A recent Supreme Court order, reinstating a ban on the sale of firecrackers before the festival of Diwali, is the latest in the long line of desperate judicial interventions to deal with environment issues.
Deep-pocketed oil companies—from Exxon Mobil to Chevron and Royal Dutch Shell—should bear the bulk of the legal blame and responsibility for disasters, and citizens must step up with legal action, argues US economist Jeffrey Sachs.
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The large-scale manipulation of the Earth’s natural systems, known as geoengineering, has been touted as a silver bullet against climate change. Can it truly deliver what proponents of the technology say it will? Barbara Unmuessig examines.
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The Philippines' mounting solid waste problem is now extending beyond Metro Manila, and it's time to trash a bad culture that's getting in the way of solving the issue, says ADB's Aldrin Plaza.
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Keeping global warming within 2 degrees Celsius will require the world to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions, and increasing energy efficiency is a relatively low-cost, easy way to do so. Why isn't the market interested?
Beyond its positive impacts to climate and the environment, a transformation to 100 per cent renewable energy will also spur several Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), say ADB's Priyantha Wijayatunga and UNDP's Alexandra Soezer.
The world's wild fisheries have already been fished to the sustainable limit. Could sustainable, productive aquaculture make up for this and feed the world? Researchers from the University of California, Santa Barbara, say yes.
Dutch manufacturing company AkzoNobel and sustainability media firm Eco-Business held the inaugural Cities:Possibilities forum on 8 November 2016. Read this outcome report for highlights from this insightful dialogue.
Large-scale, human-induced landscape fires in Indonesia have been making headlines since the early 1980s. The impact of these fires is noticeable at the domestic, regional and global spheres in the ...