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Environmental research round-up

Highlights from Environmental Research Letters (ERL), including the health outlook for underweight children, combining aquifer storage with dams, tree growth in the Mediterranean, groundwater buffering in the Amazon, and more.

Arctic sea ice: shrinking and complicated

Polar scientists got their heads together at the Royal Society last week

Arctic sea-ice loss depletes ozone in spring

Phenomenon could delay stratospheric ozone recovery by 12 years

Maize-soybean diet would slash land use

Just two-thirds of land growing wheat today could meet food needs, while taking up less nitrogen and phosphorus from soil

Talking Point

Has a warm North Atlantic contributed to recent European cold winters? Sep 25, 2014

Noel Keenlyside and Nour-Eddine Omrani discuss the causes of northern hemisphere winter cooling.

Planet Blog

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

PV solar – is that all we need?

PV is booming, with 3.8 GW installed in the UK and 130 GW worldwide. Some say that, given this decentralized technology and battery storage, we won't need power grids. But that's a way off and may not be the best idea.

PV solar versus wind

Will PV solar outpace wind power as a new energy supply option? They both offer large potentials but have differing capacities and limitations.

Glaciologists and primary school children pass judgement on each other

Photo and art competitions prove a winner at UK Antarctic Research Symposium and International Glaciological Society British Branch meeting.

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Evidence for solar wind modulation of lightning

C J Scott, R G Harrison, M J Owens, M Lockwood and L Barnard



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IOP CONFERENCE SERIES: EES

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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)