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Planting trees will not slow global warming

26 May, 2017 – Nothing, not even the creation of huge plantations of trees to absorb carbon dioxide, is a viable alternative to drastic cuts in greenhouse gas emissions

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Ice Memory quest heads to threatened glacier

21 May, 2017 – The second expedition to drill cores of ice from glaciers most at risk from climate change is to Illimani in Bolivia. The scientists’ aim is to create an ice archive that can be studied by future generations.

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Future looks rocky for alpine flowers

15 May, 2017 – Scientists warn that alpine flowers and plants could face extinction as warming forces them higher up into hostile rocky mountain terrain.

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Eyes show that stress reduces climate concern

14 May, 2017 – An eye-tracking study shows that stress levels affect how much attention people pay to climate change imagery, even if they are supportive of environmental issues.

Climate change brings more Sahel storms

7 May, 2017 – The warming climate is upsetting rainfall patterns and the frequency of flooding in West Africa as it makes the region’s Sahel storms three times likelier.

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Why Earth will never freeze over

29 April, 2017 – The discovery of a biological mechanism that halts rapid global cooling suggests the Earth can protect itself from a complete deep freeze.

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