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...
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...
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...
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...