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Small-scale steps fire nuclear optimism

25 July, 2016 − Industry poll shows that backing from the UK government is seen as a beacon of hope for a new breed of small nuclear reactors − but there are questions about the country’s expertise.

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Irish agriculture faces emissions dilemma

24 July, 2016 – Pledges by Ireland to cut its emissions of greenhouse gases look set to be undermined by government plans for a major expansion of the country’s agricultural sector.

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Rise in plunder of Earth’s natural resources

22 July 2016 – New UN report warns that the threefold increase in extraction of the Earth’s primary materials will intensify climate change, increase air pollution and reduce biodiversity.

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Droughts dry up Amazon’s ‘green lungs’

22 July, 2016 – Serious tree loss and stunted growth caused by repeated droughts in the Amazon Basin have damaged the rainforest’s vital ability to store atmospheric carbon.

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Humans play high-risk ecological roulette

20 July, 2016 – Analysis of millions of records by thousands of scientist across the world show that human impacts have helped push the planet’s vital biodiversity into the danger zone.

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Climate change’s costs are still escalating

19 July, 2015 − Scientific reports released for a conference today on disaster risk reduction warn that people are already dying and economies being hit by climate change − and that the dangers are growing.

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Offshore wind powers ahead in Europe

18 July, 2016 − Falling costs mean that power generated by offshore wind farms is becoming increasingly competitive with other fuels – and that’s good news for the climate.

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Cyclones set to get fiercer as world warms

16 July, 2016 – New analysis of cyclone data and computer climate modelling indicates that global warming is likely to intensify the destructive power of tropical storms .

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Drought-beater beans mean more food

15 July, 2016 – Scientists have found that some varieties of beans − a vital food crop grown on every continent except Antarctica − have developed ways of coping with the climate-related droughts that threaten them.

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