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City-grown vegetables could feed urban dwellers

On average, just one-third of cultivatable urban land could meet residents' veg needs

Understanding changes in precipitation

Simple energy balance model offers surprisingly good results

Environmental research round-up

Highlights from Environmental Research Letters (ERL), including biorefineries, African wildfires and surface darkening, farming in the Holocene, gas carbon footprint, and more.

How has water availability for growing maize in Africa changed?

Southern Africa and some Sahelian countries benefiting but Tanzania and Malawi have seen less water

Talking Point

Climate-change investment should focus on retiring coal Jul 23, 2014

Vision Prize releases latest poll of expert opinion

Planet Blog

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

Europe and supergrids – balancing grids across the EU

Pan-European supergrid networks could help the EU get 77% of its electricity from renewable by 2030 by reducing the associated grid balancing problems and wasteful wind curtailment.

All change in Germany, the EU, and the US?

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

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