Tiger sighting on Sumatran highway causes a stir, but is no surprise

Sumatra’s remaining forests are home to highly threatened animals found nowhere else, like the critically endangered Sumatran tiger. A picture of a tiger near an under-construction highway in Sumatra’s... Read more »

If the Philippines banned waste imports, why is it still the world’s dumping ground?

Environmentalists renew their plea for the government to ratify the Basel Ban Convention, an international law banning the export of hazardous wastes from developed to developing countries, and to... Read more »

My erasure from a news agency photograph of climate activists at Davos went viral — this is why it matters

Climate activist Vanessa Nakate from Uganda was cut out of a picture taken at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, by the Associated Press. Across Africa, the climate... Read more »

Borneo activists win a court battle to bar a coal miner from their land

Children play in a river lined with coal stockpiles in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia. Indigenous groups and local officials have successfully argued that the firm, PT Mantimin Coal Mining, should... Read more »

Dam that threatens orangutan habitat is ‘wholly unnecessary’, say conservationists

Only in Northern Sumatra, Indonesia will orangutans be found in their natural habitat. A report commissioned by a group campaigning against the Batang Toru dam in Indonesia says the... Read more »

5 trends that will shape sustainability and business in 2020

The rise of tech giants Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple poses new risks to human rights as concerns over data privacy and security grow. As a world in climate... Read more »

5 trends that will shape sustainability and business in 2020

The rise of tech giants Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple poses new risks to human rights as concerns over data privacy and security grow. As a world in climate... Read more »

9 quotes about our planet that made us glad, mad and sad in 2019

While teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg berated world leaders at the UN Climate Action Summit, UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres pushed for stronger political action to fight climate change. From... Read more »

Are waste-to-energy plants bad investments in the Philippines?

The Payatas Landfill is the only waste disposal facility in Quezon City, Philippines. The city is one of the country’s biggest waste generators, producing an average of 2,800 metric... Read more »

Companies trying to do good face stiff competition—from each other

A man is able to lead a normal life, using a prosthetic arm from Vietnamese social enterprise Vulcan Augmetics. The company makes affordable prosthetics to help amputees in poorer... Read more »