2 November, 2018 – Parts of Africa may grow too hot for tsetse flies, farmers’ scourge and carriers of disease. But will they simply move to higher, cooler terrain?
19 September, 2018 – Cover enough ground with wind turbines and solar panels, and you change the local climate, green the desert and could even boost the Sahara’s rainfall.
6 September, 2018 – Airborne potable water straight from the atmosphere could provide a lifeline for arid regions, with the use of commonly available chemicals.
5 September, 2018 – Higher carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere don’t just mean a warmer world: they could also mean both shrunken harvests and a less nourishing diet.
3 July, 2018 – A smartphone app devised by a British campaign group has brought to justice illegal goldminers in Peru, and is also being tested in African forests.
8 June, 2018 – In theory conservation reserves are set aside to preserve wild creatures. But then the humans move in. Land almost twice the area of India is threatened.
1 June, 2018 – China’s trade plan could cause environmental catastrophe, scientists warn, because of its voracious appetite for natural resources and its climate impact.
22 May, 2018 – If world temperature rises more than another 0.5°C, the consequences will be catastrophic for millions of the poorest people.
5 April, 2018 – Climate change means the Sahara’s spread is growing, displacing millions. And North Africa’s pattern of atmospheric change could affect other regions.
31 March, 2018 – Despite ambitious efforts to cope with the effects of water shortage and climate change, Morocco faces a dauntingly dry century.
20 March, 2018 – Climate refugees, people fleeing climate change’s impacts by moving to new homes, may number over 140 million by 2050, the World Bank reports.