A greenhouse in northern Bavaria is using the waste heat generated by a neighboring glassworks. Despite an elevation of 700 meters, air of 40 degrees Celsius is all that's needed to grow tropical fruits here.
The countries signed onto the Paris Agreement have made pledges to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. The promises are at the core of the accord, but can they prevent devastating climate change?
We must wean ourselves off unsustainable economic growth if we are to cut greenhouse gas emissions and avoid catastrophic climate change, say some economists. But what are the alternatives to growth?
A new species of frizzy-haired orangutans has been discovered in the remote jungles of Indonesia. With a population of only 800, the newly named Tapanuli orangutan is now the world's most endangered great ape.
Forest fires last year resulted in record tree loss around the globe – climate change and El Niño were major factors. This is bad news for the world's carbon sinks, since fires release CO2 into the atmosphere.
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