TEPIC, Mexico, Sept 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Global
waste could grow by 70 percent by 2050 as urbanisation and
populations rise, said the World Bank on Thursday, with South
Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa set to generate the biggest increase
TEPIC, Mexico (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Severe flooding on the Amazon has increased amid changing weather patterns, and is harming the health and incomes of people living along the world's biggest river, scientists said.
TEPIC, Mexico (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Failure to meet global targets to limit rising temperatures will mean more heat-related deaths, researchers said on Thursday.
TEPIC, Mexico (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Tequila, avocado and corn are proving their worth beyond Mexican fiesta staples as key components for a fast-growing bioplastics market, with companies transforming waste from processing food crops into products such as bags, plates and even car parts.
TEPIC, Mexico (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Energy from the ocean breakers that pound Mexico's Pacific Coast could soon be turned into electricity as an Israeli joint venture finalizes permits and financing for the country's first wave energy plant.
TEPIC, Mexico (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Mexico's president-elect, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, will have a better chance of slashing poverty and inequality if he weaves a strong green thread through his policies, analysts say.
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Promoter Ryan Kruger scouted five potential locations for his Vujaday techno festival before opting to hold the five-day event in Barbados, flying in DJs to play to around 1,500 party-goers at a string of dramatic locations around the island in April.
HOLETOWN, Barbados (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Spooning raw yellowfin tuna caught off the Barbados coast into a mould and finishing the plate with a wave of sliced avocado, Rhea Gilkes strives to include as many local ingredients as she can on the menu of the upmarket Fusion Rooftop restaurant.
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - With her foot down to show off the acceleration of the zippy electric car, Joanna Edghill spins around the car park before plugging the vehicle into a charging point beneath rows of solar panels converting Caribbean rays into power for the grid.
ST GEORGE'S, Grenada (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Investing in the tropical Mount Cinnamon Resort in Grenada, with its white sand beaches, buys more than a slice of paradise - it comes with citizenship and a passport with visa-free entry to almost 130 countries.