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Zuckerberg on Facebook's new mission statement

CNN's Laurie Segall interviewed Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in an exclusive broadcast interview - his first in nearly five years. They chat about the company's new mission statement, political divisions, democracy, and internet access... [video]

1 hour ago

2017 SERAS CSR Awards now open

The 2017 edition of The Sustainability, Enterprise, and Responsibility Awards (SERAS CSR Awards) Africa is now open for entries...

2 days ago

Reliance Compost earns gold at Eco-Logic Awards

Reliance Compost, provider of 100% Certified Organic Compost produced from green garden refuse, won a gold Eco-Logic Award in the Recycling and Waste Management category...

2 days ago

Climate imperils Ethiopia's coffee output: study

Climate change could wipe out more than half of Ethiopia's coffee production unless farmers move to higher ground, scientists warned. Climbing temperatures and dwindling rainfall have already degraded prime growing areas...

2 days ago

Trump's withdrawal from Paris Agreement could ultimately harm US economy

Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accord could ultimately harm the US economy by ceding the jobs of the future in clean energy and technology to overseas competitors...

15 Jun 2017

Chad is the country most vulnerable to climate change - here's why

Of the 186 countries assessed in a recent survey of climate vulnerability, Chad was rated most in peril...

By Hakim Abdi 14 Jun 2017

Gabon creates network of marine protected areas

President Ali Bongo Ondimba announced that his government created a network of 20 marine protected areas in Gabon, including nine marine parks and 11 aquatic reserves covering 26% of Gabon's territorial waters...

13 Jun 2017

Going, going, gone: Visiting vulnerable destinations before they disappear

Data shows a growing long term trend of searches for travel to destinations that are under threat from climate change pressure. Some destinations will only be experienced by future generations through videos and photographs...

12 Jun 2017

Tackling environmental challenges with the help of a 100 city network

As Cape Town continues to experience the worst drought on record, the city has the opportunity to implement solutions that will not only address this acute environmental shock but also strengthen the fabric of the city overall...

By Michael Berkowitz 6 Jun 2017

#WorldEnvironmentDay: How eating green can help save the planet

Replacing meat, eggs, and dairy with plant-based foods, even just one day a week, can make a tremendous difference, especially as we face water restrictions, shortages of arable land and the threats of climate change...

5 Jun 2017

Africa feeling the heat of climate change

Affected countries require funds to build more resilient and climate-smart economies...

By Dan Shepard 2 Jun 2017

End in sight for Sandton Central traffic woes?

According to the Johannesburg Road Agency, on average roughly 50 of Johannesburg's 2,135 intersections experience signal downtime each day...

1 Jun 2017

Top economists urge 'strong carbon price' in climate fight

Leading economists called on Monday, 29 May, on the international community to price carbon at up to $100 a tonne by 2030...

30 May 2017

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International

AGT Foods CEO scoops EY World Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 title

President and CEO of AGT Foods, Murad Al-Katib, was picked from 59 individuals representing 49 countries and named EY World Entrepreneur of the Year 2017. He was chosen not only for his success in building a business empire focused on providing vegetable protein to the developing world, but also for helping to feed refugees.

3 days ago

Self-financing modular homes for the rural poor

India houses the largest proportion of the global poor with no access to adequate housing and electricity.

By Bongani Shweni 15 Jun 2017

Disrupted agriculture, high food prices deepens food insecurity in Africa

While large agricultural harvests in some regions of the world are booming for global food supply, protracted fighting and unrest are increasing displaced and hungry people elsewhere. This according to the new FAO Crop Prospects and Food Situation report which shows that 37 countries - 28 of which are in Africa - require external assistance for food.

12 Jun 2017

Here are the women - FCB's female dynamos tell it like it is

There's no denying the creative industry needs a diversity shake-up across all aspects: gender, race, culture and age. Here, five of FCB's leaders from across the globe share their views on the fact that a truly diverse agency is what will be a truly clever agency - if not today, then tomorrow.

By Leigh Andrews 1 Jun 2017

Highly contagious disease can decimate tilapia populations

A highly contagious disease is spreading among farmed and wild tilapia, one of the world's most important fish species for human consumption. According to a special alert issued by FAO's Global Information and Early Warnings Systems, the outbreak should be treated with concern and countries importing tilapias should take appropriate risk management measures by intensifying diagnostics testing, enforcing health certificates, deploying quarantine measures and developing contingency plans.

29 May 2017

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