Sprawling 5.5 million square kilometres, the Amazon rainforest is the largest of its kind and home to about one in ten of all known species. To date, at least 40,000 plants, 2,200 fish, 1,200 birds, 400 mammals, 400 amphibians, and 375 reptiles have been scientifically classified in the region, not to mention nearly 2.5 million insect species. Read more
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The University of Oxford accepted at least £1.6m from oil, gas and petrochemical companies in 2020-21 despite its 2035 net zero commitment, according to a report by students. Read more
Some colleges are cutting back on red meat in campus dining halls in an effort to fight climate change and prompt students to think about the carbon footprint of the food they consume. Read more
Harvard will divest itself from holdings in fossil fuels, the university’s president, Lawrence Bacow, announced late on Thursday.Harvard will divest itself from holdings in fossil fuels, the university’s president, Lawrence Bacow, announced late on Thursday. Read more
Congress is considering two massive investments in America’s infrastructure: the American Jobs Plan, focused on physical infrastructure and jobs; and the American Families Plan, focused on human infrastructure and care.
Some of the United Kingdom's largest consumer goods companies and supermarkets have jointly launched a $1.5 million fund that aims to invest in efforts to make plastic bags, wrappers, firms, pouches, packets and sachets easier for consumers to recycle while also driving down costs for waste management firms.
The emergence of societal issues associated with expanding urbanization at the same time as the growing need to reduce public budgets are two primary reasons why smart cities are gaining so much attention.
Interstate water disputes are as American as apple pie. States often think a neighboring state is using more than its fair share from a river, lake or aquifer that crosses borders.
Focusing on sustainable development is not an original strategy for universities in 2021, but if anything, that only increases the value of adopting the SDGs
Students want to learn more about sustainable development and feel prepared for the jobs of the future