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Frack first, repent at leisure

Those who argue against exploiting shale gas may have more arguments to support them than straightforward fear of pollution, with evidence that it can worsen the problem it is meant to solve.

Black carbon flows from soil to seas

Scientists used to think that black carbon buried in the soil was out of harm’s way. Now they know it isn’t: it travels into rivers and then out to sea, adding to the planet’s burden of carbon at large.

Nepal's glaciers retreat – but why?

EMBARGOED until 0001 GMT Saturday 23 February One of the Climate News Network’s editors, Kieran Cooke, was among a group of journalists recently investigating the impact of climate change in Nepal and the Himalayas. In the last of his reports from the region he describes the difficulties of establishing why so many of Nepal’s glaciers appear to be shrinking. KATHMANDU, 21 February – Mohan Bdr. Chand is at the sharp end of glacier research. A climate researcher at Kathmandu University, Chand is carrying out vital field work, looking at high mountain glaciers as indicators of climate change. The work involves…

Soot fingered as climate threat

Reducing emissions of black carbon, also called soot, would reduce air pollution and help as well to slow global warming, a study has found.