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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 —...

‘The Arctic isn’t melting anymore, it’s on fire’ says co-chair Gwich’in Council International 
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‘The Arctic isn’t melting anymore, it’s on fire’ says co-chair Gwich’in Council International 

Trying to put a wider spotlight on the global impacts of melting permafrost in the Arctic, Canada’s Dustin Whalen and Norway’s Tina Schoolmeester launched a new 174-page print and online Arctic Permafrost Map as an exhibit at the 10th Arctic Circle Assembly in Reykjavik, Iceland. “It’s the first atlas of its kind,” said Whalen, a scientist at...

11 Ways Farmers Are Adapting to the Unpredictability of Climate Change
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11 Ways Farmers Are Adapting to the Unpredictability of Climate Change

Climate change is no longer a distant threat – it is a reality that farmers around the world are grappling with daily. Rising temperatures, erratic weather patterns, increased pest and disease pressure and shifting precipitation patterns have made agriculture more challenging than ever. Farmers are demonstrating remarkable resilience and adaptability in the face of the...

African scientists school up to adapt agriculture to climate change
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African scientists school up to adapt agriculture to climate change

Climate change is making it harder to grow enough nutritious food to adequately feed our planet’s population. Temperature increases, rainfall pattern shifts, reduced water availability and increased frequency and intensity of extreme weather events are all impacting agricultural productivity.  Across Africa, this challenge is particularly acute. Whilst the continent is responsible for less than 4 percent of...

Climate change could lead to food-related civil unrest in UK within 50 years, say experts
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Climate change could lead to food-related civil unrest in UK within 50 years, say experts

The emptying of supermarket shelves during the COVID pandemic demonstrated the chaos that disruption to the UK’s food supply can provoke. Could this type of disruption have a different cause in the future? And what might the impact on society be? These are the questions we sought to answer in our new study, which involved surveying 58 leading...

Greenland’s Inuit falling through thin ice of climate change
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Greenland’s Inuit falling through thin ice of climate change

The thunder of icebergs crashing into the turquoise sea of eastern Greenland is the sound of one of the planet’s most important ecosystems teetering on the edge of collapse. As the ice melts, the hunters in the village of Ittoqqortoormiit—home to one of the last Inuit hunting communities—worry where they will get water. Greenland’s ice...

Is your seafood safe? New study reveals alarming levels of toxins in Pacific Ocean marine life
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Is your seafood safe? New study reveals alarming levels of toxins in Pacific Ocean marine life

Background The aquatic ecosystem is highly susceptible to climate change and other environmental factors, including residual toxins. Pollution of the marine environment can alter the ocean’s biological, physical, and chemical states, which in turn can severely affect the marine ecosystem and marine wildlife. The Pacific covers about 28% of the Earth’s surface and is among...