Environmental impact

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News and Comment

  • Comments and Opinion |

    Changing climates are outpacing some components of our food systems. Risk assessments need to account for these rates of change. Assessing risk transmission mechanisms across sectors and international boundaries and coordinating policies across governments are key steps in addressing this challenge.

    • Andrew J. Challinor
    • , W. Neil Adger
    •  & Tim G. Benton
  • News and Views |

    Warm conditions in the Arctic Ocean have been linked to cold mid-latitude winters. Observations and simulations suggest that warm Arctic anomalies lead to a dip in CO2 uptake capacity in North American ecosystems and to low crop productivity.

    • Ana Bastos
    Nature Geoscience 10, 543–544
  • Correspondence |

    • C. L. Van Dover
    • , J. A. Ardron
    • , E. Escobar
    • , M. Gianni
    • , K. M. Gjerde
    • , A. Jaeckel
    • , D. O. B. Jones
    • , L. A. Levin
    • , H. J. Niner
    • , L. Pendleton
    • , C. R. Smith
    • , T. Thiele
    • , P. J. Turner
    • , L. Watling
    •  & P. P. E. Weaver
    Nature Geoscience 10, 464–465
  • Comments and Opinion |

    Despite projections of a severe extinction event, a window of opportunity is now open for a mix of policies to avoid biodiversity collapse in the Cerrado hotspot.

    • Bernardo B. N. Strassburg
    • , Thomas Brooks
    • , Rafael Feltran-Barbieri
    • , Alvaro Iribarrem
    • , Renato Crouzeilles
    • , Rafael Loyola
    • , Agnieszka E. Latawiec
    • , Francisco J. B. Oliveira Filho
    • , Carlos A. de M. Scaramuzza
    • , Fabio R. Scarano
    • , Britaldo Soares-Filho
    •  & Andrew Balmford