Fred Pearce

Fred Pearce

Fred Pearce is a journalist and author based in London, UK. He writes regularly for New Scientist magazine, the Guardian newspaper and Yale e360 web site.  His books include Peoplequake, When the Rivers Run Dry and, mostly recently, The Land Grabbers.

Contents authored by Fred Pearce

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    A soccer stadium at Chernobyl whose pitch has been filled with trees.

    Managing the fallout ghost-scape

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    CIFOR's photo of agricultural deforestation in Brazil

    Can a deforestation driver become a forest protector?

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    Farmer in China's Guizhou province spreading pesticide on her crops.

    China's new crop of cash

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    An oil palm plantation in Indonesia.

    There is no diversity in monocropping

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    Fruit grown in a community forestry project in Sintang, Kalimantan, Indonesia.

    Thinking local: conserving forests through use

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    Spring onion cultivation on an urban farm in Kathmandu, Nepal.

    Ecomodernism and the human-nature divide

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    Ghana's Akasombo Dam on the Volta River.

    The myth of the "win-win"

  • lake chad

    The pitfalls of blaming it all on climate change

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    climate change earth display

    Can we read the climate crystal ball?

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    Why wrecking the planet is bad for business

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    rice field uruguay

    The new 'golden age' of agronomy

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    Carbon, climate change and financing: What the Paris climate agreement means for landscapes

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    Has capitalism captured conservation?

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    Jonathan McIntosh Jakarta Farmer Protest

    Common land: the fightback starts here

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    Spelling out soil for the SDGs

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    Cactus Farming

    Cacti: the new energy crop?

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    Talks of water peace in the Nile

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    Progress to Paris: climate change or climate coverage?

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    Water Funds: Priming the corporate pump?

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    Poachers turned gamekeepers

  • Restoring land for conservation or development?

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    Calling an end to the search for ‘big ideas’

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    A new billion dollar sanitation industry on the horizons

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    "Franken-brinjal" or a new deal for poor Asian farmers?

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    Time to hand back protected areas in the name of conservation

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    How can we overcome dysfunctional water governance?

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    Protecting communities from natural disasters requires a landscape approach

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    Climate Change: We are not all in this together

  • Hydrodams: the bigger the badder

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    Can we engineer our way out of flooding?

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    How bad swamps became good wetlands

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    Behind the locked cupboard: uncovering the truth about land grabs

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    Food security starts from the ground up

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    Zambezi: The Mekong's diplomatic debacle on repeat

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    Dirty money for clean water?

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    Sharing or sparing land for nature?

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    Jatropha: it boomed, it busted, and now it's back

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    Myanmar's Golden Opportunity

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    Rats grow fat, people go hungry

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    The Borlaug Dilemma

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    Forget future land and water scarcity, will there be enough farmers?