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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 5 hours ago

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 14 hours ago

Tommy Hilfiger collabs with Indya Moore on gender-fluid fashion
Tommy Hilfiger collabs with Indya Moore on gender-fluid fashion

Tommy Hilfiger, owned by PVH Corp., is launching a gender-fluid summer pre-fall 2021 capsule collection co-designed by non-binary actor and activist, Indya Moore.

2 days ago

Rhino and elephant poaching declines in Namibia
Rhino and elephant poaching declines in Namibia

Rhino and elephant poaching has declined significantly this year in Namibia, government data showed on Monday, 26 July.

By Nyasha Nyaungwa 3 days ago

Motswere building in Gaborone receives Botswana's first Green Star rating
Motswere building in Gaborone receives Botswana's first Green Star rating

The new Motswere building in Botswana - the first addition to Prime Plaza II in Gaborone's CBD, has been awarded a five-star Green Star Africa - Office Design v1.1 rating by the Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA).

26 Jul 2021

COP26 on climate: Top priorities for Africa
COP26 on climate: Top priorities for Africa

United States President Joe Biden on 22 and 23 April this year hosted the Leaders Summit on Climate. According to the White House, the summit aimed to "galvanise efforts by the major economies to tackle the climate crisis". Leaders of 40 countries, including five from Africa, participated in the virtual event.

By Tanguy Gahouma-Bekale 26 Jul 2021

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