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 …
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…
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…