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BBC Science and Environment

Risk from extreme weather rises
Royal Society says combination of population growth and climate change will increase danger to cities.

UK team's data bonanza from comet
UK researchers obtain "rich" data from the Philae lander just before its power died.

Bear back in Chernobyl after century
Camera traps, used by a project assessing radioactive exposure impacts on wildlife, record the first photos of a brown bear in Chernobyl's exclusion zone.

Climate fixes 'could harm billions'
Schemes to tackle climate change could prove disastrous for billions of people, but might be required for the good of the planet, scientists say.

Watson to sell Nobel Prize for DNA
James Watson is to sell the Nobel Prize medal he won for the discovery of the structure of DNA.

The Ecologist

Community renewable energy in the UK needs co-ops!
The UK's community energy sector was badly hit by the financial regulator's sudden decision this summer to disallow renewable energy co-operatives, writes Tammy Calvert. A consultation on the...

No more cetacean extinctions! It's our last chance to save the vaquita
The 'vaquita', a small porpoise limited to a small area of Mexico's Gulf of California, is on the brink of extinction, writes Willie Mackenzie - its numbers reduced to around 100. But it's not too...

A whisker from victory! Oregon GMO vote goes to a recount
Oregon's 'Yes on 92' GMO labeling supporters are just 809 votes from winning, forcing a recount in which they are confident of prevailing - despite being hugely outspent by a corporate 'no'...

The UK's farms can generate as much power as Hinkley C by 2020 - renewably!
A new report shows that the UK's farms can easily generate as much power as the proposed Hinkley C nuclear plant, writes Jonathan Porritt. Not only would it all be renewable, but if could all be...

Hinkley C hovers on the brink - Europe's nuclear giants face meltdown
Doubts are growing doubts that the Hinkley C nuclear power station, the EU's biggest construction project, will get the final go-ahead from the UK government, writes Paul Brown. And that's leaving...

World Resources Institute

What Would Success Look Like at COP 20 in Lima?

The landmark U.S.-China climate deal—coupled with nearly $10 billion in pledges to the Green Climate Fund that aims to help developing countries deal with a changing climate—are going to give...

6 Graphs Explain the World's Top 10 Emitters

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Opportunities in New Climate Economy

This blog post was originally published for China Daily USA.


Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Barack Obama have made a landmark joint announcement on climate that will provide a...

5 Reasons to Be Optimistic About Sustainable Urban Mobility

This blog post is featured on TheCityFix and originally appeared on Cityminded.org.


According to the United Nations World Urbanization Prospects, cities will add over 2.5 billion people in the...

RELEASE: New Website Highlights Proposed Development Projects in Jamaica to Give People Better Access to Information and Improve Public Participation

Jamaicans will have greater...

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