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Vacancy: Two-week summer journalism internship at Carbon Brief

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Guest post: Climate change is already making droughts worse

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Tree planting can help tropical forests ‘recover 50% faster’ from logging

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New study ‘reduces uncertainty’ for climate sensitivity

Scientists have presented a new, narrower estimate of the “climate sensitivity” –  a measure of how much the climate could warm in response to...

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The past few months have seen locust swarms as large as entire cities sweep across countries in East Africa and surrounding regions. With each insect...

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