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Beekeeping relieves land degradation in Kyrgyzstan
The world loves sushi… too much
We had the chance to talk to the producer/director of the new film Sushi: The Global Catch about the world's appetite for sushi and its consequences.
Monsanto’s cotton strategy wears thin
Author April Davila illustrates how the cons of genetically engineered cotton (to farmers, consumers and the environment) clearly outweigh the pros.
Contest winners shine with green talent
The Green Talents competition is a forum for outstanding young scientists from around the world working in sustainable development.
Market-based instruments for biodiversity: What’s in a name?
Struck by the popularity of "market-based instruments", two researchers decided to investigate.
Farming for the future: Egyptian biodynamic agriculture
A sustainable development initiative aims to address climate change and food security, plus boost long-term business competitiveness in Egypt.
Chile’s native seeds in danger of being monopolised
Indigenous and environmental groups fear appropriation of native seeds by foreign companies will impact Chilean biodiversity.
Japanese agricultural heritage systems recognized
Sado Island and the Noto Peninsula are the first sites in Japan, and the developed world overall, to be listed as globally important.
Network turns teachers into environment advocates
Teachers in Indonesia are integrating environmental lessons into the curriculum at state-run schools, with an urgent focus on mangroves.
The thriving biodiversity of Peru’s Potato Park
Based on cultural and ecosystem contexts, local communities are well placed to enhance conservation and the sustainable use of biodiversity.
Basque city capitalizing on green
Cities can be resource-sucking, pollutant-spewing monsters, but the picture could well be green if modelled after Vitoria-Gasteiz, 2012 European Green Capital.
Sacred groves sustain bio-cultural richness in Yunnan Stone Forest
Sacred natural sites play a vital role in conservation.
Code Red: list of threatened species updated
Release of IUCN's latest list is a good time for pondering our individual roles in the collective exacerbation of species extinction rates.
Japanese gardens: a haven for moss diversity
Japan's famed traditional gardens can contribute to the understanding of urban ecosystems and the preservation of moss biodiversity.
Mountain logging roads pave the way for Yoshino forestry
Carefully built mountain logging roads may be key in preserving the historical Yoshino forestry region and reviving Japan's timber industry.
Displaced indigenous Malaysians face uncertain future
Many of the Orang Asli peoples living in Malaysia's forests are relocated to make way for development and must continually battle for land rights.
Japan should look to satoyama and satoumi for inspiration
Traditional ways of living in harmony with nature offer the country hope as it rebuilds after the triple disaster.
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