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Iraq’s climate stresses are set to worsen

12 November, 2018 − After years of repression, invasion and conflict, Iraq’s climate stresses now threaten new miseries, including more intense heat and dwindling rainfall.

Flash floods increase as mercury climbs

9 November, 2018 – Heavy rain must fall somewhere. The danger lies in where it falls and on what kind of terrain. As cities grow, the risk of flash floods rises.

Human horde leaves little room for nature

8 November, 2018 – Our species’ planetary advance has been inexorable. The human horde means under a quarter of the world’s land surface now counts as wilderness.

Forest carbon storage puzzles scientists

6 November, 2018 – How forest carbon storage affects climate change is a vital part of scientists’ calculations. But fresh uncertainties keep on sprouting.

World lacks enough plants for healthy diet

5 November, 2018 − Guidelines for a healthy diet emphasise fresh fruit and vegetables. Right now, there may not be enough in the gardens to nourish a cooler, healthier world.

Change of diet helps to slow climate change

1 November, 2018 – Think global, buy local – but, better still, choose vegetables and fruit. A change of diet can help save the planet from global warming and climate change.

UK scientists risk prison to urge action

31 October, 2018 − A group of British scientists and their supporters is willing to risk a prison term to press governments to tackle climate change and environmental crisis.

Geoengineering is no closer to working

30 October, 2018 – Humans cannot expect a safer, cooler world from geoengineering. The only sure way to slow dangerous global warming and climate change is to cut greenhouse gas emissions.

How Bangladesh can tackle rising seas

29 October, 2018 − Salt levels in the coastal soils of Bangladesh will grow with the rising seas, putting two-fifths of its farmland at risk. Can farmers stay put?

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