Launched in July 2012, FLOAT Beijing—a community art project that utilizes citizen science—offers a simple, innovative, and non-confrontational approach to air quality monitoring: kites. Pioneered by two U.S. graduate students, the project tracks air pollutants using air sensor modules attached to kites.
Environmental pathways to peace can emerge at the unlikeliest of times—even during conflict, when managing shared environmental resources can be an important lifeline connecting combatants cut off from other avenues for dialogue, writes Environmental Change and Security Program Director Geoff Dabelko.
"Population distortions - in which populations grow too young, or too fast, or too urbanized - make it difficult for prevailing economic and administrative institutions to maintain stable socialization and labor-force absorption," says author Jack A. Goldstone.
JANUARY 2006--Lead story from January 2006 issue of Centerpoint
MARCH 2009—ECSP launches new playlists for two video series: ECSP Report 13 and ECSP Shorts
The Center's Environmental Change & Security Project and UNAIDS have hosted two seminars in a three-part series on the global AIDS agenda. This story looks at the epidemic that is spreading quickly to East Europe and East Asia and is growing disproportionately among women and girls, as well as the U.S. relief plan that injects billions of dollars toward prevention and treatment, the largest commitment ever by a single nation toward an international health initiative. A third seminar, to take place this spring, will address AIDS in the military.
In research conducted for the World Bank, Thomas Merrick and Margaret E. Greene found that poor reproductive health outcomes have negative effects on overall health, and, in some cases, on education and household well-being.
Summaries include Conservation, Population and Health, with Jane Goodall; and The HIV/AIDS Pandemic and Critical Policy Issues for the Armed Forces, with Stuart Kingma and Rodger Yeager.
AUGUST 2007—Hamilton Highlights Numerous Benefits of Ratification