This week in climate news - 19 April 2015

The most popular articles from the past week.

Who should pay to maintain Swiss woods?

Swiss forests have a lot to offer: they help to reduce the amount of carbon dioxide in the air as well as being a place to relax and a source of clean drinking water. (SRF/  But forest management is costing owners more than they can earn from their woodlands and the Swiss forest owners association is campaigning for compensation from the government. »
14 April 2015, 17:30 - swissinfo - Search similar - Email

Cheap coal is a lie – stand up to the industry’s cynical fightback

Vested interests are pushing the dirtiest fossil fuel as the energy solution in poor nations. In fact, the argument for investing in solar is overwhelming Continue reading... »
16 April 2015, 15:30 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Increased atmospheric carbon dioxide limits soil storage

Soil carbon may not be as stable as previously thought, scientists report, adding that soil microbes exert more direct control on carbon buildup than global climate models represent. This study, researchers say, provides insight into the mechanisms determining long-term soil carbon storage, knowledge that can be used to improve climate model representations of the global carbon cycle. »
15 April 2015, 18:00 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Physicists Battle over Meaning of Incontrovertible in Global Warming Fight

A semantic fight causes American Physical Society to change statement on climate change -- Read more on »
14 April 2015, 17:20 - scientificamerican - Search similar - Email

Three Ways U.S. West Can Adapt to Deep Drought

Flexibility and reform may prove key to dealing with the ongoing drought -- Read more on »
14 April 2015, 17:20 - scientificamerican - Search similar - Email

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