You – yes, you – can make people’s diets more sustainable
January 21, 2020
Many recent studies have reported that shifting to a more sustainable diet can help reduce the impacts of climate change, but it remains unclear what can actually drive widespread diet changes. A new study investigates the behavioral drivers that motivate dietary changes and finds that peer pressure is a significant factor.
Aloha ‘āina and Hawai’i’s potential for self-sufficiency
January 14, 2020
On a quest to find examples of food-secure islands, Sara Santiago interviewed Dr. Natalie Kurashima, who studies traditional agriculture practices in Hawaiʻi. With kindness, humility, and dedication, Natalie shares her experience of tying her research to her indigenous roots in Hawaiian land and agriculture.
The Road to Energy Security in Jordan and Israel
January 7, 2020
In contrast to their oil-rich neighbors, Israel and Jordan are currently dependent on imported fossil fuels to meet their energy needs. Expanding renewable energy production provides a promising pathway to achieving greater energy independence and security for these nations.
Can the açaí berry accelerate forest conservation and reduce poverty?
December 31, 2019
Globally, the conversion from forest to agriculture and livestock rearing is among the key threats to tropical forests. Harvesting non-timber forest products can be a sustainable alternative source of livelihood for forest-dependent communities. A recent study from Brazil considers the potential of the açaí palm in enabling forest conservation and ending poverty.