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Kigali Principles for Peacekeeping: Protecting civilians becoming a priority

Woolery Chuck

The Kigali Principles On December 14th, the US Institute of Peace held an event with two impressive […]

Food security requires a new revolution

In their 2015 article, Paul R. Ehrlich and John Harte reflect on the challenge of feeding the […]

MAN vs Earth –Spoken Word Artist Prince Ea

In a short film directed by Spencer Sharp, spoken word artist Prince Ea’s powerful verses put human […]

The irreversible momentum of clean energy

Private-sector efforts help drive decoupling of emissions and economic growth US President Barack Obama argues in this […]

10 reasons to reconsider democracy –A non-comprehensive list

Aydurmus, Didem

One phrase we often hear is “Don’t kill the messenger.” It is meant as a reminder that […]

The Futile War between Conservationists and Farmers: Conservation and Production Biodiversity

Beattie, Andrew

Recent high profile conservation articles blame the loss of biodiversity on agriculture (e.g.: Biodiversity: The ravages of […]

Ecoethics: Now Central to All Ethics

Paul R. Ehrlich considers how the intra- and inter-generational issues central to ecoethics run ubiquitously through human […]

MAHB Site Roundup

We would like to wish you a happy holiday season and all the best for the coming […]

Political Science in a New Era

Paul R. Ehrlich and Dennis C. Pirages reflect on the converging and interconnected challenges of “greater economic […]


This interactive tool from CNN explores the mass extinction crisis. You can find the tool here.

These JeffCo Students Are Learning About Climate Change By Taking On ‘The Sixth Extinction’

Jenny Brundin with Colorado Public Radio reports on a high school class’s exploration of climate change, rapid […]

Can We Save the World? Part II

Burkey, Tormod V.

This article is the second in a two-part series by Tormod V. Burkey. Part One: Can We […]

A Bold Vision For Our Future: 100 Percent Renewable Energy

Many people around the world, and particularly in the U.S. following the 2016 presdidential elecion, are asking […]

Body of Water: A dance performance explores the power of water to unite

Gavenus, Erika

Water issues run deep in the agriculturally-dominated landscape of Iowa, often dividing communities. However, as the Luther […]

Solving Overshoot: End Overpopulation or Stop Overconsumption

The evidence is clear: the scale of the human enterprise has outgrown our planet. We need to […]

Discoveries of new mammal species and their implications for conservation and ecosystem services

ABSTRACT: In light of recent discoveries of many new species of poorly-studied organisms, we examine the biodiversity of […]

Can We Save The World?

Burkey, Tormod V.

This article is the first in a two-part series by Tormod V. Burkey. Check back next week […]

Shining Rewards: The Value of Rooftop Solar Power for Consumers and Society

This report by Environment New York Research & Policy Center in collaboration with Frontier Group reviews 16 […]

Arun Dayanandan reviews Killing the Koala and Poisoning the Prairie: Australia, America, and the Environment by C.J.A. Bradshaw, P.R. Ehrlich.

Arun Dayanandan reviews Killing the Koala and Poisoning the Prairie: Australia, America, and the Environment (University of Chicago Press, […]

Copyrighting Nature: Using creativity to fight construction of natural gas pipelines

Averett, Nancy

An artist uses her creativity to fight the construction of natural gas pipelines.   This article by […]

Taxing Denial: Putting American climate denial to use

Cribb, Julian

In an interview with Fox News, Donald Trump’s newly appointed Chief of Staff, the Republican National Committee […]

Science – Missing from the U.S. Presidential Election

Gill, Steve

As I watched the most disgusting presidential election I can remember I am in despair. The Earth […]

Survival Despite the People: Democratic Destruction or Sustainable Meritocracy

Without working life support systems life on Earth becomes impossible. This book recognises this simple condition as […]

The Intrinsic Value of Wolverines

Woodbury, Ellen

I am enamored of wolverines and their mountain peak habitat.  I have never seen a wolverine in […]

Opinion: First thoughts on Trump-era science

Ehrlich, Anne H., Ehrlich, Paul R.

Stanford researchers Paul and Anne Ehrlich offer suggestions on coping in a world where science suddenly feels […]

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