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July was Earth's hottest month in modern times
July was Earth's hottest month in modern times

Soaring temperatures worldwide made July the Earth's hottest month in modern times, setting a new high mark for global heat.

July was Earth's hottest month in modern times
France becomes first major nation to ratify UN climate deal
France becomes first major nation to ratify UN climate deal

President Francois Hollande finalised ratification of the Paris climate accord reached in December 2015.

France becomes first major nation to ratify UN climate deal
First signs of coral bleaching in Sydney Harbour: scientists
First signs of coral bleaching in Sydney Harbour: scientists

Coral bleaching has been detected in Sydney Harbour. The damaging phenomenon is blamed on warming sea-surface temperatures.

First signs of coral bleaching in Sydney Harbour: scientists
ExxonMobil, Rockefellers face off in climate battle
ExxonMobil, Rockefellers face off in climate battle

US energy giant ExxonMobil is facing an onslaught from environmentalists and some shareholders including the Rockefeller Family Fund.

ExxonMobil, Rockefellers face off in climate battle
Rising seas swamp Marshall Islands
Rising seas swamp Marshall Islands

Residents in low-lying areas of the Marshall Islands are braced for flooding underscoring the islands' vulnerability to climate change.

Rising seas swamp Marshall Islands
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Climate change 'forcing species to move'

Warming temperatures are causing about half of the world's plants and animals to move location, with every major type of species affected.

Climate change 'forcing species to move'
Russia 'warming 2.5 times quicker' than global average: ministry
Russia 'warming 2.5 times quicker' than global average: ministry

Russia is warming more than twice as fast as the rest of the world, sounding an alarm on the rise in floods and wildfires nationwide.

Russia 'warming 2.5 times quicker' than global average: ministry
Hard economic lessons as China's coal boom ends
Hard economic lessons as China's coal boom ends

China's coal industry is now crippled by oversupply, but its companies are too big to fail.

Hard economic lessons as China's coal boom ends
'Virtual trees' turn the Eiffel Tower green for COP21
'Virtual trees' turn the Eiffel Tower green for COP21

The Eiffel Tower turned green Sunday for the opening of the Paris climate conference, marking the launch of an art project that will see "virtual trees" grow on the landmark to support reforestation.

'Virtual trees' turn the Eiffel Tower green for COP21
Thousands join climate change marches across Asia
Thousands join climate change marches across Asia

Thousands turned out for climate change marches across the Asia-Pacific region, part of a weekend of action across the globe to demand results from next week's historic Paris summit.

Thousands join climate change marches across Asia
Prince Charles warns of 'perfect storm' should Paris climate talks flop
Prince Charles warns of 'perfect storm' should Paris climate talks flop

Prince Charles warned that if international leaders fail to clinch a deal on climate change at talks in Paris next week, it would leave mankind facing a "perfect storm".

Prince Charles warns of 'perfect storm' should Paris climate talks flop
World must secure 'binding' climate deal in Paris: Merkel
World must secure 'binding' climate deal in Paris: Merkel

The international community must secure a binding deal against climate change at key UN talks in Paris next week, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said.

World must secure 'binding' climate deal in Paris: Merkel
Obama 'optimistic' of Paris climate summit success
Obama 'optimistic' of Paris climate summit success

US President Barack Obama said he was optimistic an elusive deal to contain global warming could be forged at an upcoming crunch summit in Paris.

Obama 'optimistic' of Paris climate summit success
Canada PM and provinces to hash out climate strategy
Canada PM and provinces to hash out climate strategy

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will meet leaders of Canada's provinces and territories to hash out a cohesive climate strategy a week before key international talks in Paris.

Canada PM and provinces to hash out climate strategy
French president calls for environmental 'security council
French president calls for environmental 'security council

French President Francois Hollande called for the creation of an "environmental security council" to verify and enforce measures to be adopted at a year-end UN climate summit.

French president calls for environmental 'security council
Canada's new leader to step out on world stage
Canada's new leader to step out on world stage

Justin Trudeau takes over as Canada's prime minister, striking out on the diplomatic stage with a fortnight of back-to-back summits leading up to the UN climate talks in Paris.

Canada's new leader to step out on world stage
Hollande: Chinese support on climate change 'essential'
Hollande: Chinese support on climate change 'essential'

French President Francois Hollande said Monday that Chinese support was "essential" to reaching an effective deal at the forthcoming climate change conference in Paris, as he began a visit to the Asian giant.

Hollande: Chinese support on climate change 'essential'
India's Modi urges 'comprehensive' climate deal
India's Modi urges 'comprehensive' climate deal

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi called Thursday for a "comprehensive and concrete" agreement on climate change in December, as he addressed African leaders at a major summit in New Delhi.

India's Modi urges 'comprehensive' climate deal
France urges climate talks progress, Hollande downbeat
France urges climate talks progress, Hollande downbeat

French President Francois Hollande, on a visit to Iceland, said he was "very pessimistic" about the effects of climate change as negotiators prepare for preparatory talks in Bonn on a climate rescue pact.

France urges climate talks progress, Hollande downbeat
Ban Ki-moon 'reasonably optimistic' on Paris climate talks
Ban Ki-moon 'reasonably optimistic' on Paris climate talks

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is "reasonably optimistic" about a world climate conference due to open in Paris at the end of next month.

Ban Ki-moon 'reasonably optimistic' on Paris climate talks