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Glacier flow speeds up in Southern Antarctic Peninsula

2009 saw dramatic rise in ice melt, scientists say

Sea-level rise accelerated over the past two decades, research finds

IPCC climate modelling proves right as scientists find a glitch in satellite led to inaccurate records in 1990s suggesting rate of sea-level rise was slowing (from the Guardian)

Water inequality: unjust or merely regrettable?

Scientists analyse ethics of way virtual water trade affects human well-being

Ozone layer set to thicken

Century-end will see an increase in ozone thanks to carbon emissions

Talking Point

What are the physical links between Arctic sea-ice loss and Eurasian winter climate? May 19, 2015

Ian Simmonds and Pallavi D Govekar examine new evidence on the connection between rapid Arctic sea-ice retreat and cold midlatitude winters

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

Renewables in the USA

Renewables supply nearly 15% of US electricity at present, and seem certain to expand, despite the political stalemate: up to almost 50% of power by 2030 is seen as possible, and 27% of total energy - the same as the EU's target.

Green energy in Africa

Africa has a very large renewable energy potential that is only now being developed, with the UN Sustainable Energy for All programme, along with many others, providing some help to local initiatives.

Renewables in Russia – not much interest

Russia has massive renewable resources, but so far has not developed them significantly, hydro apart. Instead it is focusing on nuclear power as the main long term replacement for fossil fuels.

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