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2011

  • May-Jun
    • "Shocking" decline seen in oceans
    • Record carbon emissions prompt fears of climate catastrophe
    • Massive jump in Amazon deforestation
    • Global wheat output falls due to climate change

  • Mar-Apr
    • Visible from space, deadly on Earth: the gas flares of Nigeria
    • Quiet sun puts Europe on ice
    • GM viruses offer hope of future where energy is unlimited
    • 'World needs a barometer of life'
    • Lovelock: 'We can't save the planet'
    • Forest loss slows, as China plants and Brazil preserves
    • Wind contributing to Arctic sea ice loss, study finds
    • Humans driving extinction faster than species can evolve
    • Climate change human link evidence 'stronger'

  • Jan-Feb
    • Coral reefs report warns of mass loss threat
    • Mass tree deaths prompt fears of Amazon 'climate tipping point'
    • UN 'concerned' by world population growth trends
    • China has highest wind power capacity: report
    • 2010 tied 2005 as the hottest year on record

2010

  • Nov-Dec
    • Polar bears can be saved by emissions cuts, study says
    • Mountain gorilla numbers have increased, census reveals
    • Met Office says 2010 'among hottest on record'
    • 2009 carbon emissions fall smaller than expected
    • A last chance to save the tiger

  • Sep-Oct
    • More species slide to extinction
    • 'Ten years' to solve nature crisis, UN meeting hears
    • Solar surprise for climate issue
    • Animal populations surge in Ugandan national parks
    • Oceans divide over 1970s warming
    • Gibbons of southeast Asia are the 'forgotten' apes
    • Huge growth at largest wind farm
    • Tibetan nomads struggle as grasslands disappear from the roof of the world

  • Jul-Aug
    • Frozen hope for endangered species
    • Rice yields falling under global warming
    • Everglades and Madagascar forests on UNESCO danger list
    • Plankton decline across oceans as waters warm
    • Spain overtakes US with world's biggest solar power station
    • Businesses 'profit from investing in nature'

  • May-Jun
    • Coral: Lost at sea?
    • Africa 'witnessing birth of a new ocean'
    • Study examines scientists' 'climate credibility'
    • Sperm whale feces 'offset CO2 emissions'
    • Global warming's impact on Asia's rivers overblown
    • Oil spill creates huge undersea 'dead zones'
    • Alaotra grebe confirmed extinct
    • Polar bears face 'tipping point' due to climate change
    • Uganda's highest ice cap splits on Mt Margherita
    • Biodiversity: try as we might, things just keep dying
    • Fears for crops as shock figures from America show scale of bee catastrophe

  • Mar-Apr
    • Visible from space, deadly on Earth: the gas flares of Nigeria
    • Quiet sun puts Europe on ice
    • GM viruses offer hope of future where energy is unlimited
    • 'World needs a barometer of life'
    • Lovelock: 'We can't save the planet'
    • Forest loss slows, as China plants and Brazil preserves
    • Wind contributing to Arctic sea ice loss, study finds
    • Humans driving extinction faster than species can evolve
    • Climate change human link evidence 'stronger'

  • Jan-Feb
    • Vast iceberg 'may disrupt ocean currents'
    • How the pet trade's greed is emptying south-east Asia's forests
    • Orangutan survival and the shopping trolley
    • Galapagos sea lions head for warm Peru waters
    • Think-tanks take oil money and use it to fund climate deniers
    • Is water vapor in the stratosphere slowing global warming?
    • Last decade warmest ever: NASA
    • Major Antarctic glacier is 'past its tipping point'
    • Another reason to save coral? Reefs are responsible for ocean biodiversity

2009

  • Nov-Dec
    • Copenhagen chaos sets world on track for 3.5°C
    • Ocean acidification rates pose disaster for marine life, major study shows
    • This decade 'warmest on record'
    • Major sea level rise likely as Antarctic ice melts
    • This year 'in top five warmest'
    • World's last bastion of stable ice now thawing
    • Earth 'heading for 6C' of warming
    • Greenland ice loss 'accelerating'
    • Amazon deforestation 'record low'
    • Species' extinction threat grows
  • Sep-Oct
    • 'Freezer plan' bid to save coral
    • Baffin Island reveals dramatic scale of Arctic climate change
    • Arctic to be 'ice-free in summer'
    • Madagascar biodiversity under threat as gangs run wild
    • Decline of a tribe: and then there were five
    • Himalayan sherpas bugged by the sight of house flies at 5,000m
    • Climate pledges so far are nowhere near enough
    • Warning over global oil 'decline'
    • Green roofs save on carbon overheads
    • The great drought: Disaster looms in East Africa
    • Earthquakes weaken distant faults
    • Four degrees of warming 'likely'
    • 'Millions at risk' as deltas sink
    • Warming Arctic 'halts migration'
    • Arctic 'warmest in 2,000 years'
    • Engineering Earth 'is feasible'
  • Jul-Aug
    • Axolotl verges on wild extinction
    • 'Artificial trees' to cut carbon
    • Launch for amphibian 'life raft'
    • Global warming could change Earth's tilt
    • Methane seeps from Arctic sea bed
    • Antarctic glacier 'thinning fast'
    • 'Many hurricanes' in modern times
    • Warning: Oil supplies are running out fast
    • Revealed: the secret evidence of global warming
    • Arctic glacier to lose Manhattan-sized 'tongue'
  • May-Jun
    • Many sharks 'facing extinction'
    • Largest wind farm comes on stream
    • Ice sheet melt threat reassessed
    • Key coral reefs 'could disappear'
    • 'Safe' climate means 'no to coal'
  • Mar-Apr
    • New rare orangutan find in Borneo
    • Ice bridge ruptures in Antarctic
    • Climate changes Europe's borders – and the world's
    • Carbon emissions creating acidic oceans not seen since dinosaurs
    • Parts of Amazon close to tipping point
  • Jan-Feb
    • How to survive the coming century
    • North Atlantic is world's 'climate superpower'
    • Tree frogs help flag up biological hotspots
    • Global warming is 'irreversible'
    • Emperor penguins face extinction
    • Climate shift 'killing US trees'
    • US vows 'huge' marine protection
    • New clues to mystery sea monster

2008

  • Nov-Dec
    • Swiss glaciers 'in full retreat'
    • 70% deforestation cuts for Brazil
    • Clue to break-up of ice shelves
    • World's forests face climate-change crisis
    • Slow progress on ocean protection

  • Sep-Oct
    • Arctic ice thickness 'plummets'
    • Climate link to amphibian decline
    • African chimps decline 'alarming'
    • Nature loss 'dwarfs bank crisis'
    • Mammals facing extinction threat
    • Warming boosts strongest storms

  • Jul-Aug
    • World heading towards cooler 2008
    • 'Lost world' of gorillas discovered in the Congo
    • Primates 'face extinction crisis'
    • 'Alarming' plight of coral reefs
    • Extinction risk 'underestimated'

  • May-Jun
    • Arctic sea ice melt 'even faster'
    • Vast cracks appear in Arctic ice
    • Sharks swim closer to extinction
    • Global biodiversity slumps 27% in 35 years
    • World carbon dioxide levels highest for 650,000 years, says US report
    • Rainforest seeds revive lost paradise

  • Mar-Apr
    • Forecast for big sea level rise
    • Time runs out for islanders on global warming's front line
    • Antarctic shelf 'hangs by thread'
    • Glaciers suffer record shrinkage
    • Climate change may spark conflict with Russia, EU told

  • Jan-Feb
    • Antarctic glaciers surge to ocean
    • Shark species face extinction amid overfishing and appetite for fins
    • Map shows toll on world's oceans
    • The world's rubbish dump: a garbage tip that stretches from Hawaii to Japan
    • Climate 'could devastate crops'
    • Warning on rising Med Sea levels
    • Destruction of rainforest accelerates despite outcry
    • The environmental impact of India's Nano car

2007

  • Nov-Dec
    • A greener way to recover methane
    • Arctic summers ice-free 'by 2013'
    • 'Tropics expand' as world warms
    • Energy needs 'to grow inexorably'
    • Parrotfish to aid to reef repair

  • Sep-Oct
    • Third of primates 'under threat'
    • Natural decline 'hurting lives'
    • Climate threat to biodiversity
    • Oceans are 'soaking up less CO2'
    • 'Warm wind' hits Arctic climate
    • Gore says prize must spur action
    • Lovelock urges ocean climate fix
    • Man causing climate change – poll
    • Call to protect shark-filled sea
    • Warming opens Northwest Passage
    • Gorillas head race to extinction
    • Starving whales point to depleted oceans
    • US predicts polar bear meltdown

  • Jul-Aug
    • Vast ice island stuck in Arctic
    • Missing DR Congo gorillas 'dead'
    • Brazil Amazon destruction slows
    • Ozone has 'strong climate effect'
    • Humans 'affect global rainfall'
    • Melting glaciers will dominate sea-level rise
    • Climate change 'is ravaging Everest'

  • May-Jun
    • UN issues desertification warning
    • Scarce water and population boom leads California to 'perfect drought'
    • Desalination 'not the solution'
    • Arctic spring's 'rapid advance'
    • UN warning over global ice loss
    • Great apes 'facing climate peril'
    • Recent CO2 rises exceed worst-case scenarios
    • Polar ocean 'soaking up less CO2'

  • Mar-Apr
    • China gas emissions 'may pass US'
    • Kilimanjaro's ice set to linger
    • Ethanol cars may not be healthier
    • Climate change agreement reached
    • Winter warmth breaks all records
    • Global impact of Asia's pollution

  • Jan-Feb
    • Climate change: scientists warn it may be too late to save the ice caps
    • Wind shifts devastate ocean life
    • Mountain glacier could 'vanish'
    • 'Doomsday' vault design unveiled
    • Warming 'very likely' human-made
    • Melting of glaciers 'speeds up'
    • 2007 to be 'warmest on record'

2006

  • Nov-Dec
    • Huge Arctic ice break discovered
    • Failure in Yangtze dolphin search
    • Arctic sea ice 'faces rapid melt'
    • Ebola virus threatens to wipe out gorilla population
    • Rainforest gets protected status
    • Carbon emissions show sharp rise
    • Study hopeful for world's forests
    • Carbon emissions rising faster than ever
    • Global climate efforts 'woeful'
    • 'Only 50 years left' for sea fish

  • Sep-Oct
    • DR Congo hippos 'face extinction'
    • Planet enters 'ecological debt'
    • Humans 'causing stronger storms'
    • Methane bubbles climate trouble
    • Deep ice tells long climate story

  • Jul-Aug
    • Melting ice dilutes northern seas
    • Ozone hole stable, say scientists
    • Map details global water stress
    • 'More disasters' for warmer world
    • Greenland ice cap may be melting at triple speed
    • Sea-bed plan to store carbon
    • Environmental 'crisis' in Lebanon
    • Amazon rainforest 'could become a desert'
    • Earth facing 'catastrophic' loss of species
    • First half of 2006 warmest on record in U.S.
    • Extinction fear for black rhino
    • Clarion call to save amphibians
    • A bright idea: How changing light bulbs helps beat global warming

  • May-Jun
    • Last chance for China's dolphin
    • Glaciers are melting at their fastest rate for 5,000 years
    • 'Warm' species invading Antarctic
    • Backing for 'hockey stick' graph
    • Southern California due major earthquake
    • Work begins on Arctic seed vault
    • Hope for future of giant panda
    • Arctic dips as global waters rise
    • Night flights much worse for global warming
    • Portugal starts huge solar plant
    • Deserts 'need better management'
    • China slows spread of encroaching deserts
    • Rainforests 'still at great risk'
    • Global warming risk 'much higher'
    • 'Above normal' hurricanes in 2006
    • 'Extinct' frog comes back to life
    • Himalayan forests quietly vanishing
    • Fabled ice field 'set to vanish'
    • Warming set to 'devastate' coral
    • Plankton blooms linked to quakes
    • 'Clear' human impact on climate
    • More species slide to extinction

  • Mar-Apr
    • The great betrayal: Pro-hunting Japanese seize control of whaling commission
    • Diversity of species faces 'catastrophe' from climate change
    • Air trends 'amplifying' warming
    • Melting glaciers in the Alps
    • Glacial earthquakes rock Greenland ice sheet
    • Humans fuel worst extinction since end of dinosaurs
    • Warming seas cause stronger hurricanes
    • Climate change 'irreversible' as Arctic sea ice fails to re-form
    • Sharp rise in CO2 levels recorded
    • Death of the world's rivers
    • Carbon burial plan for North Sea
    • Stopping the next extinction wave
    • Antarctica losing ice to oceans
    • PNG rainforest 'in grave danger'

  • Jan-Feb
    • Climate scientists issue dire warning
    • Earth 'on fast track' to warming
    • Greenland ice swells ocean rise
    • Increased CO2 may cause plant life to raise rivers
    • Marine life treasure trove found
    • Pioneers look forward to solar future
    • Seeking a cure for US oil addiction
    • Scientists hail discovery of hundreds of new species in remote New Guinea
    • New Orleans 'risks extinction'
    • Curbing climate change 'unlikely'
    • Sea level rise 'is accelerating'
    • 2005 was warmest year on record: NASA
    • Genes record orangutans' decline
    • Warmer seas will wipe out plankton, source of ocean life
    • World's biggest fish 'shrinking'
    • Environment in crisis: 'We are past the point of no return'
    • Plants revealed as methane source
    • Booming nations 'threaten Earth'
    • Climate change is killing off amphibians
    • Extreme weather in Asia: The Big Freeze
    • 'Critical danger' warning on fish

2005

  • Nov-Dec
    • Debate heats up over Earth's population
    • World is at its hottest since prehistory, say scientists
    • 2005 warmest ever year in north
    • Extinction alert for 800 species
    • Arctic orcas highly contaminated
    • Greenland glacier races to ocean
    • Ocean changes to cool Europe
    • The giant earwig that could bring a country to a standstill
    • Accelerated rise in sea levels blamed on global warming
    • CO2 'highest for 650,000 years'
    • UN urges protection for dolphins
    • Millions face glacier catastrophe
    • Climate change map reveals countries most under threat
    • Deforestation slowing – UN
    • Birds hit by climate, diet shift
    • Japan's whaling fleet sets sail
    • Smart directions for green ideas

  • Sep-Oct
    • Europe study shows climate risks
    • Amazon 'stealth' logging revealed
    • China crisis: threat to the global environment
    • Ocean warming threatens Antarctic wildlife
    • Analysis: Is nuclear power the answer?
    • Amazon area threatened by drought
    • London? Paris? New York? No, Vancouver is the best place in the world to live, says new survey
    • Bobbing corks 'could give power'
    • Arctic ice 'disappearing fast'
    • Gas threat grows from Cameroon's lethal lakes
    • Killer heatwave may have fueled global warming
    • Hunting threat to big amphibians
    • 'Warming link' to big hurricanes
    • Global warming 'past the point of no return'

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