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Soil will offset emissions in Australia’s carbon cut scheme.

The premise is that simple changes in how we manage agricultural land help return carbon to the soil. The numbers are enough, some say, to make Australia carbon neutral for the next three or four decades.

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In Bolivia, water and ice tell a story of a changing climate.

The glaciers that have long provided water and electricity to parts of Bolivia are melting and disappearing, victims of global warming, most scientists say.

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Climate negotiators eye the ‘forgotten 50%’ of greenhouse gases.

While the U.S. has focused on CO2 emissions, some nations are pushing for measures to curb black carbon, HFCs and methane, which they say will be easier to achieve and will show quick results.

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Samsø cuts the cord.

Steve Chu and a host of foreign energy ministers announced Monday a $350 million initiative to boost renewable technologies worldwide. But out here on windswept Samsø, a remote rural island in Denmark, residents have already transited to the carbon-free world these ministers envision.

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Indonesian village’s environmental dilemma weighs on the world.

The tiny Sumatran village of Teluk Meranti, in an area seen as ground zero for climate change, is being wooed from all sides. Loggers want its forests and activists want it to bar the door. Residents just want a better life.

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Why Britain faces a bleak future of food shortages.

Britain faces a ‘perfect storm’ of water shortage and lack of food, says the government’s chief scientist, and climate change and crop and animal diseases will add to future woes. Science is now striving to find solutions

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Thousands march in Copenhagen, calling for action.

Tens of thousands of demonstrators from around the globe took to the streets in Copenhagen on Saturday for the largest protest planned in two weeks of talks on a global strategy to combat climate change.

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Interior Secretary outlines how to use North American continent to combat climate change.

U.S. forests and soils store some 90 billion metric tons of carbon, or 50 years worth of present U.S. emissions from fossil fuels, according to a new study from the U.S. Geological Survey.

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Climate change eroding coast at accelerating rate, scientists find.

Coastal erosion isn’t the only climate-related problem confronting rural communities in Alaska. Health officials now are concerned about food and water safety in northern villages as warming temperatures thaw ice cellars.

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Florida faces drastic change from sea level rise.

In South Florida, the issues of global warming and rising seas are more than theoretical. Florida is one of the parts of the country most vulnerable to a rise in sea level, and officials are beginning to plan how they’ll cope with it.

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