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Loss of rainfall satellites will hamper flood management

Removal of elderly satellites could bring lengthy gaps in precipitation data

Climate change has boosted chances of warmth in central England

Record hot years like 2014 are now 13 times more likely because of climate change, study finds

Extreme weather already on increase due to climate change, study finds

Researchers say heatwaves that previously occurred once every three years are now happening every 200 days, thanks to global warming (from the Guardian)

Geoengineering Arctic Ocean albedo will not mitigate climate change

Large-scale sea-ice restoration would not cause global temperatures to fall

Talking Point

Can sediment plumes reveal ice-sheet melt rates? Apr 13, 2015

The melting of ice sheets and glaciers contributes to sea-level rise, yet these frozen structures are often hard to study because they are so remote. Richard Hodgkins of Loughborough University, UK, details how sediment may be able to help

Planet Blog

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

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.

Renewable energy in the Middle East…and beyond

Renewables are an obvious energy option for the sun-drenched Middle East and North Africa, but there are also major resources further North and East e.g. in Kazakhstan

Green power in Asia – Part 2

Japan is pushing ahead with renewables but is also considering nuclear restarts despite strong local opposition. Taiwan has decided not to go ahead with a new nuclear complex, after massive local opposition and, like South Korea, has very good renewable alternatives.

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PhD-student 'Towards reconstructing past atmospheric methane concentrations using organic biomarkers'

Posting date: Apr 17, 2015
Closing date: May 20, 2015
TEXEL, 'T HORNTJE, Netherlands

PhD in Remote Sensing and Modeling of Permafrost in Oslo

Posting date: Apr 14, 2015

PhD position

Posting date: Apr 9, 2015

Geological Postdoctoral Fellow (Climate and Carbon Sciences Program)

Posting date: Apr 7, 2015
United States

NRC/NAS Postdoctoral Fellow

Posting date: Mar 16, 2015
United States