Climate Change

Green Alliance says £14bn needed each year to meet climate challenge

THE GREEN Alliance think-tank says Britain will need an extra £14bn each year to meet its climate commitments. It says £9bn that has been spent...
PET plastic waste

Action stations, bugs and fungi! Mutant enzyme can break down PET plastic in a...

SCIENTISTS have developed a bacterial enzyme that breaks down plastic bottles for recycling — within hours. The “mutant” enzyme, engineered after being found in a...
Hot Earth on Dollar Bills

Billions from Bezos to fund battle for climate change

THE world's richest man is putting money where many are putting only mouths: in the fight against climate change. Amazon CEO and founder Jeff Bezos...
UN SDG 1

Grim UN report shows half-a-billion of world’s people struggling to find work

ALMOST half-a-billion people around the world battle to find sufficient paid work, a UN report on employment and social trends shows. The World Employment and Social...

Climate fight heats up as giants step into the ring

By Hal Williams THE GREENING of the planet has stepped up a pace, with the European Investment Bank phasing out funding for fossil fuel projects...
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...
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...