Experts from top think tanks advise that ISIL is not a near-term threat to global oil supplies as long as production facilities in southern Iraq remain unaffected. But there is much more at stake and real concerns for the long term.
Scientists are able to measure more accurately than ever the thickness of the world’s major ice caps and they used the data to make new maps that show the ice is melting at an unprecedented rate.
From the responsibly-sourced Fairphone to tiles that convert footsteps into electricity and ‘water ATMs’, here are five promising sustainable innovations from an annual survey of the 100 most inspiring projects that use technology for social good.
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.