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Antarctic ice shelves are melting dramatically, study finds

Melting of floating ice shelves around the continent is accelerating, potentially unlocking extra sea-level rise from larger ice sheets jammed behind them (from the Guardian)

Raising reservoir height could cut Fukushima contamination

Scientists trial technique for stopping radioactive caesium-137 washing downstream

ERL releases 2014 highlights

The open-access journal Environmental Research Letters (ERL), a sister product to environmentalresearchweb, has released its Highlights of 2014 – 25 of the publication's best papers from last year

Recycling electric-car batteries: what's greenest and cheapest?

Californian model for plug-in electric vehicles could help assess end-of-life recycling elsewhere

Talking Point

Heat and drought extremes likely to stress ecosystem productivity equally or more in a warmer, CO2 rich future Mar 18, 2015

Considering that Earth system models generally miss a host of heat- and drought-induced mortality mechanisms that could exacerbate adverse carbon impacts, it is logical to expect that the impacts of today's heat and drought extremes are likely underestimates of what we can expect in the future with a high fossil emissions pathway, according to Christopher Williams

Planet Blog

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

Energy storage- new views, Part 2

Energy storage can be done at all scales although, in general, larger systems are more efficient. But the advent of cheaper batteries may change that, opening up the possibility of distributed storage by domestic prosumers for their own PV solar power as well as helping to balance the grid.

Energy storage- new ideas Part 1

Energy storage has moved up the agenda, as the use of variable renewables has spread. There are many new ideas, but storage isn't the only grid balancing option and may not be the best.

Innovation: new energy for the UK

Innovation is tricky but we need to support diversity and not close down options. That's as true in the energy field as anywhere else. And there are plenty of ideas.

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All the key issues and latest research on Geoengineering

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Featured article (with video)

Modulation of UK lightning by heliospheric magnetic field polarity

M J Owens, C J Scott, M Lockwood, L Barnard, R G Harrison, K Nicoll, C Watt and A J Bennett

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MRes in Energy Demand Studies

Posting date: Mar 12, 2015
London, United Kingdom

Two full-time PhD studentships: Multi-scale anthropogenic heat flux modelling: current and future energy systems

Posting date: Apr 1, 2015
Reading, United Kingdom

Postdoctoral position in Environmental Engineering

Posting date: Mar 23, 2015
Newcastle, United Kingdom

Post-Doctoral Position in Remote Sensing / Data Analysis

Posting date: Mar 20, 2015
Madison, United States

Marie Curie Early-Stage Researcher (Li)

Posting date: Mar 19, 2015
Closing date: Mar 30, 2015
Oxford, United Kingdom