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Does drought turn the Amazon brown or green?

New technique tallies satellite and field data from rainforest, shows El Niño drying reduces greenness

Environmental research round-up

Highlights from Environmental Research Letters (ERL), including nitrate in drinking water, winter cyclones and flooding, sustainable water consumption, and more.

Scientists put upper limit on sea-level rise

95% chance level for 2100 will help coastal areas with “worst-case scenario” planning

Seagrass meadows are crucial for human food supply

Many fish in coral triangle rely on seagrass habitat for at least part of their lifecycle

Talking Point

The real John Nye lecture: 65 years of glaciology Oct 21, 2014

91-year-old physicist John Nye speaks at British Branch meeting of the International Glaciological Society

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Vehicle to grid balancing

Can electric car batteries be used as a distributed energy storage system? When they are parked at home, and linked to the grid, they could be charged by domestic PV or by other green-sourced power, but can they also supply balancing power when demand is high but renewables low?

Water, energy and other resources

Water resource limits could become a major constraint on the operation of energy systems, fossil and nuclear plant especially, as climate change impacts. And there may be other resource constraints. However, most - but not all - renewables may be able to avoid these limits.

Land use and energy

Renewable energy systems can be land hungry, but this constraint may not always be a serious as sometimes claimed

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IOP Conf. Ser.: Earth Environ. Sci., Volume 16 (2013)