Central America tests drought-resistant beans

Dec 26, 2015

Central America tests drought-resistant beans

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‘These beans are miraculous because they beat drought,” crowed Manuel Ceren, a farmer in El Salvador trying out a hybrid, climate change-defying crop produced by Salvadoran, Colombian and Honduran experts. In Quezaltepeque, a village 30 km north of San Salvador, Ceren and 13 other ...

Dec 18, 2015

Beijing issues second smog red alert of the month

China’s capital Beijing issued its second smog red alert of the month on Friday, triggering vehicle restrictions and forcing schools to close. A wave of smog is due to settle over the city of 22.5 million from Saturday to Tuesday. Levels of PM2.5, the ...

With climate deal, world set to go on carbon diet

Dec 14, 2015

With climate deal, world set to go on carbon diet

The world is about to go on a carbon diet. It won’t be easy — or cheap. Nearly 200 nations across the world on Saturday approved a first-of-its-kind universal agreement to wean Earth off fossil fuels and slow global warming, patting themselves on the ...

Dec 7, 2015

We may still lack the technology to halt climate change

Legions of diplomats are huddled right now in Paris trying to hash out a historic climate accord. Legions of entrepreneurs and investors aren’t waiting on a treaty. Bill Gates and other wealthy benefactors this week pledged $2 billion for investments in clean-technology research. Twenty ...