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Theme/Ecosystems matter

Why a biosphere-based world view is an important part of development.

WRITTEN BY Marika Haeggman
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Commentary/Machines learning development

Algorithms are all around us, from banking machines to agriculture. Is it time to rethink how they shape development?

WRITTEN BY Victor Galaz & Denis Malpartida
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Feature/Squeezing water from a drying Himalayan desert

Hydrologists work with mountain farmers in Nepal to meet changing climate challenges. In the process they're learning to use local insight to guide their data collection.

WRITTEN BY Lucas Laursen
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Feature/Traversing the dry corridor

Environmental changes in the Dry Corridor - Corredor Seco - and Atlantic Coast have driven migration in Honduras, one of the countries most affected by climate change. Here, women have gathered together in old and new collectives, as they struggle to create economic opportunities and grow crops against increasing weather variability.

WRITTEN BY Monica Pelliccia
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Commentary/Global gambles in the Age of Humans

People’s activities have changed the whole planet so much that they are triggering entirely new types of risks. Cutting-edge research looks at improving the odds for our gambles with the Earth, both now and into the future.

WRITTEN BY Patrick W. Keys
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Commentary/Trading off Nile perch futures

East Africa’s Lake Victoria faces immediate problems. The solutions lie in long-term perspectives.

WRITTEN BY Andrea Downing
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Feature/Greenpoint returns to its ‘greener’ days

From Brooklyn to Bangalore, community networks and collaboration yield success – and lessons, for governance and community involvement elsewhere.

WRITTEN BY Johanna Jelinek Boman
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Commentary/A better way to support marine fisheries

New research shows which coastal countries are most vulnerable to climate change impacts on marine fisheries. Prioritising the most vulnerable places for targeted assistance could yield positive impacts.

WRITTEN BY Robert Blasiak, Colette C. C. Wabnitz & Jessica Spijkers
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Feature/Tipping into the future

A history of tipping points from an ecological perspective and how they inform resilience thinking in global development.

WRITTEN BY Wudan Yan
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Opinion/Rethinking 2017 while looking ahead to 2018

Turning the calendar to a new year, whether lunar or solar, presents an opportunity for reflection and celebration. Rethink’s editors take a stab at both.

WRITTEN BY Marika Haeggman & Naomi Lubick