Lots of conferences, but are we making progress?

Last week marked the end of the 2010 COP-15 meeting of CITES, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora. CITES–an agreement between 175 international Parties–was first drafted in 1963, to ensure that… Read More

Diabetes, Water, Forests: Strong Brew

News on three fronts this week with global relevance: China is facing a diabetes epidemic more severe than previously thought. Ninety-two million Chinese have the disease, almost one in 10 adults. Factors cited include more sedentary lifestyles, urbanization,… Read More

Obese and Malnourished?

In a recent article in the New York Times, Sam Dolnick explores the connection between obesity and malnutrition in low income communities in the South Bronx. According to the article, Bronx residents are 85 percent more likely to… Read More

How to Become a Kungfu Master

Jet Li, an internationally acclaimed actor and martial artist, recently disclosed the secrets behind his Kungfu mastery: milk. An ad on a subway billboard in Beijing reads: “I love milk! Milk – the secrets of my Kungfu!” Such… Read More

Factory Farming of Chickens in India

Brighter Green’s Multimedia Analysis: Globalization of Factory Farming documents the spread of Western methods of intensive animal agriculture, as well as the social, environmental, and animal welfare consequences of these actions. This five-minute video chronicles India’s adoption of… Read More

Got Agribusiness?

The U.S.’ pavilion (read: large exhibit space) at the upcoming World Expo in Shanghai in April needed to be funded. Statutes prevented government dollars from being used for the $61 million endeavor. So, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton… Read More