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Warming will slow transatlantic flights

13 February, 2016 – Air journeys from Europe to North America will take longer and emit more CO2 into the atmosphere as climate-caused impacts increase the strength of jet-stream headwinds.

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Chilling warning on warming’s future legacy

11 February, 2016 – Scientists stress the need for climate policy to focus not on this century but on the inescapable impacts of greenhouse gas emissions over the next 10,000 years.


Antarctic peaks reveal sea rise threat

9 February, 2016 – A pioneering fieldwork study of mountain heights and boulders in West Antarctica supports computer predictions that global sea levels could rise steeply by 2080.


Rethink needed on farming’s impacts

8 February, 2016 − Scientists say nature conservation and protecting the planet from global warming can both be achieved if land is used sustainably, not just for immediate profit.

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Wind and air’s hope for new energy

7 February, 2016 – Science can now make energy by building immense wind turbine blades and filtering carbon from the air, but the challenge is commercial viability.

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Oceans are heating up at the double

6 February, 2016 – Records from a sailing ship’s round-the-world research voyage almost 150 years ago provide further evidence that the Earth is continuing to warm unchecked.

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Warming linked to spread of zika virus

5 February, 2016 – Scientists believe that record average temperatures may be contributing 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 influences on the climate, and not just 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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