Nearly 17 percent of the world’s livestock breeds face extinction. A decline in genetic diversity could have a negative impact on how they adapt to climate change, disease, famine, drought, and land degradation, some say.
The Caribbean region includes seven of the world’s 36 water-stressed countries in the world. A UN report found that the region is expected to see an increase in the intensity and frequency of droughts due to climate change.
Climate change could render about half of today’s coffee-growing land unsuitable for production by 2050, according to a new report. Major coffee companies including Starbucks are taking steps to help the world's coffee farmers cope.
The bean, touted for its nutritional punch and for its environmental sustainability, is invading the grocery store. In the United States, sales of beans and other pulses grew nearly three times faster than meat last year.
As part of a new campaign, the Center for Biological Diversity released food labels that tally the greenhouse gasses emitted, habitat lost, water used, and manure produced for every serving of beef, chicken, and pork in the United States.