This week in climate news - 4 March 2018

The most popular articles from the past week.

Payments to protect carbon stored in forests must increase to defend against rubber

Efforts to protect tropical forests in Southeast Asia for the carbon they store may fail because protection payments are too low. A new study finds that schemes designed to protect tropical forests from clearance based on the carbon they store do not pay enough to compete financially with potential profits from rubber plantations. »
2 March 2018, 21:50 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Land partnerships have high potential to preserve biodiversity as climate shifts

Conservation partnerships between protected lands and their non-protected neighbors could significantly improve a region's ability to accommodate species migration in response to shifting climates, according to a new study. »
1 March 2018, 02:50 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Richest UK households 'should pay more to fund clean energy'

Government-funded researchers urge change in way clean energy is funded to reduce burden on poorest households. The richest households should pay £410 a year more towards supporting energy subsidies for wind farms, solar rooftops and home insulation schemes, government-funded researchers have urged. »
2 March 2018, 02:50 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Climate value of Earth's intact forests

New research demonstrates the extraordinary value of Earth's remaining intact forests for addressing climate change and protecting wildlife, critical watersheds, indigenous cultures, and human health. »
27 February 2018, 01:30 - sciencedaily - Search similar - Email

Antarctica's king penguins 'could disappear' by the end of the century

Climate change and overfishing could push the region’s king penguin populations to the brink of extinction, a new study shows. Rising temperatures and overfishing in the pristine waters around the Antarctic could see king penguin populations pushed to the brink of extinction by the end of the century, according to a new study. »
26 February 2018, 19:40 - guardian - Search similar - Email

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