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Coffee plants fight climate change with a genetic weapon
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Coffee plants fight climate change with a genetic weapon

Coffee is not just a boost in the morning, it’s a big deal for the world. Scientists from the University of Udine have cracked the code on the genes that make our favorite morning drink, coffee, so delicious and resilient.  The unique study behind Coffea arabica shines a light on how coffee survives and thrives. By understanding...

Andean farmers use age-old technique amid climate change
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Andean farmers use age-old technique amid climate change

From the sky, they look like huge, circular patterns made by aliens — but in fact, they are an age-old technique farmers have brought back to fight the climate crisis on the Andean plateaus of Puno. On the border of Peru and Bolivia, the Waru Waru — an indigenous Quechua word that means ridge —...

Amazon tipping point: Up to 47% forest threatened by climate change and deforestation, study warns
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Amazon tipping point: Up to 47% forest threatened by climate change and deforestation, study warns

The vital ecosystem could also flip between rainforest and Savanna-like vegetation if drought deepens, the research finds. The Amazon rainforest is approaching a tipping point which would have devastating consequences for the world’s climate system, new research shows. Up to 47 per cent of ‘the planet’s lungs’ could be threatened by rising temperatures, droughts, deforestation...

Extreme weather is driving food prices higher. These 5 crops are facing the biggest impacts
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Extreme weather is driving food prices higher. These 5 crops are facing the biggest impacts

Shortages and supply issues caused by events including the pandemic and war in Ukraine have been felt through food price inflation for some while now. But for some foods, the impact of climate change is also making itself felt, through record high temperatures and extreme weather. It’s entirely usual for food prices to fluctuate alongside...

Climate change a looming threat to antiquities
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Climate change a looming threat to antiquities

Rising temperatures, extended heatwaves and drought are making the impact of climate change felt all over the world. Now, the first study in Greece examining the effect of climate change on the future microclimate of historical monuments and artifacts shows us how extreme weather events will also impact the country’s cultural heritage. “Just like the...

As Glaciers Subside, Salmon Face a New Threat: Mining Companies
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As Glaciers Subside, Salmon Face a New Threat: Mining Companies

As human-caused climate change points a giant hair dryer at Western North America’s glaciers, melting them ever more rapidly, potential Pacific salmon habitat is opening up. New river systems are starting to flow, and rain and snowmelt will keep many running even after the ice disappears. In some, salmon are appearing for the first time. But mining...

Japan firm probed over sale of ship to Iran
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Japan firm probed over sale of ship to Iran

Japan firm probed over sale of ship to Iran. A Japanese firm is being probed on suspicion of falsely declaring that it was planning to sell a ship to a company in the United Arab Emirates before selling the vessel to a company in Iran, an investigative source said Wednesday. The Osaka-based firm was searched...

ADNOC-backed Indian oil project tainted by allegations of land grabs, oppression and journalist's murder
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ADNOC-backed Indian oil project tainted by allegations of land grabs, oppression and journalist’s murder

ADNOC-backed Indian oil project tainted by allegations of land grabs, oppression and journalist’s murder. An Indian oil refinery project backed by Saudi Aramco and the UAE’s state oil firm Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) is giving rise to government oppression of local communities in Maharashtra, India, according to a new investigation by Global Witness. The investigation...

Climate Change Behind Africa Cholera Surge, Top Health Officials Say
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Climate Change Behind Africa Cholera Surge, Top Health Officials Say

The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, the continent’s chief health advisory body, has tied the worst outbreak of cholera in three years to climate change, saying adverse weather is raising the risk of this disease faster than in the rest of the world. That’s as floods in Democratic Republic of Congo — and across...