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This Earth Day We Must Start Talking About Desertification

Toyin Ojora-Saraki | Posted 04.23.2017 | Impact
Toyin Ojora-Saraki

Reforestation is one of the primary weapons we have against climate change and -- crucially -- against ever-expanding desertification, a scourge that affects two thirds of the world's countries and about one billion people.

The Danger of Hillary Clinton: She Is Not the 'Safer' Candidate

John Sanbonmatsu | Posted 03.02.2017 | Politics
John Sanbonmatsu

In an election year that finds both the left and right clamoring for political change, then, it seems suicidal for the Democrats to be putting forward a candidate who is as much a creature of the establishment as Hillary Rodham Clinton is.

The Real Climate Change Hoax

John Sanbonmatsu | Posted 01.06.2017 | Politics
John Sanbonmatsu

Such radical gyrations in the climate are already causing unseen suffering and hardship for countless of the earth's inhabitants. Millions of people have been displaced from their homes or lost their livelihoods as a result of one degree of warming.

Africa Deserves Compensation for Climate Change Damages

Yohannes Woldemariam | Posted 12.03.2016 | World
Yohannes Woldemariam

The Paris Climate meeting which is underway through December 11th 2015, could be an opportunity to redress climate related injustice perpetrated against Africa and the poor world.

War on #ClimateChange: Threat to 'International Peace and Security'

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 11.29.2016 | Green
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

From desertification to eroding shores, climate change has intensified resource scarcity, poverty and hunger. Vast new waves of migration may have a political ignition, but the fuel is climate change, from Africa to Asia. Somehow, even Syria's conflict can be attributed to the spark of longer-term drought.

In Moroccan Oases Women Watch Plants and Incomes Grow

UN Women | Posted 09.21.2016 | Impact
UN Women

Amid the expanses of sand and rock, the arid desert landscape is interrupted by a vibrant patch of greenery. Oases are natural sanctuaries around which communities are built, providing scarce water, food and refuge from the harsh surroundings.

The New Environmental Refugee Crisis

Akshan deAlwis | Posted 07.13.2016 | Impact
Akshan deAlwis

The International Organization for Migration reported this week that over 1,900 migrants have lost their lives so far this year attempting to brave the perilous sea-journey from North Africa to Europe. It's a record death toll -- over double last year's numbers -- within the context of a record year of migration.

Migration for the Good

Monique Barbut | Posted 02.16.2015 | World
Monique Barbut

Have the migration debates erupting all over the world all missed a crucial point? Climate change is pulling the rug from under poor rural people's feet; destroying their natural resources and taking away their ability to decide their own fate.

Combating Desertification in the Post-2015 Agenda

Mahmoud Mohieldin | Posted 09.16.2014 | Green
Mahmoud Mohieldin

Land degradation and subsequent desertification are becoming some of the most pressing development issues. It is estimated that one-third of the world's arable land has been lost in the last 40 years due to soil erosion.

Land Degradation: A Pathway to Nourishing the Future Is Found in Africa

Gustavo A. B. da Fonseca | Posted 08.17.2014 | Green
Gustavo A. B. da Fonseca

Most of these technologies and practices are not new, but their application by hundreds of thousands of smallholder farmers has been a major factor in creating impact at scale.

STEM Contest Inspires Kids to Invent Our Future

Ravé Mehta | Posted 06.22.2014 | Impact
Ravé Mehta

If we can develop a better system to engage, empower and enable our children to innovate faster than our world systems decay, then our kids could not only save our world, they could reinvent our future!

Obama's Second Term: A Real Pacific Pivot

John Feffer | Posted 01.07.2013 | Green
John Feffer

East Asia increasingly serves as the engine driving the world economy, and its regional policies set the standards for the world. But two disturbing trends threaten to undo this Pacific Century.

How Ancient Wisdom Pushes Back the Desert

Karin Kloosterman | Posted 08.25.2012 | Green
Karin Kloosterman

While Israel has answers to drought such as desalinating water, researchers in Israel's Negev Desert look for more sustainable solutions that have been in use on the land since time immemorial.

Green News Report: January 6, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: The new mas...

Planting Trees Is Not Somebody's Work, It's Everybody's Work (VIDEO)

Sadhguru | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

I have been asked repeatedly by many people, "Why is a spiritual leader, a yogi and a mystic planting trees? And why are you planting trees?"

Copenhagen -- You Can't Talk Climate Without Talking Water

John DeCock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
John DeCock

The effects of climate change are all about water. By failing to tie these effects together by this single, cogent thread, delegates to Copenhagen are failing those they represent.

Climate Change: Too Much At Stake

Jim Selman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jim Selman

To the extent that we speak from our hearts about the world we want to create, we will attract energy, resources and support--and inspire others to act.

Dust Storms Spread Deadly Diseases Worldwide, But May Ease Effects Of Climate Change: Researchers

The Observer | John Vidal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Huge dust storms, like the ones that blanketed Sydney twice last week, hit Queensland yesterday and turned the air red across much of eastern Australi...

Farouk El-Baz: From Egypt's Deserts to the Moon and Back

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Magda Abu-Fadil

El-Baz plans to highlight the issues of sustainable development and self-preservation at the Arab Environment 2009 conference in Beirut, Lebanon this November

Climate Change and Iraq

James Denselow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
James Denselow

A forgotten story is how the destruction and painfully slow reconstruction of the Iraq state is occurring against the backdrop of a deteriorating natural environment.

Can You Spare a Drop of Water?

Sarah Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sarah Newman

Although I live in Los Angeles, warnings of droughts seem to be a mere blip on most people's radar screens. Global warming doesn't know boundaries and California is next in line.