Sustainable development

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Winners of $1m prize for sustainable city transport announced
Brazilian city of Fortaleza leads way with its plan to build more than 110 miles of protected cycle routes

Peter Walker

02, Jun, 2023 @7:00 AM

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After a plastic bag ban, Kenya takes another shot at its pollution problem
Despite a single-use bag ban in 2017, Nairobi and its waste collectors are still inundated with plastic. Can a new law pin responsibility on the manufacturers?

Caroline Kimeu in Nairobi

30, May, 2023 @5:00 AM

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Architect Yasmeen Lari: ‘The international colonial charity model will never work’
The winner of this year’s royal gold medal for architecture has gone from designing corporate buildings to self-build shelters. She talks about shedding her ego, and empowering people to rebuild in the climate emergency

Rowan Moore

07, May, 2023 @10:00 AM

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Brazilian meat firm’s A- sustainability rating has campaigners up in arms
Environmentalists question high grade given to JBS and accuse it of deforestation in the Amazon and under-reporting emissions

Jonathan Watts Global environment editor

30, Mar, 2023 @9:07 PM

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Jeremy Hunt wants nuclear power classed as ‘sustainable’: is it?
UK chancellor has launched consultation to classify nuclear as ‘environmentally sustainable’

Alex Lawson Energy correspondent

16, Mar, 2023 @1:36 PM

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Avoid seams and prioritise performance: how to buy leggings that last
The search for sustainable leggings can stretch you in more ways than one. From construction to certifications, here’s what to look for

Lucianne Tonti

13, Feb, 2023 @2:00 PM

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From poaching to production: the fish farm that rehabilitated a Rwanda lake
An initiative to repopulate depleted waters is teaching villagers sustainable agriculture, providing jobs and improving diets

Khursheed Dinshaw in Gishanda

12, Jan, 2023 @7:45 AM

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‘It’s just not tenable’: cost of living crisis hits sustainability sector
With shoppers prioritising cheaper gifts over sustainable ones, independent businesses are struggling to stay afloat

Sophie Zeldin-O'Neill

20, Dec, 2022 @6:00 AM

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‘Means of survival’: Tanzania’s booming charcoal trade drives unchecked deforestation
As rising gas prices drive demand for the polluting fuel, illegal loggers depend on the trade to live – even as the forest disappears around them

Caroline Kimeu in Ruhoi forest reserve

13, Dec, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Velcro, bullet trains and robotic arms: how nature is the mother of invention
Many of the world’s most inspiring solutions have been created by scientists who stole their ideas from the natural world

Phoebe Weston

23, Nov, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Gold, guns, gangs: on patrol with the elite unit saving Ivory Coast’s forests
After deforestation for cocoa and goldmining reached alarming rates, the African country set up a security team with a mission to stamp out illegal activity

Sarah Johnson in Téné classified forest

21, Nov, 2022 @7:45 AM

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Fashion brands grapple with greenwashing: ‘It’s not a human right to say something is sustainable’
While business imperatives for making sustainability claims are clear, being able to prove them has become a stumbling block for the industry

Lucianne Tonti

18, Nov, 2022 @2:00 PM

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