Developing tools for climate-conscious investment
3 hours ago
Professor Sir John Beddington of the Oxford Martin School explains the Oxford Martin Principles for Climate-Conscious Investment:
Nature has more than one way to make methane, say biochemists
Jan 15, 2018
Methane is a potent greenhouse gas, trapping more solar radiation on Earth than carbon dioxide. It's also the primary component of natural gas, a critical fuel source for heating and other uses. For these reasons and more, ...
Cows exude lots of methane, but taxing beef won't cut emissions
Jan 15, 2018
Will taxing meat products based on their carbon footprint reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and improve public health? The answer is maybe, but not notably —and it will come with significant costs.
More research needed for responsible peatland management in Indonesia
Jan 15, 2018
Indonesian peatland researchers recently gathered in Bogor, Indonesia, to examine the effectiveness of the latest government regulation on peatlands. We found some shortcomings, one being that the regulation isn't well supported ...
1.5 C climate goal 'very unlikely' but doable: draft UN report
Jan 13, 2018
The Paris Agreement goal of capping global warming at 1.5 degrees Celsius will slip beyond reach unless nations act now to slash carbon pollution, curb energy demand, and suck CO2 from the air, according to a draft UN report.
New insight into climate impacts of deforestation
Jan 11, 2018
Deforestation is likely to warm the climate even more than originally thought, scientists warn.
Modeling where the wind blows
Jan 09, 2018
By incorporating geographical information into models for wind energy, researchers from KAUST have developed an innovative statistical tool that reduces the computational burden of locating global wind resources.
Less chewing the cud, more greening the fuel
Jan 08, 2018
Plant biomass contains considerable calorific value but most of it makes up robust cell walls, an unappetising evolutionary advantage that helped grasses to survive foragers and prosper for more than 60 million years.
NASA-led study solves a methane puzzle
Jan 03, 2018
A new NASA-led study has solved a puzzle involving the recent rise in atmospheric methane, a potent greenhouse gas, with a new calculation of emissions from global fires. The new study resolves what looked like irreconcilable ...
Study predicts a significantly drier world at 2 C
Jan 01, 2018
Over a quarter of the world's land could become significantly drier if global warming reaches 2C - according to new research from an international team including the University of East Anglia.