Environment Archive

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37(1) Fall 2015, Current Feature, Economics, Education, Environment, Featured, Features, Health, Human Rights, Letter from the Editors

Towards a Sustainable Future: Reviewing the Millennium Development Goals

Our fall 2015 feature issue, Towards a Sustainable Future: Reviewing the Millennium Development Goals, has hit newsstands! Check out the latest print edition as...
Children smile in the Villa Nueva elementary school In Picota, Peru. Their school is among 30 participating in a UNICEF-assisted community education project. 2002. Photo courtesy of UNICEF.
Africa, Americas, Asia, Economics, Education, Environment, Featured, Features, Health, Human Rights, Middle East

Investing in All Children: Towards Equitable, Inclusive, and Sustainable Development

Introduction—a vision of the future we want in 2030 It is the year 2030 and a child is born in a hospital. Even though...
The End of Plenty: The Race to Feed a Crowded World, by Joel K. Bourne Jr.
Environment, Reviews, Science & Technology

The End Allegedly Still Nigh

Review of The End of Plenty: The Race to Feed a Crowded World Thomas Robert Malthus shares an unenviable place in public thought with men...
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36(4) Summer 2015, Environment, Global Notebook, Health, Oceania, Pacific

Adopt a Disaster: Shock, Empathy, and International Responses to Natural Disasters

On March 13, 2015, Cyclone Pam, a Category 5 storm, battered the small Pacific island nation of Vanuatu, considered by the United Nations to...
"Costa Rica Playa Tamarindo and Rivermouth 2007 Aerial Photograph" By Tamarindowiki, CC BY­SA 2.0, accessed via Wikimedia Commons.
36(4) Summer 2015, Americas, Analysis, Central America, Economics, Education, Environment, Global Notebook, Politics

The Curious Case of Costa Rica: Can an Outlier Sustain its Success?

                        In many respects, Costa Rica has been Latin America’s success story in...
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36(4) Summer 2015, Central America, Current Feature, East Asia, Eastern Africa, Economics, Environment, Features, Politics, Security, South America, Southern Africa, West Africa

Crime Gone Wild: The Dangers of the International Illegal Wildlife Trade

What widely illegal powdered substance possesses a market value approaching US$100,000 per kilogram? A common guess would be cocaine. However, the answer is actually...
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36(3) Spring 2015, Americas, Asia, Economics, Environment, Europe, Features, Politics

Frontier mentality has no place in the Arctic

Often we hear about the Arctic as a place buffeted by international and regional pressures — pollutants from agriculture, planetary climate impacts, and rising...
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36(3) Spring 2015, Eastern Europe, Environment, Features, Human Rights, North America, Politics, Western Europe

Indigenous Rights: The Hidden Cost of Arctic Development

The delicate environmental and political balance that composes the Arctic has made it one of the most hotly contested regions in the world. This...
An Inuit village. CC BY-SA 2.5, via Wikimedia Commons.
Americas, Environment, Features, Human Rights, North America, Politics, Science & Technology

More than a Mascot: Indigenous People and Climate Politics

For decades, climate change politics was a subject without a face. According to Marybeth Long Martello, a scholar of global change science and governance,...
Two photos taken in the same location in Beijing in August 2005. The photograph on the left was taken after it had rained for two days. The right photograph shows smog covering Beijing in what would otherwise be a sunny day. CC BY-SA 2.5, via Wikimedia Commons.
Americas, Asia, East Asia, Economics, Environment, Interviews, North America, Politics, South Asia

Development or Environmental Protection?: The 21st Century Climate Dilemma

Considering your expertise in both United States foreign policy and climate change, what do you see as the the greatest challenges for the US...