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Pollution delayed warming in eastern US in 20th century

Pollution in the eastern United States helped to mitigate climate warming in the region, says a new study.

Most Americans believe unusual weather due to climate change

A majority of Americans believe that climate change is the cause behind recent unusual weather events.

India boycotts EU aviation carbon tax

China and India have attacked the EU’s Emissions Trading Scheme as a unilateral trade levy disguised as an attempt to tackle climate change.

Future flood threat to British nuclear reactors

Report says many will be underwater due to rising sea levels
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It isn't fire that is a threat to some British nuclear plants like Sizewell, it's flooding from rising sea levels. (Oli Scarff/AFP/Getty Images)

A year ago, the world was watching Japan wrestle with the flooded reactors at Fukushima nuclear plant.

The Guardian newspaper has obtained, under a Freedom of Information request, a report partially published two months ago detailing the risks to 12 of 19 nuclear plant sites in the country.

It is the older ones right on the sea cost that are cause for concern. Global warming has led to a rise in sea levels around this island.


Ocean acidity speeding up with dangerous consequences, say researchers

Pollution from carbon emissions may be speeding up the acidity of the oceans faster than in the last 300 million years, researchers say.

Chinese airlines refuse to pay EU carbon tax

Airlines around the world have warned the tax will cost the aviation industry $23.8 billion over eight years – but those refusing to pay may be fined or prohibited from flying into the region.

On Location Video: Adapting to climate change

Scientists look to one of the world's oldest deserts for lessons on adapting to a hotter, drier climate.

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