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Scientists foresee losses as cities fight beach erosion

Beaches are facing off against a changing climate, and they’re losing ground. Literally. Waves, currents, storms and people all move the sand that make beaches, well, beaches. But a combination of rising sea levels, stronger coastal storms and coastal development

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Climate change presents ‘potentially catastrophic’ risks to public health, Lancet Commission study finds

Climate change poses such a threat to public health it risks undoing the gains of the past 50 years, a major study has found. The Lancet Commission on climate change and health found the threat had been underestimated, but that

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What’s really warming the world?

Skeptics of manmade climate change offer various natural causes to explain why the Earth has warmed 1.4 degrees Fahrenheit since 1880. But can these account for the planet’s rising temperature? Nasa’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies has tried to calculate the

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Insurance gains clout as climate change solution for the poor

Efforts to insure vulnerable people such as poor farmers against extreme weather and other climate risks are picking up pace, following a recent G7 commitment to extend cover in developing nations and a global insurance industry forum this week. U.N.

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Rich countries sweep billions in public finance for coal under the rug as climate deadlines loom

Over the last eight years, while climate impacts accelerate, country governments have channelled more than US$ 73 billion of public money into coal projects. The finance, which amounts to US$9 billion a year, is causing as much pollution as the

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