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Half of plants may move in warmer world

søndag, 16. februar 2014

climate news network: By 2100, vegetation patterns will be shifting in almost half the land area of the planet, according…

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Global food markets: Climate impacts would be more costly than bioenergy effects

onsdag, 15. januar 2014

Potsdam: Ambitious greenhouse-gas mitigation consistent with the 2 degrees target is likely to require substantial amounts of bioenergy as part…

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New actors in the Arctic ecosystem

onsdag, 1. januar 2014

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Biologists from the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) have for the first time shown that…

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Climate Change Seen Posing Risk to Food Supplies

mandag, 4. november 2013

NYT: Climate change will pose sharp risks to the world’s food supply in coming decades, potentially undermining crop production and…

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Escaping the warmth: The Atlantic cod conquers the Arctic

onsdag, 23. oktober 2013

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Alfred Wegener Institute: As a result of climate change the Atlantic cod has moved so far north that it’s juveniles…

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Climate change will upset vital ocean chemical cycles

mandag, 9. september 2013

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New research from the University of Exeter and the University of East Anglia (UEA) shows that rising ocean temperatures will upset…

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Spread of crop pests threatens global food security as Earth warms

mandag, 2. september 2013

University of Exeter: A new study has revealed that global warming is resulting in the spread of crop pests towards…

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World’s melting glaciers making large contribution to sea rise

fredag, 17. maj 2013

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CU-Boulder: While 99 percent of Earth’s land ice is locked up in the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets, the remaining…

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Warming Oceans Are Reshaping Fisheries

fredag, 17. maj 2013

UBC: Climate change has been impacting global fisheries for the past four decades by driving species towards cooler, deeper waters,…

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Over half the world’s population could rely on food imports by 2050

onsdag, 8. maj 2013

Guardian: Potsdam Institute projection suggests population growth would increase imported food, even without climate change.

Although many countries choose to import…

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Climate change: how a warming world is a threat to our food supplies

søndag, 14. april 2013

Guardian: Drought, rocketing bread prices, food and water shortages have all blighted parts of the Middle East. Analysts at the…

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Mekong hit by climate change

mandag, 8. april 2013 Final results of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded study, that were released at a regional workshop…

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New heat-, drought- and flood-tolerant crops

torsdag, 31. januar 2013

Global Crop Diversity Trust: New Pact Invests US$109 Million to Secure Raw Genetic Material Critical to Maintaining Food Production Worldwide

Concerned that…

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Feeding the 9 Billion: The tragedy of waste

torsdag, 10. januar 2013


The Institution of Mechanical Engineers: Today, we produce about four billion metric tonnes of food per annum. Yet due to…

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Food scarcity: the timebomb setting nation against nation

søndag, 14. oktober 2012

guardian: As the UN and Oxfam warn of the dangers ahead, expert analyst Lester Brown says time to solve the problem…

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Climate Change Threatens One Million Maize and Bean Farmers in Central America

onsdag, 10. oktober 2012


CIAT: Higher temperatures and changes in rainfall patterns could transform the agricultural landscape of Central America, threatening the livelihoods of…

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Climate change growing threat to food, biodiversity

tirsdag, 25. september 2012

(AlertNet) – Climate change is a major threat to the world’s food supply and to biodiversity, and prompt action to…

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Hunger may be largest health impact of climate change

onsdag, 19. september 2012

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LONDON (AlertNet) – Malnutrition is likely to be the most serious health threat linked to climate shifts in the coming…

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Tristram Stuart: The global food waste scandal

mandag, 17. september 2012

TED Talks: Western countries throw out nearly half of their food, not because it’s inedible — but because it doesn’t…

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World confronts serious water crisis

tirsdag, 11. september 2012

InterAction Council: The world today confronts a water crisis with critical implications for peace, political stability and economic development, experts…

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Drought around the world

søndag, 9. september 2012

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* Ukraine to Yellowstone, in Pakistan and Kazakhstan, the earth is parched

* Drought in the Black Sea region…

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Severe Droughts Drive Food Prices Higher, Threatening the Poor

fredag, 31. august 2012

World Bank: Global food prices soared by 10 percent in July from a month ago, with maize and soybean reaching…

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Sea life ‘facing major shock’

onsdag, 22. august 2012

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ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies: Life in the world’s oceans faces far greater change and risk of large-scale…

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Research Links Extreme Summer Heat Events to Global Warming

mandag, 13. august 2012

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NASA: Research Links Extreme Summer Heat Events to Global Warming

Columbia University: This year’s Midwest heat wave and some other recent extreme…

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Drought damage

fredag, 10. august 2012

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FAO: The severe deterioration of maize crop prospects in the United States following extensive drought damage pushed up maize prices…

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Food Security and Climate Change

tirsdag, 31. juli 2012

Oxford Research Group: Rising food prices point to a potential crisis later this year as poor communities across the world…

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Extreme Drought Areas in US Nearly Triple in One Week

lørdag, 28. juli 2012

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treehugger: The drought gets worse: The US Drought Monitor reports that areas on the nation under extreme drought conditions in…

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US: State of the Climate Drought June 2012

tirsdag, 17. juli 2012

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NOAA: Based on the Palmer Drought Index, severe to extreme drought affected about 33 percent of the contiguous United States…

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Drought Covers One-Third Of U.S. Counties, The Largest Agricultural Disaster Area Ever Declared

fredag, 13. juli 2012

ThinkProgress: The U.S. Agriculture Department has issued a natural disaster declaration for more than 1,000 U.S. counties facing severe drought. This…

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FAO and IIASA launch online Global Agro-ecological Zones Interactive Data Portal

onsdag, 30. maj 2012


IIASA: A new online data portal developed by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the…

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‘Ocean of Life’: Ocean biodiversity suffering at hands of alien invaders

lørdag, 26. maj 2012


RTCC: Overfishing, warming waters, ocean acidification and pollution are all terms we are becoming more aware of as it slowly…

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Climate Change Likely To Impact Corn Market

tirsdag, 24. april 2012

RTT: The journal Nature Climate Change contends that factors such as market policies or oil prices have comparatively little effect…

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New groundwater maps for Africa

fredag, 20. april 2012

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BGS: Robust quantitative groundwater maps for Africa were developed to highlight areas more likely to be resilient to climate change…

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Ready or Not: How Water-Ready is Your State?

onsdag, 11. april 2012

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NRDC: Across the U.S., the impacts of climate change on water resources are already being seen. Warmer temperatures, changes in…

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Global farmer leaders unite to address the challenge of climate change

onsdag, 22. februar 2012

IFAD: Representatives of farmers and rural producers from all over the world gathered at the Rome headquarters of the International…

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VIETNAM: From rice to shrimps and ginger – adapting to saltwater intrusion

onsdag, 28. december 2011

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(IRIN) – Rising sea levels and saltwater intrusion in Vietnam’s fertile Mekong Delta are forcing farmers and development…

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Scarcity and degradation of land and water: growing threat to food security

mandag, 28. november 2011

FAO: Widespread degradation and deepening scarcity of land and water resources have placed a number of key food production systems around…

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Achieving Food Security in the Face of Climate Change

fredag, 18. november 2011

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CGIAR: Food systems must shift to better meet human needs and, in the long term, balance with planetary resources. This…

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Factbox – Thailand’s flood crisis in numbers

tirsdag, 25. oktober 2011

(Reuters) – Thailand is struggling with its worst flooding in 50 years, which has affected a third of its provinces…

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Thai floods damage rice, threaten exports

torsdag, 13. oktober 2011

Oct 12 (Reuters) – Thailand’s worst floods in half a century have inundated farms and mills, squeezing rice supplies from…

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World hunger report 2011

mandag, 10. oktober 2011

FAO: This year’s report focuses on the costs of food price volatility, as well as the dangers and opportunities presented…

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Food Security and Climate Change: The True Cost of Carbon

torsdag, 29. september 2011

The Atlantic:

Paul R. Epstein: With wheat prices surging as major producers are hit by droughts and other extreme weather events,…

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The Horn of Africa drought bites deeper

mandag, 26. september 2011

AfricaNews: As the devastating drought causes havoc on the Horn of Africa region the number of people affected is staggering.…

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Farmers in southern Pakistan face worse flooding than last year

lørdag, 24. september 2011

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FAO: Heavy monsoon rains that began in mid-August destroyed or damaged 73 percent of crops and 67 percent of food stocks…

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Mexico: Climate Change Drives Migration

lørdag, 17. september 2011

IPS: Tlapa, one of the poorest places in Mexico, is ravaged by deforestation, intermittent drought and torrential rains, so that…

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East Africa, Arab world face food crisis

lørdag, 10. september 2011

UPI: The main humanitarian focus is in East Africa, where the catastrophe sweeping the region has been a long time…

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Food is the ultimate security need

onsdag, 31. august 2011

Somalia, DR Congo top Maplecroft’s food security risk ranking

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A new study assessing the availability and stability of food supplies in 196…

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The Food Crises and Political Instability in North Africa and the Middle East

torsdag, 25. august 2011

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NESCI: The Food Crises and Political Instability in North Africa and the Middle East

Social unrest may reflect a variety of…

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Mapping and measuring water risk.

onsdag, 17. august 2011

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WRI’s portal for water risk analysis. This website contains information on the Aqueduct project, and the prototype of the Water…

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KENYA: Drought exacerbates conflict in Turkana

lørdag, 30. juli 2011

LOKICHOGGIO, 29 July 2011 (IRIN) – Cross-border armed conflict over resources among Turkana pastoralists in northeastern Kenya has increased following…

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