Climate change causes killer heatwaves

14 June, 2017 – As average summer temperatures rise in the tropics, so do the risks of mass death from killer heatwaves, climate scientists find.

Passive housing cuts costs – and global warming

12 June, 2017 – Buildings which heat and cool themselves – passive housing – save householders money by making big fuel economies and cut greenhouse gas emissions.

Urban heat islands leave cities sweltering

1 June, 2017 – Many city dwellers face a hotter future than their suburban and rural peers because the urban heat island effect can double city temperature increases.

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World’s vanishing glaciers put millions at risk

23 May, 2017 – From the Himalayas to Switzerland, the world’s glaciers are melting – threatening vital water supplies and increasing the risk of sea level rise.

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Nuclear waste problems start gold rush

8 May, 2017 − Staggering sums of money involved in the long-term challenge of solving the world’s nuclear waste problems make it a booming business.

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Free bicycles reducing pollution in China

24 April, 2017 – Innovative bicycle schemes in China and India are tackling chronic air pollution problems and congestion by encouraging people to stop using cars.

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Climate cycle fuels famine in East Africa

13 April, 2017 – Indian Ocean climate phenomenon is identified as a major factor in the drought threatening widespread famine around the Horn of Africa.

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Brazil monkey deaths signal spread of viruses

4 April, 2017 – Climate change and deforestation in Brazil help mosquitoes spread viruses to humans and endangered species of monkeys.

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Extreme heat threat rises for megacities

3 April 2017 – Scientists warn that even a modest rise in average global temperatures will put millions of city dwellers at greater risk from extreme heat.

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Vital groundwater depleted faster than ever

2 April, 2017 – Global use of irreplaceable groundwater is exhausting the supply so fast that researchers say it will drive up food prices and hit international trade.

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China takes fresh approach to pollution

15 March, 2017 – A new scheme that pumps filtered air into homes aims to improve life for people in urban China and reduce global emissions of carbon dioxide.