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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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Brazil prepares to roll back green laws

12 May, 2016 – Amidst the turmoil of the presidential impeachment process, members of Brazil’s Congress are set to dismantle environmental protection laws.

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Cows’ diets get environmental boost

8 May, 2016 – Scientists have found a way to increase the energy cows take in from feed, while reducing the vast amounts of the greenhouse gas methane they pump out of the other end.

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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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