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Shrinking glacier cover could lead to increased volcanic activity in Iceland, warn scientists. [more]

Can conservation agriculture help farmers in sub-Saharan Africa handle the man-made problem of climate change? Professor Andy Dougill believes it’s possible, but much more co-ordinated planning and further evidence is needed.[more]

The challenge of growing enough food to sustain an ever-expanding population has led the Chinese government to look at creative solutions to reform farming in the country.[more]

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Forecasting weather in the tropical climate of West Africa has long been a problem for the region’s meteorologists. Aged infrastructure, outdated forecasting methods and the sheer intensity of the region’s weather extremes make...[more]

One of the largest global mass extinctions did not fundamentally change marine ecosystems, scientists have found.[more]

An international expedition aims to better understand seismic activity through samples collected from one of the most geologically active areas in Europe. [more]

Past mass extinctions may have the potential to guide modern conservation efforts, according to a new study. [more]

Martyn Chipperfield writes for The Conversation on how the 30-year-old ozone layer treaty Montreal Protocol is so successful it is now taking on Climate Change. The 1987 treaty that stopped the pollution causing a hole in the...[more]

New research has shown that limiting the increase in global average temperatures to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels is still geophysically possible, but requires more ambitious emission reductions than those pledged so far. [more]

The mass movement of humans and animals is significantly affecting the distribution of essential microorganisms, scientists warn. [more]