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World Bank loan scheme ‘failing clean energy’

By Mark Kinver Environment reporter, BBC News Nations have committed themselves to decarbonising their economies as part of the Paris Climate Agreement A multi-billion dollar global fund is encouraging the construction of fossil fuel projects, at the expense of cleaner options, a study reports. An NGO said that...

World’s Biggest Indoor Vertical Farm Near NYC to Use 95% Less Water

Article by Kurt, filed under Offices & Commercial in the Architecture category AeroFarms is on track to produce 2 million pounds of food per year in its 70,000-square-foot facility in Newark, under construction less than an hour outside of Manhattan. Their efficient operation, based on previous experience...

Four key areas for global risks in 2017

Written by Cecilia Reyes, Group Chief Risk Officer, Zurich Insurance Group Top Image: REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya Wednesday 11 January 2017 The 2017 Global Risks Report comes at a critical moment for the world as we know it. Unprecedented forces are reshaping society, economics, politics and our planet itself in...

World temperatures hit new high in 2016 for third year in a row

Alister Doyle Jan 18th 2017 10:33AM OSLO, Jan 18 (Reuters) - World temperatures hit a record high for the third year in a row in 2016, creeping closer to a ceiling set for global warming with extremes including unprecedented heat in India and ice melt in the...

‘Extraordinarily hot’ Arctic temperatures alarm scientists

John Vidal Tuesday 22 November Danish and US researchers say warmer air and sea surface could lead to record lows of sea ice at north pole next year  Lead Photo: A large pool of melt water over ice on top of the Beaufort Sea in the Arctic Ocean....

Humans Aren’t Just Changing the Climate. We’re Changing ‘Life Itself’

It’s not just about us. By Eric Roston eroston November 16, 2016 — 6:00 AM EST The earth has warmed barely a single degree Celsius, and yet virtually no place on the planet is unaffected by climate change. That’s the conclusion of both a new study published in the journal Science and a popular-science book out this...

Plan bee: Minnesota sets broad limits on chemicals blamed for bee decline

Reuters Saturday 27 August 2016 But farmers are concerned they will not be able to protect crops from insects if they cannot use neonicotinoids Minnesota governor Mark Dayton issues order requiring farmers to verify they face ‘imminent threat of significant crop loss’ before using neonicotinoids. Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA Minnesota’s...