The advent of agricultural practices was a milestone for modern humans and marked the start of a sedentary lifestyle and the development of “civilizations.” But the environmental aspects that guided this revolutionary change in the life of humans are still under debate.
With wildfires spreading across the parched Western U.S., severe floods in Europe and in the coming decade a potential surge in coastal flooding, 2021 could be a pivotal year in how governments, societies and families view the threat of climate change.
A new study conducted at the Florida State University (FSU) has revealed that when La Niña brings unusually warm waters and abnormal air pressure to the Pacific Ocean, it leads to a weather pattern that increases the carbon export from the Amazon River.
A just-published study coins a new metric: the "mortality cost of carbon." That is, how many future lives will be lost--or saved--depending on whether we increase or decrease our current carbon emissions. If the numbers hold up, they are quite high.
Environmental consulting company, Ricardo and sub-contractors Kenya Climate Change Working Group will partner with the county governments of Baringo, Migori and Tana River, to produce effective electricity development plans to enrich the lives of residents.
The Dead Sea is undergoing shrinkage and several factors are responsible for this. Among these, climate change is considered a contributing factor along with the overexploitation of water as a resource by humans.
In a year characterized by unusually high flooding, scorching heatwaves, wildfires, and deadly avalanches, the climate emergency’s huge cost—whether quantified in lost resources or human lives—is all too evident.
Twenty months after declaring a climate emergency and establishing a set of vital signs for the Earth, a coalition headed by two Oregon State University researchers says the updated vital signs "largely reflect the consequences of unrelenting business as usual."
While agricultural production around the world struggles with declining soil health, Australian researchers are investigating production of a sustainable organic nitrogen fertiliser made from aquatic cyanobacterial biomass – ideally suited for badly degraded areas reliant on chemical fertilisers.
Even in the absence of bark beetle outbreaks and wildfire, trees in Colorado subalpine forests are dying at increasing rates from warmer and drier summer conditions, found recent University of Colorado Boulder research.