Meeting the goal set out in the Paris agreement of limiting global warming to well below 1.5–2 degrees Celcius will require efforts that go far beyond reducing greenhouse gas emissions,
Humans pushed the Earth into a new geological epoch, according to some scientists. On 21 May, the Anthropocene Working Group (AWG), a sub-committee of the International Commission on Stratigraphy (ICS)
As global temperatures increase, trees are growing faster, but forests are storing less carbon because their so-called carbon residence time — the length of time trees stores carbon — may
In a new commentary published on 8 May in Nature, three experts discuss the current priorities for food and land use, including sustainable agricultural systems, safeguarding biodiversity, and ensuring food
What geopolitical implications could arise from transitioning to a low-carbon world? A new commentary published on 1 May in Nature examines four possible scenarios, which they refer to as ‘Four
A new study led by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) in Washington shows that in addition to reducing the severity and number of extreme weather events, effective climate
Environmental pollutants have a large impact on children’s health in Europe, according to a new study published last month in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (1).
A new analysis published on April 23 in Nature Communications suggests that if nations fail to meet commitments set out in the Paris agreement, climate change related to the Arctic
Scientists have developed a new kind of plastic that can be re-manufactured back into the same type of plastic in a more sustainable way, without losing any quality or performance.
A new study published ahead of print on 8 April in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences analysed the potential of realising carbon-negative power in China, the world’s