Environment

 
JVS activists rebuiding a home after Israeli demolitions in Fasayil village, May 2012
 

/ Community, Peace, Sustainable Development

08 Apr 2015

 

Palestinians in the Jordan Valley are reviving the ancient art of earth building, learning resistance from the Earth during a time of conflict

 
Two members of the research team and the stone wall they helped build to preserve a forest in Ethiopia. Photo by Meg Lowman.
 

/ Conservation, Environment, Spirit

23 Mar 2015

 

A bottom-up approach to biodiversity that takes into account the values of local people is helping to protect hundreds of plant and animal species in Ethiopia

 
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/ Conservation, Environment, Science

16 Mar 2015

 

The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, is planning to work harder on disseminating its research to international scientists to fulfil its goal of targeting global challenges such as climate change

 
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/ Environment, Sustainable Development

13 Mar 2015

 

A Bhutanese refugee camp in Damak, Nepal is giving its displaced inhabitants a brighter future thanks to green investment

 
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/ Environment, Positive Perspective

17 Feb 2015

 

Let go of fear and the brakes on our lives are released, says Polly Higgins

 
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/ Renewable Energy

12 Feb 2015

 

Britain now has more than 650,000 solar installations across homes, businesses and public service buildings, according to recent figures from the Department of Energy and Climate Change

 
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/ Economics & Innovation, Innovation, Sustainable Development

06 Feb 2015

 

Forum for the Future’s major new digital hub, launching tomorrow in Singapore, is designed to unlock powerful new tools for sustainable innovation

 
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/ Food

04 Feb 2015

 

UK supermarket giant Asda is trialling a new range of misshapen fruit and vegetables – sold at reduced prices – in what they say is an attempt to cut food waste

 
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/ Agriculture, Culture, Environment, Sustainable Development

28 Jan 2015

 

In the wake of the UN’s climate negotiations, Rodrigo de Oliveira Andrade discovers how climate change is affecting the Peruvian Andes and reports on the measures being taken to ensure sustainability for centuries to come

 
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/ Culture, Education, Environment, Youth

21 Jan 2015

 

As authors protest nature-related words being cut from the Oxford Junior Dictionary, a new breed of writers and publications are using language, and new perspectives, to reinvigorate our relationship with the natural world

 
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/ Agriculture, Community, Environment, Food

19 Jan 2015

 

2014 marked the UN International Year of Family Farming, which celebrated the contribution family-based agriculture brings to the global food system. Ilaria Bertini headed to Italy to attend two of the year’s most significant family farming events

 
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/ Conservation

02 Jan 2015

 

As butterfly populations drop to an all-time low, activists and campaigners breathe a sigh of relief as one of the monarch’s biggest enemies – logging – is stopped

 
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/ Renewable Energy

22 Dec 2014

 

The project is one of two by solar energy developer Conergy which will create enough electricity to power 3,200 UK homes

 
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/ Innovation, Renewable Energy, Technology

19 Dec 2014

 

A new project, the first of its kind globally, will see rubbish otherwise bound for landfill turned into clean aviation fuel

 
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/ Agriculture

12 Dec 2014

 

Just 33 metres beneath London’s streets a subterranean farm is taking root. Using the latest technology, micro-salad is being grown in a network of forgotten air raid shelter tunnels

 
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/ Environment, Innovation, Renewable Energy, Technology

04 Dec 2014

 

Hydrogen-powered cars are set to become an increasingly common sight on UK roads by the 2020s as new models are announced and infrastructure investment plans revealed

 
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/ Environment, Renewable Energy

21 Nov 2014

 

A Sainsbury’s store in Cannock has become the first supermarket in the world to derive 100% of its power through its own food waste

 
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/ Community, Democracy, Peace, Politics, Sustainable Development

14 Nov 2014

 

Permaculture is often associated with agriculture, but now a global network of environmentalists, development professionals and entrepreneurs aims to combine the power of human connections with sustainable design to help rebuild the war-torn Gaza Strip

 
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Environment, Science

12 Nov 2014

 

Scientists believe the discovery could provide a bee-friendly alternative to neonicotinoid pesticides

 
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/ Conservation, Environment

03 Nov 2014

 

An ancient reef that once teemed with primitive sea life has been unearthed in Africa