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Offshore constructions boost jellyfish numbers

Sites such as oil and gas platforms provide habitat for jellyfish larvae

Diversity can mitigate the effects of drought

Experimental work in Borneo suggests biodiversity mitigates the effects of drought in tropical rainforests

Environmental zones make it easier to picture changes in climate

Bioclimate stratification reveals that more of the planet will feel like the hottest parts of the Sahara Desert by 2050

High marine extinction risk by 2100

“Critical threshold for mass extinction could be 310 billion tons of carbon added to the oceans

Talking Point

Planet human versus planet Earth—time for some win-win evidence Oct 18, 2017

Perhaps the authors' most tricky assertion, and our biggest challenge, is that "residents of ecologically fragile areas need to survive and that their right to survival supersedes all other rights", says Carolyn Stephens

Planet Blog

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

Hydro power: good or bad?

Hydro is the largest renewable so far, supplying nearly 17% of global electricity with relatively low cost firm power, and offering balancing capacity for the other more variable renewables. However, there can be environmental problems, and most NGOs are opposed to building new large centralised plants: small hydro projects and other local-scale renewables are seen as more relevent

The UK’s new Clean Growth Strategy

The UK new Clean Growth Strategy has emerged at last and does represent something of a shift, but there are some significant shortcomings, with onshore wind and large PV still blocked from CfD support.

Energy saving

Cutting energy waste saves money and avoids emissions from unnecessary generation, but it's often not paid enough attention. That's despite there being many clever ideas around for all sectors.

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Environmental Research Letters

2016 IMPACT FACTOR: 4.4


Editor's Featured Articles



The ERL editor's selection of featured articles highlights some of the best work recently published in the journal




Using satellite data to identify the causes of and potential solutions for yield gaps in India's Wheat Belt

M Jain, Balwinder Singh, A A K Srivastava, R K Malik, A J McDonald and D B Lobell

A new archive of large volcanic events over the past millennium derived from reconstructed summer temperatures

L Schneider, J E Smerdon, F Pretis, C Hartl-Meier and J Esper

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