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Endangered African montane forests could be a key ‘carbon store’, scientists say

Tropical forests on the slopes of Africa’s mountains are more concentrated stores of carbon than the Amazon, a new study in Nature suggests. The... Read More

Plants and forests | Sep 14. 2021.
Aerial of mangroves at King Sound, Australia

Guest post: Mapping ‘blue-carbon wealth’ around the world

Carbon “sinks”, such as forests or the ocean, play a crucial role in absorbing atmospheric CO2 and thereby reducing the damages caused by climate... Read More

Guest posts | Jul 12. 2021.
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This vacancy is now closed. This is an exciting opportunity to become a Carbon Brief journalist, helping us to analyse and report climate change a... Read More

In Focus | May 27. 2021.
Forest and water vapour, Iguazu National Park in Brazil

Satellite data reveals impact of warming on global water cycle

Evapotranspiration – the transfer of water from the ground into the air through a combination of evaporation and transpiration – increased global... Read More

Temperature | May 26. 2021.
A new plantation of fir trees on the North Yorkshire Moors

Analysis: How will England's strategies for trees and peat help achieve net-zero by 2050?

Plans to plant millions of trees and restore swathes of peatland across England are at the heart of two new UK government strategies to boost biodive... Read More

UK policy | May 19. 2021.

Land-use change has affected ‘almost a third’ of world’s terrain since 1960

Current estimates of land-use change may be capturing only one-quarter of its true extent across the world, new research shows. The paper, publish... Read More

Nature | May 11. 2021.

Guest post: A ‘Rosetta Stone’ for bringing land-mitigation pathways into line

Scientists know that the world’s land surface absorbs nearly a third of human-caused CO2 emissions each year. This carbon “sink” – mostly fro... Read More

Guest posts | Apr 26. 2021.
Newly cleared land for growing soya in area of rainforest in Brazil

Scientists calculate trade-related ‘deforestation footprint’ of rich countries

Many developed countries are “encouraging” deforestation in poorer nations through international trade, new research shows. Agriculture and fo... Read More

Plants and forests | Mar 29. 2021.
Dry grassland in Madagascar

New study challenges finding that climate change will drive dryland expansion

A new study suggests that, contrary to previous research, climate change will not cause global drylands to expand. The research, published in Natu... Read More

Plants and forests | Mar 11. 2021.

Climate change has ‘worsened’ North America’s pollen season

The pollen season in North America is starting earlier and lasting longer than it did four decades ago, a new study says. The research, published ... Read More

Public health | Feb 8. 2021.
Blanket peat bog moorland on Kinder Scout

Guest post: How human activity threatens the world’s carbon-rich peatlands

Peatlands are ecosystems unlike any other. Perpetually saturated, their wetland soils are inhospitable to many plants and trees, yet they are rich in... Read More

Guest posts | Dec 21. 2020.
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