Monthly Archive: September 2019
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.