Scientists are opposing a European Union Parliament directive which declares forest biomass, or energy sourced from cutting down and burning wood just for that purpose, as renewable. Could they be right?
Ilan Kelman –
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.
The reckless way we consume and dispose is ruining the environment and will soon push the earth past the point of recovery. It's time to panic and then harness our panic for good, say Aurecon's environmental leads.
Does the Fairtrade certification risk becoming a footnote in the history of sustainability and trade? SustainAbility chief executive officer Rob Cameron outlines the risks to this scheme and how it can adapt to changing trends.
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.”
Medilyn Manibo –
More than 3 million have watched Sofia Ashraf’s 'Kodaikanal Won't' - based on American singer Nicki Minaj's 'Anaconda' - which calls for Unilever to clean up a mercury-contaminated factory in India.