Tag: Environment

How science-fiction help readers understand climate change

Can imagined futures of drowned cities and solar utopias help us grasp the complexity of climate change? Diego Arguedas Ortiz takes a look.

Resilient Animals – How Climate Change affects animals

The record low levels of sea ice extent which both the Arctic and Antarctic experienced this winter made the news around the world.

Calgary, Alberta unveils 4 new smart city initiatives

The City of Calgary unveiled four new smart city initiatives designed to improve air quality, disabled services, climate and speed of play on its golf courses.

ISO at COP24: International Standards as essential tools for climate action

ISO is holding a side event as part of the 24th Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

A Sustainable Future for People and Nature? It’s Still Possible

How will a world already under intense environmental stress be able to feed and shelter an expected 10 billion people by the year 2050?

Tracking it back: a new standard to support responsible use of wood just published

How the new ISO standard for tracing wood back to its sources will help to provide transparency.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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