Much-maligned wasps do us a world of good

Much-maligned wasps do us a world of good

As pollinators alone, wasps contribute more than $250 billion a year worldwide to the economy.

Chronoculture promises ‘smart’ farming, reduced waste

Chronoculture promises ‘smart’ farming, reduced waste

A plant flourishes when its circadian rhythm is in sync with its environment, reducing the cost and impact of inputs

Pest plants and animals leave a frightening $1.7 trillion bill

Pest plants and animals leave a frightening $1.7 trillion bill

These species can threaten the health of plants and animals, including humans. And they cause huge economic harm.

Drones help clean up trash from the banks of waterways

Drones help clean up trash from the banks of waterways

“By taking a drone up we knew that we could cover more space, more quickly with fewer people," an expert

The US’s coral reefs save billions of dollars in flood damage

The US’s coral reefs save billions of dollars in flood damage

Coral reefs perform vital roles in protecting coastlines from erosion, floods and storms.

Renewables a ‘win-win’ strategy to end Ethiopia dam dispute

Renewables a ‘win-win’ strategy to end Ethiopia dam dispute

Researchers say adding regional solar and wind resources to Ethiopia's hydropower is a solution that benefits Egypt and Sudan too.

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European food giants Danone and Nestlé focus on greener business practices

"We feel like we have a duty and an obligation to deliver on our goal, to protect and preserve the planet's resources."

Vietnam needs to make its fishing practices more sustainable

Vietnam was issued a yellow card in October 2017 by the European Commission (EC) because of rampant illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing activities by Vietnamese fishermen and fishing vessels. Since then, following its carding system, the EC have conducted several reviews of Vietnam’s fisheries and seafood-related policies and efforts to determine whether the yellow […]

Protecting mountain gorillas in the Congo is no child’s play

Over the years more than 200 wildlife rangers in the Virunga National Park have lost their lives in the line of duty.

The open burning of waste poses grave health risks to millions

Uncontrolled burning of waste is particularly widespread in low- and middle-income countries.