Cyber-attacks on infrastructure services are on the rise. Hackers are exploiting the use of Internet of Things technology to disrupt critical systems.
Just 2.5% of the 6.4 billion vaccine doses administered globally, have been in given Africa, despite the continent making up 17% of the world’s population.
Dr. Tereze Kasaeva, Director of the WHO's Global Tuberculosis Programme, explains what TB is and how to stay safe.
Gene therapies can cure incurable diseases, such as sickle cell disease, but treatment costs and lack of in-country manufacturing are slowing progress.
Cutting-edge technology makes the local management of data and resources as efficient as central management. Local communities can again manage themselves.
Western democracies are becoming increasingly aware of the need to face domestic issues but they must also tackle these pressing foreign policy matters.
Sustainably designed buildings that float on water may be the answer for at-risk waterside communities, including the world's first largest floating office in Rotterdam.
World Economic Forum Founder and Chairman Klaus Schwab made this speech at the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on World Food Day on 16 October.
Scientists are measuring how trees respond to changing CO2 levels, studying their size, weight and chemical make-up of leaves.
Coastal states such as Florida experience more hurricane impacts than other states and thus the greatest labor market disruptions from these disasters.
Japan and Singapore have the world's most powerful passports, according to the Henley Passport Index, allowing them to enter 192 countries without a visa.
A new study shows that while difficult tasks are more effectively completed in a team, simple tasks are best accomplished by individuals.
A new study suggests that a robot might reduce feelings of embarrassment when, for example, booking sensitive medical appointments.
Coldplay plans to make its next world tour net-zero, through a combination of renewable energy, sustainable practices and carbon capture.
The coffee industry is facing a number of challenges including biodiversity loss, deforestation, and labour exploitation – is growing coffee from cells the answer?
Top stories: Moscow imposes new COVID-19 restrictions; US study finds Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine highly protective in 12-18-year-olds; record daily rise in COVID-19 cases in Singapore and Romania.
Young people are acutely aware of the climate crisis, and willing to take action. But when it comes to making decisions, they lack a seat at the table
European investment funds are heavily exposed to climate risks. We've examined over 23,000 funds and can reveal the long-term benefits of green funds.
Digitalization offers the chance to crowdsource for net zero, by empowering everyday citizens to shift from pure demand and consumption to both producing and consuming electricity, and even selli...
A new charter aims to promote agile governance, a system of policy-making that would allow governments to respond more effectively to a changing world.
Experts asked aid workers how best to prepare for the climate change emergency in the most affected areas.
COVID-19 isn't the main disruption worrying leaders. This CEO shares research-backed insights on how leaders can better manage disruption on the latest Meet The Leader.
We are making progress towards a new green energy economy, according to a landmark report from the International Energy Agency - but not fast enough for net zero by 2050.
COVID-19 has pushed us all to our limits. Many employees are exhausted emotionally and physically. Greater empathy in the workplace could be the answer.
Winners of the Earthshot prize, including Milan and Costa Rica were awarded £1 million to support their efforts to improve their sustainable practices.
Students have developed a solar-powered motorhome to inspire carmakers and politicians to accelerate the transition toward more sustainable transport.
14.6% of the world's land area, an area greater than Russia, has been modified by humans, according to researchers.
US researchers designed a program to see whether mentored employees performed better than non-mentored employees. This showed who benefitted the most.
This means that the social media platform will become an 'embodied internet', which blends real and virtual worlds.
$15 trillion in value of children's future earnings is expected to be lost due to interruptions to learning. Teachers need support in order to reduce this.
Wind turbines have a service life of around 20 years. After that, they can be retired and reused for other purposes such as bike shelters
Renewable energy prices have fallen far quicker than the industry anticipated, says a new report. This can support the world's fight against climate change.
Top stories: India's vaccine campaign slows as output exceeds dose gap; Latvia announces COVID-19 lockdown; EU has exported more than a billion vaccine doses, says von der Leyen.
Social innovators are helping address some of the most pressing issues of today by fighting climate change, supporting refugees and treating addiction.
In the lead-up to the COP26 climate summit, Shanxi province was hit with the worst flooding ever. This visualization shows which areas are most at-risk.
Top stories: New Zealand vaccinates 2.5% of its population in one day; US to accept mixed vaccines doses from international travellers; Britain reports highest daily COVID-19 case total since Jul...
Vaccinations and cheap tickets are bringing passengers back after the pandemic decimated Europe’s aviation industry.
New technology in African agriculture can make smallholders' jobs much easier. Apps like HelloTractor and DigiFarm give farmers access to better machinery.
This year, 57.4 million tonnes of electronic waste will be discarded, which outweighs the Great Wall of China. The amount of waste increases by 4% annually.
Depression among adults in the US tripled in early 2020 due to the global coronavirus pandemic. It has continued to rise, now affecting 1-in-3 Americans.
It's important to understand how much progress AFR100 and the Great Green Wall are making - but monitoring restoration is notoriously challenging.
MIT scientists and the Qatar Center for Artificial intelligence have developed a deep learning model that predicts very high resolution crash risk maps.
Despite clear economic benefits of new digital technologies, slow median wage growth has led many to worry that these new technologies are failing to deliver for the average worker.
Global debt has reached a record-high with the pandemic, presenting the need for fiscal policies to support the world's recovery, both private and public.
Demand for fossil fuels will peak by 2025 if countries meet their climate pledges, according to the latest World Energy Outlook 2021 from the International Energy Agency (IEA).
Components of the IMF's purchasing managers' index show how supply chain disruptions have developed during the pandemic.
Children born in 2020 will be harder hit by the climate crisis in their lifetime than their grandparents. Research from Save the Children shows what's needed now.
Researchers have coalesced around the idea of what they have called the Last Ice Area—the region where multi-year ice will likely make a last stand.
According to a new poll, 31% of Americans say that COVID-19 has affected their household’s access to food with 17% saying they visited food banks more.
Atmospheric rivers already pose substantial storm and flood hazards, but these hazards are expected to increase dramatically with changes in our climate.