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Monthly Archive: September 2019
A conversation about flying leads to some unexpected discoveries about how to minimize the climate impacts of getting around
An ambitious new Mersey barrage concept shows how tidal energy projects can offer many benefits to society in addition to clean renewable energy.
Villages across India’s Maharashtra state are working together to get themselves through worsening droughts
Vegetarianism and veganism are becoming more popular. This trend away from farmed meat-eating looks set to continue. But how far should we go? Would it be good if the last cow died?
Seaweed may be a quiet achiever when it comes to mitigation of greenhouse gases, with it now shown to travel far and deep beyond coastal areas and thus to play a key role in sequestering carbon from the atmosphere.
Many scientists believe that halting global warming at 1.5°C will require us to invent Negative Emission Technologies – machines that can suck climate warming gases like carbon dioxide (CO₂) from the air. But such technology already exists and has done for over two billion years.
Greenhouse gases are raising the Earth’s temperature faster than previously thought, according to new climate models due to replace those used in current UN projections − meaning a bigger heat rise by 2100 than thought likely.
If we are committed to transforming the lives of women across the globe, we have to start with the least developed countries
Weird and wonderful tomato varieties – which are largely unknown even in their country of origin – could hold the key to preserving tomato crops in an ever more challenging climate.
As extreme heat grows with climate change, finding cheaper and greener cooling is crucial to protect both people and the climate, experts say
As the water regime of a landscape shifts more and more between the extremes of drought or flooding, the type of vegetation and land use plays an important role in water retention and runoff.
Asia’s dependence on coal is completely at odds with the Paris Agreement to combat climate change, a UN official has warned, as experts from the region met in Bangkok to find ways to intensify efforts to stem global warming.
Communities are breaking down due to the loss of life and livelihoods from land degradation and drought
Lack of action by meat, fish and dairy firms to curb emissions and prevent deforestation could undermine commitments by high-street brands, index warns
Social and economic changes in Africa are being driven by increasing prosperity and heavy foreign investment. Money has been poured into activities such as road building, forestry expansion, livestock intensification and increasing urbanisation. All have increased pressure on the continent’s environment.
Elephants have long captivated our attention, partly because of their sheer size and majesty. But we’re also struck by their complex behaviour. In some ways, we’re fascinated because this behaviour echoes our most humane feelings. For instance, elephants have repeatedly been observed using tools and grieving their dead.
By using imaging scans to measure internal decay, researchers find forests may store far less carbon than we think.
Wetlands in Canada’s boreal forest contain deep deposits of carbon-rich soils, made up of decomposed vegetation (peat) that has accumulated over thousands of years. Globally, peatlands store twice as much carbon as all of the world’s forests combined. Protecting this carbon store is critical in the fight against climate change.