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Scientists say temperatures in South America could rise by 4°C

If greenhouse gas emissions continue as they are, the average temperature in South America could rise by 4°C - bringing with it more floods and wildfires.
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California fires decrease natural carbon absorbing effect by 9%

In California, wildfires are a horrific, regular occurrence - now, scientists warn that the natural carbon absorbing effect of the forests will decrease by atleast 9%.
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Accelerating innovation for the benefit of society

Open Access Government highlights the priorities of The New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO), as it works to advance innovation and combat global environmental issues.
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Scientists say microbes on seafloor absorb greenhouse gases

It is commonly known that the Amazon rainforest absorbs greenhouse gases - but scientists now draw attention to the mystery of the seafloor, where microbial communities eat up gigatons of methane.
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Rice: Tiny grain, global phenomenon

Asiha Grigsby, Director, International Promotion Western Hemisphere at USA Rice, enlightens us on rice, which can be described as a tiny grain, yet a global phenomenon.
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Materials approaches to achieving a net zero carbon economy

Stephen Skinner, Professor of Materials Chemistry at Imperial College London, discusses the impact of net zero carbon policies and the challenges these present for materials and systems developers.
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President von der Leyen: “We need a race to zero in greenhouse gas emissions”

To begin EU Green Week 2021, President Ursula von der Leyen gave a speech discussing how the bloc could orchestrate "a race to zero in greenhouse gas emissions" - alongside reaffirming existing policy goals.
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Methane emissions: Hiding in the shadow of carbon dioxide emissions

Here, we discuss how methane emissions are the second biggest contributor to human caused global warming after carbon dioxide (CO2).
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Carbon emissions to destroy one-third of food production regions

If greenhouse gas emissions continue as they are, scientists warn that the climate shift will destroy one-third of food production regions on Earth.
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One quarter of global population faces fatal heat waves

In South Asia, global warming is set to create more deadly heat waves - with 60% of the region unable to take shelter and survive, due to working outdoors.
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Decarbonisation of heat in the public sector

Chris Jackson, CEO and Founder of Protium Green Solutions Ltd, explores how the public sector can decarbonise the demand of heat.
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EU climate policy on fluorinated greenhouse gases

General Director for Climate Action at the European Commission, Mauro Petriccione explains how the EU climate policy on fluorinated greenhouse gases is working and what its future holds.
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Net zero carbon: The space between existing UK policy and the goal

Here, the question of how net zero carbon emissions can be achieved via existing policy in the UK is dissected.
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Why energy is at the heart of the EU’s decarbonisation efforts

Kadri Simson, EU Energy Commissioner, discusses why the EU has placed energy and the heart of its decarbonisation efforts.
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Cities contain 50% of the world’s population but are left out of climate calculations

While cities only occupy around 3% of the Earth, they are where 50% of the world's population live - but they are not usually included in global climate calculations, meaning that urban environmental problems can slip under the radar.
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Electrifying mobility in the wake of COVID

Mike Palmer, Client Development Director at Nexus Vehicle Rental, discusses the opportunities and challenges associated with the adoption of electric vehicles.
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What is the association between contraception and climate change?

Dr Deborah Lee, Dr Fox Online Pharmacy, explores what the association between contraception and climate change is and how it can save the planet.
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Overcoming the greatest sustainability obstacles

Valpy Fitzgerald, Director of Green Markets at Opus Energy, highlights the biggest sustainability obstacles SME owners are facing right now in and explores the ways in which they might overcome them.
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Building energy efficiency as part of your carbon commitment

Paul Wells, CEO of IM&M, discusses how changing your energy consumption as part of your Intelligent Building Strategy can have a huge impact on both cost and energy usage.
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How can we harness information technology to be more sustainable?

Here, Defra’s Chief Digital and Information Officer and Senior Responsible Owner (SRO) for sustainable technology across government, Chris Howes, tells us why the departments first Sustainable Information Technology (IT) strategy is such a significant development.

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