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Why our carbon-dioxide emissions are like credit-card debt

Commitment accounting technique shows lifetime power-plant emissions growing by 4% per year

Making better solar cells with polychiral carbon nanotubes

New device absorbs across a wider portion of the solar spectrum

The farmer’s dilemma: cut down virgin forest or convert existing pasture

Researchers analyse the factors that decide where commodity crops expand

Extreme weather becoming more common, study says

Rise in blocking-patterns – hot or wet weather remaining stuck over regions for weeks – causing frequent heatwaves or floods (from the Guardian)

Talking Point

Future crop production threatened by extreme heat Aug 21, 2014

Uncertainties in the occurrence of heat stress under field conditions, plant responses to heat, and appropriate adaptation measures still need further investigation, say Stefan Siebert and Frank Ewert.

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Wind and PV fight for limited pot of money

The UK government has imposed a tight cash limit to the level of support for renewables under the new Contracts for a Difference system. Wind and PV solar look likely to be hit hard

DECC Reviews Renewables

The UK Department of Energy and Climate Change has reviewed the potential for renewables once again and remains quite positive, although the impending Scottish independence referendum could lead to some upsets!

Grass roots renewable innovation

Community-based green energy projects exist in niches that may be hard to expand into the wider commercial world, given that their strength is partly due to their 'alternative' values.

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Impact of heat stress on crop yield—on the importance of considering canopy temperature

Stefan Siebert, Frank Ewert, Ehsan Eyshi Rezaei, Henning Kage and Rikard Graß

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Closing date: Sep 23, 2014
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IOP Conf. Ser.: Earth Environ. Sci., Volume 16 (2013)