Climate News Network


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

Blowing in the wind

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.

Harvesting wheat near Blyth in the mid north of South Australia. 1986.

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.


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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