Environment News

Book Preview: In "War and Conflict in Africa," GWU Scholar Skeptical That Natural Resources Play a Leading Role

Nov 30, 2011
In "War and Conflict in Africa," Paul Williams evaluates which factors explain the frequency of conflict in Africa during the post-Cold War era and how the international community has tried to build peace and prevent future conflict.

Book Review: "Plundered Nations? Successes and Failures in Natural Resource Extraction"

Nov 18, 2011
In many resource rich countries, natural assets have not led to development. Plundered Nations?, edited by Paul Collier and Anthony Venables, lays out a series of decisions that need to be got “sufficiently right” for the depletion of natural assets to be converted into sustained development.

Wilson Blog Recognized for Population Coverage

Nov 07, 2011
"New Security Beat," Environmental Change and Security Program's blog, has won The Population Institute's Global Media Award for Best Online Commentary or Blog.

Seven Ways Seven Billion People Affect the Planet

Oct 31, 2011
Seven billion people now live on earth, only a dozen years after global population hit six billion. But the seven billion milestone is not about sheer numbers: Demographic trends will significantly impact the planet’s resources and peoples’ security.

Cooperative Competitors

Oct 27, 2011
The China Environment Forum issued a new bilingual policy brief on our Cooperative Competitors project. Please find full articles attached in English and Chinese.

The World's Fresh Water - Have Supplies Peaked?

Oct 20, 2011
In an exclusive interview MacArthur “Genius” Fellow Peter Gleick answers questions on growing constraints of freshwater availability, quality, and use.

India and Pakistan at Odds Over Shrinking Indus River

Oct 13, 2011
Irrigation and hydroelectric projects are draining the river's flow, while glaciers are melting in Kashmir.

Helping Hands: An Integrated Approach

Jun 06, 2011
From the June 2011, Centerpoint cover story: Many who research, and work on, population-health-environment (PHE) issues are increasingly advocating integrated solutions.

Bolstering Global Food Security

Apr 05, 2011
"Reducing vulnerability in developing countries will be one of the most critical factors to ensuring global food security," writes Schuyler Null of the Environmental Change and Security Program.

U.S. Energy Security Policy: A Global Perspective

Jan 11, 2011
Making sure markets are open, fair, and transparent is a key tenet of the Obama administration's global energy security agenda. At a January 11 Director's Forum, State Department special envoy David Goldwyn outlined the United States' plan for energy security policy.

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