Helping Balinese fishing communities build coral-reef management systems
When Kelly Heber goes snorkeling in Bali, she's not exactly vacationing: In a few minutes, she'll be onboard a nearby boat, asking the captain if he's seen any comeback in his fish stocks in recent years. ...
New project to investigate vanishing pubs in England
The disappearance of pubs in England is to become the focus of a new research project led by the University of Leicester.
Serengeti's animals under pressure
Tanzania has one of the fastest growing human populations in the world, and the number of conflicts between humans and other species is expected to rise as pressure on land areas grows.
Giant mirrors bring winter sun to Norwegian village
Residents of a remote village nestled in a steep-sided valley in southern Norway are about to enjoy winter sunlight for the first time ever thanks to giant mirrors.
Forgotten by telecoms, Mexico town runs cell service
Left out by telecom firms like the one owned by billionaire Carlos Slim, a remote Mexican mountain village now runs its own mobile phone network to communicate with the outside world.
Archaeologists uncover 200-year-old Alaska village
Brown University archaeologists have uncovered the site of a village in northwest Alaska that's believed to be at least 200 years old.
Solar Village to house microgrid project
Four solar homes built by students at Missouri University of Science and Technology will soon become home to an experimental microgrid to manage and store renewable energy. The houses, all past entries into the Solar Decathlon design competition, make u ...
Research on Maya village uncovers 'invisible' crops, unexpected agriculture
(Phys.org) —The University of Cincinnati's mastery of ancient Maya mysteries continues with new research from professor of biological sciences David Lentz.
Residents near Chinese e-waste site face greater cancer risk
Residents living near an e-waste recycling site in China face elevated risks of lung cancer, according to a recent study co-authored by Oregon State University researchers.
The hidden consequences of helping rural communities in Africa
Improving water supplies in rural African villages may have negative knock-on effects and contribute to increased poverty, new research published today has found.
Malaysia firm says high-tech farms can help poor
(AP)—For one Malaysian widow, moving to this experimental farming village represented hope for a brighter future for her seven children. Her new neighbor, also among the first to settle here, sought an ...
How tribal courts can end war: Traditions stem gunfire after 4,800 die in Enga, Papua New Guinea
Mostly isolated from outsiders until the 1950s, Papua New Guinea's Enga tribes fought with bows and arrows until 1990, when their young people and mercenary "Rambos" began using shotguns and semiautomatic ...
Bringing solar energy to rural Mexican village
Some students take on internships to learn what work in the "real world" will be like after graduation. Others get involved in projects in order to learn how to make their post-graduation world more like they want it to be. ...
The wealth of Thai villages
Examining Thai villages as smaller versions of a national economy provides a new understanding of the dynamics of economic growth and yields fresh insights to the financial lives of villages and households.