Karachi’s green buses to be powered by dung

Dung from cattle could help run the 213 buses of the Karachi Breeze Red Line, one of the five bus rapid transit (BRT) lines that Pakistan’s most populous cities... Read more »

How can businesses address biodiversity loss? Start by being less bad for nature

A wild orangutan in Borneo. Every industry can look at ways to make its production chain more biodiversity-friendly. Cosmetics firms can look at reducing palm oil use, while wineries... Read more »

Why is climate scepticism so successful in the United States?

A protestor carries a sign about climate denial at a rally in the United States.  Climate skepticism exists in other Western democracies, primarily among right-wing populists, but American Republicans... Read more »

World risks ‘disaster’ as reuse of natural resources declines

Children extract copper from discarded computer parts in New Delhi, India. New report shows the world is using up more raw materials, while recycling less and urges greater efforts... Read more »

Will blood be shed over water? A new early warning tool predicts water-related conflict a year in advance

Residents fight over water in Dhasaprakash, a neighbourhood in Chennai. Tensions rise when people start shouting as some try to push their way forward, or take more than the... Read more »

Wireless charging for electric taxis wins £3.4m funding boost

The LEVC electric black cabs will be part of the trial flee Six month trial in Nottingham will test whether ‘inductive’ charging could be a viable way of providing... Read more »

Wildfire-hit countries in need of new strategies to tame burning threat

Firefighter looking towards the bushfires in Victoria Wildfires around the world are surging in number, size, strength and destruction, driven partly by global warming, while ever more people and... Read more »

Beijing’s food vision: quality and quantity

A family of farmers harvesting rice in Yunnan province, China. Since 1949, China’s grain harvests have increased fivefold, with per capita harvest doubling, and supply roughly matching demand. Yet food... Read more »

How ‘future-fit’ crops can protect the environment and provide for the future

The Bambara groundnut is an extremely hardy crop that is mainly grown by subsistence farmers in sub-Saharan Africa. The current food system, with its reliance on a handful of... Read more »

Which sustainability solutions are most needed to save Southeast Asia’s cities?

Sunrise in Bangkok, one of Southeast Asia’s most climate-vulnerable cities. The Liveability Challenge seeks to find solutions to the region’s toughest urban sustainability problems. As this year’s edition of... Read more »