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The carbon footprint of tourism revealed (it's bigger than we thought)

The carbon footprint of tourism is about four times larger than previously thought, according to a world-first study published in Nature Climate Change...

By Arunima Malik & Ya-Yen Sun 15 May 2018

Sustainable conferences and events: An event greening guide

Conferences and events have a significant impact on the communities and the environment where they are hosted - some good, some bad. What is the right way to address sustainability?

14 May 2018

Hidden danger: Why soil pollution should be a top priority globally

Little is know about the scale and severity of soil pollution, which poses a serious threat to agricultural productivity, food safety and human health...

3 May 2018

Innovation, people key to creating a sustainable bioeconomy

A sustainable bioeconomy "is foremost about nature and the people who take care of and produce biomass." This means family farmers, forest people and fishers, who are also "holders of important knowledge on how to manage natural resources in a sustainable way."

25 Apr 2018

Staggering amount of e-waste illegally reaches Nigeria inside used cars

A two-year study focused on used electrical and electronic equipment (UEEE) sent to Nigeria, mostly from European ports, has revealed a continuing "severe problem"...

19 Apr 2018

#WTMA18: 2018 African Responsible Tourism Awards finalists announced

The finalists for the 2018 African Responsible Tourism Awards have been announced, competing in five categories as well as for the much-coveted 'Overall Winner'. Who will take the top spots?

12 Apr 2018

Gambian activists take action against polluting Chinese firm

Gambian environmental activists on Thursday, 22 March, removed a pipe dumping waste from a Chinese animal feed factory directly into the sea after months of complaints that it was a health hazard...

26 Mar 2018

Recycling programme launched in rapidly growing Victoria Falls town

In an effort to protect the environment around Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, the town has launched a recycling project...

19 Mar 2018

Veolia seeks World Bank ruling in Gabon pollution dispute

French water and waste giant Veolia is to seek World Bank arbitration in a bitter dispute over pollution between its Gabonese subsidiary and Libreville, the group said on Friday, 9 March...

12 Mar 2018

Krill could prove secret weapon in ocean plastics battle

They might be at the bottom of the food chain, but krill could prove to be a secret weapon in the fight against the growing threat of plastic pollution in the world's oceans...

9 Mar 2018

Lego to launch its first sustainable, plant-based plastic bricks this year

After ramping up its efforts to shift towards more sustainable materials in 2015, perennial purveyor of plastic blocks Lego is making good on that promise and is set to launch a new form of eco-friendly playthings...

By Nick Lavars 5 Mar 2018

A new life for olive oil waste

Scientists have devised a process of converting olive mill wastewater into biofuel, fertiliser and clean water...

By Ben Coxworth 5 Mar 2018

How plastics made from plants could be the answer to the world's waste problem

Plastics are incredibly useful materials with extremely diverse properties, allowing a multitude of different applications that benefit our lives...

By James William Comerford 26 Feb 2018

#DesignIndaba2018: Be inspired by problems in Africa

Design Indaba showcased the work of Leroy Mawasaru, a Kenyan teenager who is changing the world and showing how Afrofuturism can unfold for the continent...

By Louise Marsland 26 Feb 2018

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