Five ways UK farmers are tackling climate change

By David BrownBBC News,18 August 2019 Farmers are on the front line of climate change – vulnerable to changes in temperature and rainfall, as well as increasingly frequent extreme weather events. They also¬†face criticism, in particular over greenhouse gas emissions from the meat and dairy industry, with calls for a move to a more plant-based…

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Big rise in atmospheric CO2 expected in 2019

By Matt McGrath Environment correspondent Met Office researchers expect to record one of the biggest rises in atmospheric concentrations of CO2 in 2019. Every year, the Earth’s natural carbon sinks such as forests soak up large amounts of CO2 produced by human activities. But in years when the tropical Pacific region is warmer like this…

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Global insect decline may see ‘plague of pests’

By Matt McGrath Environment correspondent A scientific review of insect numbers suggests that 40% of species are undergoing “dramatic rates of decline” around the world. The study says that bees, ants and beetles are disappearing eight times faster than mammals, birds or reptiles. But researchers say that some species, such as houseflies and cockroaches, are…

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