Researchers gathered two years of laser satellite data to develop a map of carbon storage in tropical forests that could play an important role in effective forest management.
Costlier oil, strong demand from Asia and bad weather in parts of Europe, South America and the United States, are causing food prices to be higher and higher, the World Bank (WB) reported.
A Global Partnership for Oceans was launched by the World Bank to raise $1.5bn for the world’s oceans, double marine protected areas and rebuild fish stocks.
A recent study about the energy requirements of Antarctic fur seals pointed out that the windier and wetter conditions predicted for Antarctica may lead to lower survival rates for the seal pups.
A new report by the World Bank shows how countries can effectively fight illegal logging through the criminal justice system, punish organized crime, and trace and confiscate illegal logging profits.
Experts warned that water is increasingly becoming a scarce resource and shortages could drive conflict, hit food and energy production and threaten growth in renewable energy technology.
As the EU failed to meet its biodiversity target for 2010, biodiversity conservation should now be built into key EU policies and environmentally harmful subsidies should be phased out by 2020.
According to a new World Bank report on Africa’s economy, growth in Sub-Saharan Africa remains strong, making it one of the fastest growing developing regions.
A new report from consultancy company McKinsey predicts that in hot countries solar power will be cost competitive with fossil fuels within two to three years.
According to a new study, some of the world’s poorest people would gain $500bn per year if the service they provide through conserving natural habitats was given an economic value.