Samantha Le Royal

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Calculating your renewable energy potential? There's an app for that

Businesses and individuals can make use of a free smartphone app to calculate the renewable energy generation potential of a given location.<p>The …

10 myths on Climate Change busted! Part 2

<b>Myth 6: Climate change is the daily change I see in weather</b><p>The difference between weather and climate can be simply described as a measure of time. …

Why education is the key to sustainable development

This year marks a turning point for the world, with the international community adopting a new global development strategy in September and …

4 Ways to Invest in the Low-Carbon Economy

Citigroup Inc. recently pledged $100 billion for lending, investing, and facilitating deals related to sustainability, renewable energy, and climate …

How to Construct Houses with Plastic Bottles

It may seem unbelievable but you can build houses out of plastic bottles filled with sand. These projects are made especially by NGOs from African …

Africa

O2 Recycle creates a freshly-cut cell phone from grass clippings

In an age when all things are disposable and only some are recyclable, it's a breath of fresh air when a new product comes to market that combines …

UN Report Warns of Serious Water Shortages Within 15 Years

The world will only have 60% of the water it needs by 2030 without significant global policy change, according to a new report from the U.N.<p>While …

Seriously, These Art Pieces Are Garbage

As Vincent Skoglund sees it, there are two sides to consumerism: There’s the shiny in-store experience, where shelves and racks of mint-condition …

‘The Waste Management Series’, Remarkably Beautiful Abstract Sculptures Made From Garbage

Artist Vincent Skoglund transformed old computers, car floor mats, broken furniture, and other garbage into remarkably beautiful and evocative …

A surprising benefit of electric cars: Cooler cities

Electric vehicles are attractive as a way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and cut down on smog and even noise pollution in urban areas. Now, a new …

Hydrogen, hydrogen everywhere...

<b>Hydrogen is the most abundant element in the universe. And when you burn it or use it to produce electricity, the only waste product is water.</b><p>In the era of global warming, it would seem to be the perfect fuel.<p>So why aren't we all driving round in hydrogen-powered cars, moving our goods in …

Energy

Invest in Water to Prevent Conflict: New Report

2402<p><b>World Must Achieve International</b> <b>Water Goals</b><p><b>to Preempt Looming Conflicts Born of Desperation</b><p><b>Expect water supply of 2.9 billion people in 48</b> …

Turning our mountains of food waste into graphene

Scientists are trialling out new techniques for converting food waste into graphene and hydrogen<p>Blended cocoa beans, rice, fruit skins, leeks and asparagus sounds like it should be a recipe for a disastrous smoothie. But these are just some of the wasted foodstuffs that are being treated and …

Sustainability

Solar energy to be cheapest power source in 10 years

Solar energy is set to become the cheapest source of electricity in many parts of the world within the next 10 years, with the cost of photovoltaics …

Pachauri confident of deal on climate change in Paris conference | india

The world is set to take a call on new climate treaty in Paris and sustainable development goals (SDGs) in New York this year. What can be expected …

How to deal with electronic waste? Make it a national security issue

We’re in the midst of fevered discussions about communications and security. Cybertarian campaigners want to stop collusion between corporations and …

Helen Clark: Speech on " South-South Cooperation: Experiences from the Chile Fund Against Hunger and Poverty"

Helen Clark: Speech on "South-South Co-operation: Experiences from the Chile Fund Against Hunger and Poverty"<p><b>Jan 14, 2015</b><p>UNDP is pleased to co-host …

Wasted Opportunities: Food Waste Problems and Solutions

<i>This article originally appeared on Wellness Warrior.</i><p>Sooner or later, a cluttered fridge demands cleaning. By wading through the remains of meals long past and brave purchases for which inspiration flagged once it got late on a Wednesday night, we help fulfill our perennial and compulsory duty to …

Agriculture

Extreme Weather Displaces Far More People Than War — And It's Getting Worse | VICE News

Experts warned on Thursday that governments need to prepare themselves for a growing and often overwhelming influx of migrants. The displaced won't be fleeing the horrors of the battlefield, they said, but environmental disasters, made more frequent and severe by climate change.<p>"Natural disasters …