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Air conditioning drains US power supply

10 February, 2017 – As the world heats up so too will the need for air conditioning, but America’s electricity grid could struggle to meet demand, say US scientists.

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European trains go down renewable route

9 February, 2017 – Electric trains in the Netherlands have relied entirely on renewable energy since 1 January, and now the UK and Belgium are following in their tracks.

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Extreme wildfires set to increase by up to 50%

8 February, 2017 – New research predicts that global warming will cause a massive rise in global wildfires, particularly on Australia’s east coast and in the Mediterranean basin.

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World’s mountains threatened by climate change

7 February, 2017 – Global warming is fundamentally altering mountains across the world, forcing treelines to migrate up the slopes and making ecosystems more vulnerable.

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Oil’s methane emissions higher than feared

6 February, 2017 – New study shows that oil production can result in methane emissions up to twice as high as estimated by ‘simplistic’ data collection systems.

Call to unravel basic climate change

5 February, 2017 – Science still cannot provide satisfactory explanations for some features of basic climate change, experts argue – and they want a global search for answers.

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Seawater dents delta rice production

4 February, 2017 – Saltwater intrusion exacerbated by climate change is hitting rice production in vulnerable delta regions and threatens to cause food shortages.

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Forest fires cause national emergency in Chile

3 February, 2017 – Almost a quarter of a million square miles of forest have been destroyed as fires rage out of control across central and southern Chile.

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UK must not cool stance on global warming

2 February, 2017 – World-renowned British scientist Martin Rees has urged the UK government to prioritise global warming, and warns of the danger of not taking urgent action.

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Wind turbines head for homes again

1 February, 2017 – Cutting-edge research helps revive European plans for many homes to have their own wind turbines as part of a clean energy revolution.

Video demand drives up global CO2 emissions

31 January, 2017 – Sitting back and watching your favourite streamed TV series may seem harmless enough – but video demand is leaving a hefty carbon footprint.