The latest episode of the Thrive podcast takes a close look at the ground beneath our feet. Soil, on which terrestrial life depends, is often ignored precisely because it is everywhere and yet invisible.
The disasters at Chernobyl and Fukushima have left vast areas of tainted, uninhabitable land. Their respective governments' drastically different approaches have had a range of consequences for wildlife, farming and the future of those two landscapes.
Interest in investing in sustainability is on the rise. With 2016 set to be the year of green finance according to some, potential investors and stakeholders are congregating at GLF this year to discuss opportunities. Here are some development initiatives they can invest in.
In recent years, carbon sequestration has gained tremendous momentum and national and international initiatives have been taken up. But as to exactly how much of this carbon can be mopped up through sequestration is up to debate.
Global food and development policies are increasingly being supported by crop models, but current modelling approaches are unfit for this purpose. The models in use, many of which were developed in the 1970s and 1980s for high-input monoculture systems, ignore critically important aspects of sustainable agriculture.
The call for International Women’s Day 2016 asks people to Pledge for Parity. While parity is a noble goal, achieving it will require knowing how and women and girls have less access to resources like land. How can researchers help?
Matrilineal societies are widespread in Southern Africa. But what happens in them? Is there equal access to land between the sexes? What are incentives for women and men to invest in higher land productivity?
In an unused school classroom in the village of Sekoti, Ghana, community members gathered to learn how to make a video. Many of them had never even used a camera before, much less operated a microphone. Participatory video is an empowering and creative process that allows those who understand their local issues best to have a voice.