environment

COP25 summit fails to address key carbon markets issue

After lengthy negotiations, delegations from nearly 200 countries at the COP25 climate summit have reached an agreement on stepping up the global response to cutting greenhouse gas emissions. However, negotiators on Sunday stalled on an agreement on the regulation of carbon markets, one of the most critical and contentious issues at[…]

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Let them eat the city, say the urban farmers of Paris

Parisian mushrooms are reclaiming their space in the dark spaces under the City of Light. “When cars arrived in Paris in the 1930s they pushed out “champignons de Paris” (known in English as button mushrooms),” explains Jean-Noel Gertz, CEO of Cycloponics, the start-up that has transformed an abandoned car park into[…]

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UCT bio-brick exhibited in Austria

The bio-brick, which was hailed for being a forward-thinking solution to using human waste to highlight sustainable change made by the University of Cape Town (UCT), is now being exhibited as a showpiece at the MAK Design Lab in the Austrian Museum for Applied Arts/Contemporary Art in Vienna. The museum focuses on[…]

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Free entry to CapeNature reserves this Youth Day

Published by Aimee Pace As part of CapeNature’s 20th annual celebration of conserving nature for the community and its commitment to providing access for all, it will be giving free entry to everyone aged 35 and under on Youth Day this Sunday June 16. All people within this age group will[…]

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