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Floodplain in the flooded Amazon forest in Mamiraua Book

Guest post: Trees are the dominant source of methane emissions in Amazon wetlands

Prof Vincent Gauci is chair in global change ecology in the School of Environment, Earth and Ecosystem Sciences at the Open University. ... Read More

Guest posts | Dec 4. 2017.
coral reef at the Palmerston Atoll

Rapid CO2 cuts could allow some cool-water corals to adapt to global warming

Some of the world’s most diverse coral reefs are found in cooler parts of the tropics. These corals may be able to adapt to rising temperatures if... Read More

Marine life | Nov 1. 2017.
Greater bamboo lemur, here resting on a giant bamboo, CREDIT Jukka Jernvall

Climate change threatens the survival of Madagascar’s bamboo lemurs

Climate change could threaten the food supply of bamboo lemurs, new research finds, leaving the animals vulnerable to starvation. ... Read More

Wildlife | Oct 26. 2017.
DY14PF BANGLADESH District Bagerhat , cyclone Sidr and high tide destroy villages in South khali, distribution of relief goods

Study: Ending extreme poverty and limiting warming to 2C still possible

Bringing “extreme” poverty to an end will not jeopardise the chances of limiting global warming to 2C above pre-industrial levels, a new study... Read More

People | Oct 24. 2017.
Loggerhead turtles in the Mediterranean

In-depth: How will climate change affect animal sex ratios?

From habitat loss to extreme weather events, the world’s wildlife faces a list of challenges as a result of climate change. ... Read More

Wildlife | Oct 23. 2017.
E7P0FD Lauenensee, cows, mountain lake, cow, cows, agriculture, animals, animal, canton Bern, Bernese Oberland, Switzerland, Europe,

Grass-fed beef will not help tackle climate change, report finds

Billed as a more environmentally friendly way to rear cattle, grass-fed beef has been the red meat of choice for many a climate-conscious carnivore. ... Read More

Food and farming | Oct 3. 2017.
Rice is dried before being sold at a women's group processing center in Sourou Province, Burkina Faso.

World can meet growing food demands and limit warming to 1.5C, study says

Carbon emissions from agriculture can be significantly cut while still meeting the food demands of the world’s growing population, a new study... Read More

Food and farming | Oct 2. 2017.
Close up of jersey cows in field

Analysis: What does revised methane data mean for the Paris Agreement?

A study released today finds that global methane emissions from agriculture are much larger than previous estimates have suggested. ... Read More

GHGs and aerosols | Sep 29. 2017.
Primary rainforest Langkawi Malaysia

Tropical forests are ‘no longer carbon sinks’ because of human activity

Tropical forests now emit more carbon than they are able to absorb from the atmosphere as a result of the dual effects of deforestation and land... Read More

Plants and forests | Sep 28. 2017.
Clouds rolling into a Himalayan Valley in the afternoon, a view from Yala Glacier basecamp, Nepal.

Limiting global warming to 1.5C could save two-thirds of Asia’s glacier ice

Keeping global temperature rise to no more than 1.5C above pre-industrial levels could ensure that two-thirds of the ice stored in Asia's... Read More

Glaciers | Sep 13. 2017.
Latte coffee art. Vintage color effect, top view. Selective focus

Coffee faces dual threat of farmland loss and bee decline in a warmer climate

Trouble could be brewing for the Latin American coffee industry, new research warns, as it faces losses in suitable farmland and declines in important... Read More

Food and farming | Sep 11. 2017.
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