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Policy void could jeopardise UN's energy access goals

Without new policies, universal access to electricity will not be achieved by 2030 and the situation may even worsen for clean cooking, predicts a study. [more]…

NEWS: Developing world bucks decline in green energy funding

Developing nations invested US$112 billion in renewable energy in 2012, up 19 per cent on 2011, reports reveal. [more]…

NEWS: Legally binding ban proposed on ocean fertilisation

The international convention on marine dumping may soon outlaw ocean fertilisation but genuine research will still be permitted. [more]…

NEWS: South Asia on the clean brick road

South Asia could retrofit its existing brick kilns as a first step to modernising a sooty, coal-burning industry. [more]…

NEWS: Jaffna aquifer depleting from overuse

Researchers are calling for regulation of groundwater use in Sri Lanka's Jaffna peninsula to prevent a future crisis. [more]…

FEATURE: Fun and games help communicate disaster science

Games can help people to see disaster risks and effects with their own eyes, helping them to engage with complex science, a conference hears. [more]…

NEWS: Deforestation dries up dams threatening hydropower

Hydropower plans in tropical regions should consider the effect of future deforestation on the water supply, says a study. [more]…

FEATURE: Is Asian space science drive harming development?

Space programmes can assist development work but are they taking cash better spent on ground-based efforts? Talent Ng'andwe investigates. [more]…

OPINION: Post-2015 discussions offer a chance to link the environmental and development agendas — it shouldn't be bypassed

Post-2015 discussions offer a chance to link the environmental and development agendas — it shouldn't be bypassed, says Myles A. Wickstead. [more]…

NEWS: South American climate change think-tank launched

Five nations are behind a four-year initiative to inform decision-makers about climate change and give them the tools to tackle it locally. [more]…

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