Cosmetics company pays for Amazonians to manage forests

Wednesday, 02 October 2013 by Anonymous (not verified)
Tags: Behaviour change, Carbon

Natura Cosméticos buys 120,000 tonnes of carbon from the Paiter Suruí people to prevent logging.

Himalayan farmers benefit from artificial glaciers

Tuesday, 01 October 2013 by Roger East
Tags: Climate change

Twelve new glaciers have reduced water disputes and extended the growing season in Ladakh.

Turning rhino horns pink could disrupt demand

Monday, 16 September 2013 by Koray Yilmaz
Tags: Behaviour change

An indelible dye offers an alternative to dehorning in efforts to save the rhino.

Plastic Bank turns waste plastic into social improvements

Thursday, 12 September 2013 by Anonymous (not verified)
Tags: Behaviour change, Consumer engagement

New scheme aims to tackle plastic pollution by offering people goods and micro-finance in exchange for waste plastic.

Chagos Islands: conserving natural resources demands attention to human rights

Wednesday, 04 September 2013 by Anonymous (not verified)
Tags: International development

To safeguard the world’s most extensive marine conservation area, the British government should repair its relations with Mauritius and the region’s indigenous people, argues Peter Harris.

 

What does the future hold for GM cotton?

Monday, 29 July 2013 by Roger East
Tags: Agriculture

Genetic modification promises advancements in sustainability, pest resistance and fibre quality for cotton. But not everyone is convinced by the gene changers’ claims, as Roger East discovers.

Cargill looks to smallholders for sustainable palm oil

Wednesday, 24 July 2013 by Anonymous (not verified)
Tags: Agriculture, Consumer engagement

A major US agribusiness has joined forces with non-profit Solidaridad and Malaysian environment group Wild Asia to boost sustainable palm oil production through certification. Oliver Balch reports.

Hybrid grass could prevent UK flooding

Tuesday, 23 July 2013 by Anonymous (not verified)
Tags: Climate change

Scientists create a new strain of grass that can dramatically reduce surface run-off, making flooding less likely.

Irrigation innovation: protecting cotton from drought

Thursday, 18 July 2013 by Anonymous (not verified)
Tags: Agriculture, Diagnosis

From simple solutions for smallholders to the latest 'smart' irrigation systems and GM strains, Jon Turney explores how cotton farmers are preparing for growing pressure on water resources.

Will we ever see the end of land grab?

Thursday, 11 July 2013 by Anonymous (not verified)
Tags: Agriculture, Forests

Growing pressure on the world's land demands a joined-up approach from industry, agriculture and nature, says Ben Goldfarb. But is it a pipedream?

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