Sustainability https://scidev.net/global/governance/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 https://scidev.net/global/fisheries/news/fish-larvae-lose-their-way-to-safety-in-acidified-oceans.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/governance/sustainability/sustainability_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/fisheries/news/fish-larvae-lose-their-way-to-safety-in-acidified-oceans.html 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 https://scidev.net/global/water/news/global-water-data-to-be-crowdsourced-from-private-sector.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/governance/sustainability/sustainability_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/water/news/global-water-data-to-be-crowdsourced-from-private-sector.html 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 https://scidev.net/global/forestry/news/biogas-helps-forests.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/governance/sustainability/sustainability_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/forestry/news/biogas-helps-forests.html 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 https://scidev.net/global/sustainability/news/mud-bricks-cool-green-houses.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/governance/sustainability/sustainability_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/sustainability/news/mud-bricks-cool-green-houses.html 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 https://scidev.net/global/sdgs/news/sustainable-development-goals-study.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/governance/sustainability/sustainability_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/sdgs/news/sustainable-development-goals-study.html 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 https://scidev.net/global/environment/news/poaching-extinction-fish-forest-biodiversity.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/governance/sustainability/sustainability_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/environment/news/poaching-extinction-fish-forest-biodiversity.html Illegal species trade is harming people, too. Tue, 30 May 2017 14:09:00 GMT Groundwater overuse rising, could hit food prices https://scidev.net/global/water/news/groundwater-overuse-food-prices.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/governance/sustainability/sustainability_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/water/news/groundwater-overuse-food-prices.html ​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 https://scidev.net/global/farming/news/mixed-approach-african-smallholders-1.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/governance/sustainability/sustainability_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/farming/news/mixed-approach-african-smallholders-1.html 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 https://scidev.net/global/fisheries/news/marine-economy-africa-growth.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/governance/sustainability/sustainability_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/fisheries/news/marine-economy-africa-growth.html 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’ https://scidev.net/global/water/feature/asia-pacific-hot-spot-for-water-insecurity.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/governance/sustainability/sustainability_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/water/feature/asia-pacific-hot-spot-for-water-insecurity.html 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 https://scidev.net/global/forestry/news/growth-nature-reserves-risk.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/governance/sustainability/sustainability_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/forestry/news/growth-nature-reserves-risk.html 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 https://scidev.net/global/farming/news/scientists-gear-up-to-battle-invasive-species.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/governance/sustainability/sustainability_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/farming/news/scientists-gear-up-to-battle-invasive-species.html 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 https://scidev.net/global/energy/news/abu-dhabi-sand-solar-power.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/governance/sustainability/sustainability_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/energy/news/abu-dhabi-sand-solar-power.html 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 https://scidev.net/global/sdgs/columns/breed-business-sdgs.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/governance/sustainability/sustainability_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/sdgs/columns/breed-business-sdgs.html 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 https://scidev.net/global/conservation/news/conserve-ocean-ecosystems-to-see-more-benefits.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/governance/sustainability/sustainability_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/conservation/news/conserve-ocean-ecosystems-to-see-more-benefits.html 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 https://scidev.net/global/forestry/editorials/palm-oil-socially-aware-research.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/governance/sustainability/sustainability_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/forestry/editorials/palm-oil-socially-aware-research.html 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 https://scidev.net/global/indigenous/news/marsh-arab-iraq-madan-women-water.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/governance/sustainability/sustainability_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/indigenous/news/marsh-arab-iraq-madan-women-water.html 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 https://scidev.net/global/sdgs/opinion/science-sdg-2030-agenda-sustainability.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/governance/sustainability/sustainability_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/sdgs/opinion/science-sdg-2030-agenda-sustainability.html 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 https://scidev.net/global/food-security/news/seed-banks-wild-relatives-food-crops.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/governance/sustainability/sustainability_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/food-security/news/seed-banks-wild-relatives-food-crops.html 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 https://scidev.net/global/forestry/news/china-success-halting-forest-loss.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/governance/sustainability/sustainability_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/forestry/news/china-success-halting-forest-loss.html Reports of slowing deforestation could mean wood imports simply shift the problem elsewhere, scientists warn. Mon, 21 Mar 2016 15:24:00 GMT