Donor countries set to reach $100bn climate finance target in 2023 – three years late

The UK presidency hopes a delivery plan for long-promised climate finance will start to restore trust ahead of Cop26, but experts warn late delivery means trouble

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The hidden benefits of high-speed rail

Nature Climate Change, Published online: 25 October 2021; doi:10.1038/s41558-021-01199-z

Improvements in public transport are often regarded as essential to combat climate change. A study investigating the Chinese high-speed rail system suggests that these benefits could operate through channels other than those that one might expect.

Impact of high-speed rail on road traffic and greenhouse gas emissions

Nature Climate Change, Published online: 25 October 2021; doi:10.1038/s41558-021-01190-8

Intercity high-speed rail (HSR) can have large climate benefits with its high energy efficiency. This study explores the substitution effects of HSR on road traffic in China, which can be translated to an annual reduction of 14.76 million tons of CO2-equivalent emissions.

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The rapid disappearance of historical fire lookouts across the United States is pushing communities to reevaluate the role of preservation.

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