13 August, 2018 – To cool the world and also boost plant growth, geo-engineered crops might do the trick. But if they work by dimming the sunlight, the plants will suffer.
10 August, 2018 – Climate change presents a dilemma. Inaction means ultimate catastrophe. But before then an ill-considered climate strategy could harm the poorest even more.
6 August, 2018 – Hazards multiply when extreme heat and humidity join in lethal combination. Scientists now know exactly where this twin danger could be greatest.
25 July, 2018 – Ireland has decided to bring down the curtain on the Age of Coal by ending all fossil fuel investments.
17 July, 2018 – Birds’ hunger for insects may have to shrink. A new calculation estimates the sheer weight of the insects they eat could be too big.
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.
25 June, 2018 – With climate change soon to be the main threat to biodiversity, protected habitat will be a higher priority than ever to give wildlife a chance.
19 June, 2018 – A warmer world could mean shrinking harvests and a more meagre diet for millions of people, according to two new studies.
18 June, 2018 – Invisible flickering detected by satellite could throw new light from plant growth on the mysteries of the planet’s carbon budget.
11 June, 2018 – ET hasn’t been in touch. Enduring silence may be the real message from distant and ancient galaxies, if advanced civilisations destroy the conditions for their own survival.
7 June, 2018 – The global green vision can become reality, with warming held to 1.5°C. Energy efficiency, radical changes to diet, and renewable energy can together save the planet.