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Are Mexico's new nature reserves a real conservation effort or empty political gesture?

The Conversation Global | Posted 12.16.2016 | Green
The Conversation Global

Mexico has a lot of natural beauty to save - or squander. Xhuanx/Wikimedia, CC BY-NC-SA Adán Echeverría-García, Universidad Autónoma de Baja Cali...

Bringing the Culture of Sustainability Management to Princess Cruise Lines

Steven Cohen | Posted 12.05.2016 | Green
Steven Cohen

On December 2, 2016, Katie Rogers of the New York Times reported that: "Princess Cruise Lines has pleaded guilty to seven felony charges and will pay...

Fracking, mining, murder: the killer agenda driving migration in Mexico and Central America

The Conversation Global | Posted 11.23.2016 | Latino Voices
The Conversation Global

Hundreds of small-scale miners are scraping out tiny quantities of increasingly precious gold in El Corpus, southern Honduras. Edgard Garrido/Reuters ...

Electric Cars: Saving You Money And Protecting Our Planet

Greg White | Posted 11.21.2016 | Green
Greg White

Everything is precious. Our rights, our lives, our resources. Sadly, everything can end. For instance, the incoming presidential administration droppe...

Muddling Through in Mauritania: The Long, Long Road From Revenue Transparency to Government Accountability

Till Bruckner | Posted 11.15.2016 | World
Till Bruckner

What do iron and fish have in common? Answer: Mauritania, a largely desert country of less than four million people in north-western Africa, is immens...

$13.6 Trillion Is The Cost Of Violence Last Year. What Is The Price Of Peace?

Yonatan Neril | Posted 10.13.2016 | Green
Yonatan Neril

While violence of all kinds takes a toll, in war, we don't just kill other human beings. We also destroy the forests and fields and crops and water they rely on. We drop bombs, set fires, plant explosive devices, and cause oil spills, and the environmental devastation that follows remains.

Saving Afghanistan From the Edge of Failure

Mohammad Shafiq Hamdam | Posted 10.03.2016 | Politics
Mohammad Shafiq Hamdam

In the last two years, Afghanistan has been facing unprecedented challenges. However, several major development projects have initiated, launched or completed. But the government has failed to deliver its promises. Thousands of Afghans died in violence.

The 3 Reasons Why Universities Struggle To Get Student Mentees

Garrett Mintz | Posted 08.15.2016 | Education
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Garrett Mintz

The Gallup Purdue Great Jobs, Great Lives report has shed light that mentorship is clearly vital and necessary to the development of college students....

The Resource Curse Of Indigenous Peoples

Elisa Peter | Posted 08.10.2016 | Impact
Elisa Peter

As we celebrate the international day of the world's indigenous peoples, we must address how indigenous peoples are robbed of their right to sustainable development, now and in the future.

Number Of Registered Lobbyists Plunges As Spending Declines Yet Again

OpenSecrets Blog | Posted 08.09.2016 | Politics
OpenSecrets Blog

The lobbying industry may start arguing for its own bailout bill, given the relentless decline in reported spending for its services.

We've Already Used Up Earth's Resources For 2016 -- And It's Only August

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 08.08.2016 | Green

We’ve failed again. It’s less than eight months into 2016 and the ominous day is already nearly upon us: Earth Overshoot Day, previously known as ...

Wind Is Winning -- Delivering America's Clean Energy Future, Today

Chris Brown | Posted 08.02.2016 | Green
Chris Brown

It's remarkable how quickly the future can arrive. For the long-anticipated revolution in renewable energy, that future is today. And wind power is leading the way.

In 40 Years, Human Consumption Of Earth's Natural Resources Has More Than Tripled

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 08.03.2016 | Green

Limestone and steel for our homes, wheat and vegetables for our dinner, fossil fuels for our industries: we rely heavily on our planet’s natural res...

Critical Thinking In Environmental Education: A Quick Lesson In Application

Nichlas Emmons | Posted 07.05.2016 | Education
Nichlas Emmons

Many educators agree that teaching critical thinking skills is necessary because it better prepares students to be more productive members of society....

Greenland and the Future of the Arctic

Peter Neill | Posted 06.24.2016 | Green
Peter Neill

I recently returned from a week in Nuuk, Greenland, where I attended an interim meeting of The Arctic Circle, a representative group of national, regi...

World Ocean Day

Peter Neill | Posted 06.07.2016 | Green
Peter Neill

What does it take for the will of the people to coalesce around a single issue, to be informed and changed into a voice for change? On June 8, we cel...

Understanding the Sustainable Lifestyle

Steven Cohen | Posted 06.06.2016 | Green
Steven Cohen

All of us inevitably consume resources in the course of our daily lives. We plug our computer into the electrical supply, we turn on the climate control, we turn on the lights; we bathe, dress, and eat. Some of us fill up the gas tank of our car.

Reducing Conflict and Remembering Those Who Died Fighting

Dylan Ratigan | Posted 05.30.2016 | Green
Dylan Ratigan

This weekend, as we reflect on remembrance and those who won't return from conflict, it is helpful to reflect on conflict itself and why we even have it. Resource scarcity is at the root of global conflict.

The Time is Now: Building a Human Economy for Africa

Winnie Byanyima | Posted 05.11.2016 | Impact
Winnie Byanyima

Every generation places hope in its children. For Africa this could not be more evident as our largest and best-educated generation is coming of age....

Might U.K., U.S. Exhibit Leadership in Addressing State Capture and Legal (as Well as Illegal) Corruption?

Daniel_Kaufmann | Posted 04.26.2016 | Business
Daniel_Kaufmann

The leaked information in the Panama Papers from the law firm Mossack Fonseca have captured the headlines, placed Panama in the limelight, and provide...

1,000 percent improvements for the planet

Joe S. Whitworth | Posted 04.25.2016 | Green
Joe S. Whitworth

Earth Day is not a day to celebrate the wonder of this unique planet. It's an opportunity to recognize what needs to change to secure a better futur...

The Global Risk Agility Imperative

Daniel Wagner | Posted 04.13.2016 | Business
Daniel Wagner

In the era of man-made risk, in which risks of our own making are having such significant negative impacts on the world, decision makers' at all organizational levels must become risk managers.

World Ocean Assessment, Part 1

Peter Neill | Posted 03.24.2016 | Green
Peter Neill

In January 2016, the United Nations General Assembly accepted a 1,752 page report entitled "The First Global Integrated Marine Assessment - World Ocea...

TTIP and TPP -- A Threat to Latin America?

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 03.21.2016 | World
Otaviano Canuto

For better or worse, TPP and TTIP could redefine global trade in the 21st century. At the moment, a Latin America perspective is largely lacking in the negotiation process; in TTIP, it is excluded by definition.

New Index Attempts to Measure Excessive Resource Use

Pro Journo | Posted 01.09.2017 | Green
Pro Journo

There is a growing awareness among political decision-makers that we need to take action to accommodate the resource needs of a human population that is expected to exceed 9 billion by 2050. Yet that awareness still needs to translate into political action.