Arctic stronghold of world’s seeds flooded after permafrost melts

No seeds were lost but the ability of the rock vault to provide failsafe protection against all disasters is now threatened by climate change It was designed as an impregnable deep-freeze to protect the world’s most precious seeds from any global disaster and ensure humanity’s food supply forever. But the Global Seed Vault, buried in

Energy use per person was on track to rise sixfold by 2050 across the world, according to researchers from Queensland and Griffith universities (Image: K. Frayer/Getty Images)

Parliamentary group warns that global fossil fuels could peak in less than 10 years

British MPs launch landmark report on impending environmental ‘limits’ to economic growth A report commissioned on behalf of a cross-party group of British MPs authored by a former UK government advisor, the first of its kind, says that industrial civilisation is currently on track to experience “an eventual collapse of production and living standards” in

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Britain’s property market is on the cusp of a crash as household finances reach breaking point

Britain’s property prices are skyrocketing but household earnings and savings can’t keep up. Couple this with the amount of debt Britons are taking on and it looks like the UK’s property market is heading for a crash. Why? — Because getting a mortgage is possibly the most debt you’ll take on in one go and

Organic techniques are even more effective in developing countries, where most farmers cannot afford to buy much artificial fertiliser or pesticide (Image: AFP/Getty)

Organic farming ‘could be key to feeding the world as global warming takes hold’

Major study finds chemical-free agriculture restores the soil and can produce higher yields than ‘conventional’ methods Organic farming – long held to be irrelevant in tackling world hunger – could be key to feeding the world as global warming takes hold, one of the biggest studies ever to be carried out into the “contentious” practice