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Climate change and storm tracks: a tale of two hemispheres

Storm track activity likely to decrease during summer in northern mid-latitudes and intensify during winter in southern hemisphere

Superabsorbing rings could lead to better cameras and solar cells

Quantum effect could be put to work in a range of optical technologies

UK benzene emissions higher than US

Study of environmental regulations for emissions from oil refineries reveals surprising rankings

Environmental research round-up

Highlights from Environmental Research Letters (ERL), including climate in south-western China, environmental impacts of transport projects in the San Francisco Bay Area, how a vegetarian diet could shift some of Europe’s river basins into virtual water exporters, El Niño and a black spruce slowdown.

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Clarifying anti-reflexivity: conservative opposition to impact science and scientific evidence Sep 11, 2014

McCright et al. extend current research on conservatives' distrust of science by distinguishing between public trust in production versus impact scientists, says Riley Dunlap.

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Water source and gas fired heat pumps

Heat pumps can be used to upgrade ambient energy from a variety of sources- including air, soil and water- at various scales, and can be powered by electricity or gas. But CHP may be better!

Why only comparing energy prices is the wrong approach: a case study of residential photovoltaic costs in Germany and the United States

Introduction to 3-part discussion: This 3-part series discusses the cost of residential photovoltaic (PV) panels in the U.S. compared to Germany, and shows that while most aspects are different, there are some important similarities. This creates a nuanced perspective on

Renewables vs shale gas

Does using wind and solar energy really take up more land space than using shale gas to generate energy?

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4th International Conference on Energy and Environment 2013 (ICEE 2013) 5–6 March 2013, Putrajaya, Malaysia

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