Climate Change

Global Agriculture: More Land, Fewer Harvests

According to a new study some two-thirds of all land potentially suitable for agricultural use is already under cultivation.

Most of the Earth’s agricultural land resources are already under cultivation. Climate change poses a huge challenge to global agriculture, but a new study by g…
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Changing Global Diets Is Vital To Reducing Climate Change

A new study suggests that food production alone will reach, if not exceed, the global targets for total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in 2050.

A new study, published in Nature Climate Change, suggests that – if current trends continue – food production alone will reach, if not exceed, the glo…
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Climate Change And Air Pollution Will Combine To Curb Food Supplies

Ozone and higher temperatures can combine to reduce crop yields, but effects will vary by region

Many studies have shown the potential for global climate change to cut food supplies. But these studies have, for the most part, ignored the interactions between increasing temperature and air…
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Eating Meat Contributes To Climate Change

A new study finds that livestock emissions are on the rise and that beef cattle are responsible for far more greenhouse gas emissions than other types of animals.

Eating meat contributes to climate change, due to greenhouse gasses emitted by livestock. New research finds that livestock…
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Atlantic Salmon Have Good Capacity To Adapt To Warmer Waters

Scientists at the University of Oslo and University of British Columbia have discovered that populations of Atlantic salmon have a surprisingly good capacity to adjust to warmer temperatures that are being seen with climate change. The finding about Atlantic species adds to recent UBC-supported…
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What Do Google Searches Tell Us About Our Climate Change Fears?

Republicans search the Net for information about the weather, climate change and global warming during extremely hot or cold spells. Democrats google these terms when they experience changes in the average temperatures. These are some of the surprising findings from a study by Corey Lang of…
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Climate Change Helps Growing Charcoal Rot In Soybeans

Scientists noticed that worsening weather conditions associated with climate change brought an increase in the incidence of charcoal rot in soybean.

With over 100 diseases that can attack soybean crops, why would charcoal rot rise to the top of the most wanted list? University of Illinois…
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Climate Change Summer School Started

Europe’s biggest climate change summer school brings together nearly 300 students from across Europe to create ‘the climate entrepreneurs of the future’. Five week Climate-KIC summer school will culminate in a real-life pitch challenge judged by Europe’s leading venture capitalists, start-up entr…
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Who Is Responsible For Climate Change?

One of the major reasons for the failure of the 2009 Climate Convention Conference in Copenhagen was the issue of carbon debt. Developed countries called for emission reductions in developing countries, while the latter use the former’s historical emissions, their carbon debt, as a reason for i…
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Energy Efficient Technologies Can Also Save Water

Researchers suggest that technology, policies or plans should also take environmental factors such as water usage into account when aiming to slow down climate change.

There’s more to trying to slow down climate change than just cutting greenhouse gas emissions. Technology, policies or plans t…
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