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How has water availability for growing maize in Africa changed?

Southern Africa and some Sahelian countries benefiting but Tanzania and Malawi have seen less water

No hiatus for temperature extremes

Unlike average temperatures, the rate of increase of extremes has not slowed over the last 15 years

Giving up beef will reduce carbon footprint more than cars, says expert

Study shows red meat dwarfs others for environmental impact, using 28 times more land and 11 times water for pork or chicken (from the Guardian)

Shale gas could emit as much as coal

Lifecycle assessment reveals production is key to greenhouse emissions of unconventional gas.

Talking Point

Climate-change investment should focus on retiring coal Jul 23, 2014

Vision Prize releases latest poll of expert opinion

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Comment and analysis from our editorial staff and professionals in the field.

All change in Germany, the EU, and the US?

The German energy transition has lead to a massive expansion of renewables, to 70GW plus, but it has not been without its critics and changes are underway there and elsewhere

Renewables progress: markets bite 2

Market pressures are building up on renewables, in the UK especially as the government toughens up it stance, but although that's also happening in Germany, with the FiT system being replaced, the prospects still look good there, and, despite its later start, also in Japan

UK Renewables progress: market pressures bite

Renewables are progressing in the UK, but the government has introduced a competitive contact auction process for new projects.

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