Climate change worsens biodiversity: A report released yesterday by Unep (the UN Environment Program) says that climate change is already having an alarming impact on whales, dolphins turtles and birds. Many species are at risk, with warmer temperatures affecting food supplies, breeding grounds, diseases and sex ratios. AlJazeera

Nuclear is not the answer: Former US vice-president Al Gore, speaking in Melbourne yesterday, says nuclear power is unlikely to play a significant role in the fight against climate change.  The Age

Pollution could be helpful: The idea of using pollution to help cool the planet, a concept which began as a proposal intended to “startle policy makers” has some scientists seriously investigating the potential of geoengineering to fight against climate change. Boston.com

Or there’s always bacteria: The solution to fighting one of the biggest problems facing the world at present – the need for clean and renewable sources of energy – might come from some of the world’s smallest inhabitants, bacteria, according to a new report from the American Academy of Microbiology. PhysOrg.com

China upset by greenhouse gas claim: Chinese delegates at the climate change conference in Nairobi are upset by Australia’s claim that China is set to become the planet’s largest producer of greenhouse. China responded by pointing out that Australia actually produces more greenhouse gases per capita. ABCOnline

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