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Renewables better than fracking in slashing US emissions

Wind power, not shale gas, was the biggest single cause of the fall in US carbon emissions from coal use, according to new Greenpeace analysis published today.

Renewables better than fracking in slashing US emissions
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Extreme weather triggers political action to combat climate change
(Wed 15/10)
Adapting to climate change has reached the political agenda in most European countries, according to the most comprehensive analysis of adaptation in Europe published to date.... Read more

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Tests of "natural" labelled food reveal substantial levels of GMOs
(Tue 07/10)
A wide variety of packaged food that carry the label “natural” on US supermarket shelves were found to contain substantial amounts of genetically modified organisms (GMO), according to product testing organisation Co... Read more

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First-ever global life cycle assessment of a future based on renewable energy
(Mon 06/10)
A future where electricity comes mostly from low-carbon sources is not only feasible in terms of material demand, but will significantly reduce air pollution, according to the results of a new international study.... Read more

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Renewable heating could save Scottish households more than £150m a year
(Tue 30/09)
Scottish households could be better off by £151 million every year by installing a renewable heating system – but 51 per cent of Scottish adults think the technology is too expensive to install in their home.... Read more



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Renewables better than fracking in slashing US emissions
(Mon 20/10)
Wind power, not shale gas, was the biggest single cause of the fall in US carbon emissions from coal use, according to new Greenpeace analysis published today.

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Extreme weather triggers political action to combat climate change
(Wed 15/10)
Adapting to climate change has reached the political agenda in most European countries, according to the most comprehensive analysis of adaptation in Europe published to date.

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Tests of "natural" labelled food reveal substantial levels of GMOs
(Tue 07/10)
A wide variety of packaged food that carry the label “natural” on US supermarket shelves were found to contain substantial amounts of genetically modified organisms (GMO), according to product testing organisation Co

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First-ever global life cycle assessment of a future based on renewable energy
(Mon 06/10)
A future where electricity comes mostly from low-carbon sources is not only feasible in terms of material demand, but will significantly reduce air pollution, according to the results of a new international study.

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Renewable heating could save Scottish households more than £150m a year
(Tue 30/09)
Scottish households could be better off by £151 million every year by installing a renewable heating system – but 51 per cent of Scottish adults think the technology is too expensive to install in their home.

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Handprint of human-caused climate change found in Australia
(Mon 29/09)
Australia's hottest year on record in 2013 along with the accompanying droughts, heat waves and record-breaking seasons of that year was virtually impossible without the influence of human-caused global warming.

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Biomass could reach 60% of total global renewable energy use by 2030
(Thu 25/09)
Biomass has a highly promising future in the world’s supply of renewable energy, according to a new report.

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Study reveals how fossils can hold the key to reversing biodiversity loss
(Mon 22/09)
Many native species have vanished from tropical islands because of human impact, but University of Florida scientists have discovered how fossils can be used to restore lost biodiversity.

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Europe successfully phasing out ozone layer-harming chemicals
(Wed 17/09)
Chemicals which damage the ozone layer continue to be phased out in the European Union, according to the latest data from the European Environment Agency (EEA).

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Global shift to renewable energy urgently needed to counter climate change
(Mon 08/09)
Speeding up the adoption of renewable energy technologies is the most feasible route to reduce carbon emissions and avoid catastrophic climate change, says a new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRE

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Ozone pollution in India kills enough crops to feed 94 million each year
(Thu 04/09)
In one year, India’s ozone pollution damaged millions of tons of the country’s major crops, causing losses of more than a billion dollars and destroying enough food to feed tens of millions of people living below the

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New report analyses the environmental impact of UK transport
(Tue 19/08)
A new report analyses the environmental impact of UK transport and describes the measures that can be taken to reduce carbon footprints.

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Exporting US coal to Asia could drop power plant emissions
(Tue 19/08)
Under the right scenario, exporting U.S. coal to power plants in South Korea could lead to a 21 percent drop in greenhouse gas emissions compared to burning the fossil fuel at plants in the United States, according to a

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Frackings impact on nature is still largely unknown, new study warns
(Mon 04/08)
As production of shale gas soars, the industry's effects on nature and wildlife remain largely unexplored, according to a study by a leading group of biologists.

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Shortage of water will lead to global energy crisis by 2040, study warns
(Tue 29/07)
Water is used around the world for the production of electricity, but new study results show that there will not be enough water in the world to meet demand by 2040 if the energy and power situation does not improve befo