Biodiversity & Livelihoods

Moscow, 14 August 2012 — Environmental activists warned Tuesday that drilling for oil in the Russian Arctic could have disastrous consequences because of a lack of technology and infrastructure to deal with a possible spill in a remote region with massive icebergs and heavy storms.

Global Issues
Joan Nimarkoh

05 July 2012 - Private sector-led agribusiness brings with it opportunities but also dangers.

Rémi Dourlot (Interview)

In early June, ECC editors interviewed Rémi Dourlot from the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN-OCHA) for West and Central Africa, based in Dakar, Senegal, on the Sahel food crisis.

Mohamed Issa

MIGOMBANI, 16 May 2012 – The East African archipelago of Zanzibar is attempting to win “environmental independence” from Tanzania by joining an organisation that promotes the sustainable development of islands in the Indian Ocean.

Climate Change
Early Warning & Risk Analysis
North America
Patricia Grogg

April 26, 2012 - Havanna.

Ahmad Rafay Alam
19 April 2012 - The avalanche that engulfed the Gayari camp located on the Siachen Glacier, burying 124 soldiers and 14 civilians, is a national tragedy.
James Hookway

11 April 2012 - The Philippine government said its newest warship is locked in a standoff with two Chinese surveillance vessels in a fresh dispute over fishing rights in the resource-rich South China Sea, potentially escalating an already-tense security environment in the contested region.

North America
Peter Apps

3 April 2012 - Washington. This year's frenzy of oil and gas exploration in newly accessible Arctic waters could be the harbinger of even starker changes to come.

Climate Change
Early Warning & Risk Analysis
North America
Dennis Taenzler

The European Union is not the alone in exploring the means to address potential security implications of climate change. EU and Member States representatives met recently in Berlin, at a briefing session regarding this topic.

Aline Jenckel

UNITED NATIONS, 9 May 2012 - Aline Jenckel interviews Tom Goldtooth, executive director of the Indigenous Environmental Network.