Kibera, Nairobi, Kenya, slums shanty town

‘Slum summit’ brings home reality of poverty to leaders of wealthy nations

By HAL WILLIAMS THEY’RE calling it “Davos with the Poor”, a global conference on poverty that will be held in January in Nairobi’s Kibera district...
Thomas Cook shop

Thomas Cook ceases trading, leaving tens of thousands of customers stranded abroad

AFTER almost 180 years in business holiday firm Thomas Cook has collapsed — leaving 150,000 Britons stranded abroad. The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said...
Business taxes

Importance of SMEs to UK economy — and how to encourage them

CHRIS THOMPSON explains why small is beautiful for the future of Britain’s GDP CAPITALISM is under the microscope at the moment, largely because of the...
Poultry Farm

Cluck sakes! KFC’s brave new stand on intensive production

THERE is no “nice” way to kill a creature for its flesh, but KFC has at least taken a first step towards a more...
Wind turbine farm

‘Green’ energy overtakes fossil fuels in the UK — but only theoretically

By JASON AGNEW WITH just half the year gone, the National Grid has confidently predicted that 2019 will be the year when zero-carbon energy overtakes...
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...
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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...