Weekly ReadingMay 8, 2009 By Wilson Center StaffIn Conservation magazine, David Malakoff examines how cellulosic ethanol may threaten biodiversity around the world.
A Comprehensive Approach to Congo’s Conflict Minerals, a report by the Enough Project, argues that ending resource-related violence in the DRC will require:
- Making the consumer-electronics supply chain transparent;
- Pinpointing and securing strategic mines;
- Reforming and expanding governance; and
- Providing miners with economic opportunities.
The New Agriculturalist describes how some African farmers are adapting to climate change.
Worldchanging features an interview with Wangari Maathai, founder of the Green Belt Movement and recipient of the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize.
Join the Conversation
- Four billion people face severe water scarcity, new research finds | Environment | The Guardian
- Brazil's School Meals Help Support Family Farmers | Pulitzer Center
- From potatoes to solar panels, local innovations are key to resilience | Aditya Bahadur and Julian Doczi | Global development | The Guardian
- El Salvador's Zika crisis compounded by failings of state, violence and machismo | Global development | The Guardian
- United Nations News Centre - Climate outlook ‘particularly concerning’ in southern Africa due to El Niño - UN agency