Environmental Security News

"New Security Beat" Wins 2011 Global Media Award

Jan 19, 2012
Popular blog honored for leading-edge analysis on global environment and security issues, marking third time selected by Population Institute

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.

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.

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.

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.

Rebuilding the U.S. Economy: One Heirloom Tomato at a Time

Apr 05, 2011
At this daylong conference on farm-fresh foods and the U.S. economy, farmers were joined by researchers and economists to discuss our growing connection to healthier foods as well as challenges to sustainable food.

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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