Environment

High stakes: the Arctic test of sustainable development

EU researchers are helping policymakers reconcile competing demands in a region full of natural resources, beauty and tradition. By Bárbara Pinho Above the Arctic Circle in...

Donors’ deafening silence after Republic of Congo green-lights oil exploration in Conkouati National Park

Six weeks after signing a $50 million forest protection deal with donors, the Republic of Congo has given the green light to oil exploration in Conkouati-Douli...

Environmental Protection and Food Production in the Cerrado Could Create $72bn for Brazil

A new model for economic growth in the Cerrado could create $72 billion a year for Brazil’s economy by balancing environmental protection measures while...

Berry tasty: the fruits emerging from new breeding and processing

Research is helping strawberries and raspberries become more resilient to climate change and snacks become healthier. By Matthew Newman Supermarkets across Europe offer such regular and...

WMO confirms 2023 as warmest year on record ‘by a huge margin’

With the annual average global temperature fast approaching the critical threshold of 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels, last year officially smashed the global temperature record,...

Climate Crisis May Cause 14.5 Million Deaths by 2050

A new World Economic Forum report, published today, warns that by 2050 climate change may cause an additional 14.5 million deaths and $12.5 trillion...

20 Industrial Clusters from 10 Countries Commit to Reach Net Zero

Three leading industrial clusters from China, France and the United States have joined the World Economic Forum’s Transitioning Industrial Clusters initiative, a network of...

Beyond the sleigh: reindeer and their bonds with Arctic peoples

The relationship between indigenous peoples in the Arctic region and their herds reveals a rich history and provides clues about how to protect it. By...

Here, there, everywhere: environmental DNA clues to biodiversity

Traces of life in the environment reveal ecosystem health, prompting a scientific hunt for them. By Jack McGovan During her doctoral studies in 2009, Professor Kristy...

In mighty Atlantic Ocean, ecosystem wonders and threats lie below the surface

Scientists from numerous countries are joining forces to tackle risks to life in the world’s second-largest ocean. By Jack McGovan During his first offshore expedition in 1997,...

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