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Air conditioning drains US power supply

10 February, 2017 – As the world heats up so too will the need for air conditioning, but America’s electricity grid could struggle to meet demand, say US scientists.

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Seawater dents delta rice production

4 February, 2017 – Saltwater intrusion exacerbated by climate change is hitting rice production in vulnerable delta regions and threatens to cause food shortages.

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US faces ‘abrupt and substantial’ crop losses

19 January, 2017 – Rising temperatures will lead to massive crop losses in the US, which will increase prices and cause problems for developing countries, says international study.

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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.