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Food and farming

Field of Sorghum (Sorghum bicolor), Rock Hall, Maryland

Global warming could cause yield of sorghum crops to drop 'substantially'

Rising global temperatures could cause yields of sorghum – a cereal crop known for its resilience to heat stress and drought – to fall... Read More

Food and farming | Aug 14. 2017.
Everglades National Park dead trees and grasses.

Ecosystems facing 'double whammy' due to increasing impacts of drought

Trees and plants across the world are increasingly in “recovery mode” after a drought, a new study says, and they’re taking longer to bounce... Read More

Drought | Aug 9. 2017.

Guest post: Improving Africa’s soils to cut emissions and boost food security

Dr Keith Shepherd is a principal soil scientist at the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) and Dr Rolf Sommer is a principal soil and climate change... Read More

Guest posts | Aug 2. 2017.
D6HBM5 Aerial view of lush Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, farmland, home to the Amish, prolific farmers.

Warm spells in Arctic stunt crop yields across US, study suggests

Unusually warm periods in the Arctic stunt vegetation growth and crop yields across North America, a new study suggests. ... Read More

Arctic | Jul 10. 2017.
Soybean plants ready for harvest

High temperatures to hit staple crops in the US this century, study says

Staple crops grown in the US could see their yields drop substantially by the end of the century as daily temperatures regularly soar past 30C, a new... Read More

Food and farming | Jan 19. 2017.
Vietnamese village on the Mekong

Shifting tropical cyclones increases threat to sinking Mekong delta

With their furious winds, torrential rains and deadly storm surges, tropical cyclones are usually known for their destructive power. ... Read More

Storms | Oct 19. 2016.
Hand pollination of maize at Kiboko, Kenya

Guest post: Three ways to boost crop resilience to climate change

Prof Andy Challinor is professor of climate impacts at the University of Leeds and leads work on climate smart agriculture for the research programme... Read More

Guest posts | Jun 23. 2016.
Shallow bleaching corals, split level with the island, Lissenung, New Ireland, Papua New Guinea,

Scientists compare climate change impacts at 1.5C and 2C

Half a degree makes a very big difference when judging how different parts of the world will feel the effects of climate change. ... Read More

Global temperature | Apr 21. 2016.
Agriculture on hills in the Burundian countryside. The green patches are tea, and there's also some wheat fields.

Feeding the world: Can we preserve forests, go organic and eat meat?

It is possible to produce enough food to feed a growing population without another tree being felled, according to new research. But there's a catch.... Read More

Food and farming | Apr 19. 2016.
Vine in Denbies wine estate, near Dorking, England

Explainer: Is climate change good news for the UK wine industry?

Not so long ago, the prospect of a world-class English wine industry was a pipe dream. A mere glint in the eye of a geology professor, who noticed how... Read More

Explainers | Apr 1. 2016.
Burger with meat and French fries in aluminum tray on dark background

Guest post: Failure to tackle food demand could make 1.5C limit unachievable

A guest post from Prof Tim Benton, professor of population ecology at University of Leeds and Champion of the UK’s Global Food Security Programme,... Read More

Guest posts | Mar 23. 2016.
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