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Scientists pin down historic sea level rise

LONDON (Reuters) – The collapse of an ice sheet in Antarctica up to 14,650 years ago might have caused sea levels to rise between 14 and 18 metres (46-60 feet), a study showed on Wednesday, data which could help make more accurate climate change predic…

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Plan now for climate-related disasters: U.N. report

(Reuters) – A future on Earth of more extreme weather and rising seas will require better planning for natural disasters to save lives and limit deepening economic losses, the United Nations said on Wednesday in a major report on the effects of climate…

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Trials start of GM wheat that terrifies aphids

LONDON (Reuters) – Field trials are under way in England of a genetically modified (GM) wheat that strikes fear into aphids and attracts a deadly predator to devour them, providing an alternative to the insecticides now used to control the crop pest.

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Rampant water "pillage" is sucking Yemen dry

SANAA (Reuters) – With a belch of acrid, greasy smoke and a jolt that shakes its moorings, the pump on Yemeni water farmer Jad al-Adhrani’s plot of land roars to life, and the race to squeeze the last drop of water out of Yemen’s parched earth resumes….

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True economic measure includes natural assets: scientists

LONDON (Reuters) – Traditional measures showing strong economic growth in Brazil and India over nearly two decades fail to take account of the depletion of their natural resources, scientists and economists at a climate conference said on Wednesday.

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EU seeks to decide who gets U.N. climate fund seats

LONDON (Reuters) – European Union ambassadors were due to meet on Wednesday in an effort to settle a dispute over the allocation of seats to member states on the United Nations’ Green Climate Fund (GCF) board, sources close to the matter said.

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Orangutans in Indonesia’s Aceh forest may die out in weeks

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Forest fires and land clearing by palm oil firms could kill off within weeks about 200 orangutans in a forest in western Indonesia, an environmental group said on Wednesday.

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"Ghost ship" off Canada heralds arrival of tsunami debris

SEATTLE (Reuters) – An empty Japanese fishing boat drifting off the coast of western Canada could be the first wave of 1.5 million tons of debris heading toward North America from Japan’s tsunami last March.

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Analysis: EPA rule a new setback for new coal plants

(Reuters) – The first-ever U.S. proposal to restrict carbon dioxide emissions would have once been a major shock to electricity companies by making it uneconomic to build new coal-fired power plants.

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Global warming close to becoming irreversible: scientists

LONDON (Reuters) – The world is close to reaching tipping points that will make it irreversibly hotter, making this decade critical in efforts to contain global warming, scientists warned on Monday.

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