Every Friday we round up the most interesting, inspiring or funny stories we came across while conducting research for our news stories. This week: While many anticipate the outcomes of the Rio+20 negotiations, Thomas Lovejoy considers just what exactly this global forum can do to negotiate further progress towards sustainable development in the International Herald Tribune.
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What Rio Can Do
Twenty years after the largest gathering of heads of state in history at the 1992 Earth Summit, the world’s nations are returning to Rio de Janeiro to negotiate further progress toward sustainable development.
High-Rise to Low Rice
Groups of Hong Kong residents are exchanging the high life for a sustainable existence on small farmsteads.
The idea of planet-wide environmental boundaries, beyond which humanity would go at its peril, is gaining ground.
Understanding a Company’s Social Impact is Crucial to Sustainability
The social impact of a business is easy to identify but difficult to measure, however understanding the effects a company has on society and the environment is vital to achieving sustainability.
Nature Follows a Path of Pixels into Children’s’ Hearts
The inanities of the Internet may be exactly what save us all, at least as far as getting the next generation to love and cherish the living world.
Feeding 9 Billion People in 2050
Oliver Balch explores how to feed the world’s expanding population by producing more food with less land.
Shoots, Greens and Leaves
Rich countries prospered without worrying much about the environment. Poor and middle-income countries do not have that luxury.
Innovation Allows Amazon Villagers to Make Ecological History
Collective decisions have been the key to saving a way of life in Brazil’s rainforest.
Dirkje Koene is a Copywriter for Fairfood International.
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