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Irish agriculture faces emissions dilemma

24 July, 2016 – Pledges by Ireland to cut its emissions of greenhouse gases look set to be undermined by government plans for a major expansion of the country’s agricultural sector.

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Drought-beater beans mean more food

15 July, 2016 – Scientists have found that some varieties of beans − a vital food crop grown on every continent except Antarctica − have developed ways of coping with the climate-related droughts that threaten them.

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UK could warm by 4°C this century

14 July, 2016 – Scientific advisers warn that, by 2100, temperatures in Britain could rise by twice as much as the internationally-agreed limit set at the Paris climate conference.

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China aims to halve meat eating

26 June, 2016 – The Chinese government has issued guidelines to help wean its citizens onto a more vegetarian diet − offering huge potential health gains and cuts in greenhouse gases.

Violet Gavin holds up maize that they have grown, but can't afford to have ground, inside their small hut in  Chimteka, Malawi on the 15th April, 2009. They are recipients of a cash transfer grant that is provided through a local NGO via UNCIEF, as part of an AUSAID programme to assist orphans and vulnerable people throughtout Malawi.

Race is on to feed warming world

22 June, 2016 – Scientists warn that plant breeders will need to accelerate development schedules if they are to ensure the ever-growing population can be fed as global temperatures rise.

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Droughts may shrink wine cork industry

11 June, 2016 − Increased frequency of climate-related droughts in the oak forest regions of Portugal and Spain threatens valuable foreign revenue from production of corks for the wine industry.

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Indian army helps battle climate change

30 May, 2016 – Soldiers of the Eco Task Force are playing a key role in forest, soil and water conservation to help India meet emissions reduction targets set at the Paris climate summit.

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Deadly effect of farming’s dirty needs

25 May, 2016 – Researchers say air pollution from the use of vital fertilisers means that fossil fuel emissions must be reduced if we are to feed the world’s growing population.

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Farming needs lead role in GHG cuts

19 May, 2016 – Researchers say new technical and policy solutions, plus major investment, are needed for agriculture to help make the emissions reductions required to meet Paris targets.

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Climate adaptation gap grows wider

16 May, 2016 – New study shows that the financial costs of developing countries adapting to the impacts of climate change may rise to as much as $500 billion by 2050.

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