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Moving beyond the Green Revolution in Africa's new era of hunger

The green revolution is estimated to have saved up to one billion people from starvation. Africa needs to stage its own version if its to help save its people from hunger...

By Calestous Juma 7 Dec 2017

How the world needs to change as regions get drier

By combining these interventions, there's a better chance of managing water sustainably for domestic and agricultural use...

By Dian Spear 1 Dec 2017

Recycling e-waste can help create jobs and reduce poverty in Africa

The "trash is cash" slogan is currently being used so that waste is viewed through a new and innovative lens. It also reveals a new approach with regard to electronic waste...

By Juliette Biao 29 Nov 2017

The future of agriculture, food security is knowledge-intensive

As gains from the green revolution come up against limited natural resources, agriculture is poised for another major transformation...

28 Nov 2017

Greening the tobacco supply chain in Africa bears fruit

It is critical to ensure that tobacco production is as environmentally sustainable as possible as it supports the livelihoods of thousands of small-scale farmers in Africa...

7 Nov 2017

Building hope through broken appliances

The Clothing Bank's latest project, The Appliance Bank, equips unemployed men with the skills to build sustainable businesses around the repairing of broken appliances...

2 Nov 2017

Pollution killed nine million people in 2015: report

Pollution claimed the lives of nine million people in 2015, one in every six deaths that year, according to a report published on Friday, 20 October...

24 Oct 2017

Economic inequality lies behind growing calls for secession in Nigeria

The rise of ethnic and religious nationalism in Nigeria in the last decade has led to such high levels of tension that it's prompted people to ask if it will survive as a country...

By Omolade Adunbi 28 Sep 2017

Pearl Recycling is turning Nigeria's discarded waste into stunning furniture and home décor

The waste upcycling company is creatively solving one of Nigeria's most pressing issues - waste management...

By Lindsay Samson 26 Sep 2017

Food labelling pact aims to cut food waste

Many of the world's largest retailers and food companies have agreed to better labelling of products by 2020 in a bid to radically cut food waste...

21 Sep 2017

What Kenya's government can do to protect, and benefit from, ocean resources

Declining health in Kenya's marine resources is evident in traditional small-scale fisheries, the growth in commercial fisheries, conflicts among fisher groups and in the increased use of gear such as...

By David Obura 28 Aug 2017

How IoT will change the future of waste management in Africa

Imagine your rubbish bin telling the municipal authorities when it is full and needs to be collected, and municipal waste collection operations being able to optimise their fleet fuel consumption according to this data thanks to predefined schedules...

By Nick Mannie 28 Aug 2017

Invisible and ignored: air pollution inside the homes of Nairobi's residents

Air pollution is a visible problem in Kenya's capital, Nairobi. The city's poor air quality is evident in its congested streets...

By Kanyiva Muindi and Blessing Mberu 17 Aug 2017

Three ways to improve commercial shipping's environmental footprint

While it's an essential part of international trade, shipping also poses serious risks to the environment. There are some immediate solutions to this problem that use existing technology...

By Martina Doblin 16 Aug 2017

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International

Jaguar Land Rover, Red Cross celebrate 64-year partnership with 'Mapathon'

150 Jaguar Land Rover employees recently participated in the company's first 'Mapathon' event, plotting roads, rivers and buildings across a sprawling area in the Kurigram District of Bangladesh using satellite imagery. The event took place on 5 December, coinciding with International Volunteer Day and celebratesd a 64-year partnership between Jaguar Land Rover and the Red Cross.

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It may not be possible to slow down fast fashion - so can the industry ever be sustainable?

The fashion industry has some major sustainability problems. By 2030, it is predicted that the industry's water consumption will grow by 50% to 118 billion cubic metres, its carbon footprint will increase to 2,791m tonnes and the amount of waste it creates will hit 148m tonnes.

By Mark Sumner 23 Nov 2017

Study: Better soil could trap as much planet-warming carbon as transport produces

Improving soil health in farmlands could capture extra carbon equivalent to the planet-warming emissions generated by the transport sector, one of the world's most polluting industries, experts said. Soil naturally absorbs carbon from the atmosphere through a process known as sequestration which not only reduces harmful greenhouse gases but also creates more fertile soil.

By Thin Lei Win 21 Nov 2017

Meat without animals to hit shelves in 2021

A growing number of startups are trying to produce meat products without using animals, with a view to addressing concerns about animal welfare and the carbon footprint of meat. However, Chris Lo, Consumer Analyst at GlobalData, reports that new products will not be ready to hit the shelves until 2021.

10 Nov 2017

Hydroelectric dams threaten Brazil's mysterious Pantanal - one of the world's great wetlands

The Pantanal in central South America may not be as globally famous as the Amazon rainforest, but it has the continent's highest concentration of wildlife. Now, however, the region's endangered plants and animals, along with its still undiscovered secrets, may be wiped out in return for cheap hydroelectricity.

By Lauren Crabb, Anna Laing, Bronwen Whitney, Carlos 10 Nov 2017

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