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Beekeeping relieves land degradation in Kyrgyzstan
Can nuclear power save Japan from peak oil?
Japan's self-sufficiency in primary energy is a mere 18%, but the country's government is looking to boost that with nuclear rather than green sources.
From ashes to honey: nuclear alternatives
The work of filmmaker Hitomi Kamanaka examines the reasons for which she thinks Japan should reconsider its focus on nuclear energy.
Rural Pakistan lends insight on energy poverty
UNU-MERIT academics hope their new research can boost understanding on the widespread lack of access to energy sources in the developing world.
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.
Energy crisis in the Pamir mountains
Inhabitants of the Eastern Pamirs are pressured to overuse a highland shrub as firewood, as imported fuel becomes too costly.
Cutting carbon by degrees
United Nations University staff help save money and cut CO2 emissions by adjusting thermostats and seasonal wardrobe choices.
Japan, waking up to peak oil?
Japan’s economy is vulnerable to peak oil due to its high dependence on fossil fuels. But is the government moving fast enough?
Bangladesh tackles its carbon footprint
Bangladesh certainly faces serious impacts brought by climate change, but the country has become a hotbed of adaptation strategies and experimentation.
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