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How palm oil became the world's most hated, most used fat source

Palm oil is everywhere today: in food, soap, lipstick, even newspaper ink. It's been called the world's most hated crop because of its association with deforestation...

By Jonathan E. Robins 14 hours ago

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In a fast-warming world, Tokyo is the barometer for future Olympics

The muggy heat swaddling Tokyo may be a forerunner of Olympic life to come, experts say, urging a rethink to make the world's oldest sporting spectacular fit for a fast-warming planet...

By Beh Lih Yi 23 hours ago

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Tommy Hilfiger collabs with Indya Moore on gender-fluid fashion

Tommy Hilfiger is launching a gender-fluid summer pre-fall 2021 capsule collection co-designed by non-binary actor and activist, Indya Moore...

2 days ago

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LG aims for 100% renewable energy use by 2050

LG Electronics has pledged to transition completely to renewable energy by 2050 as a key component of its sustainability strategy...

22 Jul 2021

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Hajj pilgrims face growing heat stroke risks with global warming

As thousands of devout Muslims flock to Islam's holiest sites in Saudi Arabia for the annual hajj pilgrimage this week, scientists warn the sacred rite is under threat...

By Maya Gebeily 21 Jul 2021

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Space tourism: Rockets emit 100 times more CO2 per passenger than flights - imagine a whole industry

The commercial race to get tourists to space is heating up between Virgin Group founder Sir Richard Branson and former Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos...

By Eloise Marais 20 Jul 2021

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Top fashion brands remain reliant on synthetics, guilty of greenwashing - report

A new study calls out some of the world's biggest fashion brands for their continued reliance on synthetic fibres made from fossil fuels, and for deceiving consumers with false green claims...

12 Jul 2021

GLOBAL

UN warns excluding women from top jobs threatens Covid-19 recovery

Global efforts to recover from the Covid-19 pandemic are under threat because women are being excluded from critical decision-making roles, the United Nations said on Thursday, 8 July...

By Sharon Kimathi 8 Jul 2021

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Despite pandemic, SA has rallied in charitable giving - global survey

While South Africa rallied, moving from 45 to 21 out of 114 countries, five major western economies have fallen out of the list of the top 10 most generous...

7 Jul 2021

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Fund nature protection now or face huge losses, says World Bank

The global economy faces annual losses of $2.7tn by 2030 if ecological tipping points are reached and countries fail to invest more in protecting and restoring nature...

By Michael Taylor 2 Jul 2021

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Gates Foundation makes $2.1bn commitment at Generation Equality Forum

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation recently announced a $2.1bn commitment during the Generation Equality Forum to advance women's economic...

1 Jul 2021

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Ecomimicry: the nature-inspired approach to design that could be the antidote to urban 'blandscapes'

With skyscrapers climbing ever higher and unoccupied city areas increasingly scarce, demands on urban space are increasing...

By Stuart Connop and Caroline Nash 30 Jun 2021

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Climate change threatens age-old indigenous food systems

From the Arctic to the Amazon, the traditional food gathering techniques of indigenous communities are under threat from accelerating climate change and economic pressures...

By Fabio Teixeira 25 Jun 2021

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Lego reveals first prototype brick made from recycled plastic bottles

The prototype uses PET plastic from discarded bottles and is the first brick made from a recycled material to meet the company's quality and safety requirements...

24 Jun 2021

SOUTH AFRICA

Billions in export revenue at risk if suppliers don't cut carbon emissions - study

South African suppliers who fail to transition towards net-zero products and services alongside their multinational counterparts stand to lose billions of rands in export revenue...

24 Jun 2021

SOUTH AFRICA

To ban or not to ban plastic shopping bags? Implications and proposed solutions

Dubbed the 'white flower' in SA, the negative effects of single-use plastic shopping bags include reducing the aesthetic value of landscapes, clogging waterways, depleting petroleum reserves...

By Asphat Muposhi, Mercy Mpinganjira, Marius Wait 23 Jun 2021

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New Barbie collection made using recycled ocean-bound plastic

The launch forms part of Mattel's goal to achieve 100% recycled, recyclable or bio-based plastic materials across all its products and packaging by 2030...

11 Jun 2021

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Deforestation is driven by global markets

The world is at a crossroads, as humanity tries to mitigate climate change and halt biodiversity loss, while still securing a supply of food for everyone...

By Ruben Valbuena and Thomas Lovejoy 11 Jun 2021

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The queer city: how to design more inclusive public space

Most people might not usually think of public space as being gendered, but this is how scholars of the built environment increasingly talk about it...

By Pippa Catterall and Ammar Azzouz 9 Jun 2021

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Luxury fashion label Chanel invests $25m in new climate adaptation fund

Chanel is backing a new climate adaptation fund that aims to raise $100m by 2025 to invest in projects to promote sustainable agriculture, protect forests and support small-scale farmers in developing countries...

By Michael Taylor 11 Jun 2021




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