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The Living Planet Report 2012

Living Planet Report 2012

By Bhavani Prakash   If you imagine Planet Earth having a routine health check, the Living Planet (LPR) report would be its biennial diagnostic report. The study is a science based analysis of the state of the planet – the health of our forests, rivers and oceans, as well as the impact of humans. Dr […]

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June 19th, 2012 | Posted in Behaviour Change/Activism,Biodiversity,Climate Change,Growth/Sustainable Development,Water/Marine Life | Read More »

The Waters of the Third Pole: Water crisis in Asia

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by Bhavani Prakash There’s a native American proverb that says, “No river can return to its source, yet all rivers must have a beginning.”   Even the wise indigenous peoples of America could not have foreseen the kind of rapid changes in climate and developmental pressures that have altered the scenarios.  The Third Pole is thus […]

May 22nd, 2010 | Posted in Growth/Sustainable Development,Water/Marine Life | Read More »

Study ranks Singapore highest in relative Environmental Impact

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One of the most significant studies in “Evaluating the Relative Environmental Impact of Countries” has been released by the University of Adelaide’s Environment Institute  in conjuction with the National University of Singapore and Princeton University. Do we need yet another indicator or study, one may ask, considering there are many alternative indices already: the City Development Index(CDI), Ecological Footprint(EF), […]

May 11th, 2010 | Posted in Growth/Sustainable Development,Singapore,Sustainable Development,World | Read More »

The Impossible Hamster : Limits to Economic Growth

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Here’s a cool new video by the New Economic Foundation (NEF) to highlight the limits to economic growth that come from thinking that “exponential” acceleration can continue forever.   According to the NEF website, ” Four years on from NEF’s Growth isn’t Working (report), this new report goes one step further and tests that thesis […]

February 19th, 2010 | Posted in Growth/Sustainable Development,Sustainable Development,Sustainable Growth/Development | Read More »

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