Category: Environment

New standard in the cookstoves series just published

Polluting stoves and open fires kill millions every year. A new standard dedicated to clean and safe cookstoves has just been published, providing a valuable platform for the industry to grow.

Resilient Animals – What Sperm Whales can teach us about humanity

Brian Skerry dives to photograph some of the most elusive animals in the ocean, sometimes on just one breath.

Can India’s Amaravati become the next sustainable city?

In south-east India, 217 square kilometers of farmland along the Krishna River are being transformed into a city billed as an urban utopia.

Resilient Animals – Rescued Scottish Wildcat kittens among last of their kind

The orphaned sister and brother pair will be released to the wild when they’re old enough to survive on their own.

Final call to save the world from ‘climate catastrophe’

It's the final call, say scientists, the most extensive warning yet on the risks of rising global temperatures.

Resilient Animals – Tiger population sees hopeful rise in Nepal

Better protections, including an increased number of anti-poaching rangers, has allowed populations of tigers to grow quickly

Resilient Animals – Fur Seals overcome extinction on ‘Resurrection Island’

Hunted almost to extinction, Antarctic fur seals were able to bounce back and increase their numbers.

Hawaii highlights how resilience is changing the narrative

As an island state, Hawaii knows all too well the destructive force of our planet, based on past experiences with Hurricanes Iwa (1982) and Iniki (1992) that affected multiple islands.

Xylella plant host list almost doubles following EFSA database update

EFSA has completed two pieces of work that substantially expand knowledge and understanding of Xylella fastidiosa, the plant pathogen that is attacking fruit trees and other plants in parts of Europe.

The Vietnam City Resilience Index: Proof of Concept Paper

The Vietnam City Resilience Index began as an attempt to test whether the City Resilience Framework (CRF) developed by Arup International Development could be used to create a comparative national city resilience index.

Resilient Animals – Rescuers release 20 Javan slow lorises back into the wild

International Animal Rescue recently released 20 Javan slow lorises in Bandung, West Java. Javan slow lorises (Nycticebus javanicus) are protected primates and yet are heavily trafficked in the wildlife trade.

Redefining the city landscape

A United Nations study predicts that global urban population will increase from 3.9 billion in 2015 to 6.3 billion in 2050. Yes, an increase of 60 % in just 35 years.

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