Category Archives: World

07Feb/22

EXPLAINER: What is ‘net zero’ and why does it matter?

BARCELONA, Feb 7 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Alongside a growing number of countries, hundreds of companies, big and small, have made commitments to cut their climate-changing emissions to net zero in the coming decades.

But what do those promises really mean in practice? Continue reading

03Feb/22

OPINION: There can be no climate action without targets to protect wetlands

03/02/2022, /Thomson Reuters Foundation/–Targets matter. They focus attention. They allow us to hold accountable the people who make them. Calls to fight climate change were vague until the world agreed a goal to limit warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, as confirmed at the recent COP26 Glasgow climate conference. Likewise, a wish to halt deforestation has come into focus with the Glasgow deadline of 2030. Continue reading

29Jan/22

Zambia: Namwala Flash Floods – Emergency Plan of Action

Jan 2022 /IFRC/ –Most parts of Zambia started receiving heavy rains on 11 of January 2022. On the 16 of January 2022, Kalomo, Namwala and Choma districts of the Southern Province started experiencing flash floods. According to the needs assessment report issued by the Zambian government through Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit (DMMU) (17 January 2022), Namwala district has recorded the highest number of households affected with 3,219. The report also indicated that 8,000 Ha of field crops have been submerged by water, as well as houses and sanitation facilities. In addition, livestock such as chickens and goats have also been swept away. Currently, 500 households have been displaced in Namwala and being accommodated in schools and the immediate needs includes safe and clean water, hygiene and sanitation, food, Non-Food Items, shelter and protection. Continue reading

25Jan/22

AccuWeather Acquires Plume Labs

AccuWeather Global Weather Center, Global weather and digital media leader AccuWeather today announced it has acquired Paris-based environmental technology company Plume Labs® for an undisclosed amount, effective immediately. The deal is AccuWeather’s 15th acquisition since its founding 59 years ago. AccuWeather integrated the company in January 2022 and the deal was closed in December of 2021. Continue reading

22Jan/22

Héctor G. Aguililla’s new book “Misión y Escape durante la Guerra Fría” is a poignant memoir that covers some of the untold events of the Cold War

Recent release “Misión y Escape durante la Guerra Fría” from Page Publishing author Héctor G. Aguililla is a rich and amusing narrative of a Cuban ex diplomat’s official and covert activities that took place in the Cold War. Continue reading

14Dec/21

Mars Petcare Europe to Launch Petfood Packaging with Food Safe Recycled Content

Mars Petcare is getting ready to deploy food safe recycled plastic in wet petfood packaging as part of its global commitment to increase recycled content in its plastic packaging. Leading cat food brand SHEBA® will be the first to have the updated packaging formats available in Europe in 2022 as part of Mars Petcare’s efforts to give pet parents more sustainable choices. Continue reading

22Nov/21

A new ranking by MIT Technology Review Insights highlights the countries making the fastest progress to ocean sustainability

The Blue Technology Barometer, a new study by MIT Technology Review Insights in association with Infosys, Morgan Stanley, and Canada’s Ocean Supercluster ranks 66 countries and territories on the progress and commitment they are making toward sustainability by protecting the ocean environment, monitoring marine activity, contributing to technology innovation, as well as the degree to which governments are implementing effective coastal policies. Continue reading

22Nov/21

Europe’s first generative NFT online hackathon and conference takes aim at avian migration crisis hosted by NFT DEB Generative Dimensions


Europe’s most iconic migratory bird species are disappearing like never before.

In the UK, Turtle Dove numbers have declined by 95% between 1992-2017. Nightingale numbers by 56% between 1995—2018.

And these kinds of dramatic population declines are being seen all over the continent.

Birds simply aren’t returning from their wintering grounds any more. Continue reading