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Environmental groups walk out of Warsaw talks

The talks have stuttered over several issues, particularly whether rich nations should pay developing countries for losses suffered due to the effects of climate change and a lack of pledges to cut emissions.

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West Nile virus worsening with climate change

Outbreaks of the sometimes-fatal West Nile virus across the United States have intensified, making this one of the worst years for the mosquito-borne disease.

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Heat wave, fires driven by climate change, scientists say

The very real problem of global warming is leaving its mark upon the U.S. this summer as scorching heat plagues most of the country

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Global warming does not benefit plants: new study

A study by researchers at Northern Arizona University shows that a  somewhat rosy predictions about purported beneficial effects of global warming on plant life are likely not true.

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Is seal killing at an end?

Sealing - a grotesque business that involves killing seals for both their fur and meat - may soon see its last days in Canada.

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Bolivia’s law gives nature equal rights to humans

Bolivia is set to pass the Law of Mother Earth, (in Spanish La Ley de Derechos de la Madre Tierra) which will grant nature the same rights and protections as humans.

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Chilling discovery: Arctic ice releases deadly greenhouse gas

Methane, a greenhouse gas 20 times more powerful than carbon dioxide, has been found by scientists in deadly, bubbling plumes on the surface of the Arctic Ocean.

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UN summit talks global warming

2011 is, so far, the world's tenth warmest year on record, despite the warming being masked by cooling La Nina conditions.

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With walruses on thin ice, Shell pursues Arctic drilling

As global warming threatens the wellbeing of Alaskan walruses, the government has exacerbated the issue.

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Floods raise major implications for Australia's future

Australia's Guardian newspaper writes the devastating floods in Australia raise major implications for the nation on water management, agriculture and fossil fuels that feed global warming/climate change.

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