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Study claims disconnect in ExxonMobil’s communications on climate science

More than 80% of energy giant’s advertorials expressed doubt despite 80% or more of its peer-reviewed papers and internal documents acknowledging that climate change is real and human-caused

New York City was some 10°C hotter than local countryside during 2016 heatwaves

Team also found evidence for an internal boundary layer in areas with tall buildings

Rising warmth risks Arctic dogs' survival

Greenland's sled dog population has halved due to climate and other change

EU accession linked to lower power-plant emissions

Study of post-Soviet nations reveals supranational governance can be effective

Team sizes up packaged water waste in West Africa

Lack of safe water provision on tap and waste disposal facilities bring plastic pollution

Tackling environment and poverty together proves 'win-win'

Improving residents' incomes can promote ecological restoration, shows study of Changting County in China

Drought’s lingering death may beat rains’ return

More frequent droughts predicted for the future may not allow ecosystems enough time to recover

Flash news: radioactive iodine reveals ocean currents

Isotope from nuclear fuel reprocessing plants in Europe travels to Bermuda

Bioenergy carbon capture and storage plants ‘should be inefficient’

An inefficient BECCS facility is cheaper to build and removes more carbon dioxide per unit of power generated, study finds

Paying for forests has multiple benefits

Local financial incentives may conserve biodiversity and restore habitat

Climate change has rescheduled Europe's floods

Data analysis reveals shift in flood timing over last 50 years

Flash news: scientists pinpoint cause of sea-level rise hot spots

El Niño and North Atlantic Oscillation are boosting sea-level rise on US east coast

Could better crop storage prevent price spikes?

Co-ordinating policies between nations could avoid panic buying of food

How connected are humans to their environment?

Framework analyses subsistence and more industrial land-use systems

Geo-engineers propose climate compromise

Could a cocktail approach that mixes thinning of cirrus clouds with injection of sulphur particles be the least harmful solution?

Fitter people cope better with heat

Regular walking and cycling could boost heat-wave survival

Flash news: fool's gold may boost atmospheric carbon

Weathering mineral in glacial rivers could raise sulphur levels, releasing carbon dioxide

Where does oceanic weather drive sea surface temperature variability?

Internal ocean processes are key to temperature variability in mid-latitude regions with strong surface temperature gradients, researchers find

US livestock graze less protein

Grassland nutrition levels have fallen over last 20 years

Rising vineyard heat hits grape pickers

Manual worker efficiency decreases as temperatures rise