The people of the Hunter have a clear picture of the future they want. But to unlock the region’s future opportunities, we must first clean up the costly legacy of its coal-mining past.
Solar panels can provide places for animals to rest, shelter and breed – potentially benefitting both the land and farmers.
Building too close to cliffs and slopes, weak soils, lack of vegetation and increased rainfall all played a part in the massive storm damage to Auckland. The city needs to change the way it uses land.
A solar farm in Bavaria, Germany.
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Nestled among farmland, solar farms can be a refuge for wildlife.
Nigeria’s economy needs to diversify away from oil.
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There should be a better long-term strategy for foreign direct investments in Nigeria that’s not tied to its oil reserves.
A woman feeding Zebu cows in a village in Kenya.
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Improving the diets of livestock in Africa provides a rapid pathway to increasing nutrition for people.
A section of Kenya’s Mau Forest complex that has been cleared for human settlement.
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Political interests have informed conservation policies in one of East Africa’s most important water towers, the Mau Forest Complex.
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A climate-friendly diet is a relatively easy way to reduce your environmental impact.
South Africa is likely to see more renewably sourced energy come onto the grid more quickly.
Removing red tape for new renewable energy projects will see additional energy coming online quite quickly.
After years of neglect, Australia’s environmental crises can wait no longer. Here’s what our new government can do quickly to begin turning things around.
Farmer-herder conflicts in some parts of the continent are in part driven by environmental degradation.
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Under certain conditions, climate can amplify security risks, with implications for lasting peace.
When done unsustainably, agricultural development can harm human health.
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New research quantifies the link between agricultural practices and malaria transmission in sub-Saharan Africa.
Environmental footprint calculators may promise to help consumers lead a greener life. But they may in fact encourage choices that don’t benefit – or even harm – the environment.
The road leading to the Etosha National Park East Gate at Fort Namutoni, Etosha National Park, Namibia.
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The presence of roads, even inside protected areas, may pose a significant threat to species.
Brazil, home to the Amazon rainforest and a notable absence in previous deforestation agreements, has signed this time.
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World leaders are slowly learning from decades of failure on tropical forest conservation.
Ghana’s real estate boom has focused on luxury housing.
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In the formal real estate industry, there is an emerging narrative that affordable housing deficits in African cities represent a vast untapped market
A complete switch to biofuels is neither feasible nor desirable, but they could replace some fossil fuels in transport and heating. If biofuels are produced from waste products, that’s even better.
A drilling pad for oil and gas in Robinson Township, Penn.
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Abandoned US oil and gas wells and their associated land cover more than 2 million acres, a recent study estimates – an area larger than Delaware and Rhode Island combined.
A visualization of daily life around Angkor Wat in the late 12th century.
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Combining archaeological evidence, aerial scans and machine learning algorithms, researchers modeled how this medieval city grew over time.
Putting affected people and communities at the centre of difficult relocation decisions must be a priority under laws that replace the old Resource Management Act.