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Climate change is disrupting flower pollination, research shows

New research reveals that rising temperatures are causing bees to fly before flowers have bloomed, making pollination less likely (from the Guardian)

Environmental research round-up

Highlights from Environmental Research Letters (ERL), including electricity cost, traffic emissions in China, snow depth and permafrost trends, and more.

Sun’s magnetic field alters lightning strikes on Earth

Findings could ultimately help with lightning forecasts

What's going on in the European and Russian Arctic?

Study reveals gap in documentation of climate adaptation programmes

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Power out: keeping the lights on

With several nuclear plants going off line unexpectedly and other plant outages, there have been concerns about UK power supply reliability. It may be tight but shouldn't be a problem this winter. However we have to get on with the renewables expansion programme and capacity market backup to make sure the lights stay on in future.

Assessing bioenergy for climate change mitigation

The use for bioenergy for climate change mitigation remains contested. The solution part of the 5th IPCC assessment report claims that bioenergy, especially in combination with BECCS, are the single most important technology for achieving ambitious climate change mitigation goals.

Green jobs 2

Investing in renewables can create jobs , more than those lost by phasing out conventional energy options, and boost economies although the question remains, what kind of jobs will emerge?

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