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My passion for tree kangaroo conservation began in 1996 when I attended a three-week field trip to the far north of Queensland, Australia, with researchers from both Monash and Melbourne Universities. The field trip took place among the homes of the two Australian species of tree kangaroos: the Lumholtz’s Tree Kangaroo (Dendrolagus lumholtzi) and the Bennett’s Tree Kangaroo (Dendrolagus...

LakesWater Quality Society and the Restoration of the Rotorua Lakes

A community group, the LakesWater Quality Society (LWQS), successfully initiated action to restore water quality in a major group of lakes in the Rotorua district. This account is written from the perspective of the chair of the Society from 2000 to 2006. It deals with events of those years and briefly touches on the...

Noteworthy

The cloud-computing industry, a huge and rapidly growing area of the technology sector, has been making headlines recently. A report by Greenpeace called ''Clicking Clean: How Companies are Creating...

Is there a connection between neuroscience and conflict resolution? Beyond Conflict, a Cambridge-based NGO, would say there is.

In an ongoing collaborative effort with MIT's SaxeLab for Social...

It is said that history repeats itself. Facing History and Ourselves is an NGO seeking to prevent some of history's worst atrocities by educating students about them.

The organization provides...

Whale conservation just took a significant step forward. Earlier this year, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) issued a ruling that Japan's whaling expeditions to the Southern Ocean are not...

Plastics can be found in every ocean and sea around the world. Around 80 percent of the litter found in the ocean starts on land, and most of it is plastic. This plastic rubbish pollutes the water and...

In the United States, homelessness is a big issue. Currently there are around 1.75 million people without a home, and many of these are young teenagers. The most common reasons for being homeless are...

When wars end, those who fought them are often forgotten. The same has been true with the Iraq and Afghan wars. The US has not turned on its veterans as it once did after Vietnam, but neither is there...

Two island countries on opposite sides of the globe both made news recently for declaring fishing-free zones on their shores. And both have novel ways of patrolling and enforcement—drones.

The...

Five years ago, a 20-minute YouTube video called “The Story of Stuff” went viral. The creators can now count 40 million total views of their series, which includes videos on the stories of cosmetics...

D. O. M, a unique restaurant in São Paulo, Brazil, has been shaking up the culinary world. Founded by renowned chef, Alex Atala, the dishes are sourced from the traditional ingredients of Brazil, in...

The earth’s biodiversity is undergoing what some biologists are calling the sixth great mass extinction since life began. Unlike the others, this one is manmade. Given the inexorable rise of the global...

Who would’ve thought that a short video of a high school teacher giving a lecture on subject-verb agreements could get 60,000 hits?

Yet, it’s entirely conceivable that this statistic signals the...

Long used for sniffing out bombs and drugs, K9 units are increasingly being put to the test in the global trade of endangered wildlife and timber. This summer, the World Wildlife Fund – Germany (WWF)...

The idea of simply giving money to the poor often makes people feel uncomfortable. Liberals fear that doing so only tackles a symptom of the poor’s malaise—and not the deeper, structural causes of...

The United States wastes about 40 percent of its edible food each year. Food is wasted at each stage along its journey—from creation and distribution through to restaurants and cafeterias. In fact,...

Perspectives

We act as we do because we can get away with it: future generations do not vote, they have no political or financial power; they cannot challenge our decisions. But the results of the present profligacy are rapidly closing the options for...

Selling Utah State University students on a new ‘Blue Goes Green’ fee to fund sustainability projects on campus has involved connecting sustainability with the students’ desires for freedom, saving money, physical fitness, and love. ...

MH: Michael Shuman
GA: Gar Alperovitz

On Economic Development

MS: Economic development currently counsels communities across the planet to attract and retain global business. Implicitly this...

What does climate change mean to people in the U.S. in the context of their daily lives? What does “climate action” look like in the context of particular places and cultures?

For five years, from the launch of the Chicago Climate Action...

Interview

Finance, Bioterror, and Climate Change: The Ecological Solutions Interview with Dr. Simon Levin

Editorial

Solving the Climate Crisis at a Profit

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Book

Estuaries of Australia in 2050 and Beyond addresses important questions currently facing the continent: Is Australia's rapidly growing human population and economy environmentally sustainable for...