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Healthy diet good for climate change

14 March, 2017 – US-based research has found that even a modest switch to a more vegetable-based diet could lead to a significant reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.

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Humans may learn to survive climate change

13 March, 2017 – Researchers say improved education levels of future populations are a key factor in predicting climate change impacts on humans.

Costs of coastal climate damage set to climb

12 March, 2017 – Europe can expect mounting coastal climate damage during this century, scientists say, with similar problems affecting the rest of the world as well.

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Scientists track down travelling droughts

11 March, 2017 – New analysis of how some of the severest droughts can travel thousands of kilometres could help save many lives in future.

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Rainforest pays high price for gold mining

10 March, 2017 – Destruction of the Guiana Shield’s tropical rainforest in South America is linked to increased gold mining as the precious metal’s price rises.

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Forests key to mitigating climate change

9 March, 2017 – Drought and unsustainable practices are placing forests at risk, yet they are crucial to the reduction of the greenhouse gas emissions that fuel global warming.

Human impact on Amazon is nothing new

8 March, 2017 – New studies show the effect of climate change on fish in the Amazon, and find evidence that human impact on the rainforest goes back thousands of years.

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Most US wildfires started by humans

7 March, 2017 – Between 1992 and 2012, humans were more responsible than natural causes for wildfires in the US, due to population growth, urban expansion and global warming.

Science seeks to slice bread’s climate impact

6 March, 2017 – It may be a staple of many national diets, but bread’s climate impact, mainly through its dependence on fertilisers, is massive, researchers find.

Regular Ice Age pattern shows how we got here

LONDON, 5 March, 2017 – How much summer sunlight strikes the Earth’s far north helps to reveal when an Ice Age will occur, scientists say, aiding understanding of human history.

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Water and soil muddy carbon budget thinking

4 March, 2017 – New research on soil, ponds and lakes means a rethink is needed on how to help tackle climate change by balancing the carbon budget.