Do you ever think about the environmental impact of the food you eat? The recently concluded 5th Global Science Conference on Climate-Smart Agriculture was not a usual science conference. Besides participatory activities such as a networking competition and a quiz on the

Climate-smart options in agriculture can only be inclusive if they consider the gender-specific situations of farmers. Women farmers encounter a great deal of challenges that constrain their agricultural activities. Differing societal roles, unequal access to and control of resources, and women’s

For many years, media and advertising have associated shopping with well-being and happiness. Therefore, it has become very difficult to change these old deeply rooted habits. Even if consumerism is in some measure a necessity, we must be aware of the

With the youngest, fastest-growing, most diverse population in the UK, the imminent arrival of HS2 and the hosting of City of Culture 2021 and the Commonwealth Games, the West Midlands has a unique opportunity to re-discover a vast, hidden landscape

Canberra, Australia, 2015. Prime Minister Tony Abbott is flanked by Immigration Minister Peter Dutton and Minister for Social Services Scott Morrison, posing for the media prior to a community roundtable to discuss the resettlement of Syrian refugees. Unbeknownst to them,

We are now in a climate emergency and 2020 will be a critical year in the fight for the survival of the planet. The battleground is triple: climate change, biodiversity, and the ocean. What happens in one affects the other

Hundreds of wildfires have been raging across Australia for more than two months, destroying 7.4 million acres of land and hundreds of homes. While Australia typically experiences bushfires every year, this year’s fires began burning earlier in the season and

The climate community must work harder, faster and smarter in a pivotal year. Despite years of campaigning, innovation and negotiation from the climate sector, despite millions of hours and billions of dollars spent, global carbon emissions continue to rise – projected

The arctic ice is melting, a climate change issue that portends massive geopolitical changes. There is an ongoing “scramble for the Arctic” just like there was a “scramble for Africa” in the 19th century.  Both driven by the same lust for

2019 marked a turning point in the world fight against climate change with a wave of protests from the younger generations led by Greta Thunberg.  Climate grief is growing exponentially and our contributor, environmental novelist and activist Annis Pratt Ph.D.

The 2010s are coming to a close. Reviewing the decade, what can we say about the future? A tech person will look at technological progress (stunning). A sociologist will look at cultural diversity (explosive). My take (disclosure: I’m an economist)

Gisela Hausmann, an active environmentalist and award-winning non-fiction author, sent Impakter her proposal to make Earth Day 2020 = No-Idling Day. A nonviolent protest to help cut back on fossil fuel use by shutting down for one day needless idling

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