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  • January 22
    Deep Dive Into Fisheries Subsidies, Part 2: Cheap gas and free nets causing problems for shrimp

    Deep Dive Into Fisheries Subsidies, Part 2: Cheap gas and free nets causing problems for shrimp

    Stories of success in Latin American fishing communities have nothing to do with the price of gas or getting cheap equipment. Instead, there must be a system that protects their business from illegal fishing.

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  • January 20
    How Costa Rica’s environment minister talks to his daughter about climate change

    How Costa Rica’s environment minister talks to his daughter about climate change

    Do we need new, advanced technology to reduce carbon emissions? Carlos Manuel Rodríguez, Costa Rica’s Minister of Environment and Energy, says we already have the best “machine” for the job: Trees.

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  • December 23
    Is Climate Art the Right-Brained Approach We Need to This Crisis?

    Is Climate Art the Right-Brained Approach We Need to This Crisis?

    A new wave of climate art comes with a strong message for audiences who might not be reached by traditional media or the scientific community.

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  • December 17
    A Long and Winding Road: COP 25 end notes

    A Long and Winding Road: COP 25 end notes

    If there is one word to sum up what turned out to be the longest Conference of Parties (COP) in UNFCCC history, it’s arguably “frustration.” Now that COP 25 has wrapped, it’s worth looking back at what was—and wasn’t—achieved. 

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  • December 6
    Way to Go Winnipeggers, on Getting Us Even Closer to Protecting Lake Winnipeg!

    Way to Go Winnipeggers, on Getting Us Even Closer to Protecting Lake Winnipeg!

    Winnipeg is getting even closer to increasing the protection of Lake Winnipeg from harmful algal blooms. And it's thanks to Winnipeggers of all stripes!

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  • December 6
    Deep Dive Into Fisheries Subsidies, Part 1: Senegal and the suffering sardinella

    Deep Dive Into Fisheries Subsidies, Part 1: Senegal and the suffering sardinella

    Overfishing has reached alarming proportions in West Africa, affecting the local economy, culture and people's daily lives. How can a WTO agreement on fisheries subsidies help?

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  • December 5
    Should We Have Impact Assessments for Disruptive Technologies?

    Should We Have Impact Assessments for Disruptive Technologies?

    If we don’t create basic assessment systems to make sure we’re using new technologies to advance carbon-neutrality and sustainability, we put our future at risk.

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  • November 23
    What is COP 25? Why is it blue? We have answers

    What is COP 25? Why is it blue? We have answers

    Forget what COP stands for? Not sure what, exactly, happens at these events? We asked Reporting Services expert Dr. Jennifer Allan to give us some answers.

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  • November 13
    Modernizing the Energy Charter Treaty: A make-or-break moment for sustainable, climate-friendly energy policy

    Modernizing the Energy Charter Treaty: A make-or-break moment for sustainable, climate-friendly energy policy

    The stated goal of the Energy Charter Treaty is to foster cooperation in the energy sector, but it's creating more problems than it's solving. 

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  • November 5
    This is how climate science went mainstream

    This is how climate science went mainstream

    Climate science has become mainstream... but it wasn't always this way. In the 1960s, worrying about our impact on the Earth was perceived as a niche pursuit. So how did we get to where we are today? 

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