Poverty / Development Archives - State of the Planet

Martha Mutisi, co-facilitator for the Peace and Social Change workshops in Nairobi.

Apply Now for the Peace and Social Change Fellowship

The fellowship supports women grassroots activists working to promote peace and security. The deadline for applications is October 23.

by |October 21, 2019
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Climate Change and Economic Consumption

Climate change requires nothing less than transforming the nature of economic production and consumption: Not to consume less, but to consume without destroying the planet that sustains us.

by |September 30, 2019
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Testing Fluoride Levels in Indian Wells

A team of researchers taught social science students to test for high fluoride levels in their own villages, and experimented with creative ways to get the word out about the dangers of fluorosis.

by |September 16, 2019

Tools of the Trade: Data Sets are Tools, Too

This installment takes you into the world of population modeling at CIESIN, where data rules supreme.

by |April 10, 2019
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Youth Are Crucial to Building a Safer, Brighter Future for Colombia

The Youth, Peace and Security project is studying the important role that young people play in constructing peace in Medellín.

by |April 3, 2019

New Project Will Tackle Amazonian Development Challenges From Space

The International Research Institute for Climate and Society is part of a new project that will use satellite imagery to address environment and development challenges across the Amazon Basin.

by |March 21, 2019

Data Visualization: World Happiness Trends

Could the number of women in a nation’s government have an impact on its happiness? Can air quality effect the mood of a population? Do trains make people happier? Explore World Happiness Report data and trends that might also contribute to a country’s overall well-being.

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Mining Pollution Limits Access to Clean Water in Papua New Guinea

A new report documents the social, environmental, economic, and health impacts of gold mining in Porgera, Papua New Guinea.

New Initiative Will Study Conflict Mediators in Medellin, Colombia

The new initiative will explore the techniques that regular people use to de-escalate violence in their communities.

airplane from the NASA Atmospheric Tomography Mission

Africa: An Air Pollution Wildcard

Atmospheric scientists discover surprising levels and unexpected types of pollution that seem to be originating in Africa.

by |December 14, 2018