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Peat-cutting in Goldenstedt Moor, Germany. Credit: blickwinkel / Alamy Stock Photo. EBTGWY

Europe’s carbon-rich peatlands show ‘widespread’ and ‘concerning’ drying trends

European peatlands could turn from carbon sinks to sources as a quarter have reached levels of dryness unsurpassed in a record stretching back 2,000... Read More

Food and farming | Oct 21. 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.
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.
India. Background image: robertharding / Alamy Stock Photo. R24CCG

The Carbon Brief Profile: India

In the fifth article of a series explaining how large emitters are positioned to tackle climate change, Carbon Brief sets out India’s key policy... Read More

Country profiles | Mar 14. 2019.
A flock of Swaledale sheep at Ribblehead, Yorkshire Dales, UK. Credit: John Bentley / Alamy Stock Photo. EEH11B

Guest post: Climate change brings threat of ‘bluetongue’ virus to UK farms

Dr Anne Jones is a former postdoctoral researcher at the University of Liverpool, now at IBM Research; Dr Cyril Caminade is a tenure track fellow at... Read More

Guest posts | Jan 18. 2019.
Cattle amongst rolling hills, UK. Credit: Peter Cavanagh / Alamy Stock Photo. F0X3FN

CCC: Farming needs a ‘revolution’ for UK to meet climate goals

Greenhouse gas emissions from the land-use and agriculture sector are set to increase unless the UK’s "unsustainable” approach changes, warns the... Read More

UK policy | Nov 15. 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.
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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