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Intensified farming ‘rarely’ aids wellbeing, environment

By Sam Otieno Agricultural intensification rarely leads to simultaneous benefits for ecosystem services such as biodiversity and human wellbeing, researchers say. In a study published...

America

Silicon Valley’s cautionary tale shows what can go wrong when charities...

Charities should not make amassing more and more money their top priority. Shutterstock.com/Stokkete Brian Mittendorf, The Ohio State University An obsession with growth. A failure to intervene...

Asia

India overtakes France as the sixth largest economy

With a Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of $2.59 trillion, India has overtaken France as the sixth largest economy, and would soon overtake the UK,...

Australia

Australia falls further in rankings on progress towards UN Sustainable Development...

John Thwaites, Monash University and Tahl Kestin, Monash University Australia is performing worse than most other advanced countries in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs),...

Europe

Researchers in Spain developing vaccine against all five strains of Ebola

While the vaccine currently in use against Ebola disease is only effective against the most virulent “Zaire” strain, researchers in Spain are developing a...

International

How the latest tech and some healthy activism can curb fake...

Technology drives fake news. Could it also stop the problem in its tracks? Shutterstock Co-Pierre Georg, University of Cape Town; Christoph Aymanns, University of St.Gallen, and...

India

India overtakes France as the sixth largest economy

With a Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of $2.59 trillion, India has overtaken France as the sixth largest economy, and would soon overtake the UK,...

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Which countries have not ratified the Paris climate agreement?

By Soila Apparicio, Climate Home News Liberia is about to join 178 other parties in ratifying the Paris Agreement, after its senate voted in June to...

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62% of elderly in India don’t get proper care, shows survey

A survey of more than 10,000 respondents across the Indian subcontinent revealed that 62.1% of the elderly in India do not get proper long-term...

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