Environment https://scidev.net/global/environment/ Global development news articles about environment including information on climate change, disasters, shelter, energy and more. Thu, 07 Feb 2019 10:15:49 GMT en No silver bullet for arsenic in groundwater https://scidev.net/global/health/news/no-silver-bullet-for-arsenic-in-groundwater.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/environment/environment_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/health/news/no-silver-bullet-for-arsenic-in-groundwater.html A review of 31 technologies finds no single method that will work in all areas where water is contaminated. Thu, 07 Feb 2019 10:15:49 GMT Brazil may boost ethanol production without deforestation https://scidev.net/global/environment/news/brazil-may-boost-ethanol-production-without-deforestation.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/environment/environment_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/environment/news/brazil-may-boost-ethanol-production-without-deforestation.html By transforming sugarcane by-products into cattle feeds, the country would increase the production of renewable fuel without changing land-use. Wed, 30 Jan 2019 10:55:33 GMT Environmental laws only look good on paper, UN says https://scidev.net/global/environment/news/environmental-laws-only-look-good-on-paper-un-says.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/environment/environment_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/environment/news/environmental-laws-only-look-good-on-paper-un-says.html First global report calls for regular monitoring to boost implementation of existing laws. Mon, 28 Jan 2019 14:39:28 GMT Brazil’s government may push the Amazon to destruction https://scidev.net/global/environment/news/brazil-s-government-may-push-the-amazon-to-destruction.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/environment/environment_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/environment/news/brazil-s-government-may-push-the-amazon-to-destruction.html Jair Bolsonaro’s anti-environment agenda risks irreversible changes in the rainforest. Thu, 24 Jan 2019 16:59:07 GMT Air pollution cuts worker productivity https://scidev.net/global/pollution/news/air-pollution-cuts-worker-productivity.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/environment/environment_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/pollution/news/air-pollution-cuts-worker-productivity.html A study conducted in China shows that prolonged exposure leads to small reduction in factory productivity. Wed, 23 Jan 2019 14:50:22 GMT Indigenous people to have say in UN climate policy https://scidev.net/global/indigenous/news/indigenous-people-to-have-say-in-un-climate-policy-1x.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/environment/environment_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/indigenous/news/indigenous-people-to-have-say-in-un-climate-policy-1x.html “Somewhat rapid” acceleration underway for platform designed to give indigenous groups a voice. Wed, 16 Jan 2019 15:33:19 GMT Leftover brine threatens future desalination https://scidev.net/global/water/news/leftover-brine-threatens-future-desalination-1x.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/environment/environment_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/water/news/leftover-brine-threatens-future-desalination-1x.html The global rise in desalinisation plants is a double-edged sword, study warns. Mon, 14 Jan 2019 15:34:42 GMT Pakistan can meet SDGs by tapping wind, solar energy https://scidev.net/global/energy/news/pakistan-can-meet-sdgs-by-tapping-wind-solar-energy-1x.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/environment/environment_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/energy/news/pakistan-can-meet-sdgs-by-tapping-wind-solar-energy-1x.html Pakistan’s massive wind and solar potential can help it meet sustainable development goals. Wed, 02 Jan 2019 12:57:23 GMT Missed COP targets to Yemen famine – 2018 in review https://scidev.net/global/agriculture/news/missed-cop-targets-to-yemen-famine-2018-in-review.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/environment/environment_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/agriculture/news/missed-cop-targets-to-yemen-famine-2018-in-review.html We look back at our leading stories of 2018. Mon, 31 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMT Conflict diseases to snakebites – 2018 in features https://scidev.net/global/agriculture/feature/conflict-diseases-to-snakebites-2018-in-features.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/environment/environment_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/agriculture/feature/conflict-diseases-to-snakebites-2018-in-features.html SciDev.Net looks back at the best features of 2018. Thu, 27 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMT Venezuela worst for illegal Amazon mining - study https://scidev.net/global/pollution/news/venezuela-worst-for-illegal-amazon-mining-study.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/environment/environment_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/pollution/news/venezuela-worst-for-illegal-amazon-mining-study.html More than 2,500 illegal mining sites identified. Mon, 24 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMT Pakistan tackles snakebite envenomation https://scidev.net/global/health/multimedia/pakistan-snakebite-envenomation.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/environment/environment_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/health/multimedia/pakistan-snakebite-envenomation.html Snakebite is treatable if patients get prompt, competent medical care, say Pakistani doctors. Wed, 19 Dec 2018 01:00:00 GMT Murky climate deal lets down poor countries https://scidev.net/global/climate-change/news/murky-climate-deal-lets-down-poor-countries.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/environment/environment_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/climate-change/news/murky-climate-deal-lets-down-poor-countries.html The Katowice agreement makes few provisions to help developing nations combat climate change. Mon, 17 Dec 2018 11:42:00 GMT Scientists decry lack of data on ocean pollution https://scidev.net/global/conservation/news/scientists-decry-lack-of-data-on-ocean-pollution.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/environment/environment_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/conservation/news/scientists-decry-lack-of-data-on-ocean-pollution.html Data analysis warns of critical information gap on litter and toxic materials in marine protected areas. Thu, 13 Dec 2018 13:55:42 GMT Legal tweak could wreck Amazon forest https://scidev.net/global/forestry/news/wreck-amazon-forest.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/environment/environment_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/forestry/news/wreck-amazon-forest.html The Terra Legal law was intended to help with indigenous land tenure, but could be abused and result in rampant deforestation. Thu, 29 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMT Conservation spending could boost Brazil’s prosperity https://scidev.net/global/biodiversity/news/conserving-brazil-prosperity.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/environment/environment_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/biodiversity/news/conserving-brazil-prosperity.html Brazil could reduce poverty and create jobs if it would spend more money on protecting biodiversity, a report has found. Thu, 22 Nov 2018 05:00:00 GMT Climate science gets precise enough for legal action https://scidev.net/global/climate-change/news/climate-science-gets-precise-enough-for-legal-action.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/environment/environment_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/climate-change/news/climate-science-gets-precise-enough-for-legal-action.html Latest IPCC report and “attribution science” set to usher in era of liability for companies and governments. Tue, 23 Oct 2018 08:00:00 GMT US prising climate, development apart in IPCC talks https://scidev.net/global/climate-change/news/us-prising-climate-development-apart-in-ipcc-talks.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/environment/environment_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/climate-change/news/us-prising-climate-development-apart-in-ipcc-talks.html US negotiators attempt to disconnect climate and development. Thu, 04 Oct 2018 12:38:00 GMT Brazil faces chronic pollution scenario after mine disaster https://scidev.net/global/environment/news/brazil-faces-chronic-pollution-scenario-after-mine-disaster.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/environment/environment_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/environment/news/brazil-faces-chronic-pollution-scenario-after-mine-disaster.html Metals in soils affected by waste spillage in 2015 may lead to long-term environmental damage. Fri, 28 Sep 2018 15:00:00 GMT Climate action held back by conflicting policy in African countries https://scidev.net/global/policy/news/conflicting-policies-impeding-climate-change-efforts-1.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/environment/environment_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/policy/news/conflicting-policies-impeding-climate-change-efforts-1.html Climate change and related policies in Malawi, Tanzania and Zambia are inconsistent with efforts to achieve SDGs. Fri, 21 Sep 2018 13:37:08 GMT