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Houses hanging over a cliff in Pacifica, San Mateo County, California. Storms and powerful waves have been intensifying erosion in the area. Photograph: Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images

 

As a trio of lawsuits claim compensation for sea rises resulting from fossil fuel emissions, campaigners say carbon majors must change their business models...

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Satellite image showing Iceberg A-68A moving away from the Larsen C Ice Shelf. Image: NASA

 

The Delaware-sized iceberg that calved off the Larsen C Ice Shelf in Antarctica sometime between July 10 and July 12 is drifting farther from its former home, while breaking into smaller pieces...

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Deer seen cooling themselves in a lake at Whipsnade Zoo. Photograph: Tony Margiocchi/Barcroft Images

 

Met Office figures for 2016 also show long-term decrease in amount of frost, while last winter was the second wettest on record across the country...

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A facility for capturing CO2 from air of Swiss Climeworks AG is placed on the roof of a waste incinerating plant in Hinwil, Switzerland July 18, 2017.Arnd Wiegmann
OSLO (Reuters) - Scientists are sucking carbon dioxide from the air with giant fans and preparing to release chemicals from a balloon to dim the sun's rays as part of a climate engineering push to cool the planet...
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Made a skirt for Lilly to remember my visit.

Linen fabric shibori dyed with acacia. Printed with eucalyptus leaves and seeds, cotinus, guava, and a sprinkling of coreopsis. Rust fabric placed over all before steaming.

I really love the way the shibori dying gives a bit more depth to the over all look of the fabric.

 

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A placard warning against the dangers of climate change used in the March on Washington stands by an overflowing garbage can on Saturday, January 21, 2017. (Photo by Epics/Getty Images)

 

We're not all ready to have the same conversation, but perhaps that's a good place to start...

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For three decades, environmentalists have been claiming that if we don’t do something to fight global warming, we’ll all turn into pumpkins by the end of the century or so. Yet they’ve made very little headway in getting humanity to act on their suggested remedies...

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The Electric Power Research Institute wrote publicly in 1988 about the growing consensus that the greenhouse effect is real. Credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

 

A new report shows through documents and testimony how utilities researched climate change and determined in the 1970s that it could force a shift away from coal...

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Wimbledon, London, UK. 27th April, 2015. A waste management company named Dirty Harry uses a poster of Lord Kitchener to urge the public to recycle. Photograph: Amer Ghazzal/Alamy

 

Stop obsessing with how personally green you live – and start collectively taking on corporate power...

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“It’s in no one’s best interest to ignore science or cut funding for basic research,” says Bill Nye. Photograph: John Lamparski/WireImage

 

The acclaimed scientist and television star talks about his new book and the damaging effects of ignoring the planet’s changing climate...

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Argentine ants (Linepithema humile) feeding on food scraps. They can damage delicate ecosystems and also interfere with electrical wiring. Photograph: Victor Suarez/Alamy Stock Photo

 

Foreign animals and plants can cause huge damage, with the march of Argentine ants in the UK a new example of how climate change is boosting the threat...

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A tourist shelters from the sun near the Colosseum in Rome. Italy is gripped by drought as the summer heat continues with no sign of rain. Photograph: Andrew Medichini/AP

 

Half of capital’s 3 million residents could have water switched off for eight hours a day after Italy’s driest spring for 60 years...

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The Nairobi skyline in the background as hartebeests graze at the national park. Photograph: Baz Ratner/Reuters

 

The rains have been poor while demand for water grows along with the city - there are solutions but they will mean radical action...

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A driver climbs out of a window of his car after driving onto a flooded road in Van Nuys, Calif., on Jan. 5, 2016. (Gene Blevins/Reuters)

 

Even if we meet our most ambitious climate goal — keeping global temperatures within a strict 1.5 degrees Celsius (or 2.7 degree Fahrenheit) of their preindustrial levels — there will still be consequences, scientists say. And they’ll last for years after we stop emitting carbon dioxide into the atmosphere...

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As the drought has extended into yet another rainy season, some herders walk for hours to get to this dam. Eyder Peralta/NPR

 

Out here, in West Pokot County, Kenya, the landscape looks like Mars — red clay, rocks, and in the distance, a mountain so bare it looks like a giant boulder...

 

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Doubts about the science are being replaced by doubts about the motives of scientists and their political supporters. Once this kind of cynicism takes hold, is there any hope for the truth?

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 Image caption Rainfall in January 2014 was unprecedented in Met Office records. Getty Images

 

There is an increased risk of "unprecedented" winter downpours such as those that caused extensive flooding in 2014, the UK Met Office says...

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