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In brief: How much do volcanoes influence the climate?

  • 29 Aug 2014, 12:00
  • Roz Pidcock

Overnight, Iceland's Bardabunga volcano began erupting. We look at the role of volcanic eruptions in climate - past, present and future. Read more

The trouble with Europe’s ageing nuclear power plants

  • 29 Aug 2014, 11:35
  • Mat Hope

As nuclear power plants get old, they're more prone to breaking. A new report highlights the importance of planning for their demise. Read more

Why we’re going to be breaking renewable records for the foreseeable future, and what that means

  • 28 Aug 2014, 13:00
  • Simon Evans

Renewable sources of electricity have been breaking lots of records recently. They will keep on breaking records for the foreseeable future as new capacity is added. If we're going to avoid dangerous climate change, there's no other way. Read more

Why fossil fuel divestment won’t be easy

  • 27 Aug 2014, 15:45
  • Simon Evans

The fossil fuel industry is an investor favourite for a reason, according to a new report. Divestment from oil and gas will be a big challenge but for coal could be more possible, it finds. Read more

Widespread methane leakage found on US Atlantic coast

  • 26 Aug 2014, 15:39
  • Robert McSweeney

New research has found evidence of methane leaking from under the sea floor on the Atlantic Coast of the US. Could this be the beginnings of a huge release of methane into our atmosphere? Scientists tell us probably not. Read more

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