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24 March headlines
Solar energy ‘could provide 4% of UK electricity in a decade’
Solar power could provide up to 4% of the UK’s electricity by the end of the decade, the government has said. The plummeting cost of solar panels has led to figures being revised upwards. BBC.
Arctic melt leading to weakest gulf stream in up to 1,000 years
Gulf Stream water current in the Atlantic Ocean has slowed to the weakest in as long as 1,000 years, threatening shifts in US and European weather. Bloomberg.
NYU faculty calls for school to divest from fossil fuel industry
More than 130 New York University faculty members are calling for the school to divest its $3.4 billion endowment from publicly traded oil, natural gas and coal companies. Bloomberg.
Flower-friendly farms ‘boost bee populations’
Planting farmland with strips of flowers can boost the number of wild bumblebees, a study has confirmed. Not only does it attract foraging bees, but it also encourages nesting, say researchers. BBC.
Elephant poaching crisis unchanged a year after global pledge
The number of elephants being killed by poachers in Africa remains unchanged a year after 46 countries pledged to control the illegal ivory trade. Guardian.
Warm feelings no help to the climate – Financial Times
Adapting to climate change could still mean environmental troubles – Nature World News
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