Butterfly and water droplet

High-profile, high-importance, high hopes at InterEcoForum conference

Story by HAL WILLIAMS Photographs by HEATHER LEAH SMITH THE InterEcoForum´s eighth event held recently on Spain’s Costa del Sol — addressing the theme of Water...
Hands Water Tap

Eighth InterEcoForum held in Spain with full UN backing

THE InterEcoForum's eighth annual event addressing the theme of Water For Sustainable Development, supported by the United Nations and its agencies, was held recently...
India - Women Pumping Water

It all flows together for Damon, White in win for water — and the...

An actor/activist and a water crisis expert join forces to protect the most precious liquid of them all. HEATHER LEAH SMITH reports. SOCIAL and environmental...
Coal Mining

Carbon cuts — or crash: investors’ warning at Poland climate summit

UNLESS coal burning is phased out and drastic cuts made to carbon emissions, the world faces a financial crash that will dwarf the 2008...
World Bank Logo

World Bank boosts financial aid to countries fighting climate change

Plan includes better-adapted homes, schools and infrastructure, plus investment in “climate-smart” agriculture and water management THE World Bank Group has announced a new set of...
Money, Growth, Seedlings

High street hopes trump high ambitions for UK companies

UK BUSINESSES are “hyper-local” with few international aspirations, a recent survey revealed. As Brexit draws closer, more than half of those canvassed believe their local...
Bio-brick

No, we’re not taking the mickey: these wee bricks mean business

THE world’s first bio-brick created from human urine has been unveiled at University of Cape Town in South Africa. Bio-bricks are created through a natural process...
UK Exports

Changes and optimism in the engine room of UK economy

SMALL and medium enterprises (SMEs) are in the news with optimistic projections for Britain’s export trade – despite Brexit – and BNP Paribas appointing...
Cacao Pods, Beans, Powder

Chocolate frenzy: don’t bite into the wrong bar, students advise

Dutch university probe highlights one company’s go-ahead policy to avoid cacao from unethical sources A GROUP of International business management students from the Fontys University...
Desert, Drought

The most precious resource of them all in short supply for India

Resource-rich country is plagued by shortage of safe water supplies INDIA — the world’s seventh biggest economy — boasts impressive reserves of 87 natural resources, but one...