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Carbon Briefing: how energy demand could drink up global water resources

  • 23 Apr 2014, 13:30
  • Robin Webster

Increasing energy demand is set to put pressure on the world's water resources over the coming decades, according to a number of new expert studie Read more

Daily Briefing | New wind and biomass plants get go-ahead

  • 23 Apr 2014, 09:15
  • Carbon Brief staff

Eight major renewable energy projects have received government approval and now await private investment. Read more

Study: “plumes” of methane released into the atmosphere by a few super-emitting shale gas wells

  • 22 Apr 2014, 13:30
  • Robin Webster

A few 'super-emitter' shale gas drilling sites could be releasing high levels of methane into the atmosphere, according to a new study. Read more

Daily Briefing | Spotlight on energy sources

  • 22 Apr 2014, 09:15
  • Carbon Brief staff

Attention was firmly focused on energy over the bank holiday weekend, with studies out about coal and fracking. Read more

IPCC review of farming and forests leaves key questions about effect on climate change "unresolved"

  • 17 Apr 2014, 12:15
  • Robin Webster

Emissions from agriculture, land use change and deforestation are declining. But uncertainties about the future effects of climate change mean it's hard to be sure this is a good news story. Read more

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