Stories by Fred Pearce

Fred Pearce is a freelance author and journalist based in the UK. He is an environment consultant for New Scientist magazine and author of recent books "When The Rivers Run Dry" and "With Speed and Violence" (Beacon Press). subscribe to Fred Pearce's feed

Posted on: Mar 25, 2014, Source: Yale Environment 360

A new study warns that the world faces serious risks from warming and that the poor are most vulnerable, but it avoids the kinds of specific forecasts that have sparked controversy in the past.

Posted on: Mar 10, 2014, Source: Yale Environment 360

Scientists are trying to understand if this winter's unusual weather is linked to climate change. One thing seems clear: Shifts in the jet stream play a key role and could become even more disruptive as the world warms.

Posted on: Feb 3, 2011, Source: Yale Environment 360

Mali's president and Libyan leader Gaddafi have begun a major agricultural project that will divert much of the river's water and put the delta's future at risk.

Posted on: Nov 30, 2010, Source: Yale Environment 360

The push to promote sustainable palm oil is turning into a test case for green consumerism. The outcome could help determine the future of the rainforests of Asia and Africa.

Posted on: Jun 22, 2009, Source: Yale Environment 360

China is now building a series of dams that will restrict its natural flow and threaten the sustenance of tens of millions of Southeast Asians.

Posted on: Apr 14, 2009, Source: Yale Environment 360

Let's challenge the convenient notion that "over-consumers" in rich countries can blame "over-breeders" in distant lands.

Posted on: Jan 26, 2009, Source: Yale Environment 360

Recent backpedaling in Europe may signal the end of its leadership on climate change. Can Obama push America to the font?

Posted on: Jun 9, 2008, Source: Yale Environment 360

In the discussion of the global food emergency, one underlying factor is barely mentioned: The world is running out of freshwater.