October 31, 2003 // 9:00am — 11:00pm
Since prehistoric times, human population growth has led to the extinction of other species. Using insights from paleoanthropology, Professor Jeffrey McKee examines the impact of a population boom on biodiversity conservation.
October 17, 2003 // 10:00am — 12:00pm
Global climate change, deforestation, heavily industrialized agriculture, and wildlife decimation have contributed to the emergence and spread of modern plagues, argues Mark Jerome Walters.
September 24, 2003 // 12:00am
Adil Najam and Atiq Rahman explore whether poverty is a necessary condition for environmental degradation and resource scarcity to lead to conflict and insecurity.
September 03, 2003 // 10:00am — 12:00pm
Authors of the new book Rivers for Life discuss how the disruption of natural river flows by large dams and river diversions is causing a worldwide crisis in river health and the loss of valuable ecosystem services.
July 30, 2003 // 12:00am
Over the past decade as air, water, and waste problems have grown increasingly serious in China's cities there has been growing pressure on the Chinese government to finance urban environmental protection.
July 24, 2003 // 12:00am
ECSP and the Izaak Walton League of America co-sponsor a reception to celebrate the life of Guatemalan conservation leader Carlos Soza, who died of liver cancer on May 28, 2003.
July 10, 2003 // 12:00am
James David Fahn reveals the dark side of prosperity in Southeast Asia generally, and Thailand specifically. He offers sometimes amusing, but more often disturbing, vignettes that chronicle environmental degradation in Southeast Asia.
June 27, 2003 // 10:00am — 11:30am
Perhaps no other issue in China today receives more news media attention than construction of the Three Gorges Dam. Speakers reflect on past legacies, present problems, and future impacts of China's "conquests" over nature.
June 11, 2003 // 12:00am
Etienne Krug of the World Health Organization presents WHO's new "World Report on Violence and Health," which details why violence is a major public-health problem and outlines how public policies can address its causes.
June 10, 2003 // 10:00am — 12:00pm
Virtually no one is discussing the increasing reliance worldwide on groundwater and the potentially dire consequences of that dependence for rivers, ecosystems, and sustainable development. Robert Glennon outlines his case for new groundwater policies.