Category Archives: Environment

Tarantulas: Cambodia’s disappearing delicacy

Eating a fried tarantula has become a popular photo opportunity for tourists in Cambodia. However, this delicacy is in danger of disappearing, thanks to deforestation and over-harvesting of the spiders. Continue reading

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Great southern drought: Australian farmers crippled, climate action stalled

Amidst the worst drought in living memory, the world’s driest continent is also heating up due to climate change. Critics say too little is being done to prevent increasing temperatures and decreasing rainfall. Continue reading

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Donald Trump’s environmental fallacies on Twitter

The US president’s attempt to blame the largest wildfire in California history on a failure to cut down trees — like his claim that climate change is a Chinese hoax — is falling flat as a heat wave grips the planet. Continue reading

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Domino effect could heat up Earth by 5 degrees Celsius — despite Paris climate deal

Even if the Paris Agreement is successfully implemented, the planet could still heat up by 5 degrees Celsius, scientists warn. This "hothouse" climate would make parts of the world uninhabitable. Continue reading

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Brace yourself for more record heat

Current high temperatures in the northern hemisphere are set to continue. Climate change means we’re likely to experience very hot summers more often — even though we’re already struggling with health consequences now. Continue reading

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US climate report confirms: 2017 among hottest years ever

Our planet has failed its annual physical — global warming is melting the poles, heating up oceans, making sea levels rise and contributing to extreme weather, an NOAA report has confirmed. Continue reading

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Earth Overshoot Day: Time for a radical rethink

Humanity has already used up more resources this year than our planet can regenerate. Each year, Earth Overshoot Day comes earlier. It’s time to radically rethink our consumption patterns and economic system, many say. Continue reading

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Climate change and farming: ‘Unpredictability is here to stay’

In many parts of the world, droughts are getting longer, more intense and more frequent. Alex Jones, climate and environment director at the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, tells DW about the risk to food security. Continue reading

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Biodiversity collapse imminent in world’s tropics, study says

More than three-quarters of all plant and animal species live in the tropics. But time to protect them is running out, a new study finds. Researchers are calling for a better approach to save this precious biodiversity. Continue reading

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How to prevent cooling from warming up the world

Air conditioners and other cooling devices are critical for millions of people worldwide, particularly with rising temperatures. But while these appliances can save lives, they’re also big contributors to global warming. Continue reading

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