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April 2011 Blog Posts (8)

Getting “More Crop Per Drop” to Strengthen Global Food Security

Crossposted from the Worldwatch Institute’s Nourishing the Planet.

Increasing demand for water continues to put a strain on available water sources, threatening the livelihood of millions of small-scale farmers who depend on water for their crops. At a time when one in eight people lack access to safe water, Nourishing the… Continue

Added by Danielle Nierenberg on April 28, 2011 at 16:50 — No Comments

Izilwane New Global Citizen Environmental Ezine

IZILWANE ( is an online magazine that explores a new ecological paradigm based on enhancing the relationship of human beings with other species and the natural world. We are happy to announce our launch.



Journey with IZILWANE around the globe and into the human psyche as, together, we connect the human animal to the global…


Added by Tara Lumpkin on April 22, 2011 at 0:04 — No Comments

Agriculture: The Unlikely Earth Day Hero

Crossposted from the Worldwatch Institute's Nourishing the Planet.

For over 40 years, Earth Day has served as a call to action, mobilizing individuals and organizations around the world to address these challenges. This year Nourishing the Planet highlights agriculture—often blamed as a driver of environmental problems—as an emerging…


Added by Danielle Nierenberg on April 19, 2011 at 19:23 — No Comments

Justice in the Forests: six online films and webinar from IIED

The International Institute for Environment and Development is pleased to share six new films about the future of forests, and announce a forthcoming webinar where you can discuss the films with the team that made them and viewers from around the world.

The films are free for you to use on…


Added by Mike Shanahan on April 19, 2011 at 11:30 — No Comments

The Mekong


For those interested in the Mekong issues, today will mark a turning point of the region. The four Lower Mekong countries will meet and discuss to get a decision about the first dam on the river section. If built, it will set a precedence for other 10 more to follow amid concerns among environmentalists that the dams would cause irreversible impacts to the river ecosystem as well as communities which depend on the river for centuries. That's how the story goes. More to come. Check…


Added by Piyaporn on April 19, 2011 at 4:33 — No Comments

Monteverde, Costa Rica: 60 Years Later...

On April 19th, 1951 a small group of Quakers from Fairhope, Alabama (USA) arrived in a Costa Rican cloud forest – a place they would call “Monteverde,” or the “Green Mountain.” For decades the Quakers lived a simple life farming and producing cheese. During this time only a handful of scientists…


Added by Austin Haeberle on April 11, 2011 at 14:00 — No Comments

Restoring the Sacred Web of Life in Siberia’s Golden Mountains

This blog was originally published on the National Geographic News Watch


Golden Mountains of Altai, Russia--For countless generations, Altai people herded their livestock across what…


Added by Gleb Raygorodetsky on April 7, 2011 at 17:00 — No Comments

Hunger Politics: Africa Dancing in the Dark


“The only strategy would be to make Africa believe that it is ravaged by hunger and could only combat the plague with supports that must come from external cabal forces. If that is achieved, then Africa is destroyed,” these were the lamenting words of Dr Olaseinde Arigbede, national coordinator, United Small and Medium Scale Farmers of Nigeria (USMEFAN) recently at a consultative meeting entitled ‘The Politics of Hunger’ which held in Abuja, Nigeria.

The… Continue

Added by Ugochukwu Chimeziri on April 7, 2011 at 16:45 — No Comments

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