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Why 2℃ of global warming is much worse for Australia than 1.5℃

Why 2℃ of global warming is much worse for Australia than 1.5℃

With 2℃ of global warming, the stifling heat of January 2013 would be the norm for Australia.

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Aerofloat: A small-scale solution to one of the world's big water problems

Aerofloat: A small-scale solution to one of the world’s big water problems

Commissioned to solve a waste water problem on Australian rivers, this young local company’s solution could help solve one of the world’s biggest sustainability problems.

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Climate change may put power grid at risk in the west

Climate change may put power grid at risk in the west

The ravages of climate change could severely hurt the ability of utilities in the 11 Western states to generate power unless they “climate proof” their power grid.

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After much ado, El Niño officially declared

After much ado, El Niño officially declared

Just when everyone had pretty much written it off, the El Niño event finally emerged in February and could last through the spring and summer.

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Looming warming spurt could reshape climate debate

Looming warming spurt could reshape climate debate

Humanity is about to experience a historically unprecedented spike in temperatures.

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Drought dries up California hydropower, focus on solar, wind

Drought dries up California hydropower, focus on solar, wind

As California’s historic drought dries up the state’s water supplies and withers its crops, it’s also shaking up the way electricity is produced there.

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Weather disasters have cost the globe $2.4 trillion

Weather disasters have cost the globe $2.4 trillion

Weather and climate-related disasters have caused $2.4 trillion in economic losses and nearly 2 million deaths globally since 1971.

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Military bases face hurdles in climate change adaptation

Military bases face hurdles in climate change adaptation

Climate change could cost the US Department of Defence big in coming decades unless adaptation measures are taken soon.

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US climate change report warns of serious regional impacts

US climate change report warns of serious regional impacts

The National Climate Assessment – a new report from the U.S. federal government – makes clear that climate change is a present-day issue and a growing threat.

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Are we heading for a worrying Super El Niño?

Are we heading for a worrying Super El Niño?

Climate researchers are seeing the beginnings of what could be the most powerful El Niño event since 1997/98.

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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.