The IPCC report has laid out some alarming sea level projections for the future. But the relationship between sea level rise and real-world risk is complex.
Humanity is destroying Earth’s ability to support complex life. But coming to grips with the magnitude of the problem is hard, even for experts.
As a former environment official, I’ve been involved with the EPBC Act for more than 20 years. But I was still shocked by the scathing report card.
Women’s breast cancer can be affected by environmental factors in the workplace.
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There’s growing awareness about health disparities, and environmental factors need to be considered when communicating public health messages.
Monaco and Japan have some of the highest life expectancies in the world. But calculating an individual’s life expectancy will require taking data analysis several steps further.
Predicting life expectancy remains in the realm of science fiction, but it may soon be possible. Are we prepared for such information? And who else would benefit from this knowledge?
Cats and dogs in the UK eat billions of tonnes of meat every year, but insect pet food could change this.
Guyana, a former British colony on the north shore of South America, may soon supplant Trinidad and Tobago as the Caribbean region’s biggest oil producer.
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Guyana is on the verge of an oil bonanza that could bring in US$1 million a day. But if it’s not careful, this poor nation – population 750,000 – could fall prey to the dreaded ‘resource curse.’
A woman walks through a market in Luanda, Angola. People who live in Africa’s cities rely heavily on the informal sector.
Most African cities are expensive, informal and non-industrial. This has produced unique socioeconomic and environmental risks that must be carefully considered in policy development.
The Hazelwood mine will fill with water once it’s closed.
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What do you do with a giant pit mine once it closes? One option for the Hazelwood mine is creating a recreational lake – but there are economic and environmental issues to consider.
A 16-year-old Karen boy, swims in the Salween River at the Myanmar-Thai border.
Government strategies promoting economic growth through the development of the biodiverse Salween river basin should not be at the cost of human rights.
The livelihood of this fishing community in Nigeria is being threatened as a result of climate change.
The unanticipated public health consequences of unsustainable development reminds the world that the issues are not in the distant future, but instead face us now.