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Planting trees to reduce global warming could actually do the opposite

The planting of trees to mitigate climate change could cause warming rather than cooling globally due to non-carbon effects of land use change, according to new research from the University of Bristol.

Planting trees to reduce global warming could actually do the opposite
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NASA study provides new insight into global path of carbon dioxide
(Tue 18/11)
An ultra-high-resolution NASA computer model has given scientists a stunning new look at how carbon dioxide in the atmosphere travels around the globe.... Read more

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Protecting forests alone would not halt land-use change emissions
(Mon 17/11)
In contrast to previous assumptions, conservation schemes that focus only on forests may fail to significantly reduce CO2 emissions from land-use change. ... Read more

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Ocean warming returns after 14-year pause with record sea temperatures
(Fri 14/11)
The 14-year pause in ocean warming appears to have come to an end after the highest global mean sea surface temperatures ever recorded was measured this summer. ... Read more

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Study finds modern diet is harmful to both people and the planet
(Thu 13/11)
The world is gaining weight and becoming less healthy, and global dietary choices are harming the environment, according to a new research report.... Read more



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Planting trees to reduce global warming could actually do the opposite
(Fri 21/11)
The planting of trees to mitigate climate change could cause warming rather than cooling globally due to non-carbon effects of land use change, according to new research from the University of Bristol.

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NASA study provides new insight into global path of carbon dioxide
(Tue 18/11)
An ultra-high-resolution NASA computer model has given scientists a stunning new look at how carbon dioxide in the atmosphere travels around the globe.

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Protecting forests alone would not halt land-use change emissions
(Mon 17/11)
In contrast to previous assumptions, conservation schemes that focus only on forests may fail to significantly reduce CO2 emissions from land-use change.

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Ocean warming returns after 14-year pause with record sea temperatures
(Fri 14/11)
The 14-year pause in ocean warming appears to have come to an end after the highest global mean sea surface temperatures ever recorded was measured this summer.

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Study finds modern diet is harmful to both people and the planet
(Thu 13/11)
The world is gaining weight and becoming less healthy, and global dietary choices are harming the environment, according to a new research report.

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30-year study reveals startling decline in European birds
(Mon 03/11)
Bird populations across Europe have experienced sharp declines over the past 30 years, with the majority of losses from the most common species, according to the findings of a new study.

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Earth's magnetic field could flip within a human lifetime, study finds
(Wed 15/10)
The Earth’s magnetic field is decreasing in strength 10 times faster than normal as a new study predicts a looming flip in north and south poles could happen within the space of a human lifetime.

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Small petrol station spills trigger "significant" public health risks
(Tue 07/10)
A new study suggests that drops of fuel spilled at petrol stations — which occur frequently with fill-ups — could cumulatively be causing long-term environmental damage to soil and groundwater in nearby residential a

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China's economic boom is thwarting its carbon emission goals, study warns
(Mon 06/10)
Efforts to reduce China’s carbon dioxide emissions are being offset by the country’s rampant economic growth, according to new research from the University of East Anglia (UEA).

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Latest NASA study fails again to answer why global warming has stalled
(Mon 06/10)
The cold waters of Earth’s deep ocean have not warmed measurably since 2005, according to a new NASA study, leaving unsolved the mystery of why global warming appears to have slowed in recent years.

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Air pollution increases river-flow by up to 25%, study finds
(Mon 06/10)
Air pollution has had a significant impact on the amount of water flowing through many rivers in the northern hemisphere, according to the results of a new study.

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Greenland ice sheet threatens to accelerate sea level rise
(Mon 29/09)
The massive ice sheet covering most of Greenland is more sensitive to climate change than earlier estimates have suggested, which would accelerate the rising sea levels that threaten coastal communities worldwide, accord

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Scotland on track for another record year on renewable energy
(Thu 25/09)
Official figures released today by the Department of Energy and Climate Change show that Scotland’s renewable electricity generation in the first half of 2014 was 30 per cent higher compared to same period in 2013.

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NASA study confirms Arctic sea ice cover continues melting trend
(Mon 22/09)
Arctic sea ice coverage continued its below-average trend this year as the ice declined to its annual minimum last week, according to the NASA-supported National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) at the University of Colo

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New study measures the environmental costs and benefits of fracking
(Mon 15/09)
A strange thing happened on the way to dealing with climate change: Advances in hydraulic fracturing put trillions of dollars' worth of previously unreachable oil and natural gas within humanity's grasp.