Africa

Silicosis: we’re close to a deal with the mines, says miners’...

By Pete Lewis Mncedisi Dlisani (left) worked at Western Areas drilling holes for dynamite. This exposed him to a large amount of dust. He has...

America

Amazon trees are major source of methane emissions

By Rodrigo de Oliveira Andrade Trees growing in floodplains surrounding the Amazon river emit up to 20 million tonnes of methane gas (CH4) to...

Asia

Vaccination campaign against Diphtheria begins in Rohingya camps

While reports of the spread of Diphtheria have emerged in Rohingya refugee camps at Bangladesh, a campaign has begun to immunize Rohingya children against...

Australia

Vocational education and training sector is still missing out on government...

The uneven approach between VET and higher education in particular reflects an ongoing failure to conceive of the two as part of a single...

Europe

EU to €9bn for climate action

The European Union will invest €9bn (£8bn) for actions on climate change such as building sustainable cities, producing clean energy and sustainable agriculture. Aimed at...

International

Arctic warming at fastest pace in over 1,500 years

The thawing of permafrost in the Arctic, the northernmost part of the globe, is happening at a faster than ever rate, says a new...

India

India has a billion people having no access to health insurance

India has only 27 per cent of its citizens, or approximately 35 crore people, being covered under a health insurance, even the central health...

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Why mountains matter?

Mountains are their ecosystems are facing challenges due to the impacts of land degradation, overexploitation, natural disasters and climate change. Loss of native plants and...

Marginalised

mental-health

The tragedy facing mentally ill people in South Africa

By GroundUp Staff Patients were removed from the Khululabantu Bam Centre in Butterworth because the facility is unable to provide decent care. Photo: Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik The...