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Chipping away at water supplies
Chipping away at water supplies
Climate change and an intensifying appetite for silicon wafers and chips put water supplies and global supply chains at risk.
18-10-2021 | Stunning statistics
Ecommerce tide also reaches Latin American shores
Ecommerce tide also reaches Latin American shores
Retail ecommerce sales in Latin America skyrocketed by over 60% in 2020, as 38 million consumers bought online for the first time.
20-09-2021 | Stunning statistics
Ecommerce frenzy puts last-mile delivery under the spotlight
Ecommerce frenzy puts last-mile delivery under the spotlight
Fast grocery delivery operator Getir saw its valuation reach USD 7.
21-07-2021 | Stunning statistics
Cybercrime outbreak unleashes security spending tide
Cybercrime outbreak unleashes security spending tide
Approximately 30 billion data records were compromised last year.
16-06-2021 | Stunning statistics
Covid-19 magnifies the need for humanity to go on a diet
Covid-19 magnifies the need for humanity to go on a diet
Nearly a third of the global population have gained weight since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.
20-05-2021 | Stunning statistics
Trashed cash – USD 6 billion in assets dumped each year
Trashed cash – USD 6 billion in assets dumped each year
A new study values the plastic trash dumped each year in Southeast Asia at USD 6 billion.
21-04-2021 | Stunning statistics
Bitcoin ventures into ‘teradollar’ territory
Bitcoin ventures into ‘teradollar’ territory
Bitcoin’s market capitalization passed the USD 1 trillion mark last month, after a whopping 500% year-on-year bounce, although prices quickly pulled back.
08-03-2021 | Stunning statistics
The stunning statistics of sustainable investing
The stunning statistics of sustainable investing
The progress that sustainable investment has made in recent years has been stunning.
24-02-2021 | Stunning statistics
Amazon smashes Italy on R&D
Amazon smashes Italy on R&D
US tech giant Amazon single-handedly spent more on research and development (R&D) than Italy in 2019, and even more so in 2020.
23-02-2021 | Stunning statistics
Why human production needs to go on a diet
Why human production needs to go on a diet
The weight of man-made objects on Earth now exceeds the mass of all living things, new research reveals.
13-01-2021 | Stunning statistics
Let the sun shine in – giant solar plants come online
Let the sun shine in – giant solar plants come online
The world’s two largest solar energy parks have come online – with enough generating capacity to power a major city.
03-11-2020 | Stunning statistics
Why the global population is unsustainable… because it is falling
Why the global population is unsustainable… because it is falling
A lower world population is great for sustainability, right?
15-09-2020 | Stunning statistics
Notes from a small island - how King Coal was dethroned in Britain
Notes from a small island - how King Coal was dethroned in Britain
Take a bow, Britain!
15-07-2020 | Stunning statistics
Don’t tell JR, but Texas has ‘Gone with the Wind’
Don’t tell JR, but Texas has ‘Gone with the Wind’
Those of a certain age may recall Dallas, a 1980s US soap opera about a dysfunctional oil-rich family headed by the scheming JR Ewing.
02-06-2020 | Stunning statistics
The city with that sinking feeling
The city with that sinking feeling
If the mountain will not come to Muhammad, then Muhammad must go to the mountain.
01-05-2020 | Stunning statistics
Is oil-rich Norway paying the price?
Is oil-rich Norway paying the price?
Sustainability is often full of contradictions, as can be seen in the case of an oil-rich country which is warming faster than others – Norway.
23-03-2020 | Stunning statistics
Short-haul flights are the worst offenders for CO2
Short-haul flights are the worst offenders for CO2
Domestic and other short-haul flights are the most carbon-intensive form of travel, figures show.
20-02-2020 | Stunning statistics
A trillion trees could stabilize global warming
A trillion trees could stabilize global warming
Planting a trillion trees would be enough to stop global warming from escalating, studies have found.
17-01-2020 | Stunning statistics
Greenland loses 11 billion tons of ice in one day
Greenland loses 11 billion tons of ice in one day
The scale of global warming has been laid bare by the effect of the summer’s heatwave on the Arctic.
03-09-2019 | Stunning statistics
The Great Wall of Africa is taking shape
The Great Wall of Africa is taking shape
A giant wall of trees that is being built across Africa is making a huge contribution to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
17-06-2019 | Stunning statistics
CO2 is at highest level for three million years
CO2 is at highest level for three million years
The amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is now at a level last seen in prehistoric times, new research shows.
06-05-2019 | Stunning statistics
Spending one bitcoin = 330,000 credit card transactions
Spending one bitcoin = 330,000 credit card transactions
The average bitcoin transaction now uses 330,000 times more energy than a credit card, new research shows.
11-04-2019 | Stunning statistics
Investing in the SDGs to tackle snake bites
Investing in the SDGs to tackle snake bites
How many people do you think die from snake bites?
11-03-2019 | Stunning statistics
UK hotel runs on battery power
UK hotel runs on battery power
A battery the size of a delivery truck is being used to power a UK hotel, cutting its carbon footprint while saving money.
21-01-2019 | Stunning statistics
The drone that can plant millions of trees
The drone that can plant millions of trees
A drone that can carpet bomb 100,000 tree seeds a day may solve the issue of deforestation in remote areas.
03-01-2019 | Stunning statistics
Beware the demographic death spiral
Beware the demographic death spiral
Every month we look at stunning statistics from the world of sustainability.
24-05-2017 | Stunning statistics
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