In language more closely associated with green NGOs, the world’s largest private bank says it expects a paradigm shift away from large-scale conventional power plants.
Scientists have devised what may be the ultimate in green energy: a system to make solar panels using old lead batteries that could otherwise become hazardous waste.
Giant waves in the jet streams that often govern Earth’s weather are changing as the Arctic warms more rapidly, leading to long periods of soaring temperatures that pose major threats to economies and human health.
While other tools such as visa policy, border controls, prevention of illegal employment and removal of unauthorized migrants have frequently been examined, the legalization of irregular immigrants through regularization programmes has received less attention.
As part of a series aimed at providing an understanding of the UN Security Council, UNU alumnus Peter Nadin explores a few of the options for its reform.
With a range of experiments underway to boost the cost-effectiveness of harnessing fog for fresh water, scientists think they are on the cusp of moving the technology to an industrial level.
Australia’s environment minister says the Great Barrier Reef’s health has ‘some real negatives’ following the release of a new report.
Researchers tracking the movements of seals in the North Sea reveal that “artificial reefs” created by wind farms and pipelines are becoming attractive as foraging grounds for seals on fishing expeditions.
For over a decade, our team at UNU have been filming “environmental stories” without consciously recognizing that we were at the same time documenting the fate of the commons in different parts of the world.
Linking local history and traditions to modern agriculture can revitalize land management with community pride and sustainable practices.
Charcoal-makers in Japan’s Ishikawa Prefecture revive traditional knowledge of skills associated with forest management.