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Super-polluter industrial facilities cause 90% of harm

'Toxic outliers' in US also disproportionately expose communities of colour and low income to chemicals

Can the ocean predict fire?

Study finds link between sea surface temperature and wildfires.

Warming Arctic creates GHG danger zone

Researchers warn that thawing soils in the Arctic tundra’s permafrost will release increasing quantities of carbon dioxide and methane into the atmosphere.

Ducks give lowdown on Pacific changes

Tracking eider ducks with satellite transmitters as they seek to stock up on food before the Arctic winter gives scientists a deeper insight into shifts in ocean ecosystems.

Talking Point

Reporting carbon losses from tropical deforestation with Pan-tropical biomass maps May 26, 2016

Data and methods are no longer an obstacle to the inclusion of REDD+ in a new climate agreement, argues Felix Creutzig.

Planet Blog

Comment and analysis from our editorial staff and professionals in the field.

European Fudges and global options

Economic and political changes within the EU may mean that the expansion of renewables may slow, but globally the story is somewhat different, though it will require more committment

Our Renewable Future- some US views

Getting to near 100% from renewables seem possible in theory, but there are practical issues that would make the transition challenging , though as costs fall, the prospects for the transition are improving.

Grid Integration of Renewable Energy

Balancing renewable energy needs flexible supply and demand systems, with the options and issues being explored in a new series of papers by Eric Martinot, using examples from the US, EU and China. Progress is being made around the world, but there is still a lot to do.

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All the key issues and latest research on Geoengineering

The science behind the negotiations via our COP15 Focus

The latest research and opinion on REDD

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