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A new study shows these elephants boost the carbon stored in their forests by 7%.
The vast majority of climate scientists agree that rising CO₂ is driving climate change, yet barely 50% of the public agrees. Did scientists get the story wrong? No, as the fossil record makes clear.
On March 7, 2019, demonstrators gathered outside the National Assembly in Paris. The sign above reads “Deputies, please save the climate”. The one in front reads “Fossilise the future?”
By enacting a legislative framework to achieve carbon neutrality, France and the United Kingdom are making a difference in the fight against climate change.
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The bold pronouncements of 2019 must mean something through the 2020s and beyond.
Why radical changes to society are needed if we are to escape environmental disaster.
Soil carbon can play a role in tackling climate change.
Carbon in soil can help with tackling climate change. Maintaining soil quality by supporting farmers through economic incentives and technical approaches is important.
Farm ponds can act as greenhouse gas sinks.
New research finds that farm ponds actually capture nitrous oxide; this finding can be useful in combatting climate change.
Days of protest by Extinction Rebellion have brought parts of London to a standstill.
The move has been likened to putting the country on a "war footing", with climate and the environment at the very centre of all government policy, rather than being on the fringe of political decisions.
If only it were that easy.
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Carbon Engineering's clever harnessing of high-school chemistry is just a small step on the path to negative emissions.
A sperm whale goes down for a dive off Kaikoura, New Zealand.
Protecting forests and wetlands, which absorb and store carbon, is one way to slow climate change. Scientists are proposing similar treatment for marine animals that help store carbon in the oceans.
The exploitation of fossil fuels emits CO₂, the main cause of global warming.
The Earth’s past shows the key role of CO₂ on climate for 4.45 billion years, and how human industrial activity has disrupted its cycle at an unprecedented rate over the past 160 years.
Trapping carbon dioxide in minerals happens naturally over thousands of years. Can humans speed it up – safely?
Adding industrial chemicals and natural alkaline minerals could slow climate change, but like other geoengineering proposals, it comes with many complex technical and legal challenges.
Carbon storage in Australian mangroves can help mitigate climate change.
One surprising potential benefit of sea-level rise is it helps coastal wetlands store more carbon.
A future farm?
It's time for farmers to embrace the wetland instead of draining it.
Corn cobs dried up after a drought in eastern France in 2015.
The climate issue cannot be considered less urgent than the social or economic crisis.
Agriculture is a unique sector for a just transition.
Agriculture needs to cut its greenhouse gas emissions, yet we must also find a way to produce more food if we are to feed 10 billion people by 2050. A "just transition" could help make that happen.
Ponds are good for more than just decorating the garden – they could be your best tool in fighting climate change.
Testing new ways to use this technology is underway in Japan.
These technologies could turn into a powerful tool for fighting global warming, and they have the potential to address historical climate injustices.
Marshes at Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.
Marshes, swamps and other kinds of wetlands provide valuable services, such as effective natural flood control. But they are being destroyed for development in many parts of the world.
The submersible Alvin about 8,500 feet down, studying seafloor volcanoes and eruptions.
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When you study volcanoes at mid-ocean ridges, doing fieldwork means becoming an aquanaut – diving thousands of feet to the ocean floor in the submersible Alvin, trading tight quarters for amazing views.