University of Minnesota
Emily Sohn is a freelance journalist in Minneapolis whose stories have appeared in the
Los Angeles Times, Discovery News, Smithsonian, Health, Backpacker, Science News, U.S. News & World Report, Minnesota Monthly
and other publications.
Can medicinal plants alleviate poverty and protect Nepal’s fragile environment?
Farmers in the high Himalayas partner with a U.S.–based nonprofit to cultivate medicinal plants…
Tracking the fate of ancient carbon in the Siberian Arctic
The Siberian Arctic is one of the most remote and pristine corners of the planet. During the brief…
New life for the artificial leaf?
Research in laboratories around the world is moving the promise of artificial photosynthesis closer…
Sometimes we need to just pause and marvel at this place called Earth
Amid the daily deluge of bad news about the environment (Another species lost! Hottest year ever…
To feed the world in 2050 we have to change course
In order to feed a growing population we need to focus on reducing biofuel production and food…
The man behind Africa’s growing digital democratization movement
Tech guru Erik Hersman aims to change the world by changing information flow from “top down” to…
Can sports make sustainability mainstream?
The global reach of sports is something sustainability advocates can only dream of — and it could…
How did palm oil become such a problem — and what can we do about it?
Production of this ubiquitous ingredient is devastating for the environment. Solutions are complex…
Aiding the Nepalese out of poverty and into a better environment
When it comes to manufacturing, lean is green. Add to your corporate sustainability toolkit?
: Interesting work tracking the environmental history and future of a changing
: Treating environmental crime like other crime
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: shift from foraging to growing in Nepal
: Good for people, good for environment: shift from foraging to growing in Nepal
When will it end? "New blood record: 1,020 rhinos killed in South Africa"
. Bad for health. Bad for baby elephants. What's not to love about palm oil?
Thinking about implications before we concoct new chemicals can prevent human and environmental ills. Here's how:
"Know your mission & vision, and know where you're going. Use a compass, not a map." -
founder Erik Hersman
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