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An international research programme has uncovered data that could transform scientists’ understanding of the Atlantic Ocean current – a circulation pattern that plays a...

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The past week has seen some brutal weather hitting the US and Canada. With cold Arctic air plunging south down to the US midwest,...

Eight charts show how ‘aggressive’ railway expansion could cut emissions

Global transport emissions could peak in the 2030s if railways are “aggressively” expanded, says the International Energy Agency (IEA). Rail is among the most efficient...

Analysis: How far would Germany’s 2038 coal phaseout breach Paris climate goals?

The recommendation by Germany’s coal commission that the country end its use of the fossil fuel in power stations by 2038 could breach a...

China’s methane emissions rise despite tougher laws, satellite data shows

Methane emissions from coal mining in China have risen despite stricter government regulations that aimed to curb the greenhouse gas, satellite data shows. The data,...

Climate change’s impact on soil moisture could push land past ‘tipping point’

The impact of climate change on soil moisture could push the land past a “tipping point” – turning it from a net carbon “sink”...

The Carbon Brief Interview: Prof Qi Ye

Prof Qi Ye is director of the Institute for Public Policy at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He was previously director and...

Q&A: Can the UK meet its climate goals without the Wylfa nuclear plant?

The Japanese firm Hitachi has shelved a planned new nuclear plant at the Wylfa site on Anglesey in Wales, leaving a large hole in...

Climate change’s impact on groundwater could leave ‘environmental timebomb’

Over the next 100 years, the full impact that climate change is having on groundwater resources will become apparent in half of the world’s...

Guest post: Climate change brings threat of ‘bluetongue’ virus to UK farms

Dr Anne Jones is a former postdoctoral researcher at the University of Liverpool, now at IBM Research; Dr Cyril Caminade is a tenure track...

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