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Environmental Dimensions of Sustainable Recovery: Learning From Post-Conflict & Disaster Response

“Environmental specialists need to change,” said Anita van Breda at the Wilson Center on June 25. “In the new normal, our work has to have a different relevancy.”

Protecting the Russian Environment: Challenges, Attitudes, and Public Health

Russia is home to some of the world’s most polluted industrial sites, and Russians themselves are commonly perceived as ambivalent about steps necessary to protect the environment, especially if such steps might come at the cost of jobs. The speakers assessed current social concern in Russia over the environment, with particular attention paid to regional differences.

Forbes Quoted the CEF's Infographic about the Environmental Impacts of Chinese Pork Industry

In the latest aticle, What the Pork? China, Pigs and Poop, Beth Hoffman reported the environmental impacts of raising livestock, and quoted the CEF's infographic about Chinese pork industry.

Huffington Post Quoted CEF's "Dam Rush" Interactive Map

In the article at Huffington Post, China Rivers at the Brink of Collapse, Peter Bosshard reported the negative environmental impacts in China that casued by its continuously dam building. 

National Security and the Accelerating Risks of Climate Change

Climate change poses a serious threat to U.S. national security and is becoming a “catalyst for conflict” in vulnerable countries, according to a panel of retired military leaders speaking at the Wilson Center on May 15.

Climate Change: No Longer a Distant Threat

A just-released report from the CNA Corporation's Military Advisory Board makes clear that when it comes to climate change, “many threats are manifesting faster than anticipated and the risks are accelerating.” The group of 16 retired generals and admirals from the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps pulls no punches in sounding the alarm through specific recommendations for action, calling for the United States to take a global leadership role.

Why Do People Move? Research on Environmental Migration Coming of Age

When she finished her dissertation on migration as a response to climate change in 2003, it was one of only a handful of scholarly papers published on the topic that year, said Susana Adamo, an associate research scientist at Columbia University’s Center for International Earth Science Information Network. But in the decade since, interest in climate migration has exploded – in 2012, more than 10 times as many papers were published.

CEF Director Jennifer Turner was Quoted at Metro on China's Water Pollution

In the latest report at Metro, 'Cancer villages' alert China to urgent water crisis,  CEF Jennifer Turner comments on Chinese ongoing water crisis. “Having said that, you have to keep in mind that every year for the past 40, China’s GDP has grown 10 per cent,” she says. “It doesn’t mean water had to pay this kind of price, but it has happened.” 

Water: Gradual Attention?

Last Saturday, March 22nd, we celebrated World Water Day .Apart from a few words on the subject, neither the government, nor social organizations in Mexico, held  commemorative events. It seems that instead of symbolic acts, the government has decided to take concrete action.

Water issues in Mexico are one of the most serious for the present and future of the country; however, they do not seem to have a prominent place in the public policy agenda.

Where Is the Blue Carbon Going?

“Blue carbon,” the carbon taken up and stored by coastal and marine ecosystems, represents a vast, previously unrecognized natural carbon sink. Coastal blue carbon habitats, including salt marshes, mangroves, and seagrasses, sequester carbon at rates 10 times higher than forested ecosystems and store carbon in their soil that is often hundreds or thousands of years old.

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