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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 influences on the climate, and not just natural causes.

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Europe’s summers break 2,000-year record

29 January, 2016 – Researchers say the severe European heatwaves in the last 30 years support scientific conclusions that recent global warming is largely caused by humans.

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Grasses’ growing role for American cars

17 January, 2016 – Second-generation biofuel made from natural grass species challenges ethanol derived from maize crops as the US seeks to reduce its fossil fuel use.

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Science opens routes to energy recycling

14 January, 2016 – From turning carbon dioxide into a fuel to enabling cars to run on water, scientific researchers worldwide are unlocking the potential of new energy sources.

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China clamps down on coal

2 January, 2016 – A slowing economy and falling energy demand, plus concerns over air pollution, spur Beijing to halt new coal mines and close hundreds of existing operations.

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Double dilemma for Paris climate deal

1 January, 2016 – The UN’s achievement last month in persuading world leaders to agree on measures to tackle climate change leaves two prominent climate scientists far from convinced.

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Paris fails to revive the nuclear dream

31 December, 2015 – Charlatans, or planetary saviours? Post-Paris views on the nuclear industry suggest few experts believe it will bring closer a world rid of fossil fuels.

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Markets cannot solve the climate crisis

28 December, 2015 – How did we get to where we are now? “Free range” capitalism could be the explanation for climate change, and needs taming, says one writer.

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