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A growing tide of legal action is increasing pressure on fossil fuel companies
As climate change dysregulates weather patterns, cases of pest explosions could increase
Combining solar farms with biodiversity-boosting plants could result in a win–win situation for the environment
One company’s plan to drill for oil in the Okavango Delta is raising the ire of environmentalists. As we find out, the promises of community uplift through oil extraction is not always a pathway to prosperity
It’s surprisingly difficult to know why trees die, but understanding this natural process is critical for climate research 
Climate change is bringing earlier, dangerous 'false springs', longer summers and shorter winters
Founded in the USA by Denis Hayes, Earth Day became a global initiative in 1990 when it extended its activities to 141 countries. Today it’s claimed to reach an estimated one billion people across more than 190 countries. Nic Davies…
History is littered with examples of fungi helping to digest the detritus and contaminants left by humans. New challenges could reinvigorate the field
The Great Plains of the USA are once again getting dustier, highlighting the complicated nature of environmental policies
Attempts to build a digital twin of the Earth could lead to the democratisation of climate and environmental data 
Researchers have identified the extent of microplastic contamination throughout the Everest region. Their expedition charts the extent of environmental change and pollution in one of the world’s most sensitive and remote places
Advances in space-based lightning mapping have allowed scientists to measure flash extent and duration over broader ranges. The development has led to the discovery of 'megaflashes' – vast electrical surges that discharge over long distances and durations
Katie Burton explores the practicalities and ethics of geoengineering, the controversial science that could quickly cool the atmosphere. Is it the last ditch climate solution that nobody wants? Or are appetites for geoengineering solutions growing with our warming climate?

Dossier: carbon offsetting

The IPCC embraced the notion of carbon offset schemes in the landmark Paris Agreement, but projects have faced criticism that they lack effectiveness and transparency. Mark Rowe investigates the world of carbon offsetting to determine the role it really plays…
Millions have been displaced due to severe floods in central and southern China
A handy gathering of facts about carbon emissions with graphs by Our World in Data
Concerns about the ozone hole have diminished as levels of ozone-depleting man-made chemicals have fallen – but research is still ongoing 
The contribution of melting polar ice to sea level rise could be vastly underestimated, says Marco Magrini

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