‘Ecofeminism is about respect’: the activist working to revolutionise west African farming

Mariama Sonko heads Nous Sommes la Solution, an ecofeminist movement of more than 500 rural women's associations in Senegal, Ghana, Burkina Faso, the Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea and Mali. The movement promotes sustainable agroecology and fights large-scale industrial farming.

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‘Everything is changing’: the struggle for food as Malawi’s Lake Chilwa shrinks

The livelihoods of 1.5 million people are at risk as the lake's occasional dry spells occur ever more frequently.

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Justice

Vulnerable nations lead by example on Sustainable Development Goals research

With the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, world leaders pledged to end poverty and hunger, protect biodiversity and the climate, and get all children into schools by 2030. How have researchers and funders responded? Has there been a shift in research priorities?

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Climate

‘Sustainable isn’t a thing’: Why regenerative agriculture is food’s latest buzzword

Everyone from small farms to McDonald’s is getting involved in regenerative agriculture. Could it point the way to a better future for farming?
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Climate

Jeremy Caradonna: The pandemic has revived hope that a more sustainable world is possible

Economic growth is inextricably linked to the climate crisis, but the past year has taught us that such growth isn't essential.

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Climate

UN report: Countries need to restore land area larger than China to avert dangerous warming

Countries need to fulfill their commitments to restore 1 billion hectares of degraded land by 2030 to avert dangerous climate change, according to a new report from the United Nations Environment Programme and the Food and Agriculture Organization.

Biodiversity

Eastern Kentucky is poised for an ecotourism boom—but a new resort sparks debate

A proposed project on the edge of the protected Red River Gorge highlights community tensions and possible solutions.

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Justice

The race to transform a Wisconsin farm into a justice-focused agrihood

A grassroots group is hoping to outbid deep-pocketed developers in a race to turn a 65-acre farm into a beacon of social and environmental justice.
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Justice

Estonia ready to contribute to global climate fight through Arctic Council if observer application approved, says president

Estonia's long history of polar research, coupled with its current scientific and technological expertise, would allow it to make important contributions to the Arctic Council as an observer, President Kersti Kaljulaid told an international audience on Thursday.

Toxics

Bonds aimed at heavy corporate emitters set to roll out in 2021

The next thing in green investing is a new kind of debt designed to help fund the trillions of dollars needed to wean the world from carbon.
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Justice

These Indigenous women are reshaping Canada’s tourism industry

Long marginalized by the tourism sector, Indigenous women are bringing First Nations, Métis, and Inuit narratives to the mainstream.
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Justice

Northernmost non-Arctic state knocks on the Arctic Council door

Estonia brings a long list of arguments for why it should be granted observer status to the Arctic Council.

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Toxics

Plant-based food: Nothing wrong with a veggie burger

Whether they are committed carnivores or vigorous vegans, consumers need to be encouraged to read the ingredients on packs to understand what they are eating and how their food has arrived on their plate. This is about nutrition, not politics.

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Population

Ending world hunger by 2030 would cost $330bn, study finds

Research groups compiled data from 23 countries and found international donors would need to add another $14bn a year to their spending on food security and nutrition over the next 10 years; more than twice their current contribution.

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