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This month we cover palm-oil agriculture, sustainable arid land afforestation, the water impacts of the Russia-Ukraine war, semi-transparent organic photovoltaics for greenhouses and more.


  • Nature Sustainability has turned five. In order to celebrate our anniversary we have put together four exciting Collections covering three topical research areas -water, emerging technologies and nature-based solutions- as well as a cross-cutting theme, inequality.

  • Anna Berti Suman is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellow at the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC). She is the principal researcher of the Sensing for Justice (SensJus) project, which explores the applications of civic environmental monitoring for environmental justice.

  • Since it was launched in 2018, the editorial team at Nature Sustainability has seen the level and quality of submissions grow steadily. But high submissions also carry a price as the journal’s editorial capacity cannot grow at the same pace. As a result, editors have reconsidered some editorial practices.

Nature Sustainability is a Transformative Journal; authors can publish using the traditional publishing route OR via immediate gold Open Access.

Our Open Access option complies with funder and institutional requirements.


  • Sourcing rare earth elements (REEs) from unconventional feedstocks has substantial environmental and societal–economic benefits. Here the authors develop tools to evaluate the economic viability of unconventional REE feedstocks to facilitate the implementation of a sustainable REE supply.

    • Alison G. Fritz
    • Thomas J. Tarka
    • Meagan S. Mauter
  • A global meta-analysis examines concurrent soil organic carbon (SOC) and yield responses—including their direct connection—to cover cropping and suggests that targeting cover crops on low-carbon soils can lead to direct yield benefits from SOC increases.

    • Isaac Vendig
    • Aidee Guzman
    • Timothy M. Bowles
  • Blue carbon ecosystems, such as seagrass meadows and mangrove forests, provide myriad ecosystem services and their restoration has gained global attention. Via enhanced ocean alkalinity, restoring these ecosystems can also promote durable carbon dioxide removal from the atmosphere.

    • Mojtaba Fakhraee
    • Noah J. Planavsky
    • Christopher T. Reinhard
    ArticleOpen Access
  • Although key to reducing transport greenhouse gas emissions, not much is known about city-level policies globally. With a spatially explicit monocentric urban economic model, this study analyses the impact of four representative policies to mitigate transport greenhouse gas emissions across 120 cities worldwide.

    • Charlotte Liotta
    • Vincent Viguié
    • Felix Creutzig
  • This study shows how a form of olfactory misinformation (odour camouflage) on a newly sown wheat crop can prevent wild house mice from finding buried seeds, substantially reducing seed loss in an ethical way.

    • Finn C. G. Parker
    • Catherine J. Price
    • Peter B. Banks
    Brief CommunicationOpen Access
  • Rising costs have recently reduced local governments’ efforts to collect recyclables from households, but this study shows that kerb-side recycling should be reconsidered as it can reduce greenhouse gas emissions and be a very cost-effective climate change mitigation strategy.

    • Malak Anshassi
    • Timothy G. Townsend
  • Paul Akiwumi, director of the Africa, least developed countries and special programmes division of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, explains the present challenges of the low-carbon transition to sustainable development in the world’s most vulnerable developing countries.

    • Lisa Palmer
  • As armed conflicts claim dreadful death tolls and destroy nature, they jeopardize humanity’s future. If safe and peaceful societies are the priorities of governments, more needs to happen to achieve them.

  • A historic treaty to protect the oceans has finally been signed off by the United Nations, can we be hopeful now?

  • As interest in publishing with Nature Sustainability keeps growing, the editorial team reorganizes how it provides feedback to the community.

  • Anna Berti Suman is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellow at the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC). She is the principal researcher of the Sensing for Justice (SensJus) project, which explores the applications of civic environmental monitoring for environmental justice.

    • Stephanie M. Olen
  • Life cycle assessment (LCA) is a prominent methodology for evaluating potential environmental impacts of products throughout their entire lifespan. However, LCA studies often lack transparency and comparability, limiting their significance. Here, recommendations for best practices for LCA are provided, exemplified by its application to batteries.

    • Jens F. Peters

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