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More trees, better farming could slash carbon emissions: study
More trees, better farming could slash carbon emissions: study

Planting more trees, farming more sustainably and conserving wetlands could significantly slash the amount of carbon emissions that humanity spews into the atmosphere...

2 days ago

NGOs slam UN aviation agency plan for biofuels
NGOs slam UN aviation agency plan for biofuels

Nearly 100 environmental and poverty fighting groups jointly released a letter Tuesday, 10 October, slamming a UN proposal that backs large-scale use of biofuels in commercial planes...

11 Oct 2017

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The immense challenge of desertification in sub-Saharan Africa

12 million hectares of arable land are being lost each year globally, to desertification and drought, when 20 million tonnes of cereals could have been cultivated in this area...

By Nabil Ben Khatra, Maud Loireau 9 Oct 2017

Italy's high-rise forests take root around the world
Italy's high-rise forests take root around the world

As balconies bristle with tree branches and sunshine dapples the leaves of thousands of plants, two apartment buildings in the heart of Milan have almost disappeared under lush forest...

9 Oct 2017

Prince Charles warns 'plastic on the menu' in world's fish
Prince Charles warns 'plastic on the menu' in world's fish

Britain's Prince Charles said that plastic is now "on the menu" in the fish we eat and called for decisive action as he opened a conference Thursday, 5 October, on protecting the world's oceans...

6 Oct 2017

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How to work out which coral reefs will bleach, and which might be spared

Regional variations in sea surface temperature, related to seasons and El Niño, could be crucial for the survival of coral reefs, according to our new research...

By Clothilde Emilie Langlais, Andrew Lenton, and Scot 3 Oct 2017

Cost of climate disasters to reach half of US growth in a decade
Cost of climate disasters to reach half of US growth in a decade

Economic losses from severe storms, hurricanes, floods, drought and wildfires could reach at least $360bn a year in the next decade in America...

29 Sep 2017

Why now is the time for sustainability in travel
Why now is the time for sustainability in travel

The United Nations has designated this year as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development...

By Brett Tollman 27 Sep 2017

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Support World Car-Free Day on 22 September

On Friday, 22 September 2017, cities around the globe will be celebrating World Car-Free Day - a day to showcase how our cities might look like, feel like, and sound like without cars...

By Ilse van den Berg 21 Sep 2017

The new face of the Sahel
The new face of the Sahel

Grassroots initiatives promote changes in livelihoods...

By Ernest Harsch 20 Sep 2017

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Fisheries in Africa, the Caribbean and Pacific: Immense opportunities, critical challenges

Roughly $140bn worth of fish is traded globally per annum, with millions of people relying on jobs in fishing and fish-farming, not to mention the seafood industry...

By Viwanou Gnassounou 19 Sep 2017

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2017-2019 Next Einstein Forum fellows announced

Sixteen scientists solving Africa's and the world's challenges have been announced as part of the Next Einstein Forum's (NEF) second fellows class...

18 Sep 2017

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ECA calls for urgent action in tackling climate change

There's a greater urgency for climate action in light of the severity, frequency and rate of climate-related disruptions across the world, says ECA executive secretary...

18 Sep 2017

Chocolate industry driving deforestation of Ivory Coast: report
Chocolate industry driving deforestation of Ivory Coast: report

The chocolate industry is indirectly driving massive and illegal deforestation in Ivory Coast, fuelling a catastrophic decline in wildlife...

15 Sep 2017

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Drones help scientists check the health of Antarctic mosses, revealing climate change clues

Mosses are sensitive to even minor changes in their living conditions, and scientists traditionally tramped through difficult terrain to collect data on them...

By Zbynek Malenovský and Arko Lucieer 13 Sep 2017

Climate-smart agriculture urgently needed in Africa
Climate-smart agriculture urgently needed in Africa

Africa contributes only 4% of global greenhouse gas emissions...

By Baher Kamal 8 Sep 2017

Protecting Africa's drylands key to the continent's future
Protecting Africa's drylands key to the continent's future

With over half of sub-Saharan Africa consisting of arid and semi-arid lands, the livelihoods of over 400 million people who inhabit these areas are at risk...

By Sam Otieno 7 Sep 2017

#InnovationMonth: Revolutionising agriculture through urban farming
#InnovationMonth: Revolutionising agriculture through urban farming

As more people stream to cities, an increasing number of urban gardens and farms are taking root too. Across Africa, stories of resourcefulness in urban agriculture abound as people fight for their livelihood...

By Howard Blight 7 Sep 2017

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This is why we cannot rely on cities alone to tackle climate change

A lot of faith is vested in cities to tackle climate change, and with good reason...

By Brendan F.D. Barrett and Andrew DeWit 4 Sep 2017

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What Kenya's government can do to protect, and benefit from, ocean resources

Declining health in Kenya's marine resources is evident in traditional small-scale fisheries, the growth in commercial fisheries, conflicts among fisher groups and in the increased use of gear such as...

By David Obura 28 Aug 2017

Agriculture a culprit in global warming, says US research
Agriculture a culprit in global warming, says US research

Agriculture has contributed nearly as much to climate change as deforestation by intensifying global warming, according to US research that has quantified the amount of carbon taken from the soil by farming...

By Ellen Wulfhorst 25 Aug 2017

Greenland: how rapid climate change on world's largest island will affect us all
Greenland: how rapid climate change on world's largest island will affect us all

The largest wildfire ever recorded in Greenland was recently spotted close to the west coast town of Sisimiut...

By Kathryn Adamson 21 Aug 2017

It's time to start thinking about our digital carbon footprint
It's time to start thinking about our digital carbon footprint

The media is at the forefront of generating awareness over environmental issues...

By Pietari Kaapa 18 Aug 2017

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How some African farmers are responding to climate change and what we can learn from them

Here are three novel ways African farmers are using adaptive strategies to thrive...

15 Aug 2017

Belvedere Vodka wins gold at international CSR awards
Belvedere Vodka wins gold at international CSR awards

For the third year running, Belvedere Vodka was awarded a gold medal in sustainability at the 2017 International Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Excellence Awards in London...

15 Aug 2017

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Climate Progress Dashboard launched

Schroders recently launched its Climate Progress Dashboard which aims to give investors insight into the progress governments and industries are making towards limiting global temperature rise to 2°C...

7 Aug 2017

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SRK Consulting applies rapid vulnerability assessment tool in City of Mbombela

SRK Consulting has developed a rapid vulnerability assessment (RVA) tool that has the potential to assist local governments in responding to climate change...

4 Aug 2017

Satellite launched to monitor climate change and vegetation
Satellite launched to monitor climate change and vegetation

Two satellites, including one dedicated to monitoring the effects of climate change on vegetation, were successfully launched into orbit late Tuesday, 1 August, launch company Arianespace said...

2 Aug 2017

Climate change set to increase air pollution deaths by hundreds of thousands by 2100
Climate change set to increase air pollution deaths by hundreds of thousands by 2100

Climate change is set to increase the amount of ground-level ozone and fine particle pollution we breathe...

By Guang Zeng and Jason West 1 Aug 2017

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