An arcane principle is a key to our well-being and survival in an age of technological innovation.
South Africa's President Jacob Zuma seems to be making a final push to secure the nuclear power deal before his tenure comes to an end. But it won't be easy.
A new study shows that positive tales make a difference.
In public events Donald Trump has displayed the traits of a dominant masculinity. Yet the American president's policies represent an anthropological and ecological model that's outdated.
With TransCanada's decision to cancel the Energy East pipeline project Canada's energy policies are under attack.
Excessive indulgence is the city’s unifying theme. It’s also a way to end your life. Just ask Stephen Paddock.
Time's up for the internal combustion engine.
A new approach to monitor changes to the earth's surface uses maps that consist of physical and human geographic data to explain what's changed.
The distinction between food insecurity and famine is artificial and unhelpful. Hungry people are suffering however their situation falls below the radar.
Amu Coal a Kenyan and Chinese consortium is set to build a coal plant in an area untouched by industrial development. The emissions alone will double the country’s energy sector's CO2 emissions.
The Montreal Protocol is finally closing the hole in the ozone layer.
After decolonisation and independence a new conservation document was needed, one that looks after the needs of the people. That's what the Maputo Convention aims to do.
A recent study shows how the number of vulnerable and endangered amphibians is nearly double that of birds or mammals. Strategies need to be put in place, and fast.
Mapping the soil with open source application is vital to understanding how to protect it.
A fly scientist ponders the genetics of bananas and dwarves, women and love in reviews of his favourite fiction and non-fiction books.
The widespread discussion as to whether the Hurricane Harvey disaster was caused by climate change or not is a dangerous distraction from the real issues.
A nuclear physicist and disarmament expert recommends reading on nuclear disasters, weapons, authoritarianism and climate change.
Kenya can explore at least four key actions, based on past commitments and institutional structures, to transform the economic future of its oceans.
Green roofs could play a critical role in helping cities cope with extreme rainfall events in the age of climate change. The roofs essentially suck up stormwater like sponges if designed properly.
Bugs use their own defecation to defend their young, locate their homes and increase mating opportunities. For humans, insect faeces may even have untapped medicinal properties.