Environmental stories from around the globe this week
Almost all global warming indicators behind target: The measures taken to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius are "lagging significantly," according to new research relased on Tuesday. The report comes ahead of the COP28 UN Climate Change Conference to be held in Dubai at the end of the month.
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UN talks for a global plastic treaty: As the world’s nations enter another round of talks this week on creating a first-ever treaty to contain plastic pollution, officials are bracing for tough negotiations over whether to limit the amount of plastic being produced or just to focus on the management of waste.
Fixing the food chain. Are the solutions closer than we think?: What we eat and how we produce it has become a flashpoint for bitter debate in recent years, between farmers, environmentalists and health campaigners. But in Britain and beyond, new ideas are taking root that might just repair our broken food system.
How mega-floods can be predicted: When floods are predicted only on the basis of local data, there may be unpleasant surprises. A new method makes it possible to significantly improve predictions using international data from hydrologically similar areas.