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UN report confronts nations with tough choices on climate

Of hundreds of climate models in 2015 projecting a low-carbon future, only two or three aimed for a 1.5℃ global warming cap

With genetic tweak, mosquito population made extinct

2016 marked the first time in over two decades that malaria cases did not fall year-on-year

For global water crisis, climate may be the last straw

Freshwater resources were already stressed before heat-trapping carbon emissions from fossil fuels began to warm Earth's surface and affect rainfall.

Plea for ‘urgent action’ on climate overshadowed by Trump

The Paris treaty calls for capping global warming at "well under" two degrees celsius, and 1.5 °C if possible.

UN: 2017 set to be hottest non-El Nino year

2017 is on track to be the hottest year on record except for two warmed by El Nino phenomena, the UN's World Meteorological Organisation said Monday.

Exoplanets 101: New discoveries and the possibility of alien life

Herewith a backgrounder on the search for life beyond the horizon of our Solar System.

Landmark roadmap sets climate change course for 2015

After two and a half days of round-the-clock discussions at the end of COP17, global leaders have finally agreed on a course to fight climate change.

COP17: Talks stumble toward uncertain end

A draft global pact on climate change has boosted UN talks, already deep into overtime, but negotiators are worried it's a little too late.

Cutting and coping at COP17

Climate talks in Durban are on track to help poor and vulnerable nations deal with increasingly fierce heatwaves, storms and drought.

Gene rejuvenation pours youth into centenarians’ cells

Scientists have entered a new path for regenerative medicine by altering age-worn cells in people over 90 into rejuvenated stem cells.

‘Climate change is shrinking our food’

A study shows that climate change is reducing the size of many animals and plants, including some which supply nutrition for over a billion people.

New chip could become a disease game-changer

A cheap, highly portable blood test has proven to be as accurate as expensive hospital-based analyses in detecting infectious diseases.

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