29 May, 2017 – Genetically modified (GMO) crops remain controversial, but scientists still have faith that they will help both to replace fossil fuels and to feed the world.
25 May, 2017 – One of the biggest contributors to climate change is the agricultural food industry, but the political will to tackle the issue is lacking.
16 May, 2017 – New worldwide study identifies areas of dryland forest whose combined size is equivalent to the landmass of all 28 European Union states.
6 May, 2017 – Increased risk of drought-related wildfires at the heart of the Amazon rainforest adds to vulnerability caused by deforestation at the periphery.
5 May, 2017 – Ingenuity in laboratories worldwide is harnessing microbes, water and hot air to produce different types of renewable energy from greenhouse gas.
30 April, 2017 – Nitrite pollution caused by rising temperatures is changing the chemistry of coastal waters, threatening more algal blooms and zones devoid of fish.
16 April, 2017 – Scientists working on artificial photosynthesis have adapted their “bionic leaf” so it can turn sunlight, water and air into fertiliser.
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.
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.
20 February, 2017 – Entrepreneurs bringing solar energy systems to farms in developing countries challenge for sustainability charity’s prestigious awards.
18 February, 2017 – UK researchers show how raising the water table can improve crop yields, reduce the loss of peatland soils and help cut CO2 emissions.