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will threaten the viability of grassroots sport in Australia, and elite tournaments will have to adapt to rising temperatures, extreme rainfall and shrinking snow cover, a report has warned.The extreme heat policies of ...
He's sitting behind a wooden table piled with a dozen tilapia and Nile perch at the market in Katoro, a roadside town in northern Tanzania. The fish--a staple of the Tanzanian diet--came in that morning from Lake Victoria, an hour's drive north. ...
There are wide opinion gaps between scientists and the public on a number of big issues, from the safety of genetically modified foods to the cause of climate change
, a new survey suggests.
"There is a disconnect between the way in which ...
Fracking has barely been out of the news this week and every day brings further dissent to the controversial technique of breaking up shale rock from under our feet to release gas at high pressure with a cocktail of chemicals.
As a sociologist, J. Gordon Arbuckle Jr. spends a lot of time studying what shapes farmers' views and responses to climate change
. It's a subject that has not gotten much attention, even as more research focuses on how to reduce agricultural ...
Financial hardship after a failed apple crop forced Aqeel Ahmed to give up his studies aged 20 and join a militant group fighting Indian rule across the border in the disputed territory of Kashmir.
His family, as in many remote villages ...
Forests around the world will need to be expanded by 5-15% to limit global temperature rises to 2C.And crop yields must rise by 40-60%.These are just two predictions for 2050 of an online tool developed by the government to ...
Planning decisions on the UK’s full scale fracking have been deferred for eight weeks by Lancashire county council (LCC), which was due to decide this week on two proposals from shale gas explorer Cuadrilla.
But after council planning ...
US president Barack Obama has banned oil and gas drilling in 9.8 million acres of the Arctic ocean, while opening up vast new resources in the Gulf of Mexico.
This means that parts of the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas off Alaska’s coast can ...
What does the Queensland election campaign and Nobel Prize winner the late Professor Sherwood Rowland have in common?
Nothing. And also everything.
Rowland’s work leading to the 1995 chemistry prize was key to understanding the ...
The world can enjoy higher standards of living and more travel, while drastically cutting emissions to avoid dangerous climate change
– but only with sweeping change
s to our infrastructure, the natural world and agriculture, a new analysis has ...
An intense nor’easter is blasting parts of New England with up to three feet of snow, along with strong winds and storm surge in coastal areas. It might seem strange to talk about a major winter storm in the context of a warming world, but as the ...
Most people consider fracking a climate change
issue. They are able to make the connection between a potent greenhouse gas like methane and its impact on warming the planet. But methane emission leaks at well sites are only one of the many ...
The government has been forced to change
plans on where fracking can occur across the UK after conceding to Labour’s calls to close 13 environmental loopholes in the industry’s regulation.
Energy secretary Ed Davey accepted amendments to ...
can be expected to warm across all seasons, with less rainfall in winter and spring but more intense rain events, according to the latest projections by the CSIRO and the Bureau of Meteorology.
The first update of the ...
Last month, Norway's stock exchange, the Oslo Børs, introduced a way for investors to use their money to promote sustainability. A new list by the stock exchange highlights green bonds, financial products issued by companies to raise capital for ...
Extreme weather arising from a climate
phenomenon in the Pacific Ocean will get much worse as the world warms, according to climate
Parts of the world will have weather patterns that switch between extremes of wet and dry, say ...
It’s widely accepted that climate change
will have bigger negative impacts
on poorer countries than wealthy ones. However, a new economic modeling study finds that the economic impacts
on these poorer countries could be much larger than previous ...
On Sunday, the first day of Obama’s visit to India, the president and Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a number of announcements pertaining to the environment. But none were the big one that greens were hoping for: some indication from India ...
Fracking shale for oil and gas should be put on hold in the U.K. because of risks to public health and the environment, a panel of lawmakers said.
A moratorium on fracking is needed to prevent the U.K. from missing its carbon targets and ...
President Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced on Sunday that the two countries will work together to fight global climate change
, laying out a set of goals that the two countries hope "will expand policy dialogues and ...
In the hilly Singrauli region of northern India, animals feed on ash-covered grass, smoke stings the eyes and burns the throat, and the reservoir is foul with toxins such as mercury and arsenic. Even the breakfast eggs are gray.
Not long ago, a gallon of gasoline cost over $3.80. It has now fallen to less than $2 in many areas. Few saw such a decline coming, but it creates an intriguing opportunity to take action on climate change
as well as address transportation needs ...
It’s not a topic that comes up in high-level international negotiations on climate change
. Yet who would disagree that when individuals and couples use modern contraception to plan childbearing according to a schedule that suits them, they tend ...
It`s the worst nightmare of activists opposed to genetically modified crops: An errant GMO seed blows out of a wheat or corn field and breeds with a species in the wild or on a neighboring farm. The modified gene proliferates and spreads through ...