Latest in Tag: climate change Highlight

Latest in Tag: climate change


Can Stradivarius violins weather climate change?

The forest where the wood for Stradivarius violins comes from has been used for 300 years to build some of the best string instruments in the world. Climate change might change that. Angelo van Schaik reports.Back in the 17th century, Antonio Stradivari traveled for two days from his hometown Cremona to the Paneveggio forest in …

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BASF profits fall 23 percent in 2018 amid trade wars, climate change

The world’s largest chemical producer saw its profits dive 23 percent in 2018. The firm said global trade conflicts, adverse weather conditions and the flagging auto industry were partly to blame.German chemical conglomerate BASF announced on Tuesday that its annual profits had taken a serious tumble in 2018. The major fall came in the fourth …

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Hard-hit by climate change, Bangladesh finds solution in floating gardens

Bangladesh is on the front line of climate change, as its low-lying delta farmlands face surging floods. But floating gardens – a traditional form of hydroponics – is offering a lifeline to some farming families.In summer 1988, a surging flood hit Bangladesh. Then, it was the worst the country had suffered for years. Hari Podo, …

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Stanley Aneto: "Art is a powerful way to speak about climate change"

Nigerian eco-artist Stanley Aneto is on a mission to use his work to engage younger generations in environmental issues.DW: You work across many different mediums including painting, poetry, photography, music and film. What made you want to explore environmental themes? Stanley Aneto: As a child I loved being beside the seaside in Nigeria. I would …

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Asia faces tough contradictions in dealing with climate change

As the UN climate conference wraps up, Asia’s emission-producing economic powerhouses have said that their growing wealth doesn’t guarantee that they can fully comply with the Paris Agreement without assistance.On Saturday climate change delegates continued their latest round of negotiations on implementing the Paris Agreement at the UN climate conference in Katowice, Poland. The delegates …

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Climate change: Governments don't act? We do!

From activists risking their liberty to block coal, to US businesses sticking with the Paris accord regardless of Trump, ordinary folk fed up waiting for change have outshone the big political players at COP24.Averting catastrophic climate change is a task for the world. And the main players in the struggle break down into three groups: …

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Climate change could cause 'severe' global beer shortage

Increasing droughts around the world may reduce barley yields, resulting in shortages of beer, a fall in global consumption and a rise in prices for the beloved beverage around the world, a new study finds.Bad news, beer lovers: Climate change doesn't just cause rising sea levels — stronger hurricanes and more intense wildfires, it could …

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Plant-based diets needed to limit climate change

Major changes to diet and farming are needed to allow the Earth to keep feeding the global population. The study’s lead author told DW there’s “little chance of staying within environmental limits” if no action is taken.A plant-based diet, improved farming practices, and reduced food waste are needed to keep the negative environmental effects of …

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Climate change: EU to seek stricter car emissions cut by 2030

A day after the UN warned the world was “running out time” on climate change, EU ministers have battled over the extent of emission cuts on carmakers. Germany is concerned more ambitious cuts would be bad for business.European Union countries have agreed to pursue a 35 percent cut in car emissions by 2030, as part …

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Climate change panel vets landmark global warming report

Scientists fear potential Trump administration obstruction as top climate change body finalizes a major report of future global warming scenarios and ways to mitigate impacts.The 48th meeting of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) began on Monday to consider its special report, which looks at likely future scenarios for 1.5 degree Celsius (2.7 degrees …

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Germany’s coastal lowlands under the shadow of climate change

Much of Germany’s North Sea coast is low enough to put it at risk from the waters at its door. Not least in an era of warming temperatures and predicted sea level rise.The wind whips threatening clouds across a dark blue sky above the North Frisian island of Pellworm. Petra Feldkamp casts a glance toward …

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Climate change threatens marine protected areas

Greenhouse gas emissions threaten the ecosystems in marine protected areas, according to a new research study published on Sunday in the journal Nature Climate Change. The paper points out that 42% of areas with fishing bans will be exposed to warming waters and decreasing oxygen levels that exceed natural variability by 2050. Researchers at a …

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Sahara Desert grew 10% since 1920 due to climate change

The world’s largest desert, the Sahara, grew by about 10% since 1920 because of the impact of climate change, according to a new study by scientists at the University of Maryland (UMD). The study is the first research to assess century-scale changes to the boundaries of the world’s largest desert. The new research, which was …

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