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Lester Brown of The Observer and Preside of the Earth Policy Institute explores the future of agriculture as our dependence on water hits its peak.  Peak oil has generated headlines in recent years, but the real threat to our future is...

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Last year, over a period of nine months, Cambodian state security forces staged a brutal crackdown against protesting journalists, human...

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This week's #forewordFriday selection is from Michael Kugelman's new book, The Global Farms Race....

What are land grabs, and what do they mean for the environment, local livelihoods, and food security? Listen below as co-editor Michael Kugelman discusses his book...

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On May 11, the UN approved new international rules to govern how land is acquired abroad.

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This isn't exactly the foreword to Seeds of Sustainability, but you get the idea. Enjoy a new foreword (or introduction, preface, chapter...) every Friday. Download the pdf...

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While the rest of the country has been experiencing an epic heat wave, in the Pacific Northwest where I live, thus far the summer has been unusually cool. One consequence of the cool weather is a slow-to-appear local tomato crop, made evident to...

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If anyone doubts that the world's environment is in a state - if not of crisis then of grave concern - I suggest attending a major scientific conference. Among the sobering assessments offered at the 2009 annual meeting of the...

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The potential to grow energy and provide food and materials locally will become part of urban infrastructure. Photosynthetic processes in cities will reduce their ecological impact through replacing fossil fuels and can bring substantial ecological...

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