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Close-up of young beech leaves. Credit: Carpe Diem - Flora / Alamy Stock Photo. C34E5A

Rising water stress could counteract ‘global greening’, study says

The increased growth rate of plants seen worldwide in response to rising CO2 levels – a phenomenon known as “global greening” – could be... Read More

Plants and forests | Aug 14. 2019.
Deforestation near Antananarivo, Madagascar, 2016. Credit: Zdeněk Malý / Alamy Stock Photo. HE8CK2

Africa’s tropical land emitted more CO2 than the US in 2016, satellite data shows

Africa’s tropical land released close to 6bn tonnes of CO2 in 2016, according to data taken by satellites. ... Read More

GHGs and aerosols | Aug 13. 2019.
Drought in Currawinya National Park, Queensland, Australia. Credit: Outback Australia / Alamy Stock Photo.F550K1

In-depth Q&A: The IPCC's special report on climate change and land

This morning in Geneva, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published its special report on climate change and land. ... Read More

IPCC | Aug 8. 2019.
A woman waters her crops near a river in Vientiane, Laos. Credit: Joerg Boethling / Alamy Stock Photo. W18X5B

Guest post: Understanding the water-energy-food nexus in a warming climate

Prof Declan Conway is a professorial research fellow at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of... Read More

Guest posts | Aug 7. 2019.
Land erosion caused by deforestation and over-farming, Ngorongoro Highlands, Tanzania. Credit: Stephan Schramm / Alamy Stock Photo. HFA65N

Explainer: 'Desertification' and the role of climate change

Desertification has been described as "the greatest environmental challenge of our time" and climate change is making it worse. ... Read More

Explainers | Aug 6. 2019.

Amazon carbon sink could be ‘much less’ due to lack of soil nutrients

A lack of nutrients in Amazonian soil could restrict the forest’s ability to soak up emissions and lead to climate change progressing faster than... Read More

Plants and forests | Aug 5. 2019.
Pine forests surround a lake in the Altai mountain range in Russia. Credit: Yury Kirillov / Alamy Stock Photo. M906H7

European forests could ‘live fast and die young’ in a warming climate

Climate change could cause trees to grow faster, accelerating the rate at which they absorb carbon from the atmosphere. But these trees may be likely... Read More

Plants and forests | May 15. 2019.
RM0WYM Silverback Mountain gorilla (Gorilla beringei beringei) member of Kabirizi group. Virunga National Park, North Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo,

Climate change could ‘raise stress levels’ of endangered mountain gorillas

Global warming could cause stress to endangered Virunga mountain gorillas, potentially raising the risk of health problems and early death, a new... Read More

Wildlife | Apr 30. 2019.
Liver, heart and gizzard at a market. Credit: Truengtra Paejai / Alamy Stock Photo. J2N7NR

Eating more offal could help cut meat emissions by ‘14%’

Choosing more meat by-products, such as liver, sweetbreads and tripe, could help to reduce livestock emissions by as much as 14%, according to a new... Read More

Food and farming | Apr 10. 2019.
Mosquito fogging to prevent against Dengue fever in Jakarta, Indonesia, 30 March 2015. Credit: Reynold Sumayku / Alamy Stock Photo. EJNEYB

Mosquito-borne diseases could reach extra ‘one billion people’ as climate warms

Nearly one billion people could face “their first exposure” to a host of mosquito-borne diseases by 2080 under extreme global warming, a study... Read More

Public health | Mar 28. 2019.
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The Carbon Brief Profile: Indonesia

In the sixth article of a series on how key emitters are responding to climate change, Carbon Brief looks at Indonesia’s efforts to curb... Read More

Country profiles | Mar 27. 2019.
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