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Study in California’s White Mountains reveals vertical elevation could be key for tree-ring-based climate reconstructions in the area

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More green jobs – or better jobs?

Investing in renewables can create jobs but will these replace conventional energy jobs or lead to a net gain? Is that what we want - or just better jobs, and sustainable employment?

Power out: keeping the lights on

With several nuclear plants going off line unexpectedly and other plant outages, there have been concerns about UK power supply reliability. It may be tight but shouldn't be a problem this winter.

Assessing bioenergy for climate change mitigation

The 5th IPCC assessment report claims that bioenergy, especially in combination with BECCS, is the single most important technology for achieving ambitious climate change mitigation goals. However, this technology is highly speculative and its mitigation potential, environmental and social outcomes are a function of a considerable number of variables.

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