From growing plants on the moon to ‘pee-cycling’, Eco-Business highlights the top sustainability innovations in a year when war broke out in Europe, and food and energy shortages made humanity scramble for better solutions.
Highly toxic rare earth mining has rapidly expanded in northern Myanmar, fueling human rights abuses, deforestation and environmental contamination, an investigation by the NGO Global Witness has found.
The city-state has voiced support for deep-sea mining done according to 'robust rules, regulations and procedures'. Environmentalists say the stance is at odds with its recent pledges to protect marine life.
The world's dependency on digital technology was laid bare by the Covid-19 pandemic. Policymakers need to mobilise digital connectivity to improve the daily welfare of the most vulnerable populations, writes Riccardo Puliti of the World Bank.
If businesses want to thrive in this era of climate change and disruption, they need to be sustainable throughout their whole supply chain before they can claim to be doing good for the planet.
One tonne of e-waste contains more gold than 17 tonnes of ore, making it a rich alternative to traditional mining. Recycling precious metals and minerals from used electronics can help make today's consumption patterns more environmentally sustainable.
In an age of fast evolving political landscapes and the climate catastrophe, science fiction shows that tell stories of the near future, like Netflix's Black Mirror, offers valuable lessons for the present, writes media arts expert Aaron Burton.
In line with the Sustainable Development Goals' aim to eradicate poverty, a Japanese multinational electronics firm is providing power supply stations, solar storage and products to countries with little or no access to electricity.
Amid concerns that the rise of industrial robots may soon render humans obsolete, Swiss automation giant ABB’s latest innovation may help shine a new light on what the future will look like when humans and robots can work together as partners.
Pro-miners argue that deep-sea mining is essential to enable the energy transition. On the Eco-Business podcast, Sian Owen of the Deep Sea Conservation Coalition argues why nature's last frontier should be protected, not exploited.