'To meet Paris Agreement targets, focus on warming, not emissions'
Heart failure care must address broader health to improve survival rates, says study
Research published in JAMA Cardiology today presents new evidence that might explain why the prognosis of heart failure patients has improved so little over the past decade.
Why we can’t just blame rising inequality for the growth of populism around the world
'The Nemo effect' is untrue: Animal movies promote awareness, not harm
Contrary to what was widely communicated in media by high-profile figures, the movie 'Finding Dory' had no impact on increasing demand for blue tang fish, the species of the main protagonist. There was, however, an increase in online searches for that species, showing that blockbusters can drive information-seeking behavior about nature.
Nigeria's transformation to a post-oil future is complete
As Nigeria’s new administration puts together an economic team to think through priorities for the next four years, one larger problem looms in the background. Policies to tackle the multiple challenges with growth, inflation, public finances, currency and trade will only matter if they are understood as planks in a strategy of tackling a much broader issue: Nigeria is no longer an oil state.
'Game On' to Kick Ambitious Goals for Agriculture, Energy, Water & Climate Change
Despite threats posed by global warming and other environmental challenges, an esteemed international expert on food security sees grounds for hope in the efforts to meet elusive goals around agriculture, energy, water and climate change.
Food security in focus in the IPCC Special Report on Climate Change and Land
Land is under threat from rising global temperatures and unprecedented rates of land and freshwater exploitation the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warns.
The robot revolution is here. Prepare for workers to revolt
In June, thousands of dockworkers marched at the Port of Los Angeles against the coming introduction of robotic machines threatening their jobs. And they are not alone in fearing automation.
Professor Gideon Henderson appointed Defra Chief Scientific Adviser
Professor Gideon Henderson has been appointed by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) to be the department’s new Chief Scientific Adviser.
Research suggests that high blood pressure is a major cause of heart valve disease
New research has conclusively found that long-term exposure to high blood pressure increases risk of heart valve disease, with significant implications for clinical practice guidelines and health management.
Eight ways to halt a global food crisis
There are serious challenges to global food supply everywhere we look.
Achieving Paris Agreement goals: How the private sector is engaging
The first day of the Global NDC (Nationally Determined Contribution) Conference ended in Berlin with a powerful thunderstorm cooling an unseasonally hot day (33°C). It’s far worse in Delhi where it hit a record-breaking 48°C on 12th June. At the conference the message is clear that action on climate change has to happen now and not in the future.
I Am a Carbon Abolitionist
The future of our species and planet depends on creating a mass social movement motivated by moral arguments, not statistics.