Unless there is a change of course, the amount of plastic waste in the world’s oceans will outweigh the fish that live in them, by 2050, said the United Nations Secretary-General on Saturday, declaring that the world now faces a “global emergency” over the oceans.
Sylvanus Kwaku Afesorgbor
and Binyam Afewerk Demena –
What do growing anti-globalisation sentiments—represented by Brexit and Donald Trump's America First policy—mean for resource use and environmental legislation? Experts Sylvanus Kwaku Afesorgbor and Binyam Afewerk Demena discuss.
Richard Walker –
From food apps to selling out-of-date goods at a cheaper price, Richard Walker of waste management company Reconomy examines what strategies supermarkets are using to solve UK's food waste issue.
Hurricane Harvey isn't a "natural disaster" because disasters are not natural, says University College London researcher Ilan Kelman. Rather, they are the result of social and political forces which shape people's vulnerability to events.
Can the world reach peak demand for oil by 2040? Switching to electric vehicles is one way to get there, but trends such as ride-sharing programmes and car-free urban zones can be just as critical, writes researchers.
More than 200 climate science and policy researchers, economists and social scientists have descended this week on Keble College in Oxford for a two-day conference entitled “1.5 degrees: Meeting the challenges of the Paris Agreement.”