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Trading jokes with his housemates as the sun sets over downtown Rosario, Argentina, nursing student Miguel Suarez drags a hose across the courtyard of the Medical Student House to water a leafy...

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The many times I arrived at Bole airport in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, there was always a sign that said "Welcome Home." Its meaning never registered until an official from the Ministry of Culture and...

Our current system of industrial agriculture is destructive and has a variety of negative impacts on both the environment and human health. Conventional, large-scale monocropping relies heavily on...

California's hydraulic infrastructure has vaulted the state's development forward, creating a thriving agricultural economy and supporting a population that now exceeds 38 million. But this entire...

At first glance, Britain's uplands appear to be among the United Kingdom's (UK) most natural places. But it takes only the briefest encounter to realize that this is at best a relative claim...

We are proud to have marched side-by-side with approximately 400,000 others on the streets of New York City in the People's Climate March in September 2014. We are less proud that we squirmed...

Others On the Ground

Three years ago I was studying the fair trade movement in northern Nicaragua and the impact it was having on small-scale coffee farmers. Contrary to what most consumers think, fair trade doesn't...

Four tall, athletic ladies are easy to spot in the crowd with their cycling gear, helmets, and bike glasses. They have sweat profusely after several hours of biking and hiking up the hills, and...

Honduras is a very small, but highly biodiverse Latin American nation whose natural resources are worth preserving. Almost half of the country's surface is still covered by forests and a quarter...

While food insecurity often brings to mind global issues and struggles in developing countries, there are many examples in developed countries of local gaps in food security. In the post-...

It is the first day of February and a major snowstorm is bearing down on the Great Lakes region with the overnight low forecasted to be a bone-chilling 0°F. I am Canadian to the core, but by this...