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UK could cut food emissions by 17% by sticking to a healthy diet

The UK could shed close to a fifth of its greenhouse gas emissions from food production if every Briton stuck to a healthy diet based on government... Read More

Public health | Dec 4. 2017.
Bridge in California over dried up river

Impact of climate change on health is 'the major threat of 21st century'

The health of millions of people across the world is already being significantly harmed by climate change, a major new report finds. ... Read More

Public health | Oct 30. 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.
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.
An assortment of specimens from the Smithsonian's National Parasite Collection at the National Museum of Natural History. The National Parasite Collection holds millions of parasite specimens in connection with information about their geographic distribution. The research team drew on this collection to analyze the impact of climate change on parasites.

Climate change could drive a third of parasites to extinction by 2070

As many as one in three parasites could become extinct as a result of climate change by 2070, new research suggests. ... Read More

Wildlife | Sep 6. 2017.
Heatwave health warning as Britons told to stay indoors.

Billions to face 'deadly threshold' of heat extremes by 2100, finds study

Up to three quarters of the world's population could be at risk from deadly heat extremes by the end of the century, a new study suggests. ... Read More

Heatwaves | Jun 19. 2017.

Explainer: Dealing with the 'loss and damage' caused by climate change

Scaling down our emissions and building resilience against climate change can only take us so far. Some negative impacts and damages are now... Read More

Explainers | May 9. 2017.
Humanitarian aid in Turkana, Kenya, in response to a lingering cholera outbreak

El Niño shifts cholera burden onto East Africa

In 2015-16, one of the strongest El Niño events in recorded history played havoc with the world’s weather. Among its impacts, heavy rainfall... Read More

Public health | Apr 10. 2017.
Coastal erosion on the Carteret Islands, Papua New Guinea

Guest post: Adapting to climate change through ‘managed retreat’

Miyuki Hino is a doctoral student at Stanford University specialising in climate change risks and adaptation decisions. ... Read More

Guest posts | Mar 27. 2017.
Smog over the Forbidden City in Beijing, China.

Guest post: Beijing 'severe haze' could be 50% more frequent under climate change

This is a guest article by Dr Wenju Cai, from the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation in Australia, and Ke Li from the... Read More

Guest posts | Mar 20. 2017.
James Okeyo cooks dinner on his three stone cook stove in Kisumu, Kenya. The EnDev Kenya Country Programme is helping to replace these three older charcoal stoves with cleaner, less smoky wood burning stoves. Up to December 2015, 87,000 households have switched to the improved, cleaner burning jiko kisasa (firewood stove).

Phasing out cookstoves a 'win-win' for climate and health, study shows

Replacing traditional wood and coal-burning cookstoves with cleaner technology could trim nearly a tenth of a degree from global temperature and save... Read More

Public health | Feb 1. 2017.
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