Category Archives: Earth & Environment

On SAGE Insight: Population geography I: Human trafficking

From Progress in Human Geography This first report explores how understandings of human trafficking have progressed within population Geography. Migration studies have been intensified within human geography by the so-called ‘migration crisis’ sparking countless recent discussions of smuggling, asylum seeking, … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Can low-carbon urban development be pro-poor?

Article title: Can low-carbon urban development be pro-poor? The case of Kolkata, India From Environment and Urbanization Economic growth and the accompanying urbanization are linked to rising energy consumption and production of greenhouse gas emissions. There is growing recognition of … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Special Issue: Housing and Sustainable Urban Development

Towards HABITAT-III: Housing and Sustainable Urban Development From Environment and Urbanization Asia Today, Asia is under the magnified impacts of urbanization—the challenges are increasing at an unprecedented scale and are intensified by the ongoing convergence of urbanization with other high-impact … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Climate Scientists Virtually Unanimous: Anthropogenic Global Warming Is True

From Bulletin of Science Technology & Society The extent of the consensus among scientists on anthropogenic global warming (AGW) has the potential to influence public opinion and the attitude of political leaders and thus matters greatly to society. This paper … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Education for Sustainable Development: Enhancing Climate Change Adaptation Expertise in Developing Countries

From Journal of Education for Sustainable Development Sustainable development goals can be advanced through education. Science education that prepares the coming generations for a future that includes sustainable, stable and thriving social and economic development will require multidisciplinary skills. The … Continue reading

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Climate change, rice crops, and violence

Climate change, rice crops, and violence Evidence from Indonesia From Journal of Peace Research This article contributes to the positive analysis of the nexus between climate and violence by focusing on Indonesia for the period 1993–2003. This study follows a … Continue reading

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Assessing urban vulnerability to flood hazard in Brazilian municipalities

From Environment and Urbanization Since 2000, Brazil has weathered 51 floods and five landslides, which together caused 2,559 deaths; 514,845 people lost their homes in these events, 6,403,073 people were affected and economic losses totalled US$ 4,831,870. Between 1900 and 2014, … Continue reading

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Why does a supermoon look so big?

A very rare astronomical event is taking place where the moon will look significantly larger and brighter than usual. A supermoon is a full moon that occurs when the moon is closest to the earth’s surface on its elliptical orbit. … Continue reading

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Cascading Globalization and Local Response

Article title: Cascading Globalization and Local Response Indian Fishers’ Response to Export Market Liberalization From The Journal of Environment & Development Fishing communities around the world confront crucial dilemmas in the face of globalization. Trade liberalization may provide new opportunities for … Continue reading

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Special Issue on Perspectives on Climate Change

From European Journal of Social Theory A broad consensus prevails today among science communities that we have entered an era known as ‘the Anthropocene’. Over the past two centuries in particular, humanity has dramatically altered the Earth’s atmosphere and natural … Continue reading

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Access to modern agricultural technologies and farmer household welfare

From Millennial Asia Despite massive investments and much vaunted technological progress, growth in agricultural sector has remained more or less stagnant since 1991. It is argued that a lasting solution to the problems of rural poverty and unemployment lies in … Continue reading

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Will the Energy Saving Opportunities Scheme save the planet?

From Environmental Law Review With an increasing number of legal requirements coming into force in order to meet the EU and the UK’s carbon reduction targets, a key question to ask is are the current arrangements and guidance for the … Continue reading

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How efficiently is chemical fertilizer used in Indian agriculture?

How efficiently is chemical fertilizer used in Indian agriculture? Challenges and alternatives From Agrarian South Chemical fertilizer is one of the main inputs in Indian agriculture. The objective of this article is to study the efficiency of chemical fertilizer use … Continue reading

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Climate change: Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists Special Issue

From Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists This latest issue includes a selection of articles focussing on climate change. The first paper is an interview with Tufts University sophomore Henry Jacqz about the Massachusetts-based group Students for a Just and Stable … Continue reading

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The Great Acceleration: The Start of the Anthropocene

From The Anthropocene Review  The ‘Great Acceleration’ graphs, created by Will Steffen, originally published in 2004 to show socio-economic and Earth System trends from 1750 to 2000, have now been updated to 2010. This new article is an update and … Continue reading

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