More harm than good with climate geo-engineering

Geo-engineering might be possible – but so far it doesn’t look practical. Yet another study sees dangers in the technofix.
Posted On 24 Nov 2017
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Paying for forests has multiple benefits

Paying for forests conserves a vital world resource. But somebody must pay the locals a tangible share of the intangible global gains.
Posted On 06 Aug 2017
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World food trade runs chokepoint gauntlet

A group of physical chokepoints - roads, ports and waterways - could disrupt the flow of world food trade, with drastic consequences.
Posted On 27 Jun 2017
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US cities face growing flood risks

As the seas rise, US cities can expect varied flood risks: some will have more of the worst floods, others more frequent familiar inundations.
Posted On 13 Jun 2017
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Deep in the oceans, human activities are taking a toll.

Once seen as too remote to harm, the deep sea is facing new pressures from mining, pollution, overfishing and more.
Posted On 08 Jun 2017
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Oil’s methane emissions higher than feared

New study shows that oil production can result in methane emissions up to twice as high as estimated by ‘simplistic’ data collection systems.
Posted On 06 Feb 2017
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Seawater dents delta rice production

Saltwater intrusion exacerbated by climate change is hitting rice production in vulnerable delta regions and threatens to cause food shortages.
Posted On 04 Feb 2017
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Carbon cuts will not prevent sea level rise  

Short-lived greenhouse gases will continue to affect the oceans for centuries however much the world achieves by carbon cuts. We are going to live with this for a very long time.
Posted On 17 Jan 2017
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