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Weak policies harming circular economy path in Africa

African countries need to embrace circular economy to lessen waste production and pollution whilst promoting environmentally friendly and sustainable growth, experts say. Circular economy...

America

Hurricane-hit Barbudans protest to save communal land from developers

By Megan Darby, Climate Home News Barbuda was among the islands hardest hit by Hurricane Irma, the category 5 storm that ripped through the Caribbean in September...

Asia

Excluded from Indonesian society, refugees are vulnerable to homelessness, suicides

Anbar Jayadi, Universitas Indonesia In March, a young refugee fleeing war-torn Afghanistan hanged himself in Medan, Indonesia. The 22-year-old Hazara, an ethnic minority in Afghanistan, was...

Australia

Australia opens vast swaths of famed marine parks to fishing

by Mic Smith, Mongabay Australia is known for protecting its sea life in a 3.3 million square kilometer (1.3 million square mile) system of...

Europe

UK will legislate net-zero carbon emissions target, says minister

By Megan Darby, Climate Home News The UK will draft new laws that will cut emissions to net-zero, climate minister Claire Perry announced on Tuesday. In a submission to the UN’s climate change...

International

Bioeconomy would help improve lives, says FAO

An economy based on cultivation and use of biomass – organic materials, such as plants and animals and fish – as opposed to fossil...

India

Indian government constitutes panel to increase API production

The Indian government has set up a high-level task force to recommend strategies for increasing the production of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) in the...

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What is a tariff? An economist explains

Amitrajeet A. Batabyal, Rochester Institute of Technology President Donald Trump recently slapped tariffs of 25 percent on imported steel and 10 percent on foreign aluminum,...

Marginalised

India launches online portal, brand to sell tribal products

The Indian government has launched an e-commerce portal and a banner to sell various products by tribals across the country. This includes e-commerce portal of...

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