Developing countries lag far behind, in terms of scientific — including geoscience — output. Failing to spread the know-how means that the world is missing out on great intellectual potential.
All over the world, scientists complain that governments ignore scientific evidence. And not without reason: in every field, from drugs to climate change, policies are being developed with too little awareness of the evidence that could underpin better decisions.
The uproar over Tim Hunt’s remarks on ‘girls’ in the lab shows why gender awareness in science journalism matters.
UNITED NATIONS, Jun 9 2015 (IPS) - A new survey finds that China leads the world in public support for government action on climate change.
Makida Mohammed is a farmer near Assela in Ethiopia’s Oromia region, where grains such as wheat, barley and tef dominate the landscape.
MOUNT IDA, Ark. -- Scientists are warning that the plant world could become a virtual mystery in the coming decades as college students increasingly shy away from studying botany and universities across the U.S. shutter their long-standing collections of plant species.
Great white shark Mary Lee, tracked off the coast of Maryland Wednesday morning, is one of at least 40 sharks that nonprofit research group OCEARCH tracks.
Is climate change an uncertain science, ideological struggle or opportunity? The way it is framed affects public perception
We asked, you answered. As part of our Students Speak series, students share their thoughts on the effectiveness of the new set of goals and targets
Social scientists are debating how best to shift public opinion on global warming
Incessant tribal warfare reduced the village to smouldering ruins.Yet like the metaphorical phoenix, it would rise from the ashes, albeit almost 200 hundred years later, to reclaim its place in Suva history.
Science is being squeezed out of English primary schools, with a third not providing the recommended two hours of teaching a week, research suggests.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A significant majority of Americans say combating climate change is a moral issue that obligates them – and world leaders - to reduce carbon emissions, a Reuters/IPSOS poll has found.
How did pupils at a state school in Somerset end up in discussions with the Rwandan government to build a digital forest? And what role did technology play in making this happen?
Australia's leading science body has reissued its climate change booklet in a bid to improve public understanding of the contentious subject.
HANOI— Vietnam’s transformation from poverty to a fast growing economy has taken its toll on the environment, but those who will be worst affected - young people - are taking action to change things.
Ghana Museums and Monuments Board has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Ghana Heritage Conservation Trust aimed at forging closer collaboration to strengthen their managerial roles in preserving the country's historical sites and cultural heritage.
ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Despite a scientific consensus that human activity is causing the planet to warm up, ingrained attitudes among Americans mean policy changes on global warming are unlikely, academics said in a new study.
The US public trusts scientists and supports science. But scientists and non-scientists are concerned about the state of children’s science education, and researchers are dismayed about the state of US science, according to a poll released on 29 January.
Poll finds 15% say climate change is major threat in next two decades, jumping to 29% for people with direct recent experience of flooding
According to new research, education makes people less vulnerable to natural disasters such as floods, landslides, and storms that are expected to intensify with climate change.
The conservation of marine diversity has a major role to play when it comes to ensuring livelihoods of coastal communities. In the wake of rising concerns, an awareness drive on marine eco systems was launched for students here on Saturday. Tree Foundation, a voluntary organisation, in associa ...
PANAJI: Goa board of secondary and higher secondary education has affiliated with Goa state biodiversity board to create awareness on biodiversity amongst students and teachers of secondary and higher secondary schools.
District-level competitions in schools highlighting the importance of conservation of biodiversity will be conducted as part of the ‘‘Biodiversity Congress for Children’’ being organised by the Kerala State Biodiversity Board (KSBB) with the objective of creating conservation awareness among sch ...
Social and environmental awareness among Indian consumers has led to more cause marketing, but are companies ignoring one of the most pressing social issues - poverty?
After seeing stocks of unsold food, a farm manager in Northern California has started a social media venture that connects farmers with local consumers to stop food waste.
More than 300 secondary school students in Rwanda were trained in environment protection and sustainable development during the previous term.
For the first time, Canadians are joining a program of Arctic and Antarctic expeditions created for teachers to collect stories, data and photographs that will help their students learn about climate change and the environment.
The government will be working to strengthen the country's agricultural training institutions over the next five years in order to attract more young South Africans into the sector, says Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Senzeni Zokwana
As climate change has become a more prominent public concern, some scientists have worried that it might distract attention from related environmental problems, such as the global loss of biodiversity.
World Press Freedom Day was observed on 3 May as usual this year. It marks one of the handful of moral absolutes in our civilisation: the desire for journalists to hold the powerful to account and document current events. But it also presents an opportunity for media professionals to reflect on ...
In today’s global economy, a workforce trained in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) is recognised as a primary driver of growth.
No fewer than 30 media practitioners mainly editors, web-designers, radio presenters and online reporters from the print and electronic media recently held a daylong capacity enhancement on environmental reporting, at the Wellingara Horticulture Model Centre.
The European Commission's in-house science service today publishes the first ever comprehensive overview of the soils of Latin America and the Caribbean.
A citizen science study, involving more than 3,500 people, has revealed the spread and establishment of the horse chestnut leaf-miner in the UK.
Climate change, regarded as one of the biggest challenges of the day, is an issue of everyone’s concern — be it an environmentalist, student or any other.
A staggering 70% of Maltese have never heard of the term biodiversity, making the Maltese the least knowledgeable on the subject among 27 nations surveyed by the EU's statistical arm Eurostat's continental survey Eurobarometer.
You've no doubt heard of the mobile phone revolution sweeping Sub-Saharan Africa — perhaps mobile money transfer, or mHealth. The hope is that mobile technologies will transform lives by improving health, education, finance and women's position in society.
It's unlikely conservation organizations can survive if they are unwilling to embrace change: as an endeavor, conservation requires not just longterm planning, but also an ability to move proactively and fluidly to protect species and safeguard ecosystems.
Large numbers of children in Britain are missing out on the natural world, a study from the RSPB suggests.
CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee, Oct 15 2013 (IPS) - The news for environmental journalism in the United States is grim and getting grimmer.
CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee, U.S., Oct 5 2013 (IPS) - What does gorilla conservation have in common with the provision of contraceptives to women? How does rural-urban migration contribute to global warming? What does city planning in Kenya have to do with coastal erosion in the Philippines?
The BBC has been criticised for its coverage of the most comprehensive scientific study on global warming yet published. Prominent climate experts have accused the corporation of bias towards "climate sceptics" at the expense of mainstream scientists.
In Germany, schools in different states are slowly starting to incorporate the subject of sustainability into their syllabus. But, there are problems in standardizing common goals.
Making animals more relatable to humans could be a key move in conservation projects, according to research by conservationists at several universities.
Scientists are taking the public with them to study the world's coral reefs, thanks to 360 degree panoramas from Google's underwater street-view format. Results from this pioneering project – which will allow ecologists to harness people power to discover how coral reefs are responding to climat ...
There are grand, formidable creatures in this world, but the skeleton in the main atrium of the Beaty Biodiversity Museum is a sight to behold.
Huge, colorful orbs line up in a row down the Tremont Street side of Boston Common. It looks like a giant might be marshalling his marbles. Get up close, and you’ll see that the spheres, each 5 feet in diameter, are globes, fancifully decorated and proffering solutions to climate change.
Science Express, an innovative mobile exhibition mounted on a specially designed 16 coach AC train, travelling over 96,000 km across India since October 2007, will reach Kozhikode Station on August 24.
The League of Conservation Voters launched a nearly $2 million TV ad campaign on climate change Monday aimed at three House Republicans and Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.).