Technology, like this tea-picking machine in Kenya, can harness agriculture’s power to change lives.
Governments on the African continent must increase their investment in research and development so that science can yield self-sufficiency.
Ethiopian girls carrying water.
According to a new UN report, more than two billion people around the world do not have access to clean, safe water in their homes. Most of the work of getting water falls to women and girls.
The same beach on Henderson Island, in 1992 and 2015.
After making worldwide headlines with the story of the Pacific "garbage island", researchers were sent a photo of the same beach, white sand free of litter, as recently as 1992.
British army conducts anti-poaching training in Nanyuki, Kenya.
Dai Kurokawa / EPA
Protecting rhinos and fighting terrorism are both noble causes, but there isn't much evidence of a link between the two.
Falcon 9 launch in March 2017.
In the current commercial space race, the idea of reusing rockets is gaining momentum.
Selling these new bags at 15 cents each, effectively creates another revenue stream with nearly A$71 million in gross profit.
Moves by major to supermarkets to only offer plastic bags for a charge could make these businesses more than a million dollars a year, but it may only have a small impact on the environment.
New research provides early evidence of general intelligence in animals.
Green is the new Black. Smart is the new sexy. From the Peggy Sue Collection produced in Canada using organic materials and ethical techniques.
The fashion industry is facing an environmental crisis: Canadian designers have an opportunity to be leaders in a new sustainable fashion movement.
Eco-houses at Scotland’s Housing Expo, Inverness. What is it like to live in a house like this?
There's an international push towards low-emissions housing. New research investigates what it's like to actually live in low-energy houses.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has announced plans to build the world’s biggest lithium-ion battery in South Australia.
AAP Image/Ben Macmahon
Tesla's new battery will be big enough to power thousands of homes, but it's likely to be just the first of many such installations.
This wood tower on Bikeman islet, in the central Pacific island nation of Kiribati, used to be on the sand. Now it’s in the water. Further out, locals fish.
A new study finds that even in best-case scenarios, the fishing communities most hurt by climate change are on small island nations such as Kiribati, the Solomon Islands and the Maldives.
Birdwatchers are keeping the location of the newly rediscovered night parrot a closely guarded secret.
With the right approach to data security, scientists' discoveries of the locations of rare and sought-after species needn't leave a trail for poachers to follow.
Miners in several countries have suffered the side-effects of the gold bonanza.
(AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
Canada rushed to counter a deadly lung disease afflicting gold miners in the early 20th century. The "quick fix" cure that was invented is a symbol of the lurch towards global industrialization.
Dancing sunlight patterns reflected onto an interior ceiling from a wind-disturbed external water surface.
Research shows that bringing nature indoors, in the form of movement created by light, wind and water, makes occupants calmer and more productive. It also could promote interest in sustainable design.
With technology, humans can now control temperature, humidity, water and light, creating new "outdoor" environments, inside.
NASA / John Sonntag
Enormous Antarctic icebergs are a rare but natural occurrence.
A new paper improves our estimate of the climate’s sensitivity to carbon dioxide.
A new analysis suggests that weather records have not yet had time to capture the full effects of climate change, some of which are likely to take centuries to play out.
There have been successive large scale droughts in East Africa.
It's very easy to assume climate change causes droughts, but they are complex extreme events that result from a combination of drivers.
The crack along the Larsen C ice has grown significantly over the past few weeks.
A huge iceberg is set to break free from Antarctica. While the iceberg isn't hugely concerning, it could herald the breakup of the entire Larsen C ice shelf, which could trigger more sea-level rise.
This quenda seems to have been a victim of land clearing.
More than 50 million birds, mammals and reptiles are thought to be killed each year in New South Wales and Queensland by the removal of native vegetation, and planning laws are failing to protect them.