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Beekeeping relieves land degradation in Kyrgyzstan
Not all biofuels are bad: A rural India case
Biofuels programs can provide sustainable benefits for rural communities, as the Andhra Pradesh experience illustrates.
Plastic to oil fantastic
A Japanese company creates a small, very safe and easy to use machine that can convert several types of plastic back into oil.
A look at Vietnam’s plastic craft villages
Thousands of Hanoi residents make a living out of recycling plastic waste and provide an important environmental service at the same time.
China overtakes US as world’s biggest energy consumer
China's hunger for coal, oil, wind and other sources of power more than doubled in the past decade
Green energy tipping point: anytime soon?
Two new reports show the dramatic growth in renewable energy in recent years. But is it fast enough?
Japan’s next generation of renewable energy
Our World 2.0 attended the Yokohama Renewable Energy Exhibition recently to see how Japanese technology in the sector is progressing.
BP and the peak: delusions of oil grandeur persist
It is time to face the daunting reality that most of the world's remaining oil lies in places from which it is exorbitantly expensive to extract.
Cuba braces as Gulf oil approaches
Havana calls in Venezuelan experts to combat potential environmental disaster as tarballs spotted off island's coast.
Nigeria’s agony dwarfs Gulf oil spill
The Deepwater Horizon disaster is in the headlines worldwide, yet the people of the Niger delta have lived with environmental catastrophes for decades.
Transition Town Totnes plans for energy descent
The launch of the Totnes Energy Descent Plan is an event that we should all follow with great interest.
Education for sustainable development is vital for Africa
Kenya’s sustainable development hinges on field-oriented education that produces professionals engaged in slum communities.
Our world without economic growth
Beyond concepts of green or sustainable growth is that of 'no growth', distinguished by the fact that it doesn't equate ‘development’ with economic expansion.
Survivalism back in vogue
Spurred on by peak oil, climate change and global economic troubles, there is a new upsurge in websites, books and films focused on notions of scarcity and constraint.
Bye-bye, beta! Hello, new design
It is a pleasure to launch our new look! This is another step in our drive to reach ever more readers who can help us to upgrade our world.
Hawaii’s clean energy challenge
Although it is the most oil-dependent State in the United States, Hawaii launched a Clean Energy Initiative and aims to go 70% green by 2030.
The population paradox
In addressing resource scarcity and climate change, it is meaningless to talk of limiting population without scaling back consumption.
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