June 30, 2022 | 09:12 GMT +7

Climate change is driving 2022 extreme heat and flooding

Climate change is driving 2022 extreme heat and flooding

(VAN) Extreme weather events - from scorching heatwaves to unusually heavy downpours - have caused widespread upheaval across the globe this year, with thousands of people killed and millions more displaced.

Do we need a new theory of evolution?

Do we need a new theory of evolution?

(VAN) A new wave of scientists argues that mainstream evolutionary theory needs an urgent overhaul. Their opponents have dismissed them as misguided careerists – and the conflict may determine the future of biology.

How conservation farming is boosting yields, mitigating effects of climate change

How conservation farming is boosting yields, mitigating effects of climate change

(VAN) For many years, large-scale and small-scale farmers in the traditional food basket have been planting every season without paying attention to soil health.

Ailing oceans in state of 'emergency', says UN chief

Ailing oceans in state of 'emergency', says UN chief

(VAN) A long-delayed conference on how to restore the faltering health of global oceans kicked off in Lisbon on Jun 27, with the head of the United Nations saying the world's seas are in crisis.

Using far less chemical fertiliser still produces high crop yields, study finds

Using far less chemical fertiliser still produces high crop yields, study finds

(VAN) Climate-friendly practices can increase yields while improving ecosystem of farms, scientists say.

Pig heart transplant failure: Doctors detail everything that went wrong

Pig heart transplant failure: Doctors detail everything that went wrong

(VAN) We're currently unsure why the cells of the heart ended up dead.

'Biodiversity loss is humanity's greatest threat'

'Biodiversity loss is humanity's greatest threat'

(VAN) Talks are currently underway in Kenya on a new international treaty to tackle dramatic species loss. What exactly is at stake? Here's what you need to know.

Scientists probe link between 'snow blood' and climate change

Scientists probe link between 'snow blood' and climate change

(VAN) Standing on a snowy mountainside about 2,500m above sea level, Eric Marechal holds up a crimson test-tube.

Grain market review: Wheat

Grain market review: Wheat

(VAN) According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), which published its Cereal Price Index on June 6, international wheat prices rose for a fourth consecutive month, up 5.6% in May.

Disruptions are reshaping global fertilizer markets

Disruptions are reshaping global fertilizer markets

(VAN) Nutrien is expanding in North America as natural gas prices force a UK fertilizer factory to shut down.

Rising prices: why the global drive to keep food cheap is unsustainable

Rising prices: why the global drive to keep food cheap is unsustainable

(VAN) As prices rise, everywhere, for pretty much everything, the prospect of the human suffering this will cause is deeply worrying.

Burger King proves that plant- based meat isn’t targeted at vegetarians

Burger King proves that plant- based meat isn’t targeted at vegetarians

(VAN) The burger chain is doubling down on its Impossible Foods offerings with a pair of new options, one of which features bacon, which is not a plant.

Climate impact of food miles three times greater than previously believed, study finds

Climate impact of food miles three times greater than previously believed, study finds

(VAN) Researchers estimate that carbon emissions from transporting food are about 6% of the global total, with fruit and vegetables the largest contributor.

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