Issues & Trends
|UN Environment Head: Asia Must Lead Charge for Pollution-free Planet
BANGKOK — Asia-Pacific — home to more than half the world's population and some of its fastest-growing economies — is a key battleground in the fight against pollution, one of the biggest threats to the planet and its people, the U.N. environment chief said.
|Climate May Quickly Drive Forest-Eating Beetles North, Says Study
Pines in Canada and Much of U.S. at Risk
|World's Biggest Drone Drug Deliveries Take Off in Tanzania
NAIROBI, KENYA —
Tanzania is set to launch the world's largest drone delivery network in January, with drones parachuting blood and medicines out of the skies to save lives.
|The cost of clean water: $150 billion a year, says World Bank
The risk of diarrhoeal diseases and malnutrition caused by unsafe water and poor sanitation is creating a "silent emergency" - World Bank
By Sophie Hares
|INTERVIEW - Thirsty world must wake up to looming water crisis, expert says
More than one-third of humanity is water-stressed every year or season, while drought crises are on the rise from California to Ethiopia
By Megan Rowling
|NYC Creates Climate Change Roadmap for Builders: Plan for Rising Seas
The city’s new resilience guidelines map out the expected risks from sea level rise and increasing heat in the decades ahead.
|Promise or peril? Africa’s 830 million young people by 2050
We need a (Marshall Plan) that places youth employment in Africa at the centre of development
By John Dramani Mahama and Siddharth Chatterjee
|The rise of electric cars could leave us with a big battery waste problem
Carmakers, recyclers and tech startups are working to solve the question of how to deal with lithium-ion batteries when they wear out
|Plummeting insect numbers 'threaten collapse of nature'
Exclusive: Insects could vanish within a century at current rate of decline, says global review
Looking for good news? Last summer we were so pleased to see so many Monarchs in Pennsylvania and New York, more than we have seen in a decade. Eagerly awaited number of over-wintering population in Mexico confirms this impression. See updated graph below, and link to an article in the Guardiian.