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BJKC5T African Forest Elephant (Loxodonta cyclotis), Damaraland, Namibia, Africa

In-depth: Could ‘rewilding’ help to tackle climate change?

As little as 14,000 years ago, lions roamed across most of Earth’s continents, including Europe, Asia and the Americas. ... Read More

Wildlife | Oct 22. 2018.
A1TRBP Aerial root systems at the base of mangrove trees inside the mouth of the Amazon nr Soure Marajo Island Para state Brazil. Image shot 2005.

Amazon mangroves ‘twice as carbon rich’ as its rainforests

The vast mangroves of the Amazon store twice as much carbon per hectare as the region’s tropical forests, new research shows. ... Read More

Plants and forests | Sep 5. 2018.
Extracting a sample from the Congo basin peatland.

Guest post: A plan to solve the mysteries of Congo’s vast tropical peatland

Prof Simon Lewis is a researcher of global change science at the University of Leeds and University College London, as well as a contributing editor... Read More

Guest posts | Sep 3. 2018.
D9KNEY Desert locust (Schistocerca gregaria). Image shot 06/2013. Exact date unknown.

Rise in insect pests under climate change to hit crop yields, study says

Global warming could increase both the number and appetite of insect pests, new research finds, which could pose a serious threat to global crop... Read More

Food and farming | Aug 30. 2018.
A567KM Farmers winnowing wheat crop, Ethiopia, 2004

Rising CO2 levels could push ‘hundreds of millions’ into malnutrition by 2050

An additional 290 million people could face malnutrition by 2050 if little is done to stop the rise of greenhouse gas emissions, a study finds. ... Read More

Food and farming | Aug 27. 2018.
Forested hills of Guizhou, China. Credit: Charles O. Cecil / Alamy Stock Photo. J2N3RM

Planting a mix of tree species ‘could double’ forest carbon storage

Forests containing several tree species could store twice as much carbon as the average monoculture plantation, research finds. ... Read More

Plants and forests | Aug 22. 2018.
Sir David Attenborough, English broadcaster and naturalist. Credit: Jeff Gilbert / Alamy Stock Photo. FDW7WY

The 2004 lecture that finally convinced David Attenborough about global warming

Sir David Attenborough’s long career as a presenter of BBC natural-history programmes first began in 1953 with a three-part series called “Animal... Read More

Features | Aug 13. 2018.
Wildfire at Buckhorn Summit, California, US. 30 July 2018.

Factcheck: How global warming has increased US wildfires

In the midst of record or near-record heatwaves across the northern hemisphere this summer, deadly wildfires have swept through many regions, such as... Read More

Factchecks | Aug 9. 2018.
Giant Panda cub in the forest, Qinling, Shaanxi, China. Credit: Keren Su/China Span / Alamy Stock Photo. BR5YCF

Climate change not the only threat to giant pandas, study says

Climate change could play a smaller role in determining future giant panda populations than previously thought, a new study suggests. ... Read More

Wildlife | Aug 7. 2018.
Boonsboro forest, Maryland, US. Credit: Joseph Thomas / Alamy Stock Photo. J90GD7

Methane uptake from forest soils has ‘fallen by 77% in three decades’

The amount of methane absorbed by forest soils has fallen by an average of 77% in the northern hemisphere over the past 27 years, a new study finds. ... Read More

Plants and forests | Aug 6. 2018.
Harvesting yam plants in the Hhohho region of Swaziland, Africa. Credit: Edwin Remsberg / Alamy Stock Photo. FDHF9B

Global carbon tax in isolation could ‘exacerbate food insecurity by 2050’

The implementation of a global tax on greenhouse gas emissions could – without other complementary policies – “have a greater negative impact on... Read More

Food and farming | Jul 30. 2018.
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