Oak trees take root in Iraqi Kurdistan to help climate
Iraqi Kurd Delband Rawanduzi hopes to plant one million oaks over the next five years to repopulate forests in Iraqi Kurdistan SAFIN HAMED, AFP Delband Rawanduz…
Sustainable, abundant and low-cost: why lignin might just be a miracle manufacturing material
One day we could be riding bicycles and driving cars made from wood. We aren’t talking about eccentric steampunk contraptions, but high-tech, lightweight machin…
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…
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, …
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…
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…
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…
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 …