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Global warming will hit US northeast hard

18 January, 2017 – US scientists provide new reality check for Donald Trump on the combined stresses of global warming and the rising costs of water.

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Time and money run out for nuclear revival

11 January, 2017 – Nuclear industry faces uncertain future as the building boom instigated by the need for low-carbon electricity is hit by unexpected costs and delays.

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Barack Obama: clean energy is here to stay

10 January, 2017 – Days before his presidential term ends, Obama expresses his belief in the ‘irreversible shift’ to clean energy and urges Donald Trump to confront climate change.

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Investor waves goodbye to palm oil

4 January, 2017 – Major US financial firm starts to divest itself of palm oil plantations in a move that it is hoped other investors will follow.

Urban cropland loss puts harvests at risk

1 January, 2017 – Soils face a global threat as population pressure, human development and swelling cities lead to mounting cropland loss.

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African cropland heading for food deficit

31 December, 2016 – New research warns it will be almost impossible for African cropland to feed the continent by 2050 without massive changes to farming.

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Paris warming limit will increase fish catches

30 December, 2016 – Scientists calculate that global fish catches could rise by millions of tonnes a year if nations stick to the Paris Agreement on global warming.

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Online calculator cuts farms’ emissions

26 December, 2016 – An internet tool is now available that helps to quantify and control farms’ greenhouse emissions released during the crop production cycle.

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Coffee belt feels climate squeeze

18 December, 2016 – Small-scale farmers who produce most of the world’s coffee beans face reductions in crop yield and quality as a result of rising temperatures and extreme weather.

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Record rains scuttle UK floods strategy

5 December, 2016 − The floods that hit the UK last winter were the most extreme on record – and they may be a sign of worse to come.

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Taxpayers face bill for nuclear crisis

2 December, 2016 − Nuclear giant EDF could be heading towards bankruptcy, yet the French and UK governments are turning a blind eye to the looming financial crisis.