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“The farmer who is suicidal will follow the season’s calendar his father did,” says Gulpa Kadraka, sitting cross-legged on the mud floor of his...

Dryland expansion to hit food crops as planet warms

In what may be good news only for cactus, termites and drought-resistant grasses, subtropical dry areas are going to expand over large parts of...

Brazilian government fires top anti-deforestation official

The head of Brazil’s anti-deforestation department has been fired in a dispute over the way trends are monitored.Thelma Krug, who is also a vice...

Vulnerable nations call on G20 to end fossil fuel subsidies by 2020

The world’s 49 most climate vulnerable countries have called on the G20 to finally set a date – preferably 2020 – for a phase out...

Australian fund considering Adani loan ‘obsessed with secrecy’

An Australian government fund has been accused of an unsanctioned obsession with secrecy after refusing multiple Freedom of Information (FOI) requests about a proposed giant...

Weekly wrap: Coal-free Britain and US indecision

It’s a fresh spring day in Britain, with no whiff of coal smoke on the breeze.Yes, the birthplace of the industrial revolution is headed...

UK set for first coal-free work day since pre-industrial times

Friday is set to be Britain’s first working day without coal power generation since the industrial revolution, according to the grid operator.It follows coal-free periods in...

Energy efficiency becomes breakthrough climate issue in French election

Energy efficiency has made a surprise breakthrough in the French presidential race, with all four leading candidates setting out ambitious renovation programmes to cut emissions...

China’s plan to cut shipping emissions

Every year, over 60% of the world’s seaborne cargoes and 30% of the world’s shipping containers pass through China’s ports, creating an air pollution problem Beijing...

EU should block Nord Stream 2 on climate grounds

The EU is getting cold feet on a planned gas pipeline from Russia. Eastern European countries have raised objections and Denmark is considering changing...

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