Tuesday, October 13, 2015
  1. Big Oil, Big Tobacco, Big Lies

    Kelle Louaillier, ET AL
  2. The Clean-Energy Moonshot

    Jeffrey D. Sachs

    The Clean-Energy Moonshot


     calls upon governments to replace fossil fuels with renewable energy within this generation.

    Full moon over White House.

    In 1961, JFK declared his hope that, within the decade, the US would land a person on the moon; eight years later, NASA succeeded, with far-reaching benefits. Now, leading scientists, innovators, and economists are calling for this generation's moonshot: to replace fossil fuels with clean-energy technologies within a generation. READ MORE

  3. Ending Rogue Fishing

    Maria Damanaki, ET AL

    Ending Rogue Fishing

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    , ET AL  call for closer collaboration among the US, the EU, and Japan to combat illicit operators.

    Fish in a bucket.

    Seafood is by far the most highly traded commodity globally, feeding billions of people worldwide. Unfortunately, the industry is plagued by illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing – a problem that undermines conservation efforts and handicaps honest operators. READ MORE

  4. A Fish Called Development

    Oby Ezekwesili, ET AL

    A Fish Called Development

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    , ET AL  urge leaders to eliminate harmful fisheries subsidies at the WTO meeting in December.

    Lung fish.

    One of the first tests of the new Sustainable Development Goals will be whether they influence the outcome of other international negotiations. When leaders meet at the tenth WTO Ministerial Conference in Nairobi in December, they will have an opportunity to meet one of the targets: elimination of harmful fisheries subsidies. READ MORE

  5. Leaving Our Children Nothing

    Johan Rockström

    Leaving Our Children Nothing


     wants to leave our descendants no poverty, no greenhouse-gas emissions, and no biodiversity loss.

    Portrait of a young girl.

    Our generation has a unique opportunity. If we set our minds to it, we could be the first in human history to leave our children nothing: no poverty, no greenhouse-gas emissions, and no biodiversity loss. READ MORE


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