What is the first thing you think of when you hear the word pollution? Billowing dark clouds rising out of a smokestack at a local factory. Thousands of cars on a highway adding to the smog layer above. Or maybe the

Oud oil comes from trees and wood of the genus Aquilaria, fifteen species of trees that are native to Southeast Asia. Trees of this genus are often referred to as Agar, Agarwood, Aloeswood or Eaglewood. Oud oil extracted from the

Could the decline of tropical corals affect food and job security? Coral reefs are beautiful, granted – but could the disappearance of the Critically Endangered Elkhorn coral endemic to the Caribbean have implications that go beyond the aesthetic? In fact,

The consequences of our decisions and actions will have greater and longer-term consequences than ever before. There are many signs that the damage to Mother Earth is now approaching irreversible tipping points, systems are already disintegrating and degenerating, overwhelming the

EDITOR’S NOTE:  THIS PIECE IS AUTHORED BY UN WOMEN AS PART OF THE SERIES “FROM WHERE I STAND”, WHICH CAPTURES PEOPLES STORIES AND THEIR DAILY SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT CHALLENGES FROM AROUND THE WORLD. SEE THE FULL SERIES HERE.  Pili Hussein is Tanzania’s

It’s nearly two years since the United Nations launched the Global Goals – also known as the Sustainable Development Goals or SDGs – a series of ambitious targets to end extreme poverty, inequality and climate change by 2030. Global Goal 7

Impakter Editorial Board President Trump's withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement is likely to have two major consequences. The first is environmental, the other political. Starting with environmental impact. It will be bad for the planet, but it will be bad primarily

EDITOR’S NOTE:  THIS PIECE IS AUTHORED BY UN WOMEN AS PART OF THE SERIES “FROM WHERE I STAND”, WHICH CAPTURES PEOPLES STORIES AND THEIR DAILY SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT CHALLENGES FROM AROUND THE WORLD. SEE THE FULL SERIES HERE.  For Pratima Gurung from

Last fall, Rare and photojournalist Jason Houston teamed up to create a photo series documenting the lives of people from the Caringo Island fishing community in the Philippines. We wanted to introduce American audiences to the fishing boats, markets, kitchens, and

The vote has been cast, democracy has spoken and Donald Trump is set to be the United States of America’s 49th President. A little hard to believe for some but a momentous occasion for others: the election result has certainly

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