Environment

 
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/ Environment

25 Jun 2015

 

A new research project could help clean up old mining messes by turning waste water into a useful resource

 
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/ Agriculture, Food

22 Jun 2015

 

Innovation and pragmatism are being deployed to tackle the problem of one third of global food production being wasted

 
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/ Agriculture, Conservation, Environment, Technology

18 Jun 2015

 

Seed banks provide a treasure trove of genetic diversity. The challenge, say scientists, is bringing together existing banks and ensuring their financial security so as to conserve the world’s crop history before it is lost forever

 
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/ Community, Innovation, Lifestyle, New Economics, Sustainable Development

17 Jun 2015

 

From Guernsey to the Seychelles, island communities are working to reinvent themselves. Lucy Purdy explores the new social and economic systems being developed offshore

 
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/ Environment

08 Jun 2015

 

New legislation in New Zealand dictates that animals can feel both positive and negative emotions, and takes steps to improve animal welfare in research

 
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/ Food, Health, Social Enterprise

04 Jun 2015

 

Shift Design aims to make positive changes to people’s behaviour through meaningful action and social enterprise. One project, Box Chicken, aims to revolutionise the way young people in London view fast food

 
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/ Agriculture, Environment, Food, Positive Perspective

02 Jun 2015

 

Cutting meat and dairy consumption will help the world to meet its 2050 carbon emission targets, says Giles Crosse. The problem can be tackled, but only if the world’s governments stop ignoring the issue and subsidising cheap agricultural products

 
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/ Innovation, Renewable Energy, Technology

14 May 2015

 

For a long time the progress of renewable energy has been hampered by its transient nature: neither the sun nor wind is ‘on’ 24/7. But now Elon Musk’s new energy storage invention is set to change the renewables landscape as we know it

 
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/ Conservation, Environment

05 May 2015

 

A former geography teacher has launched a campaign to make London the world’s first National Park City

 
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/ Environment, Innovation

20 Apr 2015

 

A London-based surf brand wants to tackle increasing levels of plastic waste along the UK coastline by transforming it into beachwear

 
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/ 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

 
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/ 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