The Trase Yearbook 2018 is the first in an annual series of reports on countries and companies trading in such commodities as soy, sugarcane and maize, which also assesses the deforestation risk associated with those crops.
As colourful as it is, the traditional Burmese longyi has left rivers in Myanmar's Wundwin town murky from decades of dye and wastewater pollution. Here's how a Japanese technology company—and a young Burmese executive—is leading the clean-up.
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Earth Overshoot Day—the date when humanity’s 'footprint' on nature exceeds what the Earth can regenerate in 365 days—is getting earlier each year. But the math behind it is problematic and could be vastly underestimating the damage we are doing to the planet, says Michigan State University's Robert Richardson.
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Straw bans are inciting a strong reaction around the world, but why should a targeted effort towards 4 per cent of marine litter be attacked as useless or ineffective, when the posited alternative is no effort at all?
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.
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 ...