Last Sunday morning, Bryan Ang woke up onboard his floating fish farm on the Johor Strait between Malaysia and Singapore to find nearly all his stock had died.
Science is being squeezed out of English primary schools, with a third not providing the recommended two hours of teaching a week, research suggests.
3M has announced a new sustainability policy that will reduce the impact of its fiber-sourcing practices on forests and wildlife.
One year ago, I was in Brazil to launch the Brazilian chapter of the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network, an initiative of U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
Science just served up a double coupon for the argumentative: A new study suggests that climate change is driving a Middle East conflict that brought the Islamic State to prominence..
One day, about 65 million years ago, the lights and the heating suddenly went out. A six mile-wide asteroid slammed into what is now Mexico, kicking up dense clouds of debris and triggering drastic climatic changes.
The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is to phase out role of performing pachyderms in the "greatest show on earth" after acknowledging shift in public sentiment
Ahead of her appearance at Sydney’s All About Women, the scientist talks about changing attitudes to our oceans and to women in science
CAIRO: Ahead of the UN climate conference in Paris later this year, India and Egypt have decided to form a 'joint working group' for "cooperation in environment and climate change".
Spread of new roads in developing nations is a greater danger than the dams, mines, oil well or cities they connect, as they open up untouched habitats to poachers, illegal loggers and land speculators, study says
4 March 2015 – Reducing poverty, improving health and education for all, achieving of sustainable and equitable economic growth and protecting the health of our planet now depend on the management of disaster risks in the day-to-day decisions of governments, companies, investors, civil society o ...
The number of people affected by river flooding worldwide could nearly triple in the next 15 years, analysis shows.
AS CHAOS from climate change ramps up in the coming decades, making floods, droughts and heatwaves commonplace, Europe will be ready. So says the European Environment Agency, which launched its five-year assessment of the state of Europe's environment in Copenhagen, Denmark, this week.
Engineers propose a new 600-ton threshold that could indicate when switching to 'low carbon' alternatives may actually increase emissions.
To better characterize the microbial activities in the thawing permafrost, scientists have reported on the application of multiple molecular technologies: "omics."
Many birds spend only a few months of the year in their breeding range before leaving to spend the winter in another region or even on another continent, and models that only make use of data from one season may not paint a complete picture.
Madagascar is a treasure trove of frogs. Located off the east coast of Africa, this large island nation has more than 500 species of frogs, many of which are found nowhere else in the world.
UNITED NATIONS, Mar 5 2015 (IPS) - Indigenous and wildlife conservationists have common goals and common adversaries, but seem to be struggling to find common ground in the fight for sustainable forests.
UNITED NATIONS, Mar 5 2015 (IPS) - The countdown has begun to September’s Summit on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with world leaders discussing the 17 goals and 169 targets proposed by the United Nations Open Working Group.
As the globe warms and cities sprawl, hot city nights are likely to lead to more heat stress for humans than previously anticipated, say researchers.
Nazi and East German political elites went to great lengths to preserve the Schorfheide as their hunting grounds for decades. This pays off today: The area has turned into one of the most biodiverse places in Europe.
Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson's remarks, as delivered, to the General Assembly today during an informal meeting to commemorate World Wildlife Day, observed on 3 March
Enormous amounts of time and effort are going into getting agreement on a strategy for sustainable development this September.
Five years ago the 2010 intergenerational report declared that “climate change is the largest and most significant challenge to Australia’s environment. If climate change is not addressed, the consequences for the economy, water availability and Australia’s unique environment will be severe.”
With 65 percent of Africa’s labour workforce employed by agriculture coupled with aging farmers, climate change, drought and famine and the youth shunning agriculture, biotechnology may not be a panacea for food security in Africa but essential.