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Rethink needed on farming’s impacts

8 February, 2016 − Scientists say nature conservation and protecting the planet from global warming can both be achieved if land is used sustainably, not just for immediate profit.

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Useful waste offers win-win benefits

2 February, 2016 – An unsung success story in the switch to renewable energy is the use of waste to produce gas – and a valuable by-product.

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Champions wage war on wasted food

24 January, 2016 – New global coalition says food that fails to reach consumers or is dumped as waste could instead save lives and cut greenhouse gas emissions.

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Grasses’ growing role for American cars

17 January, 2016 – Second-generation biofuel made from natural grass species challenges ethanol derived from maize crops as the US seeks to reduce its fossil fuel use.

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Climate and laws fan Brazil’s forest fires

13 January, 2016 – New laws planned in Brazil will encourage deforestation − despite serious drought already contributing to a big increase in fires destroying vast areas of trees.

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UK must balance food farming impacts

11 January, 2016 – The UK could reduce its emissions by converting farmland to absorb more carbon dioxide − but risks increasing climate change effects abroad.

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Weather extremes slash cereal yields

8 January, 2016 – Increasing intensity of heat and drought as a result of global warming may have caused worldwide cereal harvests to be cut by up to a tenth since the mid-1960s.

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Warming lakes speed up methane emissions

21 December, 2015 – The world’s lakes are heating up fast, threatening the fish on which millions depend and rapidly increasing greenhouse gas emissions.

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Nobel laureates’ climate tragedy alert

8 December, 2015 – COP21: Some of the world’s leading scientists are backing a declaration warning of the disastrous consequences of not limiting global emissions.

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