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Under a cloud.

Rows of traders sit staring at their banks of computers, hand on mouse, eyes restlessly scanning the numbers that stutter across the screens. They may not look it, but these men and women are on the front line in the battle against climate change.

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Special Report: The escape route.

Failure to confront hard decisions about emissions puts humanity in a box. But we have a way out. Call in the geoengineers. Part three of four.

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China confronts global warming dilemma.

China awoke to climate change with a storm in late January 2008. This was the worst storm in decades–and was an illustration of what a changing climate may herald for the future. As such, it was a tipping point in the country’s environmental awareness.

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Sceptics anger Arctic scientists.

As the world climate summit closes in, scientists monitoring the impact of global warming in the far north have grown frustrated by public apathy and disbelief about the extent of the problem.

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New Army Corps policy forces project designers to consider rising seas.

The Army Corps of Engineers must consider the effects of climate change as it draws up plans for flood control, navigation and other water projects under a new agency policy.

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Serving Denmark with a greener menu.

Climate+, a program that has advised hundreds of business owners on cutting both emissions and costs, is one of many small projects in a plan to make the Danish capital carbon neutral by 2025.

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California approves new standards on energy-hungry TVs.

The first-in-the-nation criteria, approved unanimously Wednesday by the California Energy Commission, is aimed at cutting the amount of electricity used by new high-definition TVs up to 58 inches starting Jan. 1, 2011.

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Companies call government incentives the key to green.

Companies involved in clean technology say their growth depends more on subsidies and tax breaks from national governments than on international agreements.

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Seas grow less effective at absorbing emissions.

The Earth’s oceans, which have absorbed carbon dioxide from fuel emissions since the dawn of the industrial era, have recently grown less efficient at sopping it up, new research suggests.

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A climate threat, rising from the soil.

Lucrative slash-and-burn farming practices in the Indonesian island of Borneo are uncovering and drying out carbon-rich peat moss, causing fires that burn for weeks and gush carbon into the atmosphere.

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