South Africa's well positioned to adopt electric vehicles but this isn't a solution in itself because the vehicles would still depend on electricity generated from carbon-emitting coal power stations.
Supply chains can amount to four times an organisation’s own operational carbon footprint.
To be clear, I'm not advocating compulsory population control, here or anywhere. But we do need to consider a future with billions more people, many of them aspiring to live as Australians do now.
Households generate a large share of national greenhouse gas emissions and can take steps to reduce them.
Last year, it was estimated data centres around the world generated the same amount of carbon emissions as created by the global airline industry's fuel usage.
Automation can be a more efficient use of resources, but it may also mean people consume more.
At current rates of reduction, the UK's fair carbon budget will be spent in just four years' time.
A triple-bottom-line approach can be used to evaluate health-care interventions, such as treatment for schizophrenia.
The typical American's annual household carbon footprint is over five times the world per capita average.
The adverse environmental impacts of academic travel are known. It is now up to institutions to determine how to adapt to these impacts.
Zara, a fast-fashion clothing company, recently pledged to produce its line using only sustainable textiles. But it is not enough to curb the company's significant impact on climate change.
If the US military were a country, its carbon emissions would rank between that of Peru and Portugal.
As well as polluting our seas, plastics are warming the planet too. Urgent changes are needed to eliminate plastic's contribution to climate breakdown.
Greenhouse gas emissions from plastic production in the vinyl era is not a patch on the equivalent from running giant servers today.
The planet's wealthiest people are directly responsible for most of the world's carbon emissions.
By investing in solar panels and going electric for your motoring and heating, you can directly offset your greenhouse emissions. And in the long run, the upfront costs will repay themselves.
Whether to attending a conferences or giving in to a meeting, the global research community is keen on air travel. That’s a habit that needs to change.
Canada’s Food Price Report, recently published by Dalhousie University and the University of Guelph, predicts significant price hikes for vegetables this year.
Fixes for small pieces of massive problems show that overarching crises may be less hopeless than they appear.
Carbon emissions from maritime freight are everyone's problem because of climate change.