Canadian cattle producers are working to make beef a more sustainable food source, say farmers in the wake of a study that shows beef production is far more environmentally damaging than other food production.
Erratic weather such as droughts and flash floods is affecting agriculture in south Asia, but livelihoods of farmers could be improved with the introduction of new rice seeds that are resilient to changing weather patterns.
NEW DELHI: Nearly ten months after setting up a joint working group on combating climate change, India and the US on Wednesday held its first meeting where both countries agreed to closely coordinate on many issues including the contentious matter of phasing out climate damaging refrigerant hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs).
In front of Osman Bin Affan Mosque, in a central but narrow street of Beirut, several tank trucks are being filled with large amounts of water. The mosque has its own well, which allows it to pump water directly from the aquifers that cross the Lebanese underground. Once filled, the trucks will start going through the city to supply hundreds of homes and shops.
Agricultural giant Cargill, America's largest palm oil importer, will no longer buy palm oil from sources associated with deforestation, conversion of peatlands, and social conflict.
A deep-sea octopus has set a record for endurance, brooding her eggs for 53 months - longer than any other known species, researchers reported on 30 July in PLoS ONE1.
From Food Inc to Blue Gold - a look at some of the documentaries that have put sustainability in the public eye
Last week, the Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation (ATBC), the world's largest organization devoted to the study and conservation of tropical systems, held its 51st annual meeting in Cairns, Australia.
30 July 2014 - On his first official visit, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon lauded Costa Rica as a "model country" in sustainable development and protecting human rights.
Indigenous affaires department with grabs from a video showing a group of isolated Amazonian indians getting in contact for the first time with Ashaninka natives on the banks of the Envira River, Acre state, Brazil, in the border with Peru
From action in China and the US to falling solar costs and rising electric car sales, there is cause to be hopeful
Prolonged dry spells push pastoralists to the brink of starvation as food prices soar and cattle raids spiral out of control
Scientists have added 361 new bird species to the IUCN Red List following a major taxonomic review of non-passerine birds, i.e. non-perching or non-songbirds.
Yasuni National park has been in the conservation spotlight in recent years, with oil drilling threatening the forests and wildlife of this biodiversity hotspot. Recently, disturbance in the park may have ramped up, with satellite data showing a significant increase in deforestation alerts within Yasuni National Park since 2011.
Peru's landmass has just been mapped like never before, revealing important insights about the country's forests that could help it unlock the value healthy and productive ecosystems afford humanity.
Facing severe crop failure and forest fires, pioneering citizens transformed habits in a decade and reduced water use by 27%
Dubbed the reef elephant by researchers, bumphead parrotfish are highly endangered
SYDNEY, July 30 (Xinhua) -- Environment group Conservation International (CI) has given a total of 3 million U.S. dollars to Pacific island leaders on the sidelines of the Pacific Island Forum in Palau on Wednesday.
The 45th annual meeting of Pacific Island leaders has officially begun in Palau with a message about protecting the world's oceans.
Luanda - The Ministry of Environment, in partnership with the UNDP and Agostinho Neto University (UAN), will hold on 22 August 2014 a conference under the motto "Sustainable Development - Angola post 2015", in view to exchanging experience between Angolan and foreign technicians on the matter.