This week in climate news - 1 October 2017

The most popular articles from the past week.

Chips, chocolate and coffee – our food crops face mass extinction too

It’s not just animals, many seed crops are also endangered. So why is agrobiodiversity so overlooked? This valuable source of affordable, nutritious food could disappear if we don’t act. Read more: Sixth mass extinction of wildlife also threatens global food supplies. A “sixth mass extinction” is already under way, scientists are now warning us. »
26 September 2017, 07:20 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Portuguese children to crowdfund European climate change case

Group from region hit by deadly forest fires to sue 47 countries alleging failure to tackle climate change threatens their right to life. Portuguese schoolchildren from the area struck by the country’s worst forest fires are seeking crowdfunding to sue 47 European countries, alleging that the states’ failure to tackle climate change threatens their right to life. »
25 September 2017, 02:50 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Energy secretary asks oil industry to study carbon capture technology

U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry on Monday asked an oil industry advisory council to help find ways for oil drillers to exploit technology that captures carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants, by injecting the carbon dioxide into the ground to help drill for oil. »
26 September 2017, 02:10 - reuters - Search similar - Email

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