Risk from extreme weather rises: Royal Society says combination of population growth and climate change will increase danger to cities. Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-30215782
Climate talks open as world heats up: Delegates are set to meet in Peru to try and agree a negotiating text for a new global climate deal to be signed at the end of 2015. Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-30225511
Flood schemes to protect 300,000 homes: More than 1,400 flood defence projects are chosen to receive £2.3bn funding over the next six years ahead of the Autumn Statement.
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Climate fixes ‘could harm billions’: Schemes to tackle climate change could prove disastrous for billions of people, but might be required for the good of the planet, scientists say. Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-30197085
Urban farming helps feed the world: Urban agriculture plays a much more extensive role in global food security than previously estimated, a study using satellite data suggests. Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-30182326
Falling oil price costs Russia $100bn: The falling oil price is costing Russia up to $100bn a year, while Western sanctions have hit the country by a further $40bn, its finance minister says. Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-30174650