Christiana Figueres and colleagues set out a six-point plan for turning the tide of the world’s carbon dioxide by 2020. In the past three years, global emissions of carbon dioxide from the burning of fossil fuels have levelled after rising for decades. This is a sign that policies and investments in climate mitigation are starting … More Three years to safeguard our climate
A group of Australian National University (ANU) scientists has made a major breakthrough that could improve Australia’s food security during drought. The Canberra-based researchers have spent the past decade looking at the effects of drought on plants, accidentally discovering some plants have a self-preservation method that is potentially life-saving. One of the lead researchers, biologist … More Scientists make accidental breakthrough that could lead to drought-proof crops
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A new analysis of global data related to wildfire, published by the Royal Society, reveals major misconceptions about wildfire and its social and economic impacts. Prof. Stefan Doerr and Dr Cristina Santin from Swansea University’s College of Science carried out a detailed analysis of global and regional data on fire occurrence, severity and its impacts … More Wildfires no longer spreading like wildfires
The past two years have seen huge advances in the global movement to restore degraded and deforested land. Regional restoration programs like Initiative 20×20, a country-led initiative to restore 20 million hectares of degraded land in Latin America and the Caribbean by 2020, and AFR100, an analogous effort to restore 100 million hectares in Africa … More Can Plantations Help Restore Degraded and Deforested Land?
A new study says that emissions from farms outweigh all other human sources of fine-particulate air pollution in much of the United States, Europe, Russia and China. The culprit: fumes from nitrogen-rich fertilizers and animal waste that combine in the air with industrial emissions to form solid particles—a huge source of disease and death. The … More A Major Source of Air Pollution: Farms
The Aqueduct Global Flood Analyzer is a web-based interactive platform which measures river flood impacts by urban damage, affected GDP, and affected population at the country, state, and river basin scale across the globe. It aims to raise the awareness about flood risks and climate change impacts by providing open access to global flood risk … More Aqueduct Global Flood Analyzer
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