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I love everything about my polar campaigns, except for the tense hours just before a swim.The anxiety before this last swim, along the edge...

Dying gods: Mt Kenya’s disappearing glaciers spread violence below

Mwangi Gitaru remembers his childhood well. He remembers the childhood games. He remembers the songs he and his friends used to sing while tending...

Indian coal growth has slowed since 2015

India’s coal use has grown 2.2% a year since 2015, a drop from annual growth of more than 6% over the previous 10 years.That...

Coal lobby threatens to sue over EU clean air rules

Tough air pollution limits for Europe’s coal plants announced on Monday could be engulfed in a firestorm of lawsuits and counter-suits, Climate Home has learned.Under...

‘Issue for the left’: how climate change can shake this tag

“Climate change has emerged as a paramount issue for the left.” From some people that might have been a celebration of how progressives have...

Farmers face water crisis in India’s Cauvery Delta

Over the last few years, A Dakshinamoorthy, who grows rice over three acres of the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu, has dug the tube-well...

African countries urged to prepare for rise in extreme El Niño events

Africa needs better early warning systems and disaster funds to prepare for rise in extreme El Niño events, say experts.El Niño is a weather phenomenon...

Climate Weekly: Green India? A reality check

Has solar won the competition with coal in India? Not yet.Despite record low solar power prices and a hiatus in coal plant construction, the...

India’s electric vehicle revolution faces major hurdles

Ashok Datar bought a Reva, the first electric car made in India, in 2006 for 600,000 rupees ($9,200 at today’s prices).A retired economist and head...

Paris climate deal needs to be politically, not legally, binding

Donald Trump’s announcement that he intends to withdraw the US from the Paris climate agreement has sparked renewed interest in the question of what the...

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