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Hungry world need not fell its forests

27 April, 2016 – The rapidly growing human population can feed itself without worsening climate change by destroying the planet’s forests, researchers say.

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Climate brings hard times for tea

24 April, 2016 – Research in China shows that the changing pattern of longer and heavier monsoon rainfall in east Asia is having a detrimental effect on the yield and quality of tea.

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Soil could save Earth from overheating

17 April, 2016 − New research shows that changing the way we farm and managing soils so they store carbon rather than lose it would help avoid dangerous climate change,

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Wasted food’s heavy burden on climate

12 April, 2016 − As obesity levels soar, cutting the vast amount of food we waste could have a major impact on reducing the effects of climate change, as well as helping to alleviate world hunger.

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GM crops can thrive as climate warms

4 April, 2016 – Plants genetically modified to take advantage of hotter temperatures and increased carbon dioxide could cut fertiliser use and raise yields to alleviate global food shortages.

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Science grapples with climate conundrums

31 March, 2016 – New research illustrates that reactions of people, plants and animals to the changing climate are a key factor in unravelling the complexities of global warming.

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Rising heat brings earlier vintage

29 March, 2016 – Winegrowers can expect good grape harvests much earlier now, thanks to climate change, but scientists say the effect may not last.

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Humans tilt climate books out of balance

24 March, 2016 – Greenhouse gases from cattle, fertilisers, manure and agriculture mean that human activities have turned the land and soil into part of the global warming machine.

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Climate poses threat to ancient culture

22 March, 2016 − The unique Kalash people from remote valleys in the mountains of northwest Pakistan find their way of life jeopardised by a combination of climate change and deforestation.

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Efficient answers to climate concerns

20 March, 2016 – European Commission research suggests energy efficiency can become a “niche” market that will attract investors away from fossil fuels.

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