Salt is degrading one-fifth of the world’s irrigated land and causing around US$27.3 billion per year in economic losses, says a new UNU-INWEH study. Though fixing this will require investment, it would be much less than the cost of allowing land degradation to continue and intensify.
A guide to the international Slow Food movement and its signature event in 2014, Salone del Gusto/Terra Madre.
A Swiss-based group has launched its new ‘gamechanger’ factory where it will produce new energy storage technology designed to get rid of waste on the grid and expand the use of wind and solar power.
The World Health Organization today reported that the spread of Ebola in Liberia, the country hardest hit by the virus, may be slowing, as demonstrated by the decline in burials and sickbed occupancy rates and a plateau in lab-reported new cases. However, WHO Assistant Director-General cautioned that the situation is still very dangerous.
This year’s International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, commemorated during the current Ebola crisis, underscores the urgency of understanding what makes a pro-poor health policy successful and how to measure changes along the way.
Global health governance has become a hot topic in academia and politics, yet inadequate attention is being paid to regional level health response. Failure to address this gap will lead to uncoordinated responses to critical threats like Ebola. Developing results-oriented activities between WHO and regional organizations could go a long way toward fixing this, propose UNU researchers.
To exchange community-based solutions to environmental and cultural degradation and to the challenges of climate change that all the peoples of Northern Eurasia are facing, indigenous and local fishers from across the Arctic came together for The Festival of Northern Fishing Traditions.
As some recovered towns in Spain show, small communities of committed people can turn abandonment into vitality, ruins into homes and inactivity into shared wealth.
Urban planners can help heal the emotional disconnect between city dwellers and their surroundings, which would aid cities in attaining sustainability goals, say experts.
A sacred World Heritage tomb in Russia’s Altai mountains is tied to the fate of the local people.