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Huge methane leaks add doubt on gas as ‘bridge’ fuel

Huge methane leaks add doubt on gas as ‘bridge’ fuel

IPCC hails natural gas as transition fuel – but a new study shows potential leakage could mean natural gas will only increase emissions.

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Can business break impasse on climate action?

Can business break impasse on climate action?

IPCC urges immediate action on adapting to climate change, but governments and media seem poorly equipped to deliver that dire message to the public.

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Wind, solar energy driving electricity storage technology

Wind, solar energy driving electricity storage technology

Renewables are driving the development of energy storage systems worldwide, but before they are able to catch on the public perception must change.

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Utilities disagree on how EPA should regulate emissions

Utilities disagree on how EPA should regulate emissions

Government’s efforts to curb greenhouse gas emissions may be pitting utilities that rely on coal-fired power plants against those that don’t.

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China leads world in renewables investments

China leads world in renewables investments

Pew study shows China is the world leader in clean energy investment for the second year running, as global renewables investments continue to shrink.

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Climate change impacts in pictures: 8 stark IPCC images

Climate change impacts in pictures: 8 stark IPCC images

The latest IPCC report is chock full of illustrative tables and diagrams, here are 8 of the most illuminating ones that help tell an important story.

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IPCC says climate change is here, world needs to act

IPCC says climate change is here, world needs to act

IPCC warns climate change impacts are here and will worsen, and more concerted efforts to adapt and prevent are needed to avoid the worst of them.

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2013 is 6th warmest year; climate change contributes

2013 is 6th warmest year; climate change contributes

Despite pockets of cold snaps, the world continued to warm and 2013 was the 6th warmest year on record.

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US govt: Climate change threatens energy infrastructure

US govt: Climate change threatens energy infrastructure

Infrastructure that Americans rely on to heat their homes and power their lights are all becoming more exposed to failure in a changing climate.

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Flurry of US coal power plant shutdowns expected by 2016

Flurry of US coal power plant shutdowns expected by 2016

New US EPA standards mean that 90% of the power plants expected to shut down by 2020 will actually be shut down by 2016.

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Graph of the Day: Are we on the path to peak water?

Graph of the Day: Are we on the path to peak water?

Are we able to cut back on our usage as we edge nearer to the point of peak water?