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Climate Change Making Food Crops Less Nutritious

Climate Change Making Food Crops Less Nutritious

Rising carbon dioxide emissions are set to make the world's staple food crops less nutritious, according to new scientific research, worsening the serious ill health already suffered by billions of malnourished people. The surprise consequence of fossil fuel burning is linked directly to the rise in CO2 levels which, unlike some of the predicted … Read More

Watch the Earth Live From Space, Music Not Included

Watch the Earth Live From Space, Music Not Included

Stop watching the clock on Friday afternoon and start watching the Earth live and in HD from outerspace. The International Space Station (ISS) recently started streaming video as it races around the planet, allowing everyone a chance to enjoy the view previously only accessible to astronauts. The view of our planet from space has captivated astrona… Read More

Wake Up and Smell the Soaring Cost of Coffee

Wake Up and Smell the Soaring Cost of Coffee

In recent days Arabica coffee beans – by far the most popular variety of coffee – have been fetching around $2 a pound (U.S.) on the world market. That’s nearly double the price of a year ago. Several factors seem to be driving the market upwards: in Central America, a significant production area, an outbreak of a disease called leaf rust – believ… Read More

New Design Delivers Round-the-Clock Solar Power

New Design Delivers Round-the-Clock Solar Power

Solar power’s greatest drawback has always been that it is intermittent and, even in the sunniest climes, peak electricity demand is frequently in the evening when the Sun is going down. The engineering challenge has been to design a system in which enough of the Sun’s heat can be stored to produce full power continuously even on cloudy days – and… Read More

6 Degrees: Icy Lakes, Space Pics, CO2 & Flood Footage

6 Degrees: Icy Lakes, Space Pics, CO2 & Flood Footage

From record ice levels in the Great Lakes to pictures of the epic floods in the Gulf, our news slideshow has it all. … Read More

6 Degrees: CO2, Flood Risks, Tornado Trends & More

6 Degrees: CO2, Flood Risks, Tornado Trends & More

From climate milestones to the ever exploding drought in California, our weekly round up of news has it all. … Read More

Halving Meat, Dairy Intake Would Slash Farm Emissions

Halving Meat, Dairy Intake Would Slash Farm Emissions

Greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture would be cut by 25-40 percent if Europeans cut their meat and dairy consumption by half, according to a U.N. report. Scientists from the U.N. Economic Commission for Europe say that as well as cutting air and water pollution, adopting a "demitarian diet" – cutting meat and dairy consumption in half – would… Read More

Cast of Stars Put Face on Climate Change in New Series

Cast of Stars Put Face on Climate Change in New Series

A star-studded cast of Hollywood actors will for the first time "put a human face on climate change" in an ambitious new U.S. television series, the show's executive producer says. “Years of Living Dangerously” begins in the U.S. on the Showtime cable network at 10 pm on Sunday night. The first episode, which features Don Cheadle travelling to Tex… Read More