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Return to rural communities: Resilience over efficiency
The trickles of people leaving cities for rural areas might reflect a universal consciousness about what may be best for long term survival.
Enhancing indigenous knowledge in rice terraces
Melding science and local wisdom can support farming practices threatened by climate change.
Biodiversity in Kanazawa: Spring’s lesson
The delicate colours of nature in spring have been a major source of inspiration for Kanazawa's local silk-dyeing artists.
Governance of marine areas beyond national jurisdictions
Improved governance of oceans beyond national jurisdictions will benefit biodiversity and help build more sustainable, equitable economies.
Stemming rural depopulation in Ethiopia
Swiss architects aim to stem rural depopulation and increase prosperity with semi-urban village centres.
Persistent organic pollutants in the marine food chain
Marine mammals are a window on the pollutant concentration trends affected by global changes.
Future of food in Japan
Uncertainty clouds the future for healthy food-loving Japanese. Can food self-sufficiency be increased?
Communicating climate science online
Communication of scientific research in all areas is being transformed by the web and social media.
Can no-take fishery reserves help protect our oceans?
Fish stocks are being overfished and important habitats are being lost or degraded at an unprecedented rate.
From mountain to sea: A vision for the rebuilding of Tohoku
An oyster farming author shows how tsunami-hit Tohoku should rebuild by tapping into the region's rich traditions.
Put people at core of sustainable development: UN report
A new report by a high-level panel urges leaders to focus on the long-term resilience of planet and people.
Revitalising socio-ecological production landscapes
In dealing with today's sustainability challenges, what can we learn from millenia of harmonious interactions between humans and nature?
2011 — The year of living dangerously
The Our World 2.0 editors take a look back at the momentous year that was.
Permaculture pioneers — Stories from the new frontier
A new book featuring 25 permaculturists illustrates that ordinary people need not wait for experts and governments to lead the way to sustainability.
Reclaiming the right to development
With multiple crises facing the world today, it is time for a rights-based approach to sustainable development.
Unity and warmth for Japan’s tsunami survivors
A recovery assistance project is using clean energy to help rebuild the lives of those affected by the Tohoku disaster.
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