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Shale gas could emit as much as coal

Lifecycle assessment reveals production is key to greenhouse emissions of unconventional gas.

Charging up with jumping droplets

Energy-harvesting device taps into atmospheric humidity.

The six countries that could change the future of food production

Study reveals “leverage points” where a little action could have a big impact on the world’s food security and sustainability

Solar variation has little impact on cloud nuclei

Is effect enough to explain link between Sun's 11-year activity cycle and temperature variations?

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Towards a new view of sustainable development: human well-being and environmental stress Jul 7, 2014

The finding that emissions are decoupled from increased well-being is not only of scientific interest, it could also inform policy discussions, say Thomas Dietz and Andrew K Jorgenson

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All change in Germany, the EU- and the USA?

The German energy transition has lead to a massive expansion of renewables, to 70GW plus, but it has not been without its critics and changes are underway there and elsewhere

Renewables progress: markets bite 2

Market pressures are building up on renewables, in the UK especially as the government toughens up it stance, but although that's also happening in Germany, with the FiT system being replaced, the prospects still look good there, and, despite its later start, also in Japan

UK Renewables progress: market pressures bite

Renewables are progressing in the UK, but the government has introduced a competitive contact auction process for new projects.

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IOP Conf. Ser.: Earth Environ. Sci., Volume 16 (2013)