"JPE is a peer reviewed journal (ISSN: 1073-0451), one of the longest standing, open access, online journals in the social sciences. It began in 1994 and welcomes submissions in English, French and Spanish from a broad range of disciplines, and hopes to encourage research into the linkages between political economy and human environmental impacts. It is provided free online and supported by the Political Ecology Society (PESO). An early statement of the founding editors perspectives on the field of political ecology can be read here. The Masthead and international Board are here: PDF"
Mitt Romney unveiled his plan Thursday to eliminate North America's dependence on foreign energy by 2020. The plan would end subsidies for renewable energy sources and instead rely heavily on fossil fuels from the U.S., Mexico and Canada.
The problem isn't the public's reasoning capacity; it's the polluted science-communication environment that drives people apart, says Dan Kahan.“ He's right. If climate science had always been honestly communicated there ...
An NPR team begins a series of reports from North Africa, where last year's revolutions have Tunisia, Libya and Egypt writing new rules for their changing societies.
The Arab Spring has reworked the political landscape in Tunisia; this podcast looks at the cultural changes that have also taken place because of the political shifts. How are culture and politics interconnected?
Wealthy cities seem to have it all. Expansive, well-manicured parks. Fine dining. Renowned orchestras and theaters. More trees. Wait, trees?
I certainly wouldn't argue that trees create economic inequality, but there appears to be a strong correlation in between high income neighborhoods and large mature trees in cities throughout the world (for a scholarly reference from the Journal, Landscape and Urban Planning, see: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0169204607002174 ). Why is there such a connection? In terms of landscape analysis, what does this say about those who have created these environments? Why do societies value trees in cities? How does the presence of trees change the sense of place of a particular neighborhood? For more Google images that show the correlation between income and trees (and to share your own), see: http://persquaremile.com/2012/05/24/income-inequality-seen-from-space/
Scientific AmericanPollution, Poverty and People of Color: Falling into the Climate GapScientific AmericanEnvironmental injustice, chevron, richmond, Pollution, Poverty, People of Color Lucy Acevedo and Magdalena Ayed worry that climate change...
The Guardian China and India 'water grab' dams put ecology of Himalayas in danger The Guardian New academic research shows that India, Nepal, Bhutan and Pakistan are engaged in a huge "water grab" in the Himalayas, as they seek new sources of...
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Island Vulnerability examines the challenges which islands and other isolated geographies face when dealing with risk, disasters, and extreme events by exploring the processes which create, maintain, and could be used to reduce their vulnerability.
"British ambassador Asif Ahmad has offered a forthright critique of the government's handling of last year's flood crisis, saying it should have asked for international help and better communicated information to the public."