Nesta Challenges launches CA$14,5m Afri-Plastics Challenge
Nesta Challenges launches CA$14,5m Afri-Plastics Challenge

Nesta Challenges has launched the Afri-Plastics Challenge to help address the issue of marine plastic waste in developing countries.

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Africa's strategic priorities to recover better
Africa's strategic priorities to recover better

Africa is cognisant of the multifaceted and multidimensional domestic and global opportunities it must harness and the challenges it must overcome to strengthen the foundations of its development.

By Cristina Duarte 1 day ago

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How palm oil became the world's most hated, most used fat source

Palm oil is everywhere today: in food, soap, lipstick, even newspaper ink. It's been called the world's most hated crop because of its association with deforestation in Southeast Asia. But despite boycott campaigns, the world uses more palm oil than any other vegetable oil - over 73 million tons in 2020.

By Jonathan E. Robins 30 Jul 2021

In a fast-warming world, Tokyo is the barometer for future Olympics
In a fast-warming world, Tokyo is the barometer for future Olympics

The muggy heat swaddling Tokyo may be a forerunner of Olympic life to come, experts say, urging a rethink to make the world's oldest sporting spectacular fit for a fast-warming planet.

By Beh Lih Yi 30 Jul 2021

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