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Lions could prevent their prey from adapting to increasing heat, study says

Lions could limit their prey’s ability to adjust to warming temperatures, according to a new study making use of camera traps across southern Africa. The...

Four more years of Donald Trump could ‘delay global emissions cuts by 10 years’

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IEA: Coronavirus ‘accelerating closure’ of aging fossil-fuelled power plants

This year will see the largest ever drop globally in both investment and consumer spending on energy as the coronavirus pandemic hits every major...

IEA: Coronavirus ‘accelerating closure’ of ageing fossil-fuelled power plants

This year will see the largest ever drop globally in both investment and consumer spending on energy as the coronavirus pandemic hits every major...

Webinar: What impact is Covid-19 having on global CO2 emissions?

Carbon Brief hosted its first-ever webinar yesterday and a video (above) of the recording is now available on YouTube. The topic for discussion was: “What...

Tropical forests can still store ‘high levels’ of carbon under 2C of warming

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Daily global CO2 emissions ‘cut to 2006 levels’ during height of coronavirus crisis

The amount of CO2 being released by human activity each day fell by as much as 17% during the height of the coronavirus crisis...

Fuel savings in US cars have ‘cut 17bn tonnes of CO2 since 1975’

Fuel-economy improvements in US “light-duty” vehicles have saved 17bn tonnes of CO2 (GtCO2) over the past four decades, according to a new study. Cars, vans...

Major tropical cyclones have become ‘15% more likely’ over past 40 years

Tropical cyclones across the world have become more intense over the past four decades, a new study concludes. Major tropical cyclones with winds of 115...

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