The native American chief who dedicated his life to fighting against…

Like the hummingbird in the Native American legend who strove single-handedly to extinguish a huge forest fire with a few drops of water from his beak while the other animals watched, powerless and sceptical,…

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“Water and sustainable development”, the issue at the heart…

Water scarcity, pollution as well as water wastage have significant consequences for mankind and its environment by slowing economic development, causing illnesses, depleting resources and destroying both…

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Age of Sustainable Development: Good lives for all?

Top sustainable-development guru Jeffrey Sachs can get world leaders onboard for saving the planet, but is the optimism of his vision enough?

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China wants cleaner air — without an environmental movement

Even by China’s standards, it has been a contradictory couple of weeks on the environment.

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The European Environment Agency calls on governments to strongly…

In a new report, the European Environment Agency (EEA) has published a comprehensive picture of Europe’s environment. The climate policies of 39 European countries have been analysed by EEA, to help…

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Why protecting the high seas is a huge challenge for our planet

Protecting the high seas is a new challenge for humanity. After protecting the forest, high sea protection is an emergency for the experts. After four days of workshops, the UN has decided to aim for major…

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In Your Garden, Choose Plants That Help the Environment

OXFORD, Pa. — I GREW up thinking little of plants. I was interested in snakes and turtles, then insects and, eventually, birds. Now I like plants. But I still like the life they create even more. Plants…

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New exhibition in London: “Cravings: can your food control you?”

A new exhibition at the London Science Museum, sponsored by Danone Ltd in the UK is exploring what drives our appetites, our desire for the food we like and our cravings. From 12 February 2015 to 1 January…

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Activists blast ‘bland’ UN declaration as step backwards…

As the Commission on the Status of Women meets, some UN states have been accused of trying to dilute a women’s rights declaration

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When people feel good about themselves, they do bad things

'VIRTUE,' according to George Bernard Shaw, 'is insufficient temptation.' But new research on the consumption patterns of the environmentally minded suggests that virtue and self-indulgence often go hand-in-hand.

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