Climate News Network

Wind and solar power can green the desert

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.

Airborne potable water can banish thirst

6 September, 2018 – Airborne potable water straight from the atmosphere could provide a lifeline for arid regions, with the use of commonly available chemicals.

Rising carbon will mean shrunken harvests

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.

Humans put conservation reserves at risk

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.

China’s trade plan may cause lasting harm

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.

Warming climate increases Sahara’s spread

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.

Morocco heads for a thirsty future

31 March, 2018 – Despite ambitious efforts to cope with the effects of water shortage and climate change, Morocco faces a dauntingly dry century.

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