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Giant pandas have lost vast areas of their natural habitat. The loss is because of rapid economic development in China, a nation that is making the fastest transition in human history from an...

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Solutions in History

Here is one of the most intriguing questions of our time—what is China’s political destiny? For some, the answer seems self-evident: world domination. Martin Jacques and many other China-watchers...

The Comtat Vénaissin plain is a small area in Southern France with such a specific economy and strong internal organization that it can be considered as a separate socio-environmental unit, even...

In recent years, “climate justice” has emerged as a new framing for climate change activism, one in which the grassroots energy of the environmental justice movement intersects with the global...

There has been a long overdue flurry of recent activity in developing better indicators of national progress, prosperity, well-being, and happiness. This activity has arisen from the growing...

On September 27, 2013, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its long-awaited report on climate change. The message was clear: evidence of climate change is “unequivocal,”...

Others On the Ground

As soon as I opened the door to the crate, the cat shot up the stairs. I had been in the basement for about 20 minutes, listening to the wind blow and the rain come down. When the sirens sounded...

Understanding the Donor World

All international donors struggle to find new and more effective ways of investing money. What are the development problems? What are the local resources and...

Oberlin, Ohio─a city of approximately 10,000─is located fourteen miles from Lake Erie, thirty-five miles from Cleveland, and─ as a a sober crow would fly it─84 eighty-four miles from Detroit....

What is the Oberlin Project on the ground? Today, it is trying to finish this article before grabbing a beer at Oberlin’s local bar to brainstorm the long-term business plan for energy...

It won’t work … people have been doing things the same way for too long…you can’t take water off of these lands, they will dry up.
─Wood River Rancher, 2003

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