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Satellite tells apart peat fires and smouldering

Method could improve modelling of fire emissions

Antarctic albedo shows 28-year rise

Results could contribute to understanding of complex region

Atmospheric vortices could boost intense rainfall

Swirling winds may explain extra scaling of rainfall beyond its Clausius–Clapeyron relationship with temperature

Arctic ice loss brings extra snow in Siberia

Effects of Arctic warming "not always straightforward"

Talking Point

Robust relationship between yields and nitrogen inputs indicates three ways to reduce nitrogen pollution Jul 24, 2015

Understanding the decline in nitrogen-use efficiency with increasing nitrogen inputs helps us understand the dilemma between increased agricultural production and nitrogen pollution, according to Benjamin Leon Bodirsky and Christoph Müller

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UK Renewables can get to 80% or more

UK Renewables can get to 80% or more at low cost, says a new study from Imperial College. But we seem to be heading in the opposite direction, with renewables support being cut dramatically, and arguably, prematurely, while support for its rivals is being increased.

World Bank looks to renewable integration

The World Bank says that high renewable contributions can be integrated into power systems reliably at relatively low cost if attention is paid to developing and optimising the overall grid balancing system.

Which support systems work best?

Renewables are being subsidised to help them compete with their well established rivals, which are also subsidised. Some renewable subsidies have been very successful in building capacity, but cuts are being proposed.

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