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2010 Human Sustainable Development Index
With the release of the 2010 Human Development Index, a new index re-ranks countries to take into account carbon emissions.
World Food Day: don’t just get mad about hunger
By eating locally and reducing food waste, even those in lands of plenty can do a small bit to help reduce world hunger.
The great transition (beyond carbon)
The terminal depletion of major global energy reserves looms and may well signify the end of industrial civilization as we know it. High time for a Great Transition.
Back Biodiversity 100, save our wildlife
To press governments into action on the biodiversity crisis, not platitudes, about preserving wildlife, you have helped compile a list of 26 actions. But there is still work to be done.
UN warns corporate lobbying blocking food reforms
Large agri-business and food producers are stifling efforts to improve global and environmental health.
Low impact systems to funnel toxic stormwater
Polluted runoff threatens wildlife and drinking water in Northwestern Washington State, but mimicking natural drainage offers hope.
Your ideas for halting biodiversity loss
You can help compile a list of 100 tasks that G20 governments should complete to prove their commitment to tackling the biodiversity crisis.
Bicycles: a love story
People ride bicycles for many different reasons, resulting in financial, health, environmental and social benefits to individuals and broader society.
Agriculture and food systems unsustainable
A new report assesses the environmental impacts of food systems and indicates dietary changes are needed if we are to slow the damage caused by agriculture.
Entering the snow leopard’s lair
Our World 2.0's Citt Williams took a trek in Russia's Altai for a first-hand look at the plight of endangered snow leopards and hard-pressed shepherds.
Preserving Japan’s sea salt making tradition
Japan's centuries-old sea salt production landscapes can serve in developing models for integrated management of land and marine ecosystems.
Scaling up sustainable seafood
Good information on sustainable seafood choices is now available at your fingertips.
Nigeria’s agony dwarfs Gulf oil spill
The Deepwater Horizon disaster is in the headlines worldwide, yet the people of the Niger delta have lived with environmental catastrophes for decades.
Colours of water: Bangladesh’s leather tanneries
In the Hazaribagh district, lack of options traps workers and residents in a toxic industry that is harming their health and killing Dhaka’s main river.
E-waste: not your normal trash
Increasingly large amounts of electrical and electronic waste are raising questions about resource efficiency and concerns about the dangers to humans and the environment.
Earth Day 40th Year Special: Give earth a chance, again
Despite some progress since the first Earth Day, the West’s environmental problems have been outsourced.
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