Three remote villages in Nepal’s Okhaldhunga and Khotang districts have just been switched on to round-the-clock power from nearby solar micro-grids that will save money, avoid carbon emissions, and provide the communities with fresh economic opportunities.
At Conservation International (CI), we like to say, “People need nature to thrive.” But behind that statement are countless questions revealing a more complicated reality: Where is the nature that people need? Which places are most important to protect? And how much can we chip away at various ecosystems before their value is compromised?
Up until 2040 the energy world will undergo a complete change: Renewable energies could play a dominant role in the global energy mix and a world wide climate regime with set CO2 targets could be established. Delphi Energy Future 2040 shows that the global transition to renewable energies does not only grant their affordability but also encourages their economical appeal. For this future outlook study, 350 experts from 40 countries were questioned about their estimation concerning the development of the global energy systems until 2040.
In November 2015, 50 million cubic metres of waste was unleashed after a tailings dam collapsed in the Gualaxo River Valley. This report investigates what is being named the biggest disaster in Brazil's mining history.
In honor of International Women’s Day (March 8), Human Nature is spotlighting “conservation heroines” around the globe. In this piece, we meet Nolsita Siyang, an indigenous farmer and mother of 10 who also finds time to patrol her community’s ancestral home as a forest ranger.