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Oluseyi Fayanju
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Oluseyi Fayanju is a former fellow at the Environmental Defense Fund. As part of the organization’s Mississippi River Delta program, he worked on restoration of the Gulf Coast after the BP oil spill, and served as one of the main contributors to Restoration and Resilience, a blog that focused on the links between ecosystem resilience and economic recovery in coastal environments. You can follow him on Twitter @seyifayanju. The opinions expressed are his own.

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Sterling's Gold: Roger, Donald, and Us

(4) Comments | Posted April 28, 2014 | 3:44 PM

The ensemble cast of Mad Men is already recognized as one of the best in modern television, and the character of Roger Sterling, portrayed by John Slattery, is a highlight among them. Entitled and insouciant, the pleasure-seeking Sterling embodies the casually prejudiced and socially unperturbed Northeastern elite whose control of...

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Could Data Security and Privacy Provisions Define Political Division in the Coming Century?

(1) Comments | Posted June 12, 2013 | 11:45 AM

For over 150 years, the Democrats and the Republicans have been the two main competitors in the duopoly known as American politics. Upstart movements like the Bull Moose Party and the Dixiecrats have nipped at the edges of the political spectrum, and have even fielded candidates who went on to...

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Resilience Requires Resources

(0) Comments | Posted January 31, 2013 | 11:55 AM

Last week, the great and the good met in Davos for the 2013 World Economic Forum (WEF). The driving theme of the conference was resilient dynamism, a subject that has attracted attention from an array of politicians and business leaders because of the jolts that have...

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Could the Road to Haiti's Recovery Run Through French Guiana?

(5) Comments | Posted January 17, 2013 | 1:08 PM

Shortly after the January 12th earthquake rocked southern Haiti three years ago, an intriguing suggestion was made by Abdoulaye Wade, the then president of Senegal. Thinking about the devastating conditions facing displaced residents of Port-au-Prince, Jacmel, and other cities leveled by the quake, President Wade offered Haitian refugees...

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A Challenge to Obama and Romney: Chat With America About Natural Capital

(0) Comments | Posted October 18, 2012 | 3:48 PM

On Tuesday night, President Obama and former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney met at Hofstra University for their second debate of the 2012 election. Since climate change, the environmental elephant in the room, had escaped mention in the previous presidential and vice-presidential debates, I was...

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Green, White, Greener: Nigeria and Its Environment at 52

(1) Comments | Posted October 2, 2012 | 3:06 PM

As the American-born son of Nigerian parents, my deep love of red, white, and blue is balanced by an affinity for the green and white stripes of my ancestral homeland's flag. Like many others, I recognize that much of the post-colonial history of Nigeria, punctuated by

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