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Travelled Perspective

Travelled Perspective

In “Roughing It,” Mark Twain wrote: “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness.” I have been lucky this year to travel to places — both in the United States and abroad — that few other people have had the privilege to see. All this wandering has opened my mind[Read More…]

by August 16, 2015 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
Polarized Protection

Polarized Protection

In the past month, President Obama has announced the designation of three new areas as national monuments, totaling over a million acres of newly protected land. This action adds to 16 national monuments he previously created under the Antiquities Act of 1906, including the largest reserve ever created, the Pacific[Read More…]

by July 31, 2015 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
The Promise of Reverse Innovation

The Promise of Reverse Innovation

The expiration of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals this year brings to mind important questions. In 2000, the UN set 2015 as the deadline to eradicate global poverty, promote gender equality, achieve global primary education, reduce child mortality, improve maternal health, combat diseases, work towards environmental sustainability and create[Read More…]

by July 2, 2015 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
Keeping Marine Ecosystems Afloat

Keeping Marine Ecosystems Afloat

A few weeks ago, Indonesia sank forty-one fishing vessels after catching their crews fishing illegally in its waters. The event was an important first. A market and biosphere that has been barely regulated — where regulations often were poorly enforced and few incentives existed to play by the rules —[Read More…]

by June 18, 2015 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
Reimagining A Brighter Tomorrow

Reimagining A Brighter Tomorrow

A recent working paper by the International Monetary Fund found that the total annual cost on the global economy from fossil fuel subsidies amounts to $5.3 trillion, or 6 percent of global GDP. Even more surprisingly, poor countries dole out the largest amount of these subsidies. Subsidies and the exclusion[Read More…]

by June 4, 2015 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

To Save the Earth, Save the Oceans

Few people are immune to the mesmerizing spell of the ocean. Its rhythmic ebbs and flows draw you in, and keep you enthralled with otherworldly landscapes. Coral reefs dot the seafloor like brushstrokes in impressionist paintings with millions of free-floating microorganisms building shells and limestone skeletons. The delicate ecological balance[Read More…]

by February 26, 2015 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top