• Waste not, want not

    In a world where many people go hungry, throwing away food isn’t so cool.

    We’ve known for a while that not all of the world’s food is eaten – but how much of it is wasted wasn’t entirely clea...

    Sustainability March 5, 2021
  • Home gardens vital for pollinators

    They provide a rich and diverse nectar source, study finds.

    Urban areas are a surprisingly rich food reservoir for pollinating insects such as bees and wasps, according to a UK ...

    Biology February 23, 2021
  • Dam old

    Around the world, long-in-the-tooth large dams pose a growing risk.

    Ageing dams will pose a growing risk over the next few decades, warns an analysis from United Nations University’s Ca...

    Sustainability January 25, 2021
  • Safe Country

    A new paper shows that indigenous lands have a significant role to play in protecting endangered wildlife. The paper,...

    Animals January 25, 2021
  • Spotlight on air pollution in Europe

    Study identifies the European cities with highest mortality rates.

    Think of air pollution these days and you probably think of China. In 2017 alone air pollution is estimated to have c...

    Sustainability January 21, 2021
  • Conversation

    75% of Australia's marine protected areas have 'partial' protection

    Not all marine protected areas are created equal. Here’s why that’s a problem.

    By John Turnbull, Emma Johnston, Graeme Clark from UNSW, Carly Cook from Monash University and Kelsey Roberts from St...

    Sustainability January 21, 2021
  • Lessons from the past

    Could Indigenous wisdom help us create a “good Anthropocene”?

    The Anthropocene marks relentless and increasingly grave environmental degradation as the Earth faces tipping points ...

    Culture January 19, 2021
  • Pipe dream

    Access to water a win in many ways for Zambian women.

    Those of us in the developed world tend to take our privileges for granted: it’s exactly what drove the Internet meme...

    Sustainability January 19, 2021
  • Is this a new Silent Spring?

    Decline of insects is a catastrophic loss we can ill afford.

    Entomologists have united to take stock of growing warnings about an “insect apocalypse” in a special feature publish...

    Sustainability January 14, 2021
  • Event

    Five things you didn’t know about lithium

    Lithium has unexpected origins and uses.

    Our next regular Cosmos Briefing asks the question: Is Lithium the Answer? We are drilling down on lithium and the...

    Sustainability January 13, 2021
  • Conversation

    Sustainable cities after COVID-19

    Are Barcelona-stye green zones the answer?

    By Anupam Nanda, University of Manchester  The lockdowns and restrictions introduced to control the spread of COVI...

    Sustainability December 17, 2020
  • We’ve made more than the Earth has grown

    Anthropogenic mass now exceeds living biomass, study finds.

    Among its other dubious distinctions, the year 2020 marks the approximate tipping point between anthropogenic mass an...

    Sustainability December 10, 2020
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