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For the first time in 2017, more than half of the electricity generated in the UK came from low-carbon sources, Carbon Brief analysis shows. The...

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Guest post: Credible tracking of land-use emissions under the Paris Agreement

Dr Giacomo Grassi is a scientific officer at the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission; Dr Jo House is a reader in environmental...

Guest post: 10 climate-related events that cost the US $10bn in health impacts

Dr Vijay Limaye is a climate change and health science fellow at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and Prof Wendy Max is a...

Guest post: How to avoid ‘unfair and risky’ climate change scenarios

Dr Joeri Rogelj is a lecturer in climate change and the environment at the Grantham Institute at Imperial College London and a senior research...

The Carbon Brief Profile: Canada

In the latest article in a series on how some of the world’s key emitters are responding to climate change, Carbon Brief considers Canada’s...

In-depth: Scientists discuss how to improve climate models

While global climate models do a good job of simulating the Earth’s climate, they are not perfect. Despite the huge strides taken since the earliest...

Guest post: The UK’s carbon footprint is at its lowest level for 20 years

Dr Anne Owen is senior research fellow at the University of Leeds’ Sustainability Research Institute. Prof John Barrett is the institute’s chair in energy...

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Trees and plants across the world are increasingly in “recovery mode” after a drought, a new study says, and they’re taking longer to bounce...

Cutting air pollution would not cause ‘near-term spike’ in global warming

A reduction in air pollution brought about by shifting away from fossil fuels would not inadvertently cause a short-term acceleration of global warming, a...

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