The human cost of palm oil development

The oil palm industry likes to present itself as a success story in fighting rural poverty in tropical countries, an image supported by a recent article in The Conversation. Is it true?

What are the hidden benefits of green infrastructure?

Around 72 percent of New York City's land is covered in an impervious layer of concrete, living up to its hype as the "concrete jungle" that Alicia Keys and Jay-Z sang about in "Empire State of Mind." This city might be "where ...

Social media in a repressive society

Social media is affecting all our lives in ways we are only just beginning to recognize, whether it is the simple, but constant preoccupation many people have with sharing their digital lives or connecting with friends and ...

Sharing data key in fight against illegal fishing

Sharing data may be a vital element in ending illegal fishing—a crime currently robbing nations of approximately $23 billion annually while also undermining legal fisheries management and industry practices. A perpetrator ...

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