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Cement develops an appetite for C02

1 December, 2016 − Scientists seeking to unravel carbon cycle mysteries reveal that almost half the C02 produced in making cement is absorbed as structures age.

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Heat hits wheat yields per field

28 November, 2016 − As demand for grain increases to feed a rising population, scientists warn that global warming could seriously reduce wheat productivity.

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Rainfall changes threaten food production

30 October, 2016 – New UN report says climate change’s impacts on rainfall will have harsh economic consequences for regions such as Latin America and the Caribbean.

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Bees lured into boosting food supply

18 October, 2016 − Cambridge scientists believe their discovery of a secret ingredient that attracts bees is a first step to feeding the world.

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Tasty insects benefit poor and climate

13 October, 2016 − New research shows how nutrient-rich insects can make a big contribution to diet in poor countries – and help in the fight against climate change.

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Agroforestry can help planet and profits

8 September, 2016 − Researchers say agroforestry systems offer a solution to helping combat climate change, feeding the world and increasing farmers’ profits.

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Climate change worsens NE Brazil’s drought

2 October, 2016 – The drought affecting Brazil’s huge north-eastern region threatens to render it completely arid – and scientists say the warming climate is to blame.

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Climate impact on crops will hit poorest

27 September, 2016 – Global food production may need to rise by more than 100 per cent to deal with climate change’s effects on crops in the most vulnerable regions.

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