Logs destined for export from the Amazon estuary in Para, Brazil.
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New study compared sites with similar distances from cities and population densities.
A human rights-based approach to food production will have environmental, social and economic benefits.
The hidden costs of industrial food production include immense health and environmental impacts. These include millions of deaths, climate change, pollution and biodiversity loss.
Coastal areas in West Africa are under intense pressure from demographic growth, economic expansion and ongoing climate change.
Around the world, fragile coastal ecosystems are under intense pressure, and understanding and managing their complex interactions requires an integrated and interdisciplinary approach.
Gold is key to the economic survival of millions of Ghanaians.
The devolution of small-scale mining decisions to municipal and district assemblies working in collaboration with traditional authorities is key to saving the industry in Ghana.
South Africa’s east and west coastlines have some of the world’s richest, unexploited, naturally occurring heavy mineral sands.
Clashes between mining companies and communities are often about the age-old question of whether mining, with its adverse impacts, can benefit the many or only a selected few.
A media study of public criticism of plastic reveals that stigmatisation may result in limited bans, it leaves the vast majority of plastic production and pollution unexplored.
These scientists identified the five most severe crises the planet faces in a new report, Our Future on Earth 2020.
Botswana’s Okavango Delta.
Our work represents the first assessment of what social and economic factors are connected to environmental degradation across the entire African continent.
Bushfires ravaged parts of central Queensland amid heatwaves in November 2018.
Australia’s environment took a beating in 2018, as temperatures rose, rainfall declined, the health of rivers and ecosystems worsened, and floods, droughts and bushfires all took their toll.
Consumers are only benefitting from cheap clothes at considerable cost to the environment and by exploitation of a poor, vulnerable garment workers.
Though best remembered for her role in the doomed German Revolution, Rosa Luxemburg’s theories on how capitalism exploits people and nature need hearing today.
A woman sells charcoal in Nairobi, Kenya.
There are some big misconceptions about the charcoal sector and its role in environmental damage.
Vegetation ‘thinning’ in Queensland - a practice that was originally designed to restore forests and woodlands to a ‘representative state’.
Queensland’s new draft land-clearing laws aim to put the brakes on years of environmental destruction. But the bill contains several loopholes that are likely to stymie progress.
Given that cities may be home to 80% of humanity by the end of the century, they can only be sustainable if eco-friendliness is one of their core features.