Companies proclaim water the next oil in a rush to turn resources into profit

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Mammoth companies are trying to collect water that all life needs and charge for it as they would for other natural resources

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Can ‘agroecology’ bring food security to Latin America?

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A home-grown, alternative approach to farming is bad news for pesticides, monoculture and food poverty in Brazil . . . → Read More: Can ‘agroecology’ bring food security to Latin America?

Researchers tackle link between climate change and public health

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Australian Academy of Science brings experts together to map out effects global warming on extreme weather events, infectious disease and food security

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Pollution-plagued Manila set to spark an electric transport revolution

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Philippine capital road-tests ambitious and sustainable scheme to ease traffic congestion and pollution problems . . . → Read More: Pollution-plagued Manila set to spark an electric transport revolution

Tech entrepreneurs set their sights on urban farming

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As emerging lighting and automation technology plant the seeds for urban farming, a growing number of entrepreneurs are getting green thumbs

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EU agrees to improve energy efficiency 30% by 2030

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EU climate chief says energy-saving deal is not good news for Putin, but others hoping for 40% target are disappointed

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Ethiopian farmer takes UK to court over ‘brutal’ resettlement policy

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Legal battle launched after man claims he was evicted from his farm and beaten under villagisation scheme funded by UK aid . . . → Read More: Ethiopian farmer takes UK to court over ‘brutal’ resettlement policy

Are crickets the next foodie trend?

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Coming to a grocery shelf near you: US startup’s insect-based energy bars, baked goods, and barbecue flavored “Chirps”

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Why collaboration is top of the agenda for the Global Reporting Initiative

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Collaboration, openness and supporting evolution rather than revolution will be at the forefront of GRI’s future strategy, the organisation’s new CEO tells Jo Confino . . . → Read More: Why collaboration is top of the agenda for the Global Reporting Initiative

Leaked World Bank lending policies ‘environmentally disastrous’

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New ‘light touch’ rules on bank’s $50bn annual lending have been gutted to remove protections, watchdogs claim

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