More access to water does not mean fairer access. A study of water access in Jakarta found that the poor lacks fair access to clean water compared to their rich neighbors and the quality of groundwater is a culprit.
Pests have damaged U.S. forests for centuries. Globalization is increasing the spread of these pests and their danger to ecosystems. Now, new research models pest spread across landscapes using past data to better prepare for future threats.
Although wind power is often hailed as one of the ultimate sustainable energy sources, siting wind farms can be tricky. A recent study examined the trade-offs between building wind farms close to population centers or in remote regions with more suitable wind conditions. The results can help policymakers locate new wind development more efficiently.
In recent years, water funds have become a crucial tool for managers worldwide to protect both water quality and sustainable livelihoods. But a new study suggests that the most successful water funds seek diverse input and locally-tailored solutions.
As the summer sea ice melts in the Arctic, polar bears struggling to hunt seals are increasingly turning to sea-birds for food. New scientific research suggests that this change in the polar bear diet could severely reduce sea ducks populations and deprive Arctic peoples of a major source of food and livelihood.
Non-timber forest products from urban areas are often overlooked as a viable source of income for impoverished communities. A new study investigates whether or not these products help households in South Africa stay out of poverty.