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Longer lives not dependent on increased energy use

(University of Leeds) Growing consumption of energy and fossil fuels over four decades did not play a significant role in increasing life expectancy across 70 countries. New research, led by the University of Leeds, has quantified the importance of different development factors to improvements in physical health on an international scale.

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Parts of England could run out of water unless urgent action taken – report

England is in danger of experiencing droughts within 20 years unless action is taken to combat the impact of the climate crisis on water availability, the public spending watchdog says. The National Audit Office (NAO), in a report published on…

Track latest hydrological situation across the UK via new portal

(UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology ) The new UK Water Resources Portal provides the most up-to-date available data on river flows, rainfall, soil moisture and groundwater levels from a local to a national scale. The free, interactive online tool has been developed by the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UKCEH).

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Energy

Is hydrogen the solution to net-zero home heating?

On 27 June 2019, the energy and clean growth minister Chris Skidmore signed papers that committed the UK to reduce carbon emissions to effectively nothing by 2050. If we are to stand any chance of meeting this target, known as…

8 things to know about the vernal equinox

The vernal equinox, also known as the spring equinox or the March equinox, occurs on March 19 this year, when the Northern Hemisphere says farewell to winter and ushers in spring. It’s one of two days each year (the other…

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BRITAIN: Adviser Carney says virus won’t change emissions cut plans

Mark Carney, the former Bank of England chief who is now advising U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson on climate finance, said Britain’s commitment to cutting carbon emissions remains undimmed amid the coronavirus pandemic.