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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
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Climate Risk Insurance for Colombia’s Smallholder Rice Farmers

Insurance payouts based on weather conditions are helping to keep premiums low and enabling millions of farmers access to coverage previously unavailable to them.

by |June 4, 2020
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What the Forecast for an Active Hurricane Season Means for the Atlantic Region

Climate scientist Suzana Camargo shares some cautionary words.

by |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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Ocean Uptake of CO2 Could Drop as We Cut Carbon Emissions

A new study finds that ocean absorption of CO2 rises and falls along with human activity and natural phenomena. The findings are important for understanding how much the oceans will offset future climate change.

by |June 3, 2020

Jumbo Valley Wilderness Protected as Land Management Case Comes to a Close

A land management dispute in Canada that has played out over 30 years has ended in major victory for the Ktunaxa Nation.

by |June 3, 2020
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Nisarga Could Be the Strongest Storm to Hit Mumbai in 70 Years

Major cyclone landfalls in this region are rare, but they could become more common and more dangerous under climate change.

by |June 2, 2020

In Solidarity: A Message From the Earth Institute

The Earth Institute empathizes with those directly impacted by recent tragedies, and with everyone in our community experiencing loss, despair and fear. Black lives matter and we stand with the nonviolent protestors.

by |June 2, 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