Indonesia cracks down on deforestation in symbolic u-turn

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Indonesia’s new president announces plans to protect rainforest and peatlands, signalling a new direction for country with worst rate of deforestation in the world

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Ageing population will compound deadly effects of heatwaves caused by climate change

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A combination of global warming and population growth means more people will be exposed to extreme weather systems, with an ageing population particularly at risk from heatwaves, says Royal Society

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Financial systems must consider extreme weather, or risk condemning millions to die

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A new Royal Society report calls for changes to global financial accounting and regulation to ensure extreme weather risk is correctly accounted for

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SDGs: why 17 goals and 169 targets might not be such a bad thing

Two researchers argue that though more unwieldy, the comprehensive sustainable development goals are a better springboard for change

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Reflecting sunlight into space has terrifying consequences, say scientists

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But ‘geoengineers’ say urgent nature of climate change means research must continue into controversial technology to combat rising temperatures

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Obama to unveil new limits on ozone pollution in victory for health groups

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New guidelines will bring US up to par with health standards in other industrialised countries and are a victory for environmental groups

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Air pollution costs Britain £10bn a year, report shows

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Britain is third highest contributor to air pollution that costs Europe up to £149bn a year, says EU agency report

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Big four banks under pressure to rule out funding Queensland coal projects

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Environmental groups accuse government of leaning on banks to back mines despite being signatories to Equator Principles

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Wildlife crime study finds 33,000 items worth £7m for sale online

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Biggest ever survey in 16 countries finds adverts for live tigers, orangutans and chimps – plus a ‘toilet-trained’ gorilla

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Obama’s climate change envoy: fossil fuels will have to stay in the ground

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Todd Stern claims the world will have to forgo developing reserves of oil, coal and gas in order to solve global warming

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