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Written by: Evelyn Smail The changing climate is transforming the global agricultural landscape. As our planet heats, areas suitable for growing key crops such as rice, corn and wheat are advancing north. These new ‘agricultural frontiers’ could increase current farmland by over...
Written by: Cornell Alliance for Science In a bid to help one of the world’s most important cereal crops survive hotter, drier conditions, the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) has awarded a $5 million grant to the International Maize and...
Written by: Bin Xu Peatlands are one of the most valuable terrestrial ecosystems in our fight against climate change. These deep layers of partially decayed plants and other organic material are tens of thousands of years old. Globally, peatland covers more...
https://youtu.be/qu70c0WKrRQ The finance industry holds, many would claim, the key to securing the transition to a fossil-free society. Solutions need funding to scale exponentially, and the fossil fuel industry needs to be defunded. Climate-conscious stakeholders are already moving in this direction....
Written by: Jörg Wiedenmann and Cecilia D'Angelo Ocean heatwaves cause vast coral bleaching events almost every year due to climate change, threatening reefs around the world. The high water temperatures stress reef building corals, causing them to eject the photosynthetic...
Courtesy of Yale Climate Connections Written by: Samantha Harrington and Sarah Kennedy People worried about global warming often want their leaders to enact ambitious climate policies. A recent study suggests that electing female politicians can help make that happen. Astghik Mavisakalyan is an economics...
Written by: Stephanie Parker This summer, severe consequences of climate change were felt around the world: tornadoes, hurricanes, flash floods and wildfires. In Russia, for example, 2021 has been one of the country's worst wildfire seasons ever. At one point, more than 300 wildfires burned simultaneously;...
Written by: The Energy Mix The coal, oil, and gas industries received US$5.9 trillion in worldwide subsidies in 2020—a mind-bending $11.2 million per minute, every minute of every hour of every day in the year—the International Monetary Fund (IMF) revealed...
Written by: Joseph Opoku Gakpo Though climate change is likely to exacerbate food and water shortages for poor countries, increase migration, precipitate new health challenges and reduce biodiversity, biotechnology could help lessen the shock, says a new United States intelligence...
Written by: Janine Mohamed, Pat Anderson, and Veronica Matthews The urgency of tackling climate change is even greater for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and other First Nation peoples across the globe. First Nations people will be disproportionately affected...
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