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‘Green Revolution’ Brings Greater CO2 Swings

Intense farming methods may be leading to greater seasonal swings in the global carbon cycle.

Palm Oil Production Poses Problems for the Climate

Palm oil production can damage the local environment and global climate but solutions are out there.

Industrial Farming Plows Up Brazil’s ‘Underground Forest’

Industrial farming is rapidly destroying Brazil's Cerrado and creating a ticking carbon bomb.

Climate Change Disrupts Bee’s Pollination of Flowers

Research reveals that rising temperatures are causing bees to fly before flowers have bloomed.

Great Barrier Reef Plan Doesn’t Address CO2 Emissions

Scientists warn the plan to protect the reef is likely to prove ineffectual unless CO2 emissions are cut.

From Grid Waste to Good Taste

An innovative farm is hoping to score a win-win by producing crops while reducing power grid waste.

One of Sao Paulo’s Biggest Reservoirs Is Nearly Dry

Drought is taking its toll on the water system that quenches the thirst of Brazil’s largest city, Sao Paulo.

Fish Fail to Adapt to Rising CO2 Levels: Study

Rising CO2 levels could spell disaster for certain fish species according to recent research.

How We Can Save Coral Reefs and Why We Should

As oceans grow warmer and more acidic, scientists are developing new strategies to rescue coral reefs.

Obama Creates World’s Largest Ocean Reserve

Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument to be expanded to six times its current size.

UN Data on Population Growth is Bad News for Climate

A growing population has serious implications for food security, political stability − and climate change.

Report: Prevent Climate Effects by Fixing World Economy

Reducing emissions can generate better growth than old high-carbon model, says co-author of report, Lord Stern.

Climate Change Threatens Half of North America’s Birds

Over three hundred species, including the bald eagle and 10 U.S. state birds are at risk from climate change.

Time for Trees to Pack Their Trunks?

As climate changes, forest ecosystems will need to shift to more suitable sites. Should we help?

UN Highlights Climate Big Data Ahead of Summit

Two projects showcase how big data can help understand and plan for climate change.

Pests Pose Increasing Risk to Food Security

In a world with ever more competition for food, pests may pose the biggest threat.

Battle Wages for California’s Groundwater Rights

California’s drought stresses the need to improve how the state & the rest of us divvy up a resource in demand.

Marine Economy Takes a Dive as Ocean Acidity Rises

A new study says growing acidification off Alaska’s waters threatens the state’s whole economy.

Expanding Existing Farmland Would Benefit Climate

Study shows expanding farmland may be better for the climate than cutting down forests for new farmland.

Ongoing Coverage of Historic Drought in U.S.

A roundup of coverage on the most extensive and intense drought to hit the U.S. since at least 1956.

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