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Hottest five-year period on record is 2011-2015, says WMO

The World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) announced today that 2015 is likely to top the charts as the hottest year in modern observations, with 2011-15 the hottest five-year period on record.

Drought Influenced Syrian Civil War; So What, Says U.S. Congress

This singular thought, that climate change can stir dangerous human conflict, is gaining salience across much of the world.

Despite Low Oil Prices, Renewable Power Gaining Traction, Energy Agencies Report — But Not Yet Fast Enough for the Climate

The shift away from coal and towards renewable sources of energy is slowly beginning to gain traction, two recently-released reports from American and global energy agencies show.

On Thin Ice: Big Northern Lakes Are Being Rapidly Transformed

As temperatures rise, the world’s iconic northern lakes are undergoing major changes that include swiftly warming waters, diminished ice cover, and outbreaks of harmful algae.

Trade deals boosting climate change: the food factor

From deforestation to fertiliser use, and from factory farms to supermarket shelves, producing, transporting, consuming and wasting food account for around half of all greenhouse gas emissions

Why COP 21 Matters, and Why I'm Going

Are we expecting COP21 to be that moment of fireworks and dancing elephants, a 'Great Change Moment', when people dance in the street and subsequently put plaques up to immortalise the moment for their grandchildren? If we are, we're missing the point.

The Decoupling Debate: Can Economic Growth Really Continue Without Emission Increases?

Most ecological economists argue that continued economic growth is incompatible with ecological safety.

Mysteries of Eleuthera

What kind of force can leave a four million pound rock on top of a cliff? According to the oceanographers, it was waves. "

Recession, Not Fracking, Behind Drop in U.S. Carbon Dioxide Emissions, Scientists Conclude

And while the drop in emissions happened at roughly the same time as the fracking rush spread, shale gas had relatively little to do with the drop in carbon emissions, according to a scientific paper published today in the journal Nature Communications.

BC Natural Gas Reserves Inflated, Revenues Overstated, Report Finds

Analyst David Hughes offers another challenge to the province's nascent industry.

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