Forest carbon storage puzzles scientists

 Forests store carbon – but how effectively is unclear. Image by Manuel Meurisse on Unsplash This article first appeared in Climate News Network by Tim Radford How forest carbon storage affects climate change is a vital part of scientists’ calculations. But fresh uncertainties keep on sprouting. LONDON, 6 November, 2018 – Two new studies have just made one of the [...]

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Renewable energy ousts diesel for islanders

Norway’s Froan Island – in urgent need of reliable energy. Image: By Carl Dons/NTNU UB, via Wikimedia Commons This article first appeared in Climate News Network.Net By Paul Brown Hydrogen power and renewable energy offer hope to islanders and others in remote communities who now have to rely on fossil fuels. Thanks to a project combining [...]

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Weakened hurricanes may be wind farm bonus

Weakened hurricanes may be wind farm bonus Offshore wind farms can help to tame hurricanes. Image: By Oliver Mann on Unsplash This article first appeared in Climate News Network.Net By Alex Kirby US scientists have identified yet another wonder of that icon of renewable energy, the offshore wind farm: they may result in weakened hurricanes. Turbines in the right [...]

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UK nuclear industry has a sinking feeling

This article first appeared in Climate News Network.Net A British nuclear-armed submarine: Sustained by the civilian industry. Image: By bodgerbrooks, via Wikimedia Commons By Paul Brown Officially the UK nuclear industry is going ahead with building a new generation of power stations. But it can’t find anyone to pay for them. The future of the UK [...]

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Wind and solar power can green the desert

 Saharan dunes in Niger: Wind and solar power could bring more rain. Image: By Jacques Taberlet, via Wikimedia Commons This Article first appeared in Climate News Network.Net September, 2018, by Tim Radford Cover enough ground with wind turbines and solar panels, and you change the local climate, green the desert and could even boost the Sahara’s [...]

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Clean energy can provide 100% of electricity

                                              Marine turbines: Renewable energy can provide  electricity for all: Image: GreenWikiGuys, via Wikimedia  This article first appeared in Climate News Network.Net By Alex Kirby All the electricity the world needs can come from [...]

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Carbon removal is not enough to save climate

“There is no evidence that carbon removal could serve as a viable alternative to emissions reduction” This article first appeared in Climate News Network BY ALEX KIRBY Carbon removal from the atmosphere cannot match reducing emissions of greenhouse gases as a way of slowing global warming, US analysts say. LONDON, 10 September, 2018 – New studies from [...]

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China’s falling emissions raise climate hopes

One the way down: China’s greenhouse gas emissions are falling. Image: By Kristoferb, via Wikimedia Commons This article first appeared in Climatenewsnetwork.net a partner website to Greenbarrel,com By Kieran Cooke LONDON,  – Say it softly, but a look at China’s falling emissions of carbon dioxide may suggest that there could be some good news on the climate [...]

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Smarter renewables open up new markets

                                 The need to stop global warming in its tracks has spurred the growth of two smarter renewables that are helping to reshape the electricity                               [...]

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Ireland spurns fossil fuel investments

   This article first appeared in Climate News Network.net Ireland has decided to bring down the curtain on the Age of Coal by ending its fossil fuel investments.  BY KIERAN COOKE DUBLIN, 25 July, 2018 – Other countries talk about it, Ireland is actually doing it: it’s turning its back on fossil fuel investments. In recent days [...]

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