Polar scientists wary of impending satellite gap

The key missions recording the loss of thickness in glaciers and sea-ice won't last the decade.

bbcnews
yesterday ~5 min

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Climate change is making autumn leaves change colour earlier – here's why

Warmer temperatures cannot increase the amount of carbon deciduous trees absorb in each growing season, a new study suggests.

Philip James, Professor of Ecology, University of Salford • conversation
Nov. 26, 2020 ~6 min

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Spending review 'undermines UK green vision'

The UK chancellor's spending review is accused of undermining the prime minister’s “green” vision.

bbcnews
Nov. 25, 2020 ~4 min

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Flooding can help resurrect wetlands and slow climate change – here's how

Flooding isn't always destructive – it can be part of our toolkit for restoring ecosystems.

George Heritage, Honorary Research Fellow in Hydromorphology, University of Salford • conversation
Nov. 25, 2020 ~7 min

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Harrabin: Now will the Treasury go green?

As Boris Johnson is driving UK emissions down, is his chancellor preparing to drive them back up?

bbcnews
Nov. 24, 2020 ~3 min

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How Biden and Kerry could rebuild America's global climate leadership

Choosing former Secretary of State John Kerry as climate envoy is an important first step. To regain trust, the U.S. will also have to take concrete actions to cut its own greenhouse gas emissions.

Morgan Bazilian, Professor of Public Policy and Director, Payne Institute, Colorado School of Mines • conversation
Nov. 24, 2020 ~8 min

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One-fifth of ecosystems in danger of collapse – here’s what that might look like

Humans have caused ecosystems to collapse on purpose for millennia, to grow food or build settlements. But unplanned collapses are a different matter.

John Dearing, Professor of Physical Geography, University of Southampton • conversation
Nov. 24, 2020 ~7 min

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Biden's ambitious energy plan faces headwinds, but can move the US forward

Joe Biden has sweeping plans for a clean energy revolution. Congress will be a big speed bump, but it can't block everything.

Scott L. Montgomery, Lecturer, Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington • conversation
Nov. 23, 2020 ~9 min

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Sentinel-6: 'Dog kennel' satellite to measure sea-level rise

It may look like a dog house in space, but Sentinel-6 will make the most precise map of ocean height.

bbcnews
Nov. 21, 2020 ~7 min

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New rules for Arctic shipping 'a missed opportunity'

Environmental groups say new regulations on ships carrying polluting oils in the Arctic don't go far enough.

bbcnews
Nov. 20, 2020 ~3 min

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