Environmental Security News

Sweetening the Dragon's Breath

Apr 30, 2012
China, the world’s largest emitter of greenhouse gases, is developing seven experimental carbon-trading schemes. Anna Petherick looks for clues as to how that’s going.

Ma Jun wins The Goldman Environmental Prize

Apr 19, 2012
Ma Jun won the 2012 Goldman Environmental Prize for his work on air and water pollution in China. Through an online database and pollution map, Ma Jun exposed over 90,000 air and water violations and brought an unprecedented amount of environmental transparency to Chinese who can now demand more justice. To see more about Ma Jun, click here: http://www.goldmanprize.org/recipient/ma-jun.

Geoff Dabelko On The Diane Rehm Show Discussing Global Water Security

Apr 13, 2012
ECSP Director Geoff Dabelko was recently a guest on The Diane Rehm Show to discuss the just-released U.S. intelligence community assessment of world water security.

Four Takeaways from the Global Water Security Intelligence Assessment

Mar 27, 2012
The just-released unclassified National Intelligence Council report on water and security is a positive contribution to understanding these complex and interconnected ecological, social, economic, and political issues around water.

Geoff Dabelko on Finding Common Ground Among Conservation, Development, and Security at the 2011 WWF Fuller Symposium

Mar 15, 2012
Bridging the divide between the conservation and security communities “requires that we check some stereotypes at the door,” said ECSP’s Geoff Dabelko at the World Wildlife Fund’s Conservation Forward: Ideas That Work and How Science Can Effect Change symposium.

"New Security Beat" Wins 2011 Global Media Award

Jan 19, 2012
Popular blog honored for leading-edge analysis on global environment and security issues, marking third time selected by Population Institute

Book Preview: In "War and Conflict in Africa," GWU Scholar Skeptical That Natural Resources Play a Leading Role

Nov 30, 2011
In "War and Conflict in Africa," Paul Williams evaluates which factors explain the frequency of conflict in Africa during the post-Cold War era and how the international community has tried to build peace and prevent future conflict.

Wilson Blog Recognized for Population Coverage

Nov 07, 2011
"New Security Beat," Environmental Change and Security Program's blog, has won The Population Institute's Global Media Award for Best Online Commentary or Blog.

The World's Fresh Water - Have Supplies Peaked?

Oct 20, 2011
In an exclusive interview MacArthur “Genius” Fellow Peter Gleick answers questions on growing constraints of freshwater availability, quality, and use.

India and Pakistan at Odds Over Shrinking Indus River

Oct 13, 2011
Irrigation and hydroelectric projects are draining the river's flow, while glaciers are melting in Kashmir.

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