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Elinor Ostorom, Wintering Laws and Tragedy of Commons

“Unfortunately, many analysts – in academia, special-interest groups, governments, and the press – still presume that common-pool problems are all dilemmas in which the participants themselves cannot avoid producing suboptimal results, and in some cases disastrous results.” … 450 more words

Herbivores compensate for nutrient pollution

This post is a guest blog by one of my (now ex-) Ph.D. students, Dr Chloe McSkimming. Chloe has been working on what drives decline in seagrass systems and how we may be able to help stop the decline. 464 more words

Environment Institute

Threat of the sixth mass extinction is real - and it is here, now!

That is the bad news at the center of a new study by a group of scientists including Paul Ehrlich, the Bing Professor of Population Studies in biology and a senior fellow at the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment.

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Britain's much-loved puffin is now as endangered as PANDAS and TIGERS

June 3rd, 2015 (Stuart Winter). THE much-loved puffin is faced by so many threats that it is being given the same conservation status as the giant panda, tiger and blue whale. 274 more words

Endangered Biodiversity

Environmental impacts of trawling and longline fishing

This is the second article in a series that I’m writing for a Chinese magazine targeting wildlife conservation. As you may

guess, they started with Panda conservation, so the magazine is called… 1,534 more words

Environment Institute

Photography - Cambodia - up the Mekong - fishing, flooding, waves and smiles.

The Mekong was an incredible place. The whole industry is fishing. All the banks are lined with nets. The people are out in small boats casting nets. 146 more words


Video: How to feed 7 billion people

In honor of Earth Day, I’d like to share a short video I created on the impact of our food choices on people, animals and the planet. 554 more words