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Tuna and mackerel populations worldwide down a 'catastrophic' 74 percent: report

Numbers fell by almost three-quarters over the last 40 years risking loss of the species, says WWF report

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Rising sea levels and extreme weather could wreak havoc on energy plants: report

Rising sea levels, extremes of weather and an increase in the frequency of droughts and floods will all play havoc with the world's energy systems as climate change takes hold, a new report has found.

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Water shortages could doom the fracking industry in England

Fracking may be impractical in parts of the UK due to the scarcity of local water supplies, and in other areas will have an impact on local water resources, the water industry has admitted, in a deal struck with the oil and gas industry.

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Ocean acidification due to carbon emissions is at highest for 300 million years

Overfishing and pollution are part of the problem, scientists say, warning that mass extinction of species may be inevitable

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Leading climate change scientist bashes 'irrational' skeptics

Climate change sceptics who claim the dangers of global warming are small and far-off are "unscientific" and "irrational", and should not dissuade governments from tackling rapidly rising greenhouse gas emissions, the author of the world's landmark review of economics and climate change said.

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Researchers brace for latest corporate push questioning climate change

Climate change summit braced for counterblast from sceptics as report warns greenhouse gas emissions still increasing

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Scientists reveal excess atmospheric carbon dioxide causes rapid ocean acidification, threatens species

Experts claim current rate of change is likely to be more than 10 times faster than it has ever been in Earth's history

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Climate change linked to violent behavior

Bring on the cool weather – climate change is predicted to cause extreme weather, more intense storms, more frequent floods and droughts, but could it also cause us to be more violent with one another?

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Caribbean has lost 80 percent of its coral reefs due to climate change and pollution

A major survey of the coral reefs of the Caribbean is expected to reveal the extent to which one of the world's biggest and most important reserves of coral has been degraded by climate change, pollution, overfishing and degradation.

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Five-year pause in global temperature rise due to warming of deep oceans

A recent slowdown in the upward march of global temperatures is likely to be the result of the slow warming of the deep oceans, British scientists said on Monday.

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World's poorest will feel brunt of climate change, warns World Bank

Millions of people around the world are likely to be pushed back into poverty because climate change is undermining economic development in poor countries, the World Bank has warned.

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International Energy Agency warns of catastrophic greenhouse gas increases

The world cannot afford to wait for a new global climate change agreement to come into force in 2020, because doing so will mean an end to hopes of limiting global warming to moderate levels, one of the world's foremost authorities on energy has warned.

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Scientists warn of melting permafrost if temperatures continue to rise

A global temperature rise of 1.5C would be enough to start the melting of permafrost in Siberia, scientists warned on Thursday.

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Carbon credit controversy could thwart UN climate negotiations

Brazil has said a row over carbon credits could derail the United Nations climate change negotiations taking place in Qatar this week.

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Meteorologists: 2012 set to be ninth warmest year on record

World Meteorological Organisation data shows average global temperature to date is 14.45C, higher than long-term average

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