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Is hydrogen the lifeblood of a low-carbon future, or an overhyped distraction from real solutions? One thing is certain – the coal, oil and natural gas which currently power much of daily life must be phased out within coming decades. From the cars we drive to the energy that heats...

Authored by Piers Forster, Director of the Priestley International Centre for Climate The UK was one of the first nations to legislate a net zero emissions target in June 2019. Other nations have since followed suit, most significantly China. Xi Jinping, the leader of the world’s largest polluter, promised to bring...

Joe Biden’s presidency is likely to be dominated by “the three Cs”: COVID-19, China and climate change. Each one of these behemoths could make or break him. Despite wildfires and hurricanes, this was not the long-awaited climate election. Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris campaigned on the promise of a...

Priestley PhD researcher Bianca van Bavel writes about the findings from her recent study. Our health is inextricably linked with our environment.  As we experience changes to both, we’re confronted by this reality more and more each day. There are, however, critical gaps in our knowledge and understanding of the...