Population, Ecological Footprint, and the Sustainable Development Goals

Abstract  The Anthropocene can be read as being the era when the demand humanity makes on  the […]

The hottest number in conservation is rooted more in politics than science

The goal to protect 30 percent of the Earth is more arbitrary than you might think. Right […]

Going against our gut

There is a close link between soil and our gut, says Sibylle Frey – so soil degradation […]

Outside The City of Grace: appraising dystopia and global sustainability

Abstract The City of Grace: An Urban Manifesto (Wadley, 2020) models an eco-tech settlement, aiming to achieve […]

The false promise of massive tree-planting campaigns

Large tree-planting initiatives often fail — and some have even fueled deforestation. There’s a better way. On […]

Blue ticked off: the controversy over the MSC fish ‘ecolabel’

The MSC’s coveted blue tick is the world’s biggest, and some say best, fishery ecolabel. So why […]

Ecobytes: Beef and Brazil’s declining biocapacity

Reducing meat consumption is often presented as one of the most sustainable actions an individual can make. […]

Five myths about population, aging and environmental sustainability

Article republished from The Overpopulation Project, January 21, 2020 For sustainable development, universal wellbeing should be the […]


The importance of resource security for poverty eradication

Abstract As humanity’s demand on natural resources is increasingly exceeding Earth’s biological rate of regeneration, environmental deterioration […]

UK and Ireland among five nations most likely to survive a collapse of global civilisation, study suggests

Researchers say a worldwide breakdown could happen “within a few decades” and have identified five countries most […]

An Analysis of the Potential for the Formation of ‘Nodes of Persisting Complexity’

Abstract Human civilisation has undergone a continuous trajectory of rising sociopolitical complexity since its inception; a trend […]

Deforestation is driven by global markets

The world is at a crossroads, as humanity tries to mitigate climate change and halt biodiversity loss, […]

The RV Mtafiti: Marine Research Towards Food Security and Economic Development in Kenya

Abstract The acquisition of RV Mtafiti has enabled Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute (KMFRI) and by […]

The status of Kenya Fisheries

Executive Summary The fisheries resources of Kenya are distributed within the inland freshwater bodies and the Exclusive […]

Update to limits to growth

Comparing theWorld3 model with empirical data Abstract In the 1972 bestseller Limits to Growth (LtG), the authors […]

Yep, it’s bleak, says expert who tested 1970s end-of-the-world prediction

A controversial MIT study from 1972 forecast the collapse of civilization – and Gaya Herrington is here […]

Webinar: Educating for the Human Predicament: Proposing a Circular Bioeconomy with Leaders from Africa

Find resources from the webinar here. In the search for alternative solutions to bring about more sustainable […]

People have shaped most of terrestrial nature for at least 12,000 years

Significance The current biodiversity crisis is often depicted as a struggle to preserve untouched habitats. Here, we […]

Woman harvesting lilies on the Mekong River.

Rivers Are Key to Restoring the World’s Biodiversity

This article was produced by Earth | Food | Life, a project of the Independent Media Institute. […]

Global modeling of nature’s contributions to people

The future of nature’s contributions The magnitude and pace of global change demand rapid assessment of nature […]