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Beekeeping relieves land degradation in Kyrgyzstan
How nuclear apologists mislead world over radiation
Anti-nuclear advocate and author Helen Caldicott responds to claims that she overstated the health effects of radiation and reiterates the dangers.
Can Japan go 100% renewable by 2050?
If the goal is to create a secure, low carbon, resilient and safe energy system, then now may be the appropriate time for an objective assessment.
How things work: Solar electricity
We've all heard about the benefits of solar electricity, but how does it work? This primer aims to shed some light on photovoltaic technology.
Japan’s horror reveals how thin is the edge we live on
Environmentalist Bill McKibben argues that humans are narrowing the safety margin provided by Earth.
Silencing the scientists: the rise of right-wing populism
Clive Hamilton connects the dots between Rupert Murdoch, climate-denial and the rise of right wing populism.
Could the rebound effect undermine climate efforts?
Researchers argue that energy efficiency savings can easily be cancelled out by increases in other carbon-intensive activity.
Mongolia’s herders seek a new approach
Ecological changes are impacting livelihoods in the Gobi region. One collaboration seeks to put traditional knowledge back into a formula for sustainability.
Debate 2.0: WWF’s new unprintable file format
World Wildlife Fund's launch of a .wwf format raises a number of issues. Do you think it's genius, insulting or just dumb?
Debate 2.0: Is sustainable development still relevant?
As we approach its 25th birthday, it seems this complex concept needs rethinking. Do you agree?
The possible planet
As one decade closes and a new one begins, a retired school teacher reflects on how an illusion of separateness is paralysing us in a pivotal time.
Could climate science become open source?
Opening up the IPCC process will bring it in line with other leading scientific organisations.
What future for international environmental law?
A new book from UNU Press attempts the demanding task of assessing the effectiveness of existing international environmental law.
Eco-products under the holiday tree
After visiting Tokyo's eco-fair, a couple of Our World 2.0ers share ideas they hope can inspire holiday gift buyers to think green.
Is Cancún climate deal a pig’s ear?
In a guest editorial, a young journalist argues that a positive image has been given to an outcome that is not as valuable as it has been made out to be.
Deal is reached at Cancún summit
With the exception of Bolivia, the world's nation-states agree to modest goals to tackle climate change at COP16.
Getting graphical about climate change
Is a new clearly illustrated UNEP report on Latin American and the Caribbean the kind to help laypeople better absorb the mounting piles of science data?
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