Earth & Environmental Sciences

Focus on Climate Change & Biodiversity

Earth Day has been celebrated on April 22 since 1970 and is an annual event to demonstrate support for environmental protection. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought massive changes to our lives and ways of thinking. People's movement has been severely restricted and many sectors of our economies have been shut down. Whereas immediate environmental impacts of the pandemic are evident in a drop in carbon emissions and decreased air pollution, it may not contribute to a longer-term decrease in global warming. The theme of Earth Day 2021 is “Restore Our Earth” which focuses not only on the need to reduce our impact on the planet as we recover from the effects of Covid-19, but also how we can play a role in repairing the damage we’ve done by exploring natural processes, emerging green technologies, and innovative thinking that can restore the world’s ecosystems.

Managing a large collection of information resources and serving the needs of a variety of staff covering many different disciplines means that swift retrieval of the most reliable information is vital to the smooth-running and success of your organization. To support you in achieving this critical goal, we’ve put together key content resources, including interviews with experts in the field, the latest research and tools & resources to share with your users.

Curated research highlights from 2020

2020 was a massive year by any scale. We have gathered highlights here so you can easily find the research to help your users drive their next discoveries. We present articles, chapters, highly cited journals and new books reflecting the year in Climate, Environmental Sciences and Energy.

The Future of the book and the environment

Why the wide appeal and trusted nature of books can help provide solutions that can be implemented anywhere in the world

As an extension of this year's Academic Book Week* theme, 'The Environment,' we asked our book authors who have published research in related fields to share their thoughts on the future of the academic book as it relates to climate change, how they engage with audiences beyond their scholarly circle to make an impact, and much more.

Palgrave author, Robert Brears, discusses some of the biggest challenges the world is facing today and why books are an exceptional medium for tackling these issues with a wider audience. 

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Robert Brears

The Editor-in-Chief of the Palgrave Handbook of Climate Resilient Societies Major Reference Work and author of several Palgrave Macmillan books. He is the editor of the Palgrave Pivot Climate Resilient Societies book series

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Celebrating the first anniversary of Nature Reviews Earth & Environment

Nature Reviews Earth & Environment aims to collate the rapidly growing literature discussing all aspects of Earth and environmental science. A prime objective of the journal is to encourage Earth scientists to work with broader communities to better understand the interactions between the natural environment and society.

To celebrate the first anniversary of Nature Reviews Earth & Environment, the editors have put together a collection showcasing the range of topics published, including a video with some of our highlights from the past year. View here

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How the Review journals support your users

Reviews are an invaluable resource to get an in-depth update on a specific topic. Providing everything your users need to know on a subject in one place, they include clear and attractive figures that are an excellent resource for understanding and for using in talks and teaching. 

At Nature Reviews in particular, authors are asked to offer their own insights and to critique the data as well as describing the field. In that way, your user knows that they are getting a thorough, timely, expert-led view of the topic.

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