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Thermokarst lakes occur as permafrost thaws and creates surface depressions that fill with melted freshwater. Credit: Katey Walter Anthony / University of Alaska Fairbanks
Thermokarst lakes occur as permafrost thaws and creates surface depressions that fill with melted freshwater. Credit: Katey Walter Anthony / University of Alaska Fairbanks


Some Arctic Lakes Store More Greenhouse Gases Than They Release

New research, supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF), counters a widely-held scientific view that thawing permafrost uniformly accelerates atmospheric warming, indicating instead that certain Arctic lakes store more greenhouse gases than they emit into the atmosphere. The study, published this week in the journal Nature, focuses on thermokarst lakes, which occur as permafrost thaws […]

IMF's Christine Lagarde
IMF's Christine Lagarde


Lagarde: Promoting Responsible Energy Pricing – Speech

By Christine Lagarde, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund Center for Global Development, July 31, 2014 Good morning! I am delighted to be back at the Center for Global Development, and I would like especially to thank Nancy Birdsall and Lawrence MacDonald for the warm welcome. We all know that CGD combines top-notch intellectual firepower with […]

Yanacocha goldmine in Peru. Photo by Euyasik, Wikipedia Commons.
Yanacocha goldmine in Peru. Photo by Euyasik, Wikipedia Commons.


The House On The Mountain: How Mining Corrodes Democracy In Peru – OpEd

By  Lynn Holland “We need you because we don’t have anyone who listens to us.” -  Milton Sanchez, arrested 50 times for protesting against the Conga Mine project without a single conviction I climb shakily out of the van and blink into a cool breeze. It has been a four-hour ride up a rough winding […]

Corn field
Corn field


GMOs And Food Sovereignty: Which Way Africa? – OpEd

By Henry Makori For weeks now, an interesting controversy has been raging in Kenya about a popular seasoning product made by the Anglo-Dutch consumer goods giant Unilever. The government through the National Biosafety Authority announced it would stop the sale of Aromat in the country because it contains genetically modified ingredients that could harm consumers. […]