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Warming linked to spread of zika virus

5 February, 2016 – Scientists believe that record average temperatures may be helping to create an environment that has led to big increases in the number of disease-carrying mosquitoes.

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Investors tip balance towards renewables

4 February, 2016 – With investment in renewable electricity sources now outstripping polluting fossil fuels, a new study sees signs of change in global attitudes towards climate risks.

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Human impacts fuel weather extremes

3 February, 2016 – Researchers show that floods and droughts often happen at least in part because of human-induced influences on the climate, and not just from natural causes.

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Hunting mammals adds to forest fragility

1 February, 2016 – The Amazon forests’ large mammals play a key role in maintaining the ecosystem that removes CO2 from the atmosphere and helps to slow climate change.

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Renewables offer quick fix for US emissions

31 January, 2016 – Scientists say interstate energy “highways” would allow current wind and solar technologies to deliver electricity where and when it’s needed throughout the US.

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Cloud blanket warms up melting icecap

30 January, 2016 – New study shows that up to 30% of the Greenland icecap melting is due to cloud cover that is helping to raise temperatures − and accelerate sea level rise.

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Seeds of doubt over iron boost for algae

28 January, 2016 – New research suggests that fertilising oceans with iron to increase growth of algae that absorb CO2 is not the hoped-for answer to reducing global warming.

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Solar club builds up powerful alliance 

27 January, 2016 − Indian and French leaders fulfil pledges made at the Paris climate talks to help 122 solar-rich nations reach their potential in renewable energy production.

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