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Polar bears and climate change: What does the science say?

  • 04 Mar 2015, 13:45
  • Roz Pidcock

Carbon Brief has dug through the literature and spoken to experts to examine recent claims polar bears are "doing extremely well right now". They're not. Read more

Daily Briefing | Focus on green tech to tackle climate change, says UK's climate adviser

  • 04 Mar 2015, 09:00
  • Carbon Brief Staff

Sir David King calls for a stronger emphasis on green technology, MPs warn that capacity market favours fossil fuels, and China set to tighten coal and carbon caps - all in our daily briefing. Read more

Analysis: UK carbon emissions fell 9% in 2014

  • 04 Mar 2015, 00:01
  • Simon Evans

UK carbon dioxide emissions fell by more than nine per cent in 2014 year-on-year, according to Carbon Brief analysis of newly released government energy data. Read more

Leaf-eating insects may limit how much carbon forests absorb, study says

  • 03 Mar 2015, 17:20
  • Robert McSweeney

Insects could restrict how well trees absorb and store carbon in the future, according to a new study Read more

Daily Briefing | Researchers link Syrian conflict to a drought made worse by climate change

  • 03 Mar 2015, 09:00
  • Carbon Brief Staff

New research draws "one of the strongest links yet" between climate change and war, tidal lagoon capable of powering every home in Wales could be build off Cardiff coast and Lib Dems vow to double green energy production - all in our daily briefing. Read more

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We provide commentary and analysis on climate science and energy policy, produce background materials on science and energy issues and news stories, and factcheck stories about climate science and UK energy which appear online and in the press.