- "We are Entering the Rare Metal Age"
David S. Abraham argues that as we move away from fossil fuels, the demand for the rare metals needed for green technology will increase. Understanding the political, economic,and environmental implications of these elements is at the heart of a sustainable future.
- From the Forest to the Health Clinic
Dr. Kinari Webb and her team are saving lives and forests in Indonesia through a very unusual incentives program.
- Claire Nouvian, Guardian of the Deep
French environmentalist Claire Nouvian has devoted her life to protecting a resource that is largely a mystery to most of us: the deep sea.
- Building Cities from Scratch: Is There a Formula for a Sustainable City?
In the contemporary urban development industry ideas travel in the context of a commercial transaction in which practitioners are hired to provide a service.
- Can Mobile Technology Help Make Sustainable Business a Reality?
How can we bridge the disconnect between the growing interest of business and finance in the sustainability agenda and more decisive action towards better social and environmental outcomes?
- The Next Pig Idea
Food waste expert and environmentalist Tristram Stuart has had an unexpectedly big idea that could change the world.
- It's Time for a U.S.-Canada Electric Auto Pact
The Canada-U.S. auto pact of 1965 was a major milestone, but it is time for a renewed vision for Canada-U.S. automotive cooperation and for governments to get behind electric vehicles.
- Zhao Zhong: Lessons from the Bottom Up
After an accident where nature nearly took his life, Zhao Zhong has been on a mission to protect the environment in his homeland of China.
- Rose Niu: Conservation on the Tipping Point
Conservation in China is a long-term struggle that has only intensified with rapid economic growth. To bring degraded ecosystems back, the country needs ambitious plans and a new paradigm.
- Madagascar's Delicate Democracy
After five years of political turmoil and economic standstill, Madagascar is poised for recovery. The new democratic government wants to restore rule of law, tackle poverty, and foster growth.
- India's National Green Tribunal: An Environmental Justice Experiment
India's National Green Tribunal provides the country with a more accountable legal mechanism to protect the environment and those whose livelihoods depend on it.
- Saving Tigers in Thailand
A potent combo of tactics is saving Thai tigers: science, government-NGO partnership, new technologies, judiciary enforcement, and honor for the brave and fallen park rangers.
- A United Front in the War for Wildlife
Conservationists need a unified approach to stop the illegal trade in wildlife: species protection, human development, good governance, and enforcement.
- Dogs Ally with Elephants in the Fight Against Illegal Ivory
Sniffer dog teams are proving invaluable in the interdiction of illegal ivory and other wildlife parts as the contraband flows from Africa to Asia.
- Lesser-known Species Fall Victim to the Illegal Wildlife Trade
Pangolins, slow lorises, freshwater turtles, and other lesser-known species all face extinction pressures if we fail to curb the illegal wildlife trade.
- Corruption along the Vietnam-China Border Permits Massive Smuggling of Endangered Animals
Despite a recent surge in enforcement, more needs to be done to fight bribery and endangered animal smuggling on the porous Vietnam-China border.
- The 'Copter Will See You Now
As countries develop policies for civilian and commercial drones, it is important to apply ethical standards that are permissive of innovation.
- Using SMART Technology to Stop Wildlife Poachers
Several major wildlife organizations collaborated on a free, open-source Spatial Monitoring and Reporting Tool to help park rangers improve their anti-poaching patrols.
- Exporting Expertise: Lessons from Brazil's Forest Success
It took a broad group of actors to reduce Brazilian deforestation by 75 percent in seven years. Now, their success can be emulated in other tropical countries.
- Ma Jun: Information Empowers
Chinese environmentalist Ma Jun walks the line between transparency and activism in his quest to clean China's air, land, and water.