Amazon: regrowing forests have offset less than 10% of carbon emissions from deforestation

Secondary forests are growing on deforested land in the Amazon – but not enough to offset emissions from logging.

Jos Barlow, Professor of Conservation Science, Lancaster University • conversation
Aug. 20, 2021 ~6 min

A 20-foot sea wall won’t save Miami – how living structures can help protect the coast and keep the paradise vibe

Healthy corals and mangroves break waves and dissipate their energy. Paired with unobtrusive hardened structures, they can provide powerful storm solutions.

Brian Haus, Professor of Ocean Sciences, University of Miami • conversation
July 28, 2021 ~10 min

Four ways to tackle the climate and biodiversity crises simultaneously

Solve the climate and extinction crises together, or solve neither.

Mark Maslin, Professor of Earth System Science, UCL • conversation
June 30, 2021 ~8 min

Peat compost to be banned – luckily, green alternatives are just as good for your garden

What can gardeners use that isn't so bad for the climate?

Margi Lennartsson Turner, Associate Professor of Horticulture, Coventry University • conversation
May 19, 2021 ~6 min

Farming without disturbing soil could cut agriculture's climate impact by 30% – new research

Drilling instead of tilling the soil to plant seeds could help the ground store more carbon.

Sofie Sjogersten, Associate Professor in Environmental Science, University of Nottingham • conversation
April 27, 2021 ~6 min

UK land now stores 7% more carbon than 300 years ago – what that means for the environment

Scientists need to know how much we can rely on the land to offset our emissions.

Jess Davies, Chair Professor in Sustainability, Lancaster University • conversation
April 16, 2021 ~6 min

Peat bogs: restoring them could slow climate change – and revive a forgotten world

The UK's marshes, bogs and fens provided the bare necessities of daily life for many centuries.

Ian D. Rotherham, Professor of Environmental Geography and Reader in Tourism and Environmental Change, Sheffield Hallam University • conversation
Jan. 11, 2021 ~8 min

Paris Agreement: five years on, it's time to fix carbon trading

Done right, offsetting projects can benefit local people and make a measurable difference to carbon emissions.

Imi Melissa Dencer-Brown, Lecturer in Blue Carbon, Edinburgh Napier University • conversation
Dec. 11, 2020 ~7 min

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

Are young trees or old forests more important for slowing climate change?

The age of a forest can influence how effectively it offsets our emissions.

Tom Pugh, Reader in Biosphere-Atmosphere Exchange, University of Birmingham • conversation
July 30, 2020 ~7 min