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Feature/Turning desert to fertile farmland on the Loess Plateau

Soil is not just dirt but a living system with many important functions. Degraded soils impact on food production, erosion, and more, affecting the lives of people around the world. Restoration efforts in China, Zambia and other countries seek to reverse this trend.

WRITTEN BY Richard Blaustein
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Feature/Lessons from Hurricane Harvey

In August 2017 Hurricane Harvey flooded whole communities in Houston. With predicted increases in extreme weather events, city planners across the globe are faced with the task of working with, rather than against, nature.

WRITTEN BY Daniel Grossman
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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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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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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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Feature/Rediscovering local wild food in South Africa’s Western Cape

Dutch colonists introduced commercial farming techniques to the region more than 300 years ago. Today, local wild food activists are working with communities to reintroduce endemic edible plants into the local food system, recover long-lost food heritages, and potentially help save the threatened biodiversity of the Cape.

WRITTEN BY Megan Lindow
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Feature/Redefining poverty in Kenya’s fishing villages

Fishers in Kenya earn a wage above the poverty line. Why do many of them feel that they are poor?

WRITTEN BY Ida Gabrielsson
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Feature/Saving Mexico’s most totemic chilli

Chefs, scientists, and entrepreneurs are giving the chilhuacle pepper – a once-imperilled ingredient of Mexico’s holiest mole – a new future. Lucas Laursen tracks a potentially purposeful transformation.

WRITTEN BY Lucas Laursen
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Feature/Challenges along Guyana’s alternative development path

Can a forest conservation programme funded by Norway keep the nation’s forests intact while respecting indigenous rights and fostering other economic interests?

WRITTEN BY Erica Gies