Raising agricultural productivity is a priority in much of sub-Saharan Africa, where some 70% of people live in rural areas and rely on farming. But 90% of the estimated 660,000 global deaths caused by malaria in 2010 were also in Africa, and agricultural development can play a role in its transmission.
The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) said on Tuesday that Madhya Pradesh government did not consult it before levying the 2 % biodiversity tax on industries of the state.
Agricultural pesticides have been linked to widespread invertebrate biodiversity loss in two new research papers.
Zoos are usually thought of as entertainment destinations. As a place to take the kids on a nice afternoon, they are sometimes perceived to lack the educational heft of an art museum or a theatre.
Campaigners fear lobbying by industry and farmers' unions will weaken plans to limit role of food crops in biofuels production
I am working with the government of Bhutan to help the country become the world's first wholly organic country. I am also working to redefine the economic paradigm to focus on the happiness (gross national happiness) and well being of its people and the health of its environment, instead of narrowly defined growth as gross domestic product.
The green credentials of biofuel crops have been sullied in recent years. Rienk van Grondelle believes the answer to the world's clean energy needs will be super-efficient algae
Undercover pictures taken by Greenpeace show a harpooned whale being cut up for meat likely to be exported to Japan
A hairy crab named after David Hasselhoff hitched a ride on an ocean "super-highway" to cross from the Pacific to the Atlantic millions of years ago.
The world can satisfy its growing appetite for meat and animal-based products without upsetting livelihoods, especially of developing country farmers, or worsening climate change.
Rythu Swarajya Vedika, an umbrella organisation of farmers, NGOs and intellectuals working on farm-related issues, has debunked the Biotechnology Regulatory Authority of India Bill 2013, demanding that it be scrapped in its present form.
Hyderabad city improved its points in City Biodiversity Index (CBI) from 39 points in October 2012 to 59 points this month.
WASHINGTON - Efforts to curb global warming have quietly shifted as greenhouse gases inexorably rise.
The final report of a cross-party inquiry into Australia's biodiversity and climate change produced only "weak and ineffective" recommendations and was a missed opportunity to act, the Australian Conservation Foundation said.
HAVANA, Jun 17 2013 (IPS) - "How much is a species worth? What is the price tag on the services provided by a river or a forest?" These are the questions biologist María Elena Perdomo is asking to encourage Cubans to take account of environmental costs, which may apparently be incorporated in the present economic reforms.
NEW YORK, June 17 (UPI) -- United Nations officials say global action is needed to improve responses to the threat of drought around the world.
DUBAI, Jun 18 2013 (IPS) - Environmental campaigners are urging the Angolan government to halt plans to mine diamonds inside a national reserve that is home to the world's last wild population of a rare antelope, the Giant Sable.
Highlighting global warming and climate change as real challenges and threats resulting from undue human and industrial misuse and abuse of the ever diminishing forest resource, Minister of Internal Affairs Morris Dukuly has proposed a national program to protect the forests of Liberia.
While gorillas are on the brink of being extinct in other African countries, Rwanda has given great importance to preserving Mountain Gorillas, and this comes along with a series of celebrations rooted in the African culture- the naming ceremonies- locally known as 'Kwita Izina'
World Heritage Committee says reef will be listed as threatened ecosystem unless government takes steps to protect it