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Cropped 19 June 2024: Why food prices are spiking; Bonn climate talks; Plunging polar bear populations

Welcome to Carbon Brief’s Cropped. We handpick and explain the most important stories at the intersection of climate, land, food and nature over t... Read More

Cropped | Jun 19. 2024.
A fruit seller sleeps in his fruit shop in Kolkata, India.

Experts: What is causing food prices to spike around the world?

Spiking food prices have made headlines around the world this year, from eggs in the US to vegetables in India. The UN Food and Agriculture Organi... Read More

Plants and forests | Jun 19. 2024.
A tractor-drawn applicator applies nitrogen granule fertiliser to a field of corn.

Agriculture ‘major driver’ of rise in nitrous oxide emissions over past 40 years

Nitrogen fertilisers, manure and other agricultural sources drove almost three-quarters of human-caused nitrous oxide emissions in recent years. T... Read More

Food and farming | Jun 11. 2024.
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Cropped 5 June 2024: Sudan famine ‘imminent’; Pandemic treaty drags on; US backs offsets with ‘integrity’

Welcome to Carbon Brief’s Cropped. We handpick and explain the most important stories at the intersection of climate, land, food and nature ov... Read More

Cropped | Jun 5. 2024.
People throw the rotted watermelon in the Buriganga River, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Image ID: FX9939

Better refrigeration could avoid almost 2bn tonnes of CO2 per year from food loss

More consistent refrigeration of foods as they move from one part of the supply chain to another could cut almost 2bn tonnes of greenhouse gas emissi... Read More

Food and farming | Jun 5. 2024.
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Cropped 22 May 2024: Farmland ‘grabbing’; Ocean court ‘victory’ for small islands; Pre-COP16 talks

Welcome to Carbon Brief’s Cropped. We handpick and explain the most important stories at the intersection of climate, land, food and nature over t... Read More

Cropped | May 22. 2024.
Herbicide being applied to a field of genetically modified cotton in Arkansas, US.

Q&A: The evolving debate about using genetically modified crops in a warming world

Crops that have been “altered” by scientists in a laboratory can be found growing on millions of hectares of farmland around the world. &nbs... Read More

Food and farming | May 22. 2024.
Aerial view of a forest in France.

EU spending up to €48bn on nature-harming activities each year, report says

The EU could be investing tens of billions of euros each year into activities that damage biodiversity, according to a new report from WWF.   ... Read More

Food and farming | May 13. 2024.
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Cropped 8 May 2024: Food price spike; Infectious diseases; Indian ocean heatwave

Welcome to Carbon Brief’s Cropped. We handpick and explain the most important stories at the intersection of climate, land, food and nature over t... Read More

Cropped | May 8. 2024.
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COP16: Tracking country pledges on tackling biodiversity loss

At the COP15 biodiversity summit in December 2022, nearly every country in the world committed to a new global agreement to “halt and reverse” bi... Read More

Nature policy | May 2. 2024.
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Cropped 24 April 2024: Mass coral bleaching; FAO report retraction request; Escazú Agreement

Welcome to Carbon Brief’s Cropped. We handpick and explain the most important stories at the intersection of climate, land, food and nature ov... Read More

Cropped | Apr 24. 2024.
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