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Study: Climate change could cut global food production 18 per cent by 2050

Banks seek to harvest opportunities after long drought

Scientists warn that major investments will be needed in irrigation and infrastructure to cope with changing rainfall patterns

19 Dec 2014

Extreme heat waves projected to 'occur once every other year', warns Met Office


New study reveals chances of a heat wave as extreme as 2003 has already shortened from 1-in-1,000 years to 1-in-100 years

09 Dec 2014

Why understanding the true value of water is smart business

Parched soil by the White Nile in Khartoum Sudan

Forward-thinking businesses ought to monetize water risk so it can be factored into investment decisions and considered alongside other business metrics

24 Oct 2014

Is 2014 set to be the hottest year on record?

US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration confirms the past three months have set new temperature records

22 Jul 2014

Climate resilience: Why slow and spread beats pave and pipe

Could eco-engineering concepts deliver the climate adaptation cities need, while boosting the economy and improving habitats?

03 Jul 2014

May 2014 was the warmest on record, NOAA says

Agency figures suggest 2014 could be heading towards the hottest year since records began

25 Jun 2014

Lloyd's calls on insurers to take into account climate change risk

Extreme weather as global climate alters demands a longer view and more action to avoid financial losses, says insurance firm

08 May 2014

Coal power: Polluting and thirsty

New report from the World Resources Institute reveals how the coal industry is increasing water stress globally

22 Apr 2014

IPCC Report: Business groups lead calls for ambitious action to tackle worsening climate risks

Leading business groups renew calls for bolder steps to deliver climate mitigation and resilience

31 Mar 2014

IPCC Report: Wrestling with the green utopian-dystopian paradox

The IPCC report confirms the scale of the climate challenge is daunting, but environmentalists need to shed their cognitive dissonance and get behind the vision for a positive green future

31 Mar 2014

Climate change 'already affecting food supply' – UN

Report by climate change panel says global warming is fuelling not only natural disasters, but potentially famine – and war

31 Mar 2014

UN: 13 of 14 hottest years on record occurred since 2000

World Meteorological Organization annual statement finds 2001-2010 was the warmest decade ever recorded

24 Mar 2014

Reports: Climate change could wipe trillions off world’s economy

Draft IPCC report and American Association for the Advancement of Science study warns of increasing pressure on natural resources from global warming

18 Mar 2014

Study: Climate impacts to hit crop yields from 2030s

University of Leeds research suggests 2C of warming will quickly have a detrimental impact on crop yields

16 Mar 2014

Innovators tap the value of wastewater

Cambrian Innovation and WaterFX are testing the viability of energy-positive water treatment approaches

07 Mar 2014

Obama announces plan for $1bn climate resilience fund

Fiscal 2015 budget to include new climate resilience funding, as California provided with fresh funds to tackle crippling drought

18 Feb 2014

Calls grow for 'step change' in corporate water management

CDP report reveals many big businesses are failing to adequately track water-related risks

01 Nov 2013

CDP: Hurricane Sandy driving US businesses to cut emissions

New report finds extreme weather is top of the list of risks driving companies into climate action

23 Sep 2013

AT&T toolkit 'can help businesses cut water use 40 per cent'

Telco shares lessons learnt in water-saving drive in new online tool developed with Environmental Defense Fund

22 Aug 2013

Businesses urged to brace for extreme heat waves

Study warns extreme heat waves likely to become the new normal by 2040

15 Aug 2013

Climate change poses grave threat to security, says UK envoy

Rear Admiral Neil Morisetti, special representative to foreign secretary, says governments can't afford to wait for 100% certainty

01 Jul 2013

World Bank: Developing economies face "alarming" climate threats

Major new report warns urgent action needed to stop climate change derailing development efforts

19 Jun 2013

James Balog: "We need to understand nature is off its rocker right now"

BusinessGreen Plus talks to the Chasing Ice director about climate risk, scepticism, and his next film

10 Jun 2013

New guide to help sustainability managers make case for climate adaptation investment

Environment Agency and IEMA team up to offer new best practice guide

05 Jun 2013

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