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Sep 11, 2014
McCright et al. extend current research on conservatives' distrust of science by distinguishing between public trust in production versus impact scientists, says Riley Dunlap.
Sep 4, 2014
Remote sensing can provide valuable information about bird habitat, says Scott Goetz of the Woods Hole Research Center, US.
Aug 21, 2014
Uncertainties in the occurrence of heat stress under field conditions, plant responses to heat, and appropriate adaptation measures still need further investigation, say Stefan Siebert and Frank Ewert.
Aug 13, 2014
The continued viability of eco-certification systems depends on strengthening institutions on the demand side, and ensuring farm-level costs on the supply side match price premiums reaching the farm level, say Leah K VanWey and Peter D Richards
Jul 23, 2014
Vision Prize releases latest poll of expert opinion
Jul 7, 2014
The finding that emissions are decoupled from increased well-being is not only of scientific interest, it could also inform policy discussions, say Thomas Dietz and Andrew K Jorgenson
Jun 30, 2014
Chris Huntingford analyses the different responses of water scarcity for humans and water stress for ecosystems as climate changes.
Jun 10, 2014
Xiankun Yang and X X Lu discuss what we've learned from this controversial megadam over the past decade.
Jun 3, 2014
Jonathan Koomey examines a new approach to tackling climate change
May 9, 2014
Ben Bond-Lamberty examines assessments of the outlook for global ecosystems
Apr 11, 2014
How will public research spending affect the future costs of nuclear power? Varun Rai examines a study that asked the experts.
Mar 25, 2014
Saran Sohi of the UK Biochar Research Centre explains what we need to learn before large-scale commercialization of biochar to store carbon and boost crop yields
Mar 13, 2014
Over the last 10 years, tags attached to elephant seals in Antarctica have beamed back information on the state of the oceans. Kate Ravilious casts an eye over what we’ve learned as a result.
Jan 27, 2014
James Screen's paper in ERL contributes additional evidence that Arctic sea-ice loss is partly responsible for shifting weather patterns, says Jennifer Francis
Jan 13, 2014
There are two camps of thought on whether temperature variability is increasing, say Lisa Alexander and Sarah Perkins, but the impact from increases in heatwaves will be a major problem.
Dec 6, 2013
Beate Liepert examines progress in our understanding of atmospheric rivers
Nov 12, 2013
Fritz Reusswig reckons that once the issue of climate change attribution can be regarded as settled, new questions and controversies arise.
Oct 18, 2013
Superconductors could cut carbon emissions by boosting power transmission, transforming wind energy, creating more efficient supercomputers for climate models, enabling renewable energy storage, aiding train travel, and more, says a review in Superconductor Science and Technology.