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Real-World Lessons From the Spring 2020 Environmental Science and Policy Workshop

Students investigated policy or management problems faced by their clients in government and nonprofit agencies.

by Greg Hopper |June 4, 2020

Environmental and Justice Activists Need to Join Forces

To achieve an equitable, sustainable culture and economy, we must combine efforts that liberate communities of color and liberate the planet.

by Cayte Bosler |June 3, 2020
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How African Feminists Are Sustaining Peace in a Pandemic

Women grassroots activists share their strategies.

by Meredith Forsyth |June 3, 2020
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How Ecotourism Can Harm Indigenous Communities

The lack of a clear set rules for ecotourism means it’s often not as sustainable as it sounds.

by Arooba Ahmed |June 2, 2020

Lynnette Widder Receives Fellowship From Institute for Ideas and Imagination

As part of the fellowship, she will examine the transformation of design thinking, symbolic representation and construction in post-war West Germany.

by Ana M. Contreras |June 1, 2020
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Report Outlines Path to Safe Reopening During COVID-19

The guide calls for a significant up-scaling of testing to determine when people can return to work safely, and says that businesses will have to fundamentally change how they do things.

by Elise Gout |May 29, 2020
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Coronavirus Has a Strong Ally: Pollution

Research suggests that even a small increase in long-term exposure to fine particles leads to an increase in the mortality rate of up to 8 percent.

by Marco Tedesco |May 29, 2020
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The Virus and the Cyclone: The Tragedy in India and Bangladesh is Double

More than four million people have been forced to abandon their homes and reach emergency shelters, increasing the risk of contagion.

by Marco Tedesco |May 28, 2020
Community supervision of mineral prospecting in Tsumkwe District West, Namibia

Land Investments During COVID-19: The Hazards of Pressing on Without Community Participation

Companies are seeking to press ahead with investments on community lands or even take advantage of the pandemic to avoid the usual authorization requirements.

by Sam Szoke-Burke |May 28, 2020
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It Takes a Village to Teach a Child

During the pandemic and beyond, we should tap into the skills and knowledge of community members for our kids’ education and enrichment.

by Radhika Iyengar |May 28, 2020