Climate change threatens hearts, lungs but also brains

Climate change can be expected to boost the number of annual premature U.S. deaths from heat waves in coming decades and to increase mental health problems from extreme weather like hurricanes and floods, a U.S. study said on Monday, April

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Climate change will wipe $2.5tn off global financial assets

Climate change could cut the value of the world’s financial assets by $2.5tn (£1.7tn), according to the first estimate from economic modelling. In the worst case scenarios, often used by regulators to check the financial health of companies and economies,

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$1tn could be wasted on ‘unneeded’ new coal plants

Almost $1tn of investment in new coal fired power stations could be wasted if growing concerns about climate change and air pollution leave the plants unused, according to a new report. About 1,500 new coal plants are in construction or

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Rockefeller family charity to withdraw all investments in fossil fuel companies

A charitable fund of the Rockefeller family – who are sitting on a multibillion-dollar oil fortune – has said it will withdraw all its investments from fossil fuel companies. The Rockefeller Family Fund (RFF), a charity set up in 1967

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100% solar-powered buses arrive in London as UK eyes zero emissions by 2050

Soon to be trundling along London’s busy streets, the zero-carbon vehicle was designed and developed by China’s BYD company. The bus is 10.2m long, features full air conditioning and offers seats and standing spaces for 81 passengers. The batteries deliver

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February’s record warmth: nasty weather for the time of year

“Normally I don’t comment on individual months,” tweeted Gavin Schmidt of Nasa on Sunday. “Too much weather, not enough climate. But last month was special.” And so it was: February’s global surface temperature was 1.35C warmer than the average temperature

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Climate-related food impacts could kill half a million annually

The impacts of climate change on the global food supply could lead to more than 500,000 deaths a year by 2050, according to a new study in the Lancet. Droughts, floods, and other climate-related impacts will hurt crop yields and

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Climate change is fueling an impending malnutrition crisis, even for the well-fed

According to a study released in the medical journal Lancet, climate change could result in the deaths of half a million adults due to malnutrition per year by 2050. The modelling study, conducted by the University of Oxford’s Marco Springmann,

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Can wildlife adapt to climate change?

With rising temperatures and seas, massive droughts, and changing landscapes, successfully adapting to climate change is increasingly important. For humans, this can mean using technology to find solutions. But for some plants and animals, adapting to these changes involves the

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Oil and gas industry has pumped millions into Republican campaigns

Fossil fuel millionaires collectively pumped more than $100m into Republican presidential contenders’ efforts last year – in an unprecedented investment by the oil and gas industry in the party’s future. About one in three dollars donated to Republican hopefuls from

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