China’s population decline and intensive ageing will offer opportunities and risks to African countries.
Whether moving away is a good idea depends as much on a young person’s aspirations as it does on their resources. Staying put – or moving back – does not necessarily mean personal failure.
Facing human threats, Mumbai’s Koli community are taking risk reduction into their own hands – other vulnerable coastal settlements should take note.
Nigeria’s public university system has lost about 57 months to industrial action since 1999. This has implications for the future workforce.
Children reported five key things they need from their communities, including better infrastructure and more inclusive spaces.
Current trends suggest that powerful nations are defining the rules of resource use in space and satellite access in ways that will make it hard for developing nations to ever catch up.
After Fidel Castro took power, government plans to build new housing, schools and factories were hindered by sanctions and supply chain issues, forcing architects to come up with creative solutions.
Using geology and AI, a virtual model of how the Earth’s tectonic plates have evolved can help reveal deposits of copper.
Complex questions over environmental protection and resource extraction require the signatories to give the future of the treaty much more serious attention.
The development strategy based on foreign investment in natural resources projects has not delivered economic growth or security. What’s needed is an inclusive vision based on local realities.
The conflict has put a temporary lid on plans that have been in the making for more than a decade since rich liquefied natural gas reserves were discovered in the Rovuma Basin.
A building designed to be easily taken apart so the components can be reused is a model for much less wasteful construction. It reduces resource use and environmental impacts, and can be cheaper too.
From take-make-waste to reuse, repair and remanufacture.
Wind turbines and solar farms need a lot of raw materials. Australia can supply some, but we need to do it sustainably.
Old buildings aren’t just waste – the materials can be reused to create the cities of the future.
Renewed helium exploration in Western Canada may provide new sources to address the global shortage.
In a growing world with an increasing population with ever-greater needs, it is high time to find a balanced solution for our activities. Nature provides us with the template.
With ExxonMobil set to begin oil production in Guyana next year, this tiny South American country will soon become unthinkably rich. But neighboring Venezuela shows how an oil boom can go bust.
People may be more willing to share scarce resources they really need than apocalyptic Hollywood movies may suggest.
The coal seam gas industry and its regulators still have work to do in persuading local communities that old wells can be decommissioned without future problems, according to new CSIRO research.