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China is by far the largest force in global clean energy development and its firms are increasingly looking abroad for opportunities, a new report...

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El Niño causes West Antarctica’s ice shelves to gain height yet lose mass

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Severe coral reef bleaching now ‘five times more frequent’ than 40 years ago

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Analysis: Low-carbon sources generated more UK electricity than fossil fuels in 2017

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2017: Carbon Brief’s end-of-year review

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Guest post: Bioenergy ‘flaw’ under EU renewable target could raise emissions

Prof Sir John Beddington was the UK government’s chief scientific adviser between 2008 and 2013. He is a senior strategy adviser at the Oxford...

Deforestation and drought threaten carbon storage in Borneo’s rainforests

Carbon storage in Borneo’s tropical rainforests faces a dual threat from deforestation for agriculture and droughts caused by El Niño events, a new study...

IEA says world coal demand will rise, despite slashing forecast growth in India

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has once again forecast that world coal demand will rise, despite halving its outlook for growth in India. The IEA’s...

Analysis: Why scientists think 100% of global warming is due to humans

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