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By Lucy Moore / On June 28th, 2013

As an environmental mediator working on intractable conflicts over natural resource use and policy, I am committed to being neutral on the issues before me. We mediators like to say we are advocates for the process – a good, inclusive, fair process – but...

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By Jason Leppig / On May 31st, 2013

To end the month-long $3.99 special of State of the World 2013: Is Sustainability Still Possible?, enjoy this excerpt from...

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By Admin / On April 19th, 2013

This week's #forewordFriday selection comes fresh off a successful launch of the ...

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By Admin / On April 2nd, 2013

A new Island Press author, Yoram Bauman, the world's first and only stand-up economist, is trying to raise $20,000 to help offset the cost to print his forthcoming book: The Cartoon Introduction to Climate Change.

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By Worldwatch Institute / On July 24th, 2012

On the 23rd of August, 2012, it is expected that a majority of votes at the Copenhagen City Council will pass the CPH 2025 Climate Plan with the ambition of carbon neutrality by 2025. Despite the meagre results of the international COP15 Climate...

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By Admin / On July 23rd, 2012

“Sustainability involves our duty to others, including future generations,” says Distinguished Professor and Environmental Law Center Co-Director...

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By John Dernbach / On July 19th, 2012

Twenty years ago, I took a week off from my job at the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Resources and attended the U.N. Conference on Environment and Development as a private citizen. At this conference, also known as the Earth Summit, nations of...

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By Admin / On July 13th, 2012

In anticipation of the Society for Conservation Biology, North American Congress for Conservation Biology meeting that starts this weekend, get familiar with...

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By Jason Leppig / On May 18th, 2012

Prep for Saturday's event at Politics and Prose with this week's #forewordFriday!

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By Alan Haney / On April 23rd, 2012

In spite of the wintry landscape, the steady tap-tap-tap of maple sap dripping into a bucket announces spring with greater assurance than the calendar.  Black-capped chickadees have be

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