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Heatwaves likely 'every other year' by 2030s, says Met Office study

Carbon emissions continuing at their current levels will lead to dramatic rise in severely hot weather patterns in central Europe and the Mediterranean (from the Guardian)

Wildfires boost Australia’s carbon sink

Model’s surprising outcome "will also occur for other savannahs", authors say

Disaster looms if loss of Amazon rainforest continues

Brazilian climate expert proposes five-point “battle plan” in a war against the Amazon deforestation that is having increasingly dire impacts on the regional and global climate.

Peruvian peatlands punch above their weight

Rainforest ecosystems need protection to prevent release of stored carbon

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AGU Fall Meeting 2014: new underwater vehicle discovers ‘slimeballs’

by Liz Kalaugher The Arctic can seem like a barren landscape but huge numbers of “slimeballs” are lurking beneath the sea ice. As Antje Boetius of the Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI) Helmholtz Center for Polar and Marine Research, Germany, explained

AGU Fall Meeting 2014: territory dispute over Greenland helps climate researchers

by Liz Kalaugher You never know how history will turn out. Back in 1931, a group of Norwegians settled in south-east Greenland. Both they and the Danes, who reckoned Greenland belonged to them, began aerial mapping to prove their claims

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