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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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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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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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Feature/Tipping into the future

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

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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
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Opinion/Resilience-thinking reading roundup 2017

As the end of the year approaches, we offer you a countdown to good reads: three books from this year, two fundamental books, and one classic-to-be.

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News/5 research reads for resilience thinking

Climate and conservation, managing the global commons, pollution and cities make it to the top of the list for resilience reads from the recent scientific research literature. Owen Gaffney shares new "essential reading" for anyone interested applying resilience thinking in global development.

WRITTEN BY Owen Gaffney
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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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Commentary/A pro-microbial state of mind

Microbes are not the enemy. They are vital co-inhabitants of our planet and bodies – and essential for health and well-being.

WRITTEN BY Peter Søgaard Jørgensen & Marika Haeggman