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Climate change report: prevent damage by overhauling global economy

Reducing emissions can generate better growth than old high-carbon model, says co-author of report, Lord Stern (from the Guardian)

Gulf Stream linked to ‘warm Arctic, cold Siberia’ pattern

Northwards shift in Gulf Stream alters jet stream to reduce sea ice in Barents Sea and cause cold winters in Eurasia

Pollution classification may mask effects on health

Study confirms pollution's effect on birth weight, but finds exposure estimates involve trade-offs

Taxi sharing could cut air pollution

New analysis reveals minimal time cost to passengers

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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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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.

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

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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)