The amount of environmental degradation in China is a large economic burden.
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Transparency and accountability will help the Chinese government to tackle environmental problems that are hindering its chances for economic growth.
Whenever we talk about refraining from things, it is bound up with piety and martyrdom. A different approach could help realign us with the planet.
Come Hell or High Water, Michael Pinsky, 2006.
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Artwork – from knitting birds and amateur science to listening to the trees – might empower us to remake climate science from below.
NIgerian President Muhammadu Buhari at the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly.
Sustainable development is one of the priorities of Nigeria's new government. This is an opportunity to combat problems detrimental to the country's economy and ecosystems.
The world in their hands. But were hopes for CSR over-inflated?
How to make companies take seriously their responsibilities to the rest of us.
VW issues are a reflection of wider regulatory problems.
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If we even can't secure reliable data on car emissions then environmental regulators throughout the world are in trouble.
Where do you live?
Understanding genetics isn't enough to solve our health problems – we need to look at where people live, too.
London’s sprouting: how plans for 230 new skyscrapers could affect the skyline.
There was a time in the 1970s when the world of building design was taking psychological research findings seriously. It's high time it started paying attention again.
If only we could all get this excited about tackling climate change.
The UK should look to mainland Europe for greener music festivals.
The bird cage in Beijing: ready for its next close-up.
People are increasingly expressing worries over the environmental impact of Olympic Games but for every London, there's a Sochi -- or another Beijing.
In cities like Nashville and Vancouver, home teardowns are on the rise.
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Home teardowns are often unnecessary and costly, in more ways than one.
National priorities can help focus our research efforts.
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The nine science and research priorities will help focus and coordinate our efforts, and aid government departments in supporting the future of Australian science.
Power of the pen: Obama signs executive order to reduce greenhouse gases from government.
The EPA said it will regulate emissions from airplanes – the latest in a string of environmental and climate regulations Obama has used to bypass the Republican-led Congress.
Greens leader Natalie Bennett at the party’s manifesto launch.
Our experts review the evidence behind the Green Party's big ticket policies.
Offshore wind may provide the answers the Tories seek.
The Conservatives will have to meet their climate targets somehow, whether by fracking or offshore wind.
Come on Australia. Celebrate World Sparrow Day!
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The humble sparrow represents a conduit to nature for many, and its wellbeing is connected to ours. That's reason enough to celebrate World Sparrow Day.
Not at loggerheads: jobs and the environment can coexist in Queensland’s north.
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Do politicians really have to choose between being pro-development or pro-environment? No, says Allan Dale, and Queensland's new government has the chance to prove it.
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Shifting water around helped Rome’s rise – and fall.
As all good Monty Python fans know, water technologies feature large in the legacy of benefits left by Roman civilisation. But while aqueducts, sewers and baths retain an obvious presence in the landscape…
At UN climate change negotiations, human rights issues are increasingly the focus.
Senior officials representing nearly 200 countries gather in Lima, Peru this week for the final stages of United Nations-led climate change talks. The meetings, which began December 1, are intended to…