Coral Vita: Making reef rescue fun – and a business

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This article is part of Global Geneva’s OCEANS’ FOCUS series and our Young Social Entrepreneurs section.  “While we’re starting small, with a farm capable of growing about 3,000 coral colonies each year, we aim to...

An oink heard around the world

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"We can't thank them all enough," says the Bahamas Minister of Tourism of Staniel Cay's swimming pigs. "We should give them all knighthoods." But even the folk of Staniel Cay in the Exuma archipelago of...

The greenest deal ever? From a car company.

Business funding of public projects, including actions by Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg, have come under cold scrutiny lately. But private-public partnerships are also becoming crucial as conventional donors cut back on funding to...

Too tall tiger tales

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When the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the Global Tiger Forum (GTF) roared the news last week that “for the first time in 100 years, tiger numbers are growing”, the media, including the New...

Will climate change destroy Columbus’s islands?

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Earlier this month, the Bahamas National Trust held a special workshop to explore how climate change is affecting the fauna and flora of this Caribbean island chain. Contributing editor Peter Hulm highlights some of...

Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2015 Grand title winner

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Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2015: Don Gutoski, Canada A Tale of Two Foxes Natural History Museum From a distance, Don could see that the red fox was chasing something across the snow. As he got closer, he...

Finding signs of climate change and adaptation in the ancient Maya lowlands

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A new study pinpoints the devastating effects of climate change on ancient Maya civilization, despite attempts to adapt to it. These are also issues being currently explored by the Geneva-based World Meteorological Organization (WMO)...

New report connects human health to biodiversity protection

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Photo of strawberry dart frog in Costa Rica. Rhett Butler.  The following article earlier this month explores a ground-breaking report linking biodiversity and health presented at the  14th World Congress on Public Health in Kolkata, India....

Letter from Katmandu: The air I breathe – my relationship with black carbon

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The following piece is contributed by Donatella Lorch, a former New York Times correspondent, based in Katmandu, Nepal. It was first pubished on her site tangledjourneys - A personal perspective on human interest stories from an American...

Beyond the blah-blah: What now with the Sustainable Development Goals?

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The creation of a new and more realistic post-2015 agenda to replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) is already happening with Geneva in the forefront. But how will the new SDGs be implemented and...

The carbon tax you are already paying

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This piece is contributed by Mark Schapiro, an international writer specialising in environmental issues. He is currently working on his new book titled CARBON SHOCK. On the heels of the hottest spring in memory, and...

Time to focus on the people behind the numbers

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This piece is contributed by Nick van Praag, a humanitarian specialist and director of Keystone's Ground Truth programme. A slew of statistics released this week by UNHCR points to a rising tide of human misery as the...

Frontline Earth: Maidan, Taksim, Tahrir – Revolution 2.0

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The following piece in French is by Essential Edge French editor Daniel Wermus.  Geneva -- Chaque bouleversement technologique a, dans l’histoire, produit un bouleversement social. L’imprimerie a déclenché la Réforme. La révolution industrielle, le mouvement...

How bad language leads to poor humanitarian outcomes

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Nicholas van Praag of Keystone's Groundtruth programme writes about the importance of language when dealing with the people one is trying to help. When someone as eloquent as Robert Chambers chides you on your use of language,...

Senegal turns toward agro-ecology

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The following piece is by Essential Edge French editor Daniel Wermus. Le Sénégal veut se tourner vers l’agro-écologie Le processus « Changement de cap dans l’agriculture », lancé après Rio+20 par le Comité de la sécurité alimentaire mondiale,...

No accounting for what charities ship overseas

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The following report was published 24 January 2014 by the Center for Investigative Reporting in San Francisco as part of the America's Worst Charities' Project with the Tampa Bay Times and CNN. It was...

By air, by land and by Karma – transportation in Nepal’s Himalayas

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The following article on travelling in Nepal was written by Donatella Lorch, an American-Italian journalist living in Katmandu. Katamandu -- I learned a new expression this week: Controlled Flight into Terrain or CFIT meant to...

In Nepal’s Himalayas, the uphill battle is against plastic

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Letter from Katamandu Journalist Donatella Lorch has sent us this dispatch from Nepal.  As any tour company will tell you, Nepal is the land of the Gods. It is the birthplace of Buddha and home to...