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Gas instead of coal is 50% better for the climate

We can do a lot to save the climate by switching from coal to natural gas. And we can shelve concerns about the negative climate impact of methane emissions from gas production, say researchers.

How to make shipping environmentally friendly

We need to cut both global and local emissions from shipping. The picture is complex, but research is showing that there are many ways to meet this goal.

How studies of Norwegian fjord ice can help create a safer future for the arctic

During winter, a thick layer of ice can form on the surface of the northern Norwegian fjords. The knowledge of the varying conditions of this ice can be applied to understand to protect and aid the Arctic in the future.

Norwegians won’t stop flying, even though they know it’s bad for the planet

Flying is one of the last things that Norwegians want to give up. Should we require people to cut their air travel by one flight a year? One researcher says that won’t work, and that the only solution is electric airplanes.

New study estimates the carbon footprints of 13,000 cities

Many see cities as the new front lines of the climate change fight. Identifying the mayors and city councils in cities with the biggest carbon footprints, and the most power to make big changes, could mobilize a wave of reinforcements.

Greenland’s recent temperature drop does not disprove global warming

Unfortunately, the planet is still getting warmer.

Statistics yield better results from climate models

Nordic researchers are creating more realistic forecasts of Earth’s future climate by collaborating with statisticians. Now they’re encouraging other climate researchers to do the same.

Mud from the Greenlandic seabed reveals a hidden past

Sea ice and bedrock shape key for glacier stability.

How hurricanes such as Irma and Maria can devastate the Caribbean marine environment

Ineffective marine protection rules leave the environment unable to recover when disaster strikes.

What will our climate look like in 2050?

Knowing that we have the power to influence global climate is enormously important when trying to imagine what our climate might look like in 2050. To a large degree, it will depend on actions our leaders take now and in the immediate future.