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By Bruce Rich / On April 12th, 2016

After some seven decades of mixed results in development assistance, there is a growing consensus that the greatest challenge is governance—in both the recipient and the donor countries.

By Michael Kugelman / On April 7th, 2016

Whenever we hear about stories like these, stories of such immense exploitation and predation, there is a tendency to think: How can this happen? How can obscenely rich investors run roughshod over the land, livelihoods, and rights of impoverished local...

Photo Credit: Shrimp farming in Aceh, Indonesia. Photo by Mike Lusmore/Duckrabbit, 2012 via Flickr.com user WorldFish

By Kennedy Warne / On March 29th, 2016

The closing of a loophole in a venerable tariff act that allowed goods derived from slave labor to enter the US is...

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By Roger Clark / On February 2nd, 2016

This week, Colorado College released the results from its 2016 Conservation in the West poll. Again, voters in the...

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By John Pastor / On January 31st, 2016

Unable to gather support from Maine's congressional delegation, supporters of a North Woods national park are now setting their sights on a new goal: getting President Obama to...

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By Annie Leonard / On December 9th, 2015

We cannot have the green and peaceful future we all hope for without confronting gun violence head on.

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By Alec Appelbaum / On November 30th, 2015

Did you hear that Keystone XL—the long-planned pipeline from the Canadian tar sands to refineries on the Gulf Coast—got ...

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By Jason Mark / On November 15th, 2015

President Barack Obama’s rejection of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline marks one of the biggest victories for the U.S. environmental movement in years. Speaking this morning from the White House, Obama–flanked by Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary...

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By Meghan Bartels / On July 11th, 2014

World population density.

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By Robert Keiter / On June 18th, 2014

Yosemite Falls. Photo by Terry Chay, used under ...

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