryl Streep narrates polar bear documentary

Double Oscar-nominated director Greg MacGillivray’s ‘To The Arctic’ documents the struggle for survival for polar bears, amid rising temperatures and

Double Oscar-nominated director Greg MacGillivray’s ‘To The Arctic’ documents the struggle for survival for polar bears, amid rising temperatures and

Environment

A life underwater

Jo Harmelin started diving in 1956. As a scientist he has noticed how the Mediterranean sea has evolved and he remains optimistic.    “Hello I’m Jo

Jo Harmelin started diving in 1956. As a scientist he has noticed how the Mediterranean sea has evolved and he remains optimistic.    “Hello I’m Jo