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First look at new NASA satellite map reveals global carbon dioxide hotspots

  • 18 Dec 2014, 20:10
  • Roz Pidcock

NASA space scientists unveiled some early results from the new OCO-2 satellite at the AGU conference today, which maps atmospheric carbon dioxide right across the globe. Read more

Capacity market secures some new gas while providing stay of execution to old coal

  • 19 Dec 2014, 08:20
  • Mat Hope

The government has secured a mixture of new gas, old gas, and refurbished coal to be available at the flick of a switch by 2018. Read more

Daily Briefing | North Sea oilfields "near collapse" after price nosedive

  • 19 Dec 2014, 00:00
  • Carbon Brief Staff

Slump in prices piles pressure on North Sea oil, climate change could cut world food output by 18 per cent, and Cameron still believes his is the "greenest government" - in our daily briefing. Read more

What do squirrels, beavers and reindeer have to do with methane emissions?

  • 18 Dec 2014, 15:44
  • Robert McSweeney

It's not just humans that are causing climate change. Squirrels and beavers have both been implicated in recent days as research reveals their contribution to the release of methane, so what's going on? Read more

UK energy statistics: Gas power increases, renewables cover nuclear shortfall and power consumption falls

  • 18 Dec 2014, 11:45
  • Mat Hope

The price of fossil fuels and the weather are still important drivers of the UK's energy mix. But renewables are increasingly picking the slack, new government statistics show. Read more

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