Our research shows that there is potential for giving large areas of land back to wildlife. Restoring native ecosystems not only helps the climate; when coupled with reduced livestock populations, restoration reduced disease transmission from wildlife to pigs, chickens and cows, and ultimately to humans.
Rapidly reducing greenhouse gas emissions is indispensable to limit the risks of crossing tipping points in the climate system.
Swedish scientists say they have found a way to recycle plastic perfectly: their new process can turn any waste plastic back into new plastic of identical quality – and recover all of it.
Researchers say the world may be approaching a tipping point, followed by a dangerous slide towards Hothouse Earth, an overheated planet. Human actions threaten to push the planet into a … Continue reading
The research vessel Polastern in the central Arctic Ocean. Image: © Alfred-Wegener-Institut/Ruediger Stein . Tiny plastic particles have been found in every sample collected of Arctic sea ice. But the … Continue reading
Rising sea levels bring the prospect of more violence and expense. Four new studies confirm the menace of the waves. LONDON, 2 March, 2018 – Delay in slowing rising sea … Continue reading
Planet Earth is undergoing a “great extinction,” researchers say – and we need to worry much more about the annihilation of biology. LONDON, 12 July, 2017 – The planet could … Continue reading
Many city dwellers face a hotter future than their suburban and rural peers. LONDON, 1 June, 2017 – Many of the world’s great cities are about to feel the heat. A … Continue reading