BBC Science Focus

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CARBON SOLUTION

Restoring the UK’s peatland, coastal marsh and other degraded natural habitats could absorb a third of the country’s CO2 emissions, a report says.

LOW-CARBON RIDE

Replacing petrol ride-hailing taxis with electric vehicles reduces emissions three times more than replacing private petrol vehicles with electric ones, a California-based study has found.

COCO HAZARD

Coconut oil threatens more species per metric tonne produced than palm, olive and soybean oil. This is because it’s largely grown on tropical islands with many unique species, a study says.

ARCTIC SPILL

Rising shipping in the Arctic could pose risks to human safety and environmen­tal security including oil spills, says a new report to the Nordic Council.

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