The new research finds that agriculture's environmental impacts vary depending on location even for producers of the same crops. This creates opportunities for targeted mitigation, making an immense problem more manageable.
The decision to award S$980,000 in funding to develop the world’s first biodegradable, bioplastic straw during the finale of The Liveability Challenge stirred lively debate. Does this reflect a difference of opinion, or naivete about single-use plastics?
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Wake up and smell the coffee: How you prepare your morning cuppa matters almost as much as how the coffee is grown when it comes to measuring its overall evironmental footprint, writes CSIRO's Maartje Sevenster.
Despite a decade of intensifying efforts to slow tropical deforestation, tree cover loss has only increased. WRI's Frances Seymour examines factors contributing to continued deforestation and what can be done about it.
Digital opinion analysis points to a demand from consumers for CEOs to take a stand on social issues of global implication. Could this signal a new age of a ‘race to the top’ in corporate sustainability commitments? Clarissa Watson writes.
Bioplastics are a better alternative to fossil fuel-based plastics, but forces humanity to choose between using crops for food or for plastic. University of Victoria's Bakti Berlyanto Sedayu explains why seaweed could be the answer to this.
As Asia pursues industrial growth, the world's fastest growing region is struggling to balance development with sustainable resource use, and ensuring that prosperity is fairly shared. This report examines the ...