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NPO exerts pressure on FMCG and retail giants to cut plastic usage
NPO exerts pressure on FMCG and retail giants to cut plastic usage

Citing new data on the growing plastic pollution problem, California-based not-for-profit organisation As You Sow has filed shareholder proposals with 10 leading consumer goods companies and retailers, calling for commitments to absolute cuts in the use of plastic packaging.

2 days ago

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New mangrove forest mapping tool puts conservation in reach of coastal communities
New mangrove forest mapping tool puts conservation in reach of coastal communities

Despite their enormous value, mangroves are being removed at an alarming rate. A new tool aims to help communities reverse mangrove loss and tap into conservation programmes and funding.

By Trevor Gareth Jones 2 days ago

SOUTH AFRICA

Lars Lehne joins Incubeta as group CEO
Lars Lehne joins Incubeta as group CEO

Lars Lehne has been appointed group CEO of Incubeta, the South African-born, global independent digital marketing services group...

Evan-Lee CourieBy Evan-Lee Courie 2 days ago

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2020 digital holiday sales climb to $1.1tn globally - Salesforce
2020 digital holiday sales climb to $1.1tn globally - Salesforce

Digital sales grew around 58% during the five days leading up to Christmas, despite earlier shipping cutoffs...

13 Jan 2021

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WTTC: Downfall of discriminating against unvaccinated travellers
WTTC: Downfall of discriminating against unvaccinated travellers

With comprehensive Covid-19 testing allowing for the free and safe movement of travellers, there should be no further requirements for proof of vaccination from the coronavirus...

By Linda Hohnholz 13 Jan 2021

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Why paying people to tolerate wildlife is not the magic bullet for conservation
Why paying people to tolerate wildlife is not the magic bullet for conservation

Human-wildlife conflict is a complex issue globally. Whether it's mountain gorillas stealing bananas from farmers on the edge of Bwindi National Park in Uganda, or a pack of grey wolves raiding a cattle pen...

By Alexander Richard Braczkowski et al. 12 Jan 2021

AFRICA

German auto industry strengthens ties with Africa
German auto industry strengthens ties with Africa

The German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA) recently partnered with the African Association of Automotive Manufacturers (AAAM) as part of the PartnerAfrica project of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)...

11 Jan 2021

GLOBAL

Vaccine delays reveal unexpected weak link in supply chains: A shortage of workers
Vaccine delays reveal unexpected weak link in supply chains: A shortage of workers

The shipment of goods to suppliers has become technologically sophisticated. Delays in getting out the Covid-19 vaccine to people show that the breakdowns come down to something more basic...

By Anna Nagurney 11 Jan 2021

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Global air travel demand grinds to a halt in November
Global air travel demand grinds to a halt in November

According to Alexandre de Juniac, IATA's director-general and CEO, this is because governments responded to new outbreaks with even more severe travel restrictions and quarantine measures...

11 Jan 2021

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Effective job search requires good emotion management
Effective job search requires good emotion management

Searching for a job is an emotional roller coaster. Job seekers spend countless hours preparing and revising their resume, applying for jobs online, reaching out to their networks...

By Serge da Motta Veiga 8 Jan 2021

GLOBAL

The rise of commercial milk formulas and why it matters for the world's women and children
The rise of commercial milk formulas and why it matters for the world's women and children

Our recent study shows that global commercial milk formula sales are booming. Between 2005 and 2019, world milk formula sales more than doubled from 3.5kg to 7.4kg per child...

By David McCoy, Julie P. Smith and Phillip Baker 5 Jan 2021

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Demand for meat is driving deforestation in Brazil - changing the soy industry could stop it
Demand for meat is driving deforestation in Brazil - changing the soy industry could stop it

Deforestation in Brazil recently reached a 12-year high, prompting France to cut soybean imports from the country...

By Angela Guerrero and Malika Virah-Sawmy 4 Jan 2021

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10 hotly-anticipated buildings set to be completed in 2021
10 hotly-anticipated buildings set to be completed in 2021

World Architetcure Community (WAC) has compiled a list of 10 hotly-anticipated buildings to be completed in 2021...

4 Jan 2021

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Outdoor education at universities can be a positive legacy of Covid-19
Outdoor education at universities can be a positive legacy of Covid-19

Universities have faced major planning challenges due to Covid-19. While there has been significant media coverage about universities offering students online learning, what has been less discussed is how some activities have continued in face-to-face settings...

By Jean-Philippe Ayotte-Beaudet 4 Jan 2021

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Green buildings can bring fresh air to design, but they can also bring pests
Green buildings can bring fresh air to design, but they can also bring pests

Throughout the world, architects are designing green buildings, whether it's in their sustainable construction, environmentally friendly operation or actually green by style...

By Norman Day 4 Jan 2021

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Vaccines may soon make travel possible again. But how quickly will it return - and will it be forever changed?
Vaccines may soon make travel possible again. But how quickly will it return - and will it be forever changed?

The Covid-19 pandemic brought the global tourism industry to a screeching halt in 2020. With vaccines starting to be rolled out, there is hope international travel can resume soon...

By Joseph M. Cheer, Colin Michael Hall, Jarkko Saarinen 29 Dec 2020

GLOBAL

Make drones sound less annoying by factoring in humans at the design stage
Make drones sound less annoying by factoring in humans at the design stage

We've devised a way to factor in noise annoyance levels in drone design...

By Antonio J Torija Martinez 23 Dec 2020

GLOBAL

Almost 90% of the world's animal species will lose some habitat to agriculture by 2050
Almost 90% of the world's animal species will lose some habitat to agriculture by 2050

Our research shows we could feed the world sustainably - but conservation will have to become a lot more proactive...

By David Williams and Michael Clark 22 Dec 2020

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Governments to consider aviation workers as essential for vaccination

"We are not asking for aviation workers to be on top of the list, but we need governments to ensure that transportation workers are considered as essential when vaccine roll-out plans are developed."

18 Dec 2020



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