Ice thaws in Norway’s Svalbard archipelago as a result of global warming. USGS, Unsplash

Best of Landscape News 2021: Climate

Our pick of this year’s top stories

Climate change is looming over the world as likely the greatest challenge of this generation. Yet even with the onset of escalating climate-related disasters, increasing climate activism and this year’s COP26 climate summit, decision-makers are still not doing enough to steer their countries through this crisis. Read through this year’s top climate change-related stories on Landscape News to find out more about the climate crisis and what can be done to fight it.

Could Amazon deforestation trigger a climate tipping point?

All you need to know about Amazon dieback, plus the Gulf Stream, the West Antarctic ice sheet and other climate tipping points


The Amazon rainforest is nearing its tipping point – but what does that mean?

Unraveling the complex equation of deforestation, warming and fires pushing the rainforest to its brink

Empty space left in the Peruvian rainforest after the logging of Brazil nut trees. Marco Simola, CIFOR
Empty space left in the Peruvian rainforest after the logging of Brazil nut trees. Marco Simola, CIFOR

It’s time to look at the other greenhouse gases – methane and nitrous oxide

Addressing emissions other than those from CO2 could significantly stymie temperature rise

Enteric fermentation in livestock such as cows are a major source of methane emissions. Megumi Nachev, Unsplash
Enteric fermentation in livestock such as cows are a major source of methane emissions. Megumi Nachev, Unsplash

How is eco-anxiety jeopardizing the health of young people?

GLF Live with Susan Clayton and Ridhima Pandey


A boom in satellite technology is revolutionizing the way we see the Earth

And the data is opening new doors for landscape management and restoration

A 2017 photo of NASA testing shoebox-sized spacecraft purposely built to show that CubeSat platforms could be cost-effective, reliable, and capable of gathering highly robust science. NASA Marshall Space Flight Center
A 2017 photo of NASA testing shoebox-sized spacecraft purposely built to show that CubeSat platforms could be cost-effective, reliable, and capable of gathering highly robust science. NASA Marshall Space Flight Center

Can soil inoculation accelerate carbon sequestration in forests?

Newly popular field of soil microbiome restoration research offers hope

A close-up image of hyphae networks in a soil experiment at the University of British Columbia. Julia Maddison, Flickr
A close-up image of hyphae networks in a soil experiment at the University of British Columbia. Julia Maddison, Flickr

Wind energy could cut global warming by up to 0.8 degrees C, says report

Study looks at top greenhouse gas emitting countries and supply chains

A wind farm in Montenegro. Appolinary Kalashnikova, Unsplash
A wind farm in Montenegro. Appolinary Kalashnikova, Unsplash

When will the ocean get the scientific attention it deserves?

At COP26, UN Special Envoy for the Ocean Peter Thomson on overcoming ocean neglect

The majority of Earth's life forms live in oceans, with the specificities of their species yet unknown. Jeremy Bishop, Unsplash
The majority of Earth’s life forms live in oceans, with the specificities of their species yet unknown. Jeremy Bishop, Unsplash

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