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All change: India’s railways bring back tea in clay cups in bid to banish plastics

A small and humble relic from India’s past is about to stage a major comeback. At all 7,000 railway stations in the country, tea will be served in earthen…

PEOPLE

2021/02/22

Cape Town’s Wine Farms Are Rising Above the Drought

Winemakers and vine owners work to keep producing wine even in the face of a dire water shortage Corlea Fourie, head of viticulture at Bosman Family Vineyards, …

PEOPLE

2021/01/26

What are green jobs – and why are they important?

Jobs that have a direct, positive impact on the planet traditionally involve renewable energy, electric transport, energy efficiency or nature conservation. But…

PEOPLE

2021/01/21

Nights are warming faster than days. Here’s what that means for the planet.

Climate change can have profound impacts across ecosystems, but rising average temperatures are just one factor among many driving those repercussions. A new st…

PLANET

2020/12/22

Which is safer for the environment, paper or plastic bags?

While Canada’s efforts to cut down on the huge amounts of plastic trash generated everyday is laudable, it could lead to not-so-friendly environmental con…

PEOPLE

2020/12/10

Earth’s ice sheets tracking worst-case climate scenarios

The Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets, which hold enough frozen water to lift oceans 65 metres, are tracking the UN’s worst-case scenarios for sea level …

PEOPLE

2020/12/01

Young trees have special adaptations that could save the Amazon

The Amazon rainforest’s future is in peril. Biologists and environmental scientists have known for some time that government policies that oppress Indigenous ri…

PLANET

2020/11/05

Azerbaijan villagers plead for water as vital river dries up

The village of Banka in Azerbaijan should have plentiful supplies of water as it lies beside one of the country’s mightiest rivers, the Kura. But the rive…

PEOPLE

2020/10/20

In globalised market, French growers embrace ‘slow-flowers’ movement

In Amsterdam’s suburbs, the forklift trucks have already resumed their incessant loading of crates of flowers as the Netherlands’ horticulture giant…

PEOPLE

2020/10/06