More Crop for the Drop

CREDIT: JB Banks (CC).

As water scarcity increases, drought-stricken crops wither, and food prices rise, the need for resilient agriculture will become more obvious—and more urgent. With more rational public policy, we can meet that need now.  > More

Commentary

Why the Non-Communicable Diseases Response Needs Universal Health Coverage

CREDIT: Dennis Skley (CC).

Chelsey R. Canavan, Jonathan S. Jay

Universal Health Coverage (UHC) is key for a future in which health systems respond effectively to epidemics.

Innovations

Conservationists Use Social Media to Take on Peru's Booming Illegal Wildlife Trade

CREDIT: Dave McLear (CC)

The illegal wildlife trade has long been ignored in Peru, but changes are afoot.

Commentary

What Water's Worth

CREDIT: Steve Wall CC

Asit K.Biswas, Ahmet C. Bozer

Are the current efforts to improve the management of water scarcity adequate? In countries such as India, the government's decision to provide free electricity for irrigation—in order to push production—has created a new problem: over-pumping.

Innovations

The Next Generation Greenhouse

CREDIT: Vertical farms in Chicago. By Plant Chicago (CC)

Esther Dyson

Four Dutch engineers have started a revolution. They have developed plan production units the size of a city block and just a few stories high capable of producing the same volume of crops as a large farm.

Innovations

Electric Bicycles Moving from Niche to Mainstream

CREDIT: Ariel Rider Ebikes CC

The e-bike gains momentum as sales double in the United States in only a year. Is this the start of a new bubble or a real transportation revolution?

Commentary

Why Isn't Food a Public Good?

CREDIT: ChefSteps (CC)

Jose Luis Vivero Pol

What would the world look like if we were to treat food as a public good or commons and not merely as a commodity?

Briefings

The Drone Primer

CREDIT: Mauricio Lima (CC)

Why are we so terrified and at the same time fascinated by drones? The Center for Study of the Drone brings a report that reflects on the important and controversial role that drones are currently playing.

Briefings

Empowering Women and Girls: The Impact of Gender Equality on Public Health

CREDIT: Gates Foundation (CC)

Deborah Derrick

Gender inequality is a strong driver of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria. How can we reach out to women to correct this imbalance and save lives?



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