Tribes and Researchers Study Climate Using Science and Traditional Knowledge


The snowpack in the Sierra Nevada was at its lowest in 500 years during 2015, and that is bad news for tribes farther south of the mountain range that straddles California and Nevada. Southwestern tribes were the focus of a recent symposium at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science... Continue Reading →

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Race Best Predicts Whether You Live Near Pollution | The Nation


When asked directly whether environmental racism was at play in Flint’s water crisis, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder replied last month, “Absolutely not." And yet… Source: Race Best Predicts Whether You Live Near Pollution | The Nation

Can the solutions for climate change help us fix poverty too?


With more than 800 million people living in extreme poverty and many more struggling to make an honest living, it is clear that the current global economic model isn't working for everyone. Economic growth often comes at the expense of the majority, with short-term financial gains trumping long-term sustainability. The current global obsession with economic growth, alongside... Continue Reading →

Overpopulation, China’s child policy, and sustainability


China recently announced that it would replace its one-child policy with a two-child policy, adding more than 30 million people to the country’s labor force by 2050. Many have criticized the most populated nation in the world for such a draconian law because infringes upon people's freedom and reproductive autonomy. Yet the same logic behind... Continue Reading →

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