This Spiky Fruit Could Feed Drought-Stricken India

Jackfruit trees can withstand extreme weather and have high yields—but entrepreneurs have to figure out how to leverage the oft-wasted crop.

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Google Earth update shows how climate change has morphed our planet

The revised timelapse feature lets you see glaciers receding and sea levels rising in even sharper detail.

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Ice Towers in the Desert

In spring, farmers who live at 3,500 m in the trans-Himalayan mountains of Ladakh, in India, face acute water shortages. Ladakhi engineer Sonam Wangchuk’s ingenious solution is to freeze glacial meltwater…

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Pollution: it isn’t all bad, in fact it can be pretty useful

It's no secret that climate change is one of the biggest challenges facing the world today. In the Global Risks Report 2016, failure to mitigate the effects of climate change - as well as related risks…

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The circular economy: eliminating plastic?

By 2020, plastic cutlery, cups and plates will be banned in France, together with single-use plastic bags. Voted by Parliament, these decisions form part of an approach involving green growth, the circular…

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Detecting malnutrition by training up mothers: the brilliant idea…

The NGO Alima has carried out a study in Niger, which proves that training mothers to detect malnutrition in their children is an inexpensive and highly effective approach.

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The “fixer” revolution is on its way

In the context of an economic and ecological crisis and after decades of planned obsolescence, fixing philosophy is gaining increasingly ground. More and more, fixing your bike, your printer or your coffee…

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Triple A (Adaptation of African Agriculture): African agriculture…

After COP 21 in Paris last year, COP 22 in Marrakech aims to be the one taking real action on behalf of Africa. To this end, before the event, Morocco brought together twenty-odd African ministers to put…

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The Livelihoods at Mount Elgon project (Kenya): improving the standard…

The Mount Elgon project was launched in Kitale (Kenya) on 11 October 2016: a joint initiative between the Livelihoods Fund, the dairy firm Brookside Dairies and the NGO Vi Agroforestry designed to improve…

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Architectural landscape awards: healing gardens, penguin viewing…

The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects recently handed out their trophies for landscape architecture projects at the National Landscape Architecture Awards. From urban hospital gardens to penguin…

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