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ACToday Columbia World Project Enabling Insurance to Reach a Million Farmers in Ethiopia

Affordable insurance against droughts and other climate risks will help to improve food security and protect smallholder farmers.

by |April 7, 2020

Culture, Resilience, and Sustainability of the Salish People

In mid-February, a member of the Bitterroot Salish Tribe spoke to students about his tribe’s management and protection of natural resources.

by Minji Ko |April 7, 2020
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Public Participation in the Coronavirus Age

How governments can ensure transparency and public access to information while social distancing continues.

by Hillary Aidun and Daniel Metzger |April 6, 2020

Education During a Global Pandemic

As educators, we are responsible for ensuring that the expertise needed to maintain this complex world continues to be regenerated.

by |April 6, 2020
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Letter from Bhopal: Facing COVID-19, Citizens Spread Masks, Food and Hope

On Monday at 9:00 a.m. EDT, join a live video conversation with people in India who are helping to sew masks for front-line workers and distribute food to those in need.

by |April 3, 2020
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Pod of the Planet Ep.4: Drawing Circles Around Economies

Herman E. Daly examines possible paths to less fragile global systems with Kate Raworth, whose “doughnut economics” model aims to build economic policies and metrics that put thriving ahead of growing.

by |April 3, 2020
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After the Pandemic: Designing a Just and Resilient Economy For All

In a recent online discussion, economists emphasized the need to establish a new system that factors in sustainability and well-being.

by Dale Willman |April 3, 2020
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Lessons from African Feminists Mobilizing Against COVID-19

Grassroots activists share their strategies on caring for oneself and one another, and on building societies grounded in solidarity and equity.

by Meredith Forsyth |April 3, 2020
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John Furlow: Helping Developing Countries Adapt to Climate Change

He and his team are deploying seasonal climate forecasts and index insurance to help Vietnamese farmers plan ahead for changing weather, and to enhance food security.

by |April 2, 2020
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Trump’s ‘Industry First, Science Last’ Agenda Is Costing Lives

The president’s ongoing war on science has significantly weakened researchers’ ability to respond to COVID-19 and other looming public health and environmental crises.

by Romany Webb and Lauren Kurtz |April 2, 2020