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PSA International Brani Container Terminal with the CBD skyline, Brani Island, Singapore. Credit: Jason Knott / Alamy Stock Photo. FGRPBF

Explainer: How ‘Shared Socioeconomic Pathways’ explore future climate change

Over the past few years, an international team of climate scientists, economists and energy systems modellers have built a range of new “pathways”... Read More

Climate modelling | Apr 19. 2018.
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World can limit global warming to 1.5C ‘without BECCS’

It is possible to limit warming to 1.5C above pre-industrial temperatures without using negative emissions from bioenergy with carbon capture and... Read More

1.5C | Apr 13. 2018.
A pond to extract lithium from salt in Atacama Desert, North of Chile. Credit: Diego Giudice / Alamy Stock Photo. BNKX1X

Explainer: These six metals are key to a low-carbon future

The deployment of renewables and electric vehicles is expected to skyrocket as the world strives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. ... Read More

Technology | Apr 12. 2018.
Multi Crystalline solar cells, Shell Solar, Germany. Credit: Friedrich Stark / Alamy Stock Photo A3FNKY

In-depth: Is Shell’s new climate scenario as ‘radical’ as it says?

This week, Shell published a “radical” new climate change scenario, showing how the world could meet the “well-below 2C” goal of the Paris... Read More

Energy | Mar 29. 2018.
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New maps pinpoint the potential for BECCS across the US

Models developed to explore how the world might limit future warming to the “well below 2C” target of the Paris Agreement on climate change... Read More

Technology | Mar 12. 2018.
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Solar geoengineering: Risk of ‘termination shock’ overplayed, study says

Solar geoengineering, or “solar radiation management” (SRM), is perhaps the most controversial of the different ways of limiting human-caused... Read More

Geoengineering | Mar 12. 2018.
Coal workers in the village of Fengjie, working on the Three Gorges Dam project in Hubei province. Credit: FLUEELER URS / Alamy Stock Photo. GDWBB2

Guest post: China’s CO2 emissions grew less than expected in 2017

Dr Jan Ivar Korsbakken, Robbie Andrew and Dr Glen Peters are senior researchers at CICERO Center for International Climate Research in Norway. ... Read More

Guest posts | Mar 8. 2018.

The Carbon Brief Profile: Brazil

In the first of a new series explaining how key emitters are positioned to tackle climate change, Carbon Brief sets out Brazil’s key policy... Read More

Features | Mar 7. 2018.
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Guest post: How ‘enhanced weathering’ could slow climate change and boost crop yields

Prof David Beerling, director of the Leverhulme Centre for Climate Change Mitigation, and Prof Stephen Long from the Department of Crop Sciences and... Read More

Guest posts | Feb 19. 2018.
An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) carries a parcel in Bonn, Germany, 09 December 2013. Credit: dpa picture alliance / Alamy Stock Photo DKRRJ7

Small drones could be better for climate than delivery trucks, says study

Automated, unmanned drones are poised to revolutionise the package delivery industry, with a number of companies already testing drone-based delivery... Read More

Technology | Feb 13. 2018.
Steel Worker welds component for Oil and Shipping industry in UK Factory, near Aberdeen Scotland. Credit: Scott-Ray Johnson / Alamy Stock Photo DDRN2F

In-depth: Renewables are ‘key’ to lower UK industrial electricity prices

Onshore wind is key to securing lower industrial electricity prices for the UK, a new report says. ... Read More

Renewables | Feb 5. 2018.
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