Eliminating fossil fuel subsidies – and using some of the savings to help the poorest cope with rising energy prices – could curb climate change and energy waste, cut government costs and reduce social inequality, a report on sustainable development suggests.
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Concerned that wild populations of marine species are becoming depleted, researchers are trying to crack the code of how to raise them in captivity.
Mild mannered though they seem, plants are extremely competitive, especially when it comes to getting their fair share of sunlight. Whether a forest or a farm, where plants grow a battle wages for the sun's rays.
The Ogoniland region of Nigeria has long been badly polluted by decades of oil production that has fouled the delta and contaminated drinking water. A United Nations report last year recommended a massive recovery initiative, but so far the Nigerian government has shown few signs it will agree to the cleanup project.
The nation could start to see the walls of its offices, businesses and homes become smarter as a two-year University of Michigan research-and-development project starts bearing fruit, participants say.
What does employee engagement have to do with global sustainability or caring for the poor in India or the hungry in Africa? One simple premise: What gets our attention gets our time and dollars.
Campaigners say the recommendation by government advisers casts 'grave doubt' on commitment to cut emissions
From the delicate cherry blossoms of Washington, D.C. to the towering redwoods of northern California, many towns and institutions across the nation are known and loved for their iconic trees.
Carolyn Kaplan -- the first full-time chief sustainability officer at law firm Nixon Peabody -- talks about how she's making real change, one lawyer at a time.
With soaring human populations and rapid climate change putting unprecedented pressure on species, conservationists must look to innovative strategies — from creating migratory corridors to preserving biodiversity hotspots — if we are to prevent countless animals and plants from heading to extinction.