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FK9T15 Dead fish Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas. Image shot 03/2013. Exact date unknown.

Rising CO2 levels in the ocean could benefit toxic algae, study says

Rising levels of CO2 in the ocean could spark blooms of toxic algae capable of causing harm to marine life and human health, a new study suggests. ... Read More

Ocean acidification | Nov 19. 2018.
DD619X Reforestation, workers planting Ponderosa Pine seedlings

US could meet Paris emissions pledge with ‘natural climate solutions’, study says

The US could meet its pledge to cut emissions under the Paris Agreement through “natural climate solutions” (NCS), a new study suggests. ... Read More

Nov 14. 2018.
BJKC5T African Forest Elephant (Loxodonta cyclotis), Damaraland, Namibia, Africa

In-depth: Could ‘rewilding’ help to tackle climate change?

As little as 14,000 years ago, lions roamed across most of Earth’s continents, including Europe, Asia and the Americas. ... Read More

Wildlife | Oct 22. 2018.
Forest clearing on a Welsh Mountainside with piles of pine timber. Credit: Chris Lofty / Alamy Stock Photo. PMY7A0

Guest post: Credible tracking of land-use emissions under the Paris Agreement

Dr Giacomo Grassi is a scientific officer at the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission; Dr Jo House is a reader in environmental science... Read More

Guest posts | Sep 24. 2018.
A1TRBP Aerial root systems at the base of mangrove trees inside the mouth of the Amazon nr Soure Marajo Island Para state Brazil. Image shot 2005.

Amazon mangroves ‘twice as carbon rich’ as its rainforests

The vast mangroves of the Amazon store twice as much carbon per hectare as the region’s tropical forests, new research shows. ... Read More

Plants and forests | Sep 5. 2018.
Boonsboro forest, Maryland, US. Credit: Joseph Thomas / Alamy Stock Photo. J90GD7

Methane uptake from forest soils has ‘fallen by 77% in three decades’

The amount of methane absorbed by forest soils has fallen by an average of 77% in the northern hemisphere over the past 27 years, a new study finds. ... Read More

Plants and forests | Aug 6. 2018.
Setting sun shines on afternoon traffic on Taraval Street in San Francisco. Credit: MarmadukeSt. John / Alamy Stock Photo. DR8AK8

‘Powerful evidence’ of global warming’s effect on seasons found in troposphere

Scientists studying the troposphere – the lowest level of the atmosphere – have found “powerful evidence” that climate change is altering... Read More

Global temperature | Jul 19. 2018.
Artist's view of Sentinel-5P inside Rockot fairing.

Guest post: Do satellites hold the answer to reporting greenhouse gases?

Jane Burston is head of energy and environment at the UK’s National Physical Laboratory. ... Read More

Guest posts | Apr 23. 2018.
Deforestation for agriculture along border of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest NP, Uganda. Credit: Nature Picture Library / Alamy Stock Photo. K2EEGM

Africa’s vegetation has lost 2.6bn tonnes of CO2 in just seven years

The rainforests, savannahs and woodlands of sub-Saharan Africa have lost around 2.6bn tonnes of CO2 over the past seven years, a new study finds. ... Read More

Plants and forests | Apr 9. 2018.
Climate models project 21st century global temperatures. Credit: Alex Kekesi / NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio

Analysis: How much ‘carbon budget’ is left to limit global warming to 1.5C?

In 2015, by signing up to the Paris Agreement on climate change, nearly every country pledged to keep global temperatures “well below” 2C above... Read More

Global temperature | Apr 9. 2018.
A deforested spot in a mangrove forest. Credit: Oliver S. - Madagascar General / Alamy Stock Photo. EDW769

Mangrove deforestation emits as much CO2 as Myanmar each year

The world’s mangrove forests, with their archetypal twisted roots protruding from the water surface, store more than 4bn tonnes of carbon, new... Read More

Plants and forests | Feb 26. 2018.
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