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Beekeeping relieves land degradation in Kyrgyzstan
Are oil subsidies worth the price?
Countries from Indonesia to Nigeria to the United States subsidize oil prices, but how long can such policies last?
Green economy or clean energy with equity for Latin America
Latin America and the Caribbean have the potential to uncouple regional economic growth from fossil fuel consumption.
Discovering the wonders of the coconut
With an array of uses from energy and construction to medicine, this versatile palm has been sustaining communities for thousands of years.
Converting geothermal knowledge into megawatts
A Ph.D. Fellow at the UNU Geothermal Training Programme explains why geothermal energy is key for developing nations like hers.
Why the energy-industrial elite has it in for the planet
Tom Engelhardt of TomDispatch.com introduces an essay by Bill McKibben on the global "carbon bubble" and how the fossil fuel industry profits.
From melon to haircuts, prices rise for Nigerians
Nigerian journalist Armsfree Onomo Ajanaku looks at the link between Nigerian fuel subsidies and the recent food price protests.
Indian villagers’ lives transformed by new energy delivery system
Solar micro grids set up by a social enterprise are helping the poorest to stay connected and stop relying on kerosene.
Danger waters: Top spots of potential conflict in the geo-energy era
As demand rises and supply dwindles, we are entering an era in which disputes over resources will predominate.
Responding to North Korea’s ecological vulnerability
The UN can place a greater emphasis on incentivizing the DPRK government to embrace sustainable development.
Sustainable energy for all
The United Nations General Assembly has declared that 2012 is the International Year of Sustainable Energy for All.
Is oil fueling the rise in US political partisanship?
Could discontent sparked by an uptick in volatility in oil prices be one reason behind why American politics of late seems to have gotten so much nastier?
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.
Brazil’s waste recyclers take on vegetable oil
The unique approaches of Brazil’s waste recycling cooperatives are attracting international attention.
Life without electricity
Inventor Yasuyuki Fujimura believes that non-electric technology will become increasingly important in Japan.
Wind promises to power Kenya’s growth
Journalist and filmmaker Evelyn Kahungu visited the shores of Lake Turkana to investigate plans to build Africa’s biggest wind farm.
Population growth tests Africa’s expanding cities
Observers warn of a possible catastrophe in crowded urban areas, but others think growth will be a crucible for change.
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