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Arctic sea ice: a cool start to spring

May 4th, 2015 : 07:45 AM

By Danny Feltham Typing “Arctic sea ice loss” into your web search engine will quickly reveal two things: a lot of people have written about the loss of ice; and there is a remarkable amount of commentary on what it … Continue reading

Carbon exchanges in cities and woodlands of southern England

April 27th, 2015 : 07:45 AM

By Sue Grimmond Cities are major contributors to recent carbon dioxide (CO2) rises in the atmosphere.  Emissions come from multiple sources, including vehicles, domestic heating/cooling, industrial activities and directly from people. While a large number of studies have focused on … Continue reading

Making the most of the forecast

April 20th, 2015 : 07:45 AM

By Andrew Charlton-Perez Although it’s something we all often take for granted, our ability routinely and skilfully to predict the weather several days in advance is fantastic evidence of the advances in meteorology over the last 50 years. Measures of … Continue reading


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