Wheat yields could be hit by severe drought across half the world at once, driving up prices and making problems for global markets.
In 1957, the world watched in wonder as the Soviet Union launched Sputnik 1, the first artificial satellite, into outer space. Despite Cold War anxieties, The New York Times admitted that space exploration ‘represented a step toward escape from man’s imprisonment to Earth and its thin envelope of atmosphere’.
Hidden away in the ancient Sherwood Forest on The Welbeck Estate, the ancestral seat of the Dukes of Portland, is the rather unique School of Artisan Food. The Estate has a fascinating history, but it is its reinvention through The Welbeck Project, of which the School is a part, which will see it prosper and thrive for future generations.
Whatever happens on the pitches, rugby stars from the Pacific islands face a battle back home to save their ancestral lands from rising sea levels
California has long been seen as the place where the future takes shape, and the state has drawn to it seekers from all over the world and across the political spectrum. It’s a Mecca for the local- and organic-food movement’s pilgrims as well as for today’s disciples of techno-libertarians such as Peter Thiel and Elon Musk.
Mushroom season is a fickle mistress. There are, of course, some edible fungi growing throughout the year – St.George’s in spring, velvet shanks in the depths of winter – but autumn is the main event, when the majority, and the finest, of culinary mushrooms pop up through the cooling earth.
Bureau Veritas has launched Circular+, a new approach to sustainability, built on a comprehensive suite of services to help companies transition to a circular business model.
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