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Satellite data reveal Texan air pollution

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Is overfishing worse than we thought?

Oceans may be more productive at fronts between different water masses

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Water for animal products: a blind spot in water policy Jan 27, 2015

Water-use efficiency in the food system as a whole remains a blind spot, according to Arjen Y Hoekstra, with national water policies focusing on "sustainable production" rather than "sustainable consumption"

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Down on solar farms

With PV solar reaching 180GW globally and 5GW even in the UK, it seems nothing can stop its growth - except those who don't want it on farm land. Are we headed for a UK round in the food v fuel debate?

Capacity Market – the first UK auction

The UK has tried to ensure there will be enough capacity to meet demand by offering extra payment for plants to be available - but oddly many of those chosen are available anyway.

Nuclear – not the answer to climate change

An Open Letter to environmentalists says that nuclear should not be opposed, since amongst other things, it has less biodiversity impact than renewables. Does this argument really stack up? Can and should nuclear's prospects be revived?

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