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Glacial melt will wreck ecosystems

"From biodiversity to tourism, from hydropower to clean water supply, the breadth of risk to our current way of life is vast,” says scientist

Wildfire complicates climate analysis

Hayman Fire shows that impact on satellite-derived ‘start of season’ variability can persist for decades

Scale is key to predicting climate-change responses

Sweden’s Torneträsk lake reacted much more slowly than smaller lakes nearby, sediments reveal

Understanding vanadium leaching improves prospects for reuse of steel slag

Discovery could also aid risk assessment of legacy slag heaps

Talking Point

Limiting climate change: what's most worth doing? Sep 14, 2017

Both adolescents and researchers would do well to think carefully about what could promote the generational changes needed to reach a climate change target such as "well below 2 °C", say Paul Stern and Kimberly Wolske

Planet Blog

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

Greening road transport

Greening road transport is possible, with electric vehicles mostly winning over biofuels so far, but there is a long way to go.

Bioenergy: new blooms, but also prunings

The biomass resource is huge but not all of it can be used without significant environmental problems, as current debates over net emissions, carbon sinks and land-use indicate. Biofuelwatch leads the charge against most of the options, but there are other views.

BECCS: 10% of UK energy & net carbon cuts

The use of biomass with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) offers the possibility of energy supply with negative carbon emissions, but not everyone is happy with CCS or with using biomass on a large scale. With CCS stalled most places, BECCS may be too.

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All the key issues and latest research on Geoengineering

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The latest research and opinion on REDD

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