McKinsey: 8-13 per cent of Asia GDP to be at risk from climate change by 2025

By 2050, in an average year, between 8 and 13 per cent of GDP could be at risk as a result of rising heat and humidity. The region could also experience growing exposure to extreme precipitation events and flooding. The socio-economic impacts of these hazards could potentially be severe. Capital stock at risk from riverine […]

Cop26 climate talks in Glasgow likely to be delayed by a year

But the UK government is understood to believe that travel restrictions would impede any large-scale conference earlier in the year. With 196 nations expected to take part in Cop26, even if lockdowns were eased in many countries it is likely restrictions would still be in place in some parts of the world well into next […]

ABB and Green.TV launch World EV Day ‘drive electric’ pledge campaign

Ade Thomas, Founder of media company Green.TV said: “We want to ensure that World EV Day addresses the pressing issues of climate change and air quality, and we are asking everyone to commit to doing their bit for a sustainable future by driving electric”.

Australian newspaper cartoon depicting Indians eating solar panels attacked as racist

Leak, who joined the Australian from the Sydney Morning Herald in 1994, has been accused of becoming more conservative in recent years. He has addressed this criticism head-on, saying it had nothing to do with a serious accident after falling from a balcony.

Japan killed 50 whales in Antarctic protected area, data shows

However, the 24-nation body that agreed the MPA – the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources – does not control whaling in the region. The International Court of Justice ruled in 2014 that Japan should cancel all existing “scientific whaling” permits in the Southern Ocean but Japan simply issued itself a new […]

Vice Minister of Health witnesses AstraZeneca-National Phytopharma model partnership

Nitin Kapoor, chairman cum general director of AstraZeneca Vietnam Co., Ltd., said that, “AstraZeneca is proud to accompany Vietnam’s healthcare development since 1994. Building on our investment of VND5 trillion ($217.4 million) last year during Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc’s visit to our global manufacturing site, this is our next step to expedite our innovative solutions […]

Zac Efron’s travel show is shallow in a good way and a bad way

If you’re unfamiliar with Efron, as I mostly was, he’s managed to carve out a long-running career at the age of 32, from his breakout role in three (yes, three) of Disney’s “High School Musical” franchise movies, to the lead in the film “Charlie St. Cloud.” More recently he’s starred in the “Neighbors” films with […]

A fake meat future? Yeah right

Of the remaining land, plants and animals are rotated to help improve soil health (guarding against the creation of monocultures that happens overseas through constant replanting of the same crop, with the pathogen and pest susceptibility and degradation of soil that brings), sequester carbon and reduce erosion. New Zealand has some of the highest levels […]

Roundup: Slovakia features in the BBC Radio 1’s ‘Up Yours Corona’ challenge

Hrádok is the highest andesite wall in Slovakia and the second biggest climbing locality after the Tatras. Climbers can find it in the Bystričany Valley in Trenčín Region. Hrádok is exceptional due to its many routes for climbers but also for the diversity of its nature.

The economics behind the award-winning Araku coffee

So what is Arakunomics? It is an integrated economic model that ensures profits for farmers and quality for consumers through regenerative agriculture. “More than two decades ago, the people of Araku were known as forest dwellers. Coffee changed their lives. Today, 955 villages from Araku Valley are involved in bringing out some of the world’s […]