Africa’s 2000-year-old trees of life are suddenly dying off

Africa’s 2000-year-old trees of life are suddenly dying off

Twilight of the baobabs?DeepEarth Photography / Alamy Stock Photo By Michael Le Page 500 BC. In Rome, King Tarquin the Proud has been sent into exile and there’s a brand new Roman republic. At around the same time, in what is now Zimbabwe, an elephant defecates after feasting on baobab fruits. A seed sprouts in […]

Bad news: Carbon emissions have suddenly started rising again

Bad news: Carbon emissions have suddenly started rising again

What’s the price?Qilai Shen/Panos Pictures By Michael Le Page If the world does not do more to limit greenhouse gas emissions soon, the final slender hope of preventing global temperature rise being much above 2°C will slip away. Carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels and industry are set to rise sharply this year, after remaining […]