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Most carbon-dense ecosystem in Amazonia mapped for first time

- The highest concentration of carbon in parts of Amazonia is not stored in trees, but below the ground as peat, according to new University of Leeds research.

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Migrating ‘supraglacial’ lakes could trigger future Greenland ice loss

- Predictions of Greenland ice loss and its impact on rising sea levels may have been greatly underestimated, according to scientists at the University of Leeds.

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Geoengineering our climate is not a ‘quick fix’

- The deliberate, large-scale intervention in the Earth’s climate system is not a “quick fix” for global warming, according to the findings of the UK’s first publicly funded studies on geoengineering.

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Climate change was not to blame for the collapse of the Bronze Age

- Scientists have proven definitively that climate change could not have been responsible for a huge population collapse in Europe at the end of the Bronze Age.

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Woodland bat species sweats it out in the tropics

- A bat species thought to be restricted to temperate forests has been found living thousands of miles from its known range in the sweltering heat of the southern Indian rainforest.

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Increase in ozone destroying substances - but Montreal Protocol on track

- Research from the University of Leeds and an international team of scientists has shown a recent increase in atmospheric hydrogen chloride (HCl), a substance linked to destruction of the ozone layer.

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