Wheat and barley are staple food crops whose production needs to increase dramatically to meet future food demands.
The renewed interest in nuclear energy projects in Central-Eastern Europe has hardly gone unnoticed around the planet.
"The impacts will only intensify, damaging not just ecosystems, but societies and economies," warns UNEP's Inger Andersen. "Member states must get ahead of the game before it gets worse,"
Reducing pollution can have positive impacts in unexpected places.
The activities of countless species are timed to their environment, including usual temperatures throughout the year.
Warming weather is causing hurricanes that end up making landfall to take more time to weaken.