(5) May 2014

Tipping the scale: how a political economist could save the world’s forests

Can Elinor Ostrom’s revolutionary ideas halt climate change, improve people’s livelihoods, and save the world’s forests? (Wendee Nicole / Mongabay)

Hungry for land: small farmers feed the world with less than a quarter of all farmland

It is commonly heard today that small farmers produce most of the world's food. But how many of us realise that they are doing this with less than a quarter of the world's farmland, and that even this meagre share is shrinking fast? (GRAIN)

8M ha eyed for oil palm plantations

Environment Secretary of Philippines, Ramon Paje, proposed the conversion of some 8 million hectares of idle, denuded and unproductive lands across the country into oil palm plantations. (Philippine Daily Inquirer)

Chevron uses deep pockets to win Ecuador legal battle

Amazon residents set back in mismatched litigation with US oil giant, but fight for justice continues (Lauren Carasik / Al Jazeera America)

When Cowboys and Indians unite

Inside the unlikely alliance that is remaking the climate movement (Kristin Moe / Waging Nonviolence)

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