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Assessing the Impacts of Climate Change on Livelihoods and Migration

A report published by the United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security and supported by MacArthur found that changing rainfall patterns have a direct negative impact on local food and livelihood security in Cabricán ... Read More
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Seeds of Resilience in Bolivia

A short documentary about a Democracy Center research trip to the rural highlands of Bolivia shows that climate change is having tangible impacts on people's daily lives there. Read More
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NatureServe

A recipient of the 2014 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions, the NatureServe is providing the science for effective conservation of our environment. Watch
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Sustainable Coastal Communities in Dominican Republic

AgroFrontera, a nonprofit sustainable development organization in the Dominican Republic, is partnering with the MacArthur-supported Counterpart International to turn around farming and fishing practices that have had grave environmental impacts on Montecristi National Park. Read More
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500 Years

500 Years documents the 2013 genocide trial of former Guatemalan president Efrain Rios Montt, and its aftermath. Rios Montt stood trial for the killing of 1,700 Maya Ixil people from 1982-1983 – the first trial in ...

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Cuba's Fishing Communities Employ Sustainable Practices

A new emphasis is being put on conservation by authorizing the use of fishing cooperatives, and exploring a new law that would enact science-based catch limits and reduce illegal fishing. Read More
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Ecologist Explains How He Maps Ecosystems

From the air, ecologist Greg Asner's mapping technology produces detailed, complex pictures of how human activity affects our ecosystems. Read More
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Mapping Project Reveals Gold Mining Ravaging Peru

For the first time, researchers have been able to map the true extent of gold mining in the biologically diverse region of Madre De Dios in the Peruvian Amazon. Read More
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Colombia Giving Greater Scrutiny to Mining Projects

After years of green-lighting large gold, copper, nickel, and coal mining projects, Colombia's central government and local authorities appear to be exercising more caution now as concerns grow about the potential impacts on air and ... Read More

"International Rivers Gets a MacArthur Prize"

From the San Francisco Chronicle
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