Battery power: five innovations for cleaner, greener electric vehicles

EVs are seen as key in transition to low-carbon economy, but as their human and environmental costs become clearer, can new tech help?

Interior Dept. Report on Drilling Is Mostly Silent on Climate Change

‘Reaching back to the horse and cart’: Morrison government’s gas plan panned

Plan to ‘unlock basins’ for domestic and export criticised as ‘out of sync’ with global trends and climate action

Touring Climate Threats at the Museum

Beneath the National Museum of American History, floodwaters are intruding into collection rooms, a consequence of a warming planet. A fix remains years away.

Will Germany’s ‘Debt Brake’ Stop Its Green Ambitions?

The new government has big plans to modernize the economy and switch to renewable energy. But the question remains how it will pay for it.

Morocco accused of “greenwashing occupation” of Western Sahara

The Polisario Front has released an unofficial climate plan for the Sahrawi people, saying Morocco has built wind and solar farms on their land without consent

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Morocco accused of “greenwashing occupation” of Western Sahara

The Polisario Front has released an unofficial climate plan for the Sahrawi people, saying Morocco has built wind and solar farms on their land without consent

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Studying climate stabilization at Paris Agreement levels

Nature Climate Change, Published online: 25 November 2021; doi:10.1038/s41558-021-01225-0

Since the Paris Agreement, the impacts of 1.5 and 2 °C global warming have been emphasized, but the rate of warming also has regional effects. A new framework of model experiments is needed to increase our understanding of climate stabilization and its impacts.

Trees outside of forests as natural climate solutions

Nature Climate Change, Published online: 25 November 2021; doi:10.1038/s41558-021-01230-3

Trees outside of forests are numerous and can be important carbon sinks, while also providing ecosystem services and benefits to livelihoods. New monitoring tools highlight the crucial contribution they can make to strategies for both mitigation and adaptation.

Climate and land-use changes reduce the benefits of terrestrial protected areas

Nature Climate Change, Published online: 25 November 2021; doi:10.1038/s41558-021-01223-2

The authors project future rates of temporal and spatial displacement of climate and land-use in protected areas (PAs), and show that more than one-quarter of the world’s PAs are highly threatened, with particular risk to PAs across tropical moist and grassland biomes.