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After seeing plastic waste was a growing problem throughout the country, Dr. Vasudevan devised a method for converting recycled, shredded plastic waste into flexible, long-lasting roadways.
The movement of underground contaminants into buildings is attracting increased scrutiny from health experts, advocates and agencies.
For the past seven years, Nabil Musa has been traveling around Iraq on a one-man mission to promote the importance of clean waterways for current and future generations.
Meet Said Salim Abu Naser, a proponent of sustainable agriculture living and working in Gaza City, Palestine, along the Mediterranean Coast.
Environmental justice advocates are working to ensure the state’s efforts to combat climate change benefit everyone — and the lessons can be applied elsewhere.
In the mountains of northeastern Iraq’s Kurdistan region, wildlife conservationist Hana Ahmed Raza and a team of researchers with Nature Iraq are working to protect the ghost-like Persian leopard.
South of the Sahara, getting electricity to 620 million people may require an all-of-the-above strategy.
Around the world, plant breeders are resisting what they see as corporate control of the food supply by making seeds available for other breeders to use.
Innovation sparks success as nations collaborate to identify and take action against fishing vessels suspected of illegal fishing.
Conservationists seek to eradicate a deadly Asian invader, but finding the necessary funds is proving difficult.
When a tiny Quebec chocolate maker won a gold at this year’s premier International Chocolate Awards for a bar made with Haitian cocoa beans, it rocked the specialty chocolate world.
As government works to save big cats from extinction, indigenous forest dwellers pursue peaceful coexistence for man and beast.
Scientists and others are looking to desalination as a way to unite longtime enemies in a common cause.
Recent murders are affecting indigenous people’s efforts to protect the environment.
Marine governance favors consumption and commerce over conservation. Here's what we can do about it.
Researchers Around the World Are Learning From Indigenous Communities. Here’s Why That’s a Good Thing.
“The hardest thing is to sit in a room with scientists who think they’ve discovered something, but their scientific discovery just confirms what our oral histories have talked about forever.”
As demand for African and Asian tree-based superfoods grows, researchers and entrepreneurs eye ways to maximize benefits for the environment.
By combining satellite and on-ground weather information, scientists are improving our ability to bring resilience to extreme weather for the world’s poorest people.
Residents of low-income housing need energy efficiency more than others, but are less likely to be able to afford it. How to escape the Catch-22?
With pollinators in decline around the world, conservationists are turning to traditional farmers for answers.
By turning a wasted resource into fertilizer, researchers aim to help a hungry nation replenish depleted soils