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Rapid CO2 cuts could allow some cool-water corals to adapt to global warming

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Analysis: The climate papers most featured in the media in 2017

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Analysis: Major update to ocean-heat record could shrink 1.5C carbon budget

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Analysis: UK’s CO2 emissions have fallen 29% over the past decade

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Scientists agree that cutting global greenhouse emissions as soon as possible will be key to tackling global warming. But, with global emissions still on...

Q&A: How will China’s new carbon trading scheme work?

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