Category: Environment

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.

Latest ISOfocus maps global goals for sustainable development

From thematic areas like climate change and smart cities, the issue highlights how International Standards respond to global needs and help benchmark our progress against the SDGs.

Norway’s plan for a fleet of electric planes

By 2040, Norway has promised all of its short-haul flights will be on electric aircraft. It could revolutionize the airline industry.

How to drink from the enormous lakes in the air

Attempts to conjure water ‘from thin air’ might offer relief for drought-ridden regions – and it could even help the rest of us go off-grid.

How China’s giant solar farms are transforming world energy

China is not only home to some of the biggest solar farms; its technology looks set to influence energy policy across the globe. But how feasible are these grand plans?

How pesticide misuse is killing Africa’s wildlife – National Geographic

This animated video explains why pesticides are misused and how Africa’s wildlife is affected.

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