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24 09 2021 | 15:37

New report shows urgent need for agroecology revolution to cut emissions and boost productivity

Ahead of the UN Food Systems Summit starting today (September 23), Christian Aid have published a report highlighting t

24 09 2021 | 15:29

Sainsbury’s announces partnership to make it easier to recycle aluminium coffee pods at home

The food giant has partnered with coffee pod manufacturer Dualit and On-Pack Recycling Label Ltd to produce aluminium pods that can be recycled at home if empty of coffee grinds. Previously it was…

24 09 2021 | 15:21

Packaging generates a lot of waste – now Maine and Oregon want manufacturers to foot the bill for getting rid of it

Most consumers don’t pay much attention to the packaging that their purchases come in, unless it’s hard to open or the item is really over-wrapped. But packaging accounts for about 28% of U.S.…

23 09 2021 | 09:21

Big line in the sand’: China promises no new coal-fired power projects abroad

Experts welcome Xi Jinping’s announcement at UN as hugely influential, but concerns remain over domestic emissions President Xi Jinping has announced that China will not build new coal-fired power…

19 09 2021 | 10:12

Cameroon: Exposure to mercury in mining town damaging health of women

Sieves in hand, soaked for hours in water, in the hope of finding some gold nuggets. In this open-pit mine, the gesture has become commonplace for gold miners in the village of Kambélé 3, located…

19 09 2021 | 10:08

Africa’s green revolution initiative has faltered: why other ways must be found

In July, the United Nations sounded alarms with its 2020 hunger report, which documented a 25% increase from 2019 to 2020 in the number of severely undernourished people in the world. Sub-Saharan…

19 09 2021 | 09:59

The carbon footprint of a full English breakfast – and how to reduce it

Over four-fifths of the English population say they enjoy a full English breakfast.

19 09 2021 | 09:33

Ghana's children scavenging on rubbish dumps

The numbers of children in Accra picking through rubbish for scrap metal and plastic to sell to recycling dealers has surged during the COVID-19 pandemic.

19 09 2021 | 09:28

Droughts or storms? The dire dilemma of Zimbabwe climate migrants

For many farmers who migrated to the country’s Eastern Highlands, hopes for a better life are turning into a nightmare amid tropical storms and cyclones. Mutara, Zimbabwe – A decade ago, Lloyd…

17 09 2021 | 15:58

How a new app helps fishing boats avoid endangered species

The discarding of fish at sea – known as “bycatch” – happens when fish have no commercial value or annual quotas for a commercial species are limited. It is widely regarded as a wasteful and…

17 09 2021 | 15:48

One-third of the world’s tree species are threatened with extinction – here are five of them

One in three of the world’s tree species are at risk of becoming extinct, according to a recent report by the Global Tree Assessment – the first attempt to estimate the conservation status of all of…

17 09 2021 | 15:47

Scientists Find New Way to Reduce Marine ‘Dead Zones’

Summer in the Gulf of Mexico is a time to celebrate the region's bounty, including its prized shrimp, which are the star of local festivals. But shrimpers this summer found themselves contending with…

17 09 2021 | 15:41

The Guardian view on saving forests: when trees are at risk, so are we.

Plantations are no replacement for biodiverse forests that have evolved over thousands of years.

17 09 2021 | 15:37

We can’t build our way out of the environmental crisis

New infrastructure projects are all the rage, post-pandemic. But who benefits from a rising tide of concrete?

17 09 2021 | 15:04

Meat and dairy are almost 60% of all our food emissions

Cutting down on meat is one of the best ways to reduce your greenhouse gas emissions. Production of meat and dairy products releases twice as much greenhouse gases as plant-based foods, according to…

17 09 2021 | 14:33

More Than 100 Birds Found Coated in Oil After Ida

More than 100 birds have been found covered with oil following a spill linked to Hurricane Ida's path through the Gulf of Mexico late last month.

16 09 2021 | 15:06

Governments falling woefully short of Paris climate pledges, study finds

As Cop26 meeting approaches, analysis shows world is on track for 3C temperature increase if present trends continue. Every one of the world’s leading economies, including all the countries that…

16 09 2021 | 13:50

‘No point in anything else’: Gen Z members flock to climate careers

Colleges offer support as young people aim to devote their lives to battling the crisis.

16 09 2021 | 12:52

Lukewarm commitments point to hot climate: what is the impact for investors?

The year 2020 marked a turning point for greenhouse gas emissions. They fell for the first time in our modern history, to a greater extent than during the 1970s oil shocks and the 1930s Great…

16 09 2021 | 12:50

We could power households from the scraps in our food waste bins – here’s what is stopping us

Imagine if you could power your kettle using the energy generated from the vegetable cuttings quietly breaking down in your kitchen’s compost bin. That reality might not be so far off with the growth…