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Geoengineering the climate is "no quick fix" for global warming

The deliberate, large-scale intervention in the Earth’s climate system is not a “quick fix” for global warming, according to the findings of the UK’s first studies on geoengineering.

Geoengineering the climate is
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Scientists discover how the environment can trigger disease in humans
(Tue 25/11)
Using a new imaging technique, National Institutes of Health researchers have found that the biological machinery that builds DNA can insert molecules into the DNA strand that are damaged as a result of environmental exp... Read more

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Study finds restored quarry transformed into a haven for insect life
(Fri 21/11)
A new study has revealed how a sand and gravel quarry in Cambridgeshire has become a haven for insect life, and is now home to a number of rare species.... Read more

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Study finds small volcanic eruptions could be slowing global warming
(Tue 18/11)
The recent slowdown of global warming may be explained by a new scientific discovery that found small volcanic eruptions eject more of an atmosphere-cooling gas into Earth’s upper atmosphere than previously thought.... Read more

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Global warming will trigger more lightning strikes, study warns
(Fri 14/11)
As the world gets hotter, lightning strikes will increase by about 12% for every 1 degree Celsius rise in global average air temperature, according to the results of a new study.... Read more



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Geoengineering the climate is "no quick fix" for global warming
(Wed 26/11)
The deliberate, large-scale intervention in the Earth’s climate system is not a “quick fix” for global warming, according to the findings of the UK’s first studies on geoengineering.

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Scientists discover how the environment can trigger disease in humans
(Tue 25/11)
Using a new imaging technique, National Institutes of Health researchers have found that the biological machinery that builds DNA can insert molecules into the DNA strand that are damaged as a result of environmental exp

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Study finds restored quarry transformed into a haven for insect life
(Fri 21/11)
A new study has revealed how a sand and gravel quarry in Cambridgeshire has become a haven for insect life, and is now home to a number of rare species.

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Study finds small volcanic eruptions could be slowing global warming
(Tue 18/11)
The recent slowdown of global warming may be explained by a new scientific discovery that found small volcanic eruptions eject more of an atmosphere-cooling gas into Earth’s upper atmosphere than previously thought.

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Global warming will trigger more lightning strikes, study warns
(Fri 14/11)
As the world gets hotter, lightning strikes will increase by about 12% for every 1 degree Celsius rise in global average air temperature, according to the results of a new study.

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Fracking chemicals "no more toxic" than common household substances
(Wed 12/11)
The "surfactant" chemicals found in samples of fracking fluid collected in five US states were no more toxic than substances commonly found in homes, according to a first-of-its-kind analysis by researchers at the Univ

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Poll finds huge divide between farmers and scientists on climate change
(Wed 12/11)
Crop producers and scientists hold deeply different views on climate change and its possible causes, a new study has found.

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EU research project to turn food waste into feed
(Thu 16/10)
Global demand for food is expected to increase by 70% by 2050, while a steep increase in biomass use will also put pressure on agriculture. Feeding the world without damaging the environment is the focus of World Food Da

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Scientists go beyond LEDs for brighter and greater energy-saving light bulbs
(Tue 14/10)
Even as the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics has enshrined light emitting diodes (LEDs) as the single most significant and disruptive energy-efficient lighting solution of today, scientists around the world continue unabated

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Damaging pollution fingerprint of fracking spotted from space
(Thu 09/10)
An unexpectedly high amount of the climate-changing gas methane, the main component of natural gas, is escaping from the Four Corners region in the US Southwest, according to a new study by the University of Michigan and

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Brazil's rainforests are releasing more CO2 than previously thought
(Tue 07/10)
The deforestation of tropical rainforests in Brazil has resulted in significantly more carbon being lost than was previously assumed.

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Yoghurt protects children and pregnant women from environmental poisoning
(Tue 07/10)
Yogurt containing probiotic bacteria successfully protected children and pregnant women against poisoning from heavy metal exposure, according to a new study.

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Study calls for IPCC reports to be more "inclusive and accessible"
(Thu 25/09)
Two Cambridge-based experts are calling for the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to collaborate with those working on the ground to make its reports more accessible.

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Labour Party conference told fracking can be greener than solar power
(Mon 22/09)
Greenhouse gas emissions from the production and use of shale gas would be comparable to conventional natural gas, but the controversial energy source actually faired better than renewables on some environmental impacts,

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Study reveals how fracking contaminates drinking-water wells
(Mon 15/09)
A new study has pinpointed the likely source of most natural gas contamination in drinking-water wells associated with hydraulic fracturing, and it's not the source many people may have feared.