The last week in April was marked by the announcement of new, more ambitious climate goals from two of the world’s largest polluters, the United States and Europe. Could they be a turning point in the fight against climate change?

New World Bank/FAO Report Looks at Urban Food Systems Governance Evolving food preferences, rising malnutrition, public health concerns, rapid urbanization, climate change and crises like COVID-19 are shifting how countries think about food systems. With over two-thirds of the world’s population destined

Projected high levels of population growth will collide with issues of resource scarcity and ecological threats in the future. By 2050, the global population is projected to reach nearly ten billion people and could challenge levels of peacefulness around the world. Over

A new UN report finds that countries’ emissions-reduction commitments under the Paris Agreement are falling far short of what’s needed to prevent the most dangerous impacts of climate change. It is imperative that countries that have not yet submitted their plans deliver much

After the award-winning 2014 Cowspiracy documentary funded by Leonardo di Caprio and the 2017 What The Health film, now we have from the same people Seaspiracy - out on Netflix since 24 March 2021. Cowspiracy argued that animal farming is

U.S. Representative Frank Pallone, chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, together with subcommittee chairs Bobby Rush and Paul Tonko, introduced the CLEAN Future Act on March 2, 2021. While numerous climate bills are introduced in each Congress, this proposal deserves

A Firsthand Perspective The month of March holds important dates to me. Just weeks ago, we celebrated International Women’s Day. My role at Water.org is to create content that not only honors the women we serve, but advocates for how access

There is one international agency we all tend to ignore: the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE). This is the agency we propose to explore here. Ignoring OIE is likely a result of our zeitgeist: Our response to COVID-19 has

The Biden administration has committed to a historically ambitious climate agenda. We can expect a profound shift in U.S. federal climate policy — from one of continued domestic rollbacks and international disengagement, to one of forward progress and cooperation. This is

Health research has been at the center of the world’s attention, and received billions of dollars: We’ve placed much of our hopes on vaccines and therapy to defeat COVID-19. Think of that as the “supply side” of the pandemic. On

Drought, malnutrition and restrictive gender roles challenge the women of rural Senegal every day. Heifer International is helping them ease their daily burdens by digging wells, improving diets and starting savings groups that help small businesses grow. RAIN FALLS IN THE

Despite increased visibility around the politics of race and gender in contemporary times, antiracist scholarship and activism continue to face a difficult reception in white feminist spaces both in and outside the academy. My recent experiences of working with a

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