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

For the 2020 Top 100 Global Brands, a list derived from Forbes World’s Most Valuable Brands, the goal of sustainability continues to be out of reach, despite their many claims to the contrary. This is what the findings of a

Countries agreed to limit global warming to well below 2 degrees C (3.6 degrees F) and ideally 1.5 degrees C (2.7 degrees F) as part of the 2015 Paris Agreement. The latest science shows that emissions will need to drop

Violence against women and girls is one of the world’s most prevalent human rights violations, taking place every day, many times over, in every corner of the globe. It has serious short- and long-term physical, economic and psychological consequences on

Public funding alone is not enough to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. Meeting these ambitious objectives – from ending poverty and hunger to building a more equitable, healthier and greener world – calls for a combination of

My Discussion With Co-Authors of the Impakter Essay — 'Creating a New Social Contract for a Healthy, Just and Sustainable World' Introduction by Shannon O’Shea, co-author of the essay  A few months ago, my colleague Callie King-Guffey and I had the pleasure

The Case of the North Atlantic Right Whale For thousands of years, the North Atlantic right whale has inhabited waters spanning from birthing grounds off the coasts of Florida and Georgia to feeding grounds in New England and Canada, areas heavy

The first-ever UN Summit on Biodiversity took place virtually on Wednesday, Sept. 30, with a record number of nearly 150 countries attending. World leaders, including 72 Heads of State and Government, and prominent conservation figures alike all voiced recognition of

These days every hour we are inundated by data and information so much so the World Health Organization (WHO) coined a word for it “infodemic.” It is defined as “an overabundance of information - some accurate and some not -

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