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11 08 2022 | 14:54

Low water levels mean Rhine is days from being shut for cargo

Germany’s Rhine, one of Europe’s key waterways, is just days away from being closed to commercial traffic because of very low levels caused by drought, authorities and industry have warned.…

07 08 2022 | 09:22

Earth hits 'Overshoot Day' ; NGOs warn the rest of 2022 will be lived in resource deficit

Dubbed "Earth Overshoot Day," Thursday marks a tipping point when people have used up "all that ecosystems can regenerate in one year," according to the Global Footprint Network and WWF. Mankind…

04 08 2022 | 18:37

WHO launches appeal to respond to urgent health needs in the greater Horn of Africa

Millions of lives are in peril, including children. US$ 123.7 million is needed for the health agency’s response until December 2022. The health and lives of people in the greater Horn of Africa are…

28 07 2022 | 20:32

How the plastic industry turned the pandemic to its advantage

With its products proving indispensable to combatting Covid-19, the plastics business is reinvigorated. What will it take to bring this major polluter to heel? There are only two reasons that the…

12 07 2022 | 07:30

GABON: Police arrest woman for illegal possession of two primates

An alleged wildlife trafficker is in custody at the judicial police of Koumameyong, northeast Gabon. She was arrested for illegally holding a baby chimpanzee and a sign. In Gabon, signs and large…

01 06 2022 | 09:51

Africa accounts for 70% of the world’s $1 trillion mobile money market

Africa now accounts for 70% of the world’s $1 trillion mobile money value. The value of Africa’s mobile money transactions edged up 39% to $701.4 billion in 2021 from $495 billion in 2020,…

21 04 2022 | 08:01

Energy Citizenship – A new dimension in Energy Policy Making

Now is the right time to re-design the way we assess energy progress. Bringing together people from all layers of the energy ecosystem is vital to keep moving forward together within these multiple…

18 08 2021 | 10:51

UK Government challenges investors to create an ‘Investment Big Bang’ for a green recovery

The Prime Minister and Chancellor believe that now is the time to unlock the hundreds of billions of pounds sitting in UK institutional investors and help drive the UK’s green recovery from the…

18 08 2021 | 09:51

Vaccinating teenagers is beneficial, even if their vulnerability to COVID-19 is low

The UK government has announced that all 16 to 17-year-olds will be offered a first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in the coming weeks. Many countries are already vaccinating children over 12,…

18 08 2021 | 09:37

Many conservatives have a difficult relationship with science – we wanted to find out why

Many scientific findings continue to be disputed by politicians and parts of the public long after a scholarly consensus has been established. For example, nearly a third of Americans still do not…

24 07 2021 | 09:47

Dendias: Greece to give 80,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses to Kenya

Greece’s intention to donate 80,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses to Kenya was announced by Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias. As he noted in a Twitter post, “following our recent meeting in Rome, I had a…

22 06 2021 | 09:18

World leaders ‘ignoring’ role of destruction of nature in causing pandemics

Ending the destruction of nature to stop outbreaks at source is more effective and cheaper than responding to them, scientists say. The root cause of pandemics – the destruction of nature – is being…

26 05 2021 | 08:11

Climate and COVID-19 crises both need feminism – here's why.

People all over the world are reeling from the one-two punch of climate change and COVID-19. The overlapping crises are exposing and intensifying patterns of disadvantage, marginalization and…

15 05 2021 | 12:43

Africa offers opportunities for green growth in post-COVID-19 recovery.

Africa’s recovery pathway offers enormous opportunities, African Development Bank (AfDB) head said at the European Union-Africa Green Investment Forum. AfDB President Dr Akinwumi Adesina reminded…

03 05 2021 | 08:18

Restoring Ethiopia's Ecosystems Can Support Livelihoods and COVID-19 Recovery.

Ecosystem degradation is a major threat to livelihoods and sustainable development across the globe. Habitat loss also increases the risk of pandemics, serving to remind us of humans’ complex and…

03 05 2021 | 07:41

Malaria vaccine shows promise — now come tougher trials.

Preliminary results suggest the vaccine is up to 77% effective in young children, but researchers await larger studies. A vaccine against malaria has shown promise in early clinical trials, raising…

29 04 2021 | 13:45

Coronavirus Economic Recovery to Drive Second-Highest CO2 Emissions Jump on Record, IEA Warns.

One of the silver linings of the coronavirus pandemic was the record drop in greenhouse gas emissions following national lockdowns.

20 04 2021 | 14:57

Kenya warns of 'vaccine apartheid' as it hits back at the UK over travel ban move

Kenya has sounded the alarm over a potential coronavirus "vaccine apartheid" playing out between countries, as it accused the United Kingdom of instituting a "discriminatory policy" after London…

20 04 2021 | 08:49

UN Chief Backs Wealth Tax on Rich Who ‘Profited’ From Pandemic.

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is calling on nations to institute a wealth tax to help reduce global inequality exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic. There has been a $5 trillion…

13 04 2021 | 10:39

Survey: More than 50% of UK CEOs plan to increase their investment in sustainability.

One year into the COVID-19 pandemic, PwC has released its 24th Annual Global CEO Survey. Every year, PwC conducts survey of the CEOs of major companies. Now in its 24th year, the objective of the…