Sustainability News on sustainability and global development covering sustainable development goals,energy, environment, cities, conservation and more. Wed, 09 May 2018 14:52:00 GMT en Fish larvae lose their way to safety in acidified oceans Acidification disorients fish larvae, putting their survival at risk and seriously affecting fish populations. Wed, 09 May 2018 14:52:00 GMT Global water data to be crowdsourced from private sector Plan to build the world’s first water management database draws heavily from private firms’ resources. Thu, 22 Mar 2018 12:40:03 GMT Shift to biogas helps revive forests Forests degraded by fuelwood extraction can regenerate if villagers nearby are given alternate fuels, says study. Mon, 07 Aug 2017 14:24:00 GMT Mud bricks best for cool, green houses, says study Mud concrete bricks are cheaper, cooler and more environmentally friendly than their alternatives, a Sri Lankan study claims. Wed, 28 Jun 2017 15:43:00 GMT Fears of SDG clashes overblown, study finds The Sustainable Development Goals mostly reinforce, rather than clash with, each other, research finds. Tue, 13 Jun 2017 10:50:00 GMT New wave of extinctions predicted for vital food species Illegal species trade is harming people, too. Tue, 30 May 2017 14:09:00 GMT Groundwater overuse rising, could hit food prices ​Water labels and caps on extraction, linked to agricultural trade, are among measures proposed to tackle the trend. Mon, 10 Apr 2017 07:15:00 GMT Mixed approach holds promise to African smallholders An event has called for increased use of emerging tech to help African smallholders raise production and yields. Wed, 15 Feb 2017 13:40:10 GMT Invest in marine economy, African ministers say Africa should invest more in marine-based economy to improve food security and development, a meeting has heard. Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:26:55 GMT Asia-Pacific ‘hot spot for water insecurity’ ADB report warns that up to 3.4 billion people could be living in ‘water-stressed’ Asia by 2050. Tue, 06 Sep 2016 14:34:00 GMT Growth boom puts nature reserves at risk Brazil’s need for infrastructure means protected areas are being downgraded or downsized, a trend also seen in India. Mon, 05 Sep 2016 16:00:00 GMT Scientists gear up to battle invasive species A UK research centre teams up with local partners to combat farming losses caused by pests and weeds. Tue, 16 Aug 2016 14:00:00 GMT Abu Dhabi project uses sand to store solar power A pilot project makes solar power plants more effective by keeping heat in sand and releasing it later. Fri, 05 Aug 2016 06:48:00 GMT A new breed of business for the SDGs Firms need to adapt but governments must also draw up more robust laws for business, says Mark Malloch Brown. Thu, 23 Jun 2016 13:00:00 GMT Atlas maps benefit ocean ecosystems Atlas of Ocean Wealth maps vast coastal and marine resources that can assist conservation and development plans. Tue, 21 Jun 2016 11:43:48 GMT Palm oil shows need for socially aware research The knowledge needed to avoid deforestation for plantations should be broader and linked to indigenous people. Mon, 20 Jun 2016 07:00:00 GMT Marsh loss shatters lifestyle of Iraq’s Ma’dan women Marshland desiccation is threatening crucial water management and traditional knowledge in southern Iraq. Thu, 14 Apr 2016 12:00:00 GMT How science should feed into 2030 Agenda ST&I can help implement the SDGs in more ways than many policymakers realise, says Måns Nilsson. Tue, 05 Apr 2016 06:00:00 GMT Seed banks overlook wild relatives of food crops Wild species offer valuable traits for plant breeders, yet some are at risk of extinction, says study. Thu, 24 Mar 2016 15:00:00 GMT China’s bitter-sweet success at halting forest loss Reports of slowing deforestation could mean wood imports simply shift the problem elsewhere, scientists warn. Mon, 21 Mar 2016 15:24:00 GMT