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Migration as Ecology: How Culture Evolves

Migration as Ecology: How Culture Evolves

Michelle Chen  06.25.2012
The immigration debate in the United States often centers narrowly around people who cross a border, and their social impacts on the "destination"...
Rio+20: A Radical Transformation for the Future We Want

Rio+20: A Radical Transformation for the Future We Want

Kazuhiko Takemoto  06.25.2012
In order to improve the livelihood and well-being of all individuals and achieve a green economy, we need a radical transformation in our...
Can Lawyers Save the Planet?

Can Lawyers Save the Planet?

Lachie McKenzie  06.24.2012
Will lawyers save the planet? As far as making ecocide an international crime, the case seems rather compelling.
A Time for Bold Action to Build a Sustainable Economy

A Time for Bold Action to Build a Sustainable Economy

Lisa P. Jackson  06.24.2012
Our economy is going to grow precisely because we are taking care of our environment, and the leading job creators are going to be companies...

Official Rio Document Disappoints but People's Commitment to Sustainability Inspires

Frances Beinecke  06.23.2012
The official Rio+20 document doesn't call for binding cuts in carbon pollution or set standards for expanding clean energy. We can't rely...
Africa After Rio+20

Africa After Rio+20

Muhammad Yunus  06.22.2012
Africa is forecast to be the continent worst hit by climate change. Increasing harvests and food production in these challenging circumstances...
Without Human Rights, Sustainable Development Will Fail

Without Human Rights, Sustainable Development Will Fail

Antonio Tujan Jr.  06.22.2012
The Rio+20 tagline is "The Future We Want." Who is the "we" in this? The process and its outcomes leave the conclusion that the future...
Are You Here to 'Save Face' or to Save Us?

Are You Here to 'Save Face' or to Save Us?

Kelly Rigg  06.21.2012
It would take a brave soul to stand in front of one of the largest and most important gatherings the United Nations has ever held and ask...

Food and Water: Collaboration for the Next Billion

Dr. Derek Yach  06.21.2012
As government leaders from 100+ countries gather in Rio 20 years after the original Earth Summit, it is encouraging that water has emerged...
Rio+20 Kicks Off!

Rio+20 Kicks Off!

Tina Gerhardt  06.21.2012
Rio+20 seeks to establish an institutional framework for sustainable development and to establish a green economy. While not legally binding,...