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From cattle, to oil palm and soy, these seven agricultural commodities accounted for 71.9 million hectares of deforestation between 2001 and 2015.
From environmental justice advocates to scientists and social entrepreneurs, these people have all worked to raise awareness of climate change and protecting the planet.
Nicaragua's disaster risk management approach has helped its response to record-breaking tropical storms in 2020. World Bank experts explain key insights.
Two women have started a campaign called Water for Future, that aims to tackle river pollution in Johannesburg's Jukskei while creating job opportunities.
The world needs a more inclusive, sustainable and resilient food and land use system, writes the World Resources Institute's Edward Davey.
Tens of thousands of people in the world's biggest cities died from air pollution-related causes last year, despite COVID-19 lockdowns easing congestion.
Efforts to improve air quality are hugely underfunded, but only $10 million is needed to fill the global air quality data gap and improve millions of lives
Gas flaring is an environmental disaster and a waste of precious resources. Here's how to meet the World Bank's goal to end routine flaring by 2030.
Extreme winter weather in Texas caused energy shortages and threatened health and safety. A mix of energy sources could be the way forward, say two experts.
As climate change causes more extreme weather conditions, access to village-level drought updates and advice from 'myAnga' app supports Kenya's herders.
Studies have shown that a significant number of deaths can be avoided if we reduce air pollution, adopt cleaner diets and engage in more physical activity.
The Green Gigaton Challenge is a global initiative to mobilize funds to achieve one gigaton of high-quality emissions reductions, every year, by 2025.
Storm Filomena resulted in thousands of Madrid’s trees being damaged, to tackle the damage specialists are creating genetic clones of the trees.
The switch to electric vehicles is well underway in many countries, increasing the importance of adequate charging facilities.
The planet’s ability to support us could come under threat if we don’t change how our food is produced, says a new report. It suggests three areas of action.