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Kenya’s food crisis: ‘With this kind of farming, I only make a loss’

: Farmers in Kenya’s Rift Valley are being forced from their farms by drought then hit by rising food prices as maize shortages bite

Kenya’s food crisis: Drought raises prices and political tensions

: Opposition parties accuse the Kenyatta administration of failing to plan for poor harvests, as inflation bites ahead of an August general election

African countries urged to prepare for rise in extreme El Niño events

: Early warning systems and early action funds are needed to prevent repeats of the 2015/16 famine, experts warn in response to latest science

Climate Weekly: Green India? A reality check

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India’s electric vehicle revolution faces major hurdles

: High costs and a lack of public charging stations pose a challenge to bold EV target, say experts, not helped by inconsistent government policy

Paris climate deal needs to be politically, not legally, binding

: Whether countries have the legal right to back out of their climate commitments is irrelevant. It’s up to defenders to make sure it hurts them politically

Climate threatens ‘Himalayan Viagra’ fungus, and a way of life

: A valuable fungus reputed to be an aphrodisiac has been disappearing from the mountains of Nepal, taking with it a valuable source of income

Pro-Adani Australian resources minister quits over dual citizenship

: Matt Canavan, who has strongly backed Adani’s Queensland mega-mine, is third senator in recent weeks to be caught out by dual citizenship rule

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Climate Conversation

Solar has not beaten coal in the race to electrify India

India’s future is still tied to coal and fixing woeful inefficiency of plants will create huge new generation at a price solar cannot match

Fiji presidency must not fail climate change victims at “Pacific COP”

Despite warm words about protecting the vulnerable, the island presidency of this year’s UN climate talks is showing no urgency on “loss and damage”

This G20 will be remembered for division, not unity

Efforts in Hamburg to rally 19 countries to the Paris Agreement were successful, but deeper ambition feels further away

Who checks corporate claims of climate leadership?

Big companies say they are leading the way to a cleaner future, but with only voluntary disclosures to keep them honest we just have to trust them

Finland’s plan to increase logging is a danger to the climate

Finland’s government has attempted to discredit scientists who criticised its increased logging programme, writes Hanna Aho from NGO Fern

May meets Trump on climate, but her Brexit will damage the Paris accord

Despite May’s G20 overture to Trump, her government is preparing a divorce from the EU that will have profound negative consequences for the climate

If US states are really ‘still in’ Paris, here’s what they need to do

The Paris accord isn’t only about cutting emissions, some states are already finding ways to meet climate finance commitments

Pacific islanders: Shipping must comply with Paris climate goals

Representatives of four Pacific island nations join today at the IMO in London to ask the shipping industry to do its part to cut carbon emissions

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