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Brazil forgets its solar power potential

27 December, 2017 – Here’s a paradox: in one of the world’s sunniest countries, the Brazilian government remains lukewarm about its solar power potential, despite its plummeting costs.

Humidity is the real heatwave threat

24 December, 2017 – It’s not just the extreme temperature a heatwave brings that’s the problem, but the humidity from its burden of water vapour.

New planetary epoch makes its mark

25 November, 2017 – The Earth has entered a new planetary epoch. And another 25 million kilometres of road in a few decades will mean a human-dominated planet.

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Alarm at rise in forest carbon

4 October, 2017 – Tropical forests release more carbon than they absorb, and the level of livestock emissions has been underestimated – new findings challenge climate assumptions.

Amazon dams plan is set to cost the Earth

29 June, 2017 – It’s one thing to harness a river. It’s quite another to build a series of Amazon dams and control the life of the planet’s richest habitat.

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